Music Park : Bent Knee @ Baltimore Soundstage — 11/6/18

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Bent Knee (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Boston rock band Bent Knee popped in to Baltimore Soundstage recently for a quick set as they make their way around the United States on their latest tour. I got to see them a year ago, and I was looking forward to being surprised again.

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Music Park: Charlie Parr @ Black Cat — 11/2/18

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Charlie Parr performs at the Chill on the Hill Summer Concert Series in Falls River, Wisconsin, on June 12, 2012. (Phto by Andrew Iverson)

Minnesotan Charlie Parr made a stop in balmy DC for a show at the Black Cat on Friday. I saw Charlie in Black Cat’s smaller, more intimate room about this time last year, so when I saw he was coming back, I knew I had to mark it on my calendar.

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Music Park: Twiddle @ 9:30 Club — 10/26/18

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Twiddle performs at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 5, 2017. (Photo by Andrew Gardecki)

I had a blast at 9:30 Club on Friday night. I almost always enjoy concerts, but every now and then I see a show that goes beyond the normal pleasure that music provides. Vermont band Twiddle gave me that experience at 9:30 Club, easily making my list of the best concerts I have ever seen.

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Music Park: NEEDTOBREATHE @ The Anthem — 8/17/18

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Needtobreathe (Photo by Nolan Feldpausch)

Carolina natives NEEDTOBREATHE have a solid 10+ years creating and performing music, and their great songwriting and musical ability was on full display Friday. The band set off on a tour that stopped at The Anthem, and their six studio albums and years of performing were evident in the polished performance they delivered.

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Music Park: lespecial @ The 8×10 [Baltimore, Md.] — 2/21/18

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lespecial (Photo courtesy Hoplite Music)

After listening through lespecial’s latest album I was excited to see how the music translated to a live performance. Let me tell you, the performance did not disappoint. lespecial stopped by The 8×10 in Baltimore on Wednesday night and shared their music and abilities with the crowd.

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Music Park: Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth @ The Hamilton Live — 1/30/18

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Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth (Photo by Adrian Elliot)

Indie film American Folk follows two strangers that meet on a plane the morning of 9/11. When their plane is grounded, the pair decide to travel from Los Angeles to New York in an old van in order to get back as fast as possible.

Released just last week, the film stars musicians Amber Rubarth and Joe Purdy, and those talented singers traveled to The Hamilton on Tuesday to lift spirits with a great show.

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