Live Review: The Regrettes @ Union Stage — 12/6/18

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Lydia Night fronts The Regrettes at Union Stage on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Christopher Smyth)

A recording of Abba’s “Dancing Queen” brought the crowd to sing-a-long status just as The Regrettes took control of Union Stage recently.

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Live Review: Welles @ Union Stage — 12/6/18

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Jesse Wells fronts Welles at Union Stage on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Named after lead singer Jesse Wells, Welles combines a mix of rock genres — classic, hard, and southern — into a musical style that brings a timelessness to their songs. Welles bundled that mix into part of Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour at Union Stage recently.

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Interview: Shinedown @ Out of the Darkness Community Walk — 10/20/18

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Brent Smith and Zach Myers participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

On a picture perfect autumn day, beneath a partly sunny sky, over 3,000 people showed up to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to express emotions of love, support, and hope. On Saturday afternoon, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held their Out of the Darkness Community Walk in the Nation’s Capital. Saturday’s walk is just one of hundreds that take place all across the country this year to help bring awareness and raise money, to work towards changing the culture’s approach to mental health.

This year, Brent Smith and Zach Myers, the lead singer and lead guitarist of Shinedown, participated in the walk.

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Music Park: Lindsey Buckingham @ Warner Theatre — 10/19/18

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Lindsey Buckingham performs at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon, on Oct. 7, 2018. (Photo by Raph_PH)

Upon the stage of the gorgeous Warner Theatre, singer and guitar virtuoso Lindsey Buckingham performed songs spanning a career dating back to the 1970s. Touring in support of his new multi-disc greatest hits record, Solo Anthology: The Best Of Lindsey Buckingham, Lindsey played a two-hour set to a crowd of feverish baby boomers.

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Music Park: The Struts @ 9:30 Club — 10/8/18

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Luke Spiller fronts The Struts at 9:30 Club on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

Dave Grohl called them “the best opening band we’ve ever had.” That’s high praise, and something The Struts may never hear again if they continue performing with as much incredible excitement as they did at the 9:30 Club on Monday. Currently on their own headlining tour of America in support of their soon-to-be-released second full-length album, Young & Dangerous, The Struts danced and sang the night away. (Hey, check out our Parklife DC review of The Struts opening Foo Fighters at The Anthem’s grand opening in 2017!)

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Music Park: Tom Morello @ The Miracle Theatre — 10/6/18

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Tom Morello billed at The Miracle Theatre on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

A movie theater is an unusual place to hold a concert, but very little of what happened Saturday night was traditional. Less than a week in advance of the release of his new album, The Atlas Underground, Tom Morello brought an entirely new type of show to The Miracle Theater, a venue where Tom joked about receiving second billing on the marquee to Ant-Man and Hotel Transylvania 3.

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Music Park: Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 10/2/18

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Myles Kennedy performs with Slash at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

There was no easing into the show on Tuesday. Starting with the opening riff of the night, the pedal was slammed to the floor, and everyone inside The Fillmore Silver Spring was along for the fast ride of guitar-driven, hard rock with rock ‘n’ roll icon Slash.

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