Snapshots: Gang of Youths @ 9:30 Club — 12/10/18

GangOfYouths Gang of Youths performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 10, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The phrase, “Go big or go home,” was likely crafted with Australian indie rock band Gang of Youths in mind. The quintet put on a powerful 90-minute set on a Monday night recently before a packed crowd at 9:30 Club during a stop on its Say Yes to Life North American Tour.

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Snapshots: Project Hera’s Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the ’90s @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 12/9/18

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Cathy DiToro sings the ’90s at Pearl Street Warehouse on Dec. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Music lovers flocked to Pearl Street Warehouse recently as Project Hera presented its Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the ’90s music festival. Thirty-one female artists from the DC area contributed their talents to the event which raised funds for Project Hera, a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting, celebrating, and empowering women and girls in music.

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Preview: Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the ’90s @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 12/9/18

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Project Hera is an endeavor born from a deep passion of women in music. Headed by DC music scene veteran Cathy DiToro (The Legwarmers, Party Like It’s, and So Fetch), the non-profit group dedicates itself to building and strengthening the local music community, while providing a safe and encouraging outlet for women and young girls.

At Pearl Street Warehouse on Sunday, Dec. 9, Project Hera will present Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the ‘90s with 30 local female artists.

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Live Review: Dark Star Orchestra @ The Anthem — 12/1/18

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Rob Eaton fronts Dark Star Orchestra at The Anthem on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

If you closed your eyes (and inhaled deeply), you would have been convinced you were at a Grateful Dead show when Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) visited The Anthem at Washington DC’s Wharf on Saturday.

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Live Review: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds @ 9:30 Club — 11/29/18

SisterSparrow Sister Sparrow performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 29, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

How does such a beautifully soulful and booming voice come from such a small person? That is the question that first entered my mind when Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds took the stage recently at the iconic 9:30 Club.

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Snapshots: NO BS! Brass Band @ Black Cat — 11/24/18

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NO BS! Brass Band performs at Black Cat on Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

It isn’t often when a band covers Tears for Fears and Michael Jackson in the same performance. But such was the case when NO BS! Brass Band took the stage recently at the Black Cat for a raw funk-filled, performance.

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Music Park: Lauren Sanderson @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 11/17/18

LaurenSanderson- Lauren Sanderson performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Twenty-two-year-old alternative hip-hop artist Lauren Sanderson performed to a room of exuberant young fans over the weekend at the Rock and Roll Hotel. She recently signed a record deal with Epic Records, and she is touring in support of her recent EP release, Don’t Panic.

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