Live Review: Damaged City Festival @ Black Cat — 4/11- 4/14/19

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Damaged City Fest (Photo by Rashad Polk)

For the past seven years as the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin reach their peak, there has been a swelling of excitement within the underground punk scene. With the fragrant blooms comes DC’s Damaged City Fest — the brainchild of Nick Candela and Chris Moore.

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Live Review: Weezer @ Royal Farms Arena — 3/17/19

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Weezer performs at the Royal Farms Arena on March 17, 2019. (Photos by Rashad Polk)

Weezer’s set at Royal Farms Arena during their co-headlining tour with The Pixies highlighted the importance of having fun while performing. Weezer is currently on tour in support of their Weezer (Teal) and (Black) Albums, both of which were released this year, but they are also contending with the fortunate problem of their ability to write hit songs.

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Live Review: The Interrupters @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/16/19

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The Interrupters perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)

Approaching the midpoint of their Fight the Good Fight Spring Tour, The Interrupters made their DC stop at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. This show, in particular, served as a milestone for the Los Angeles-based ska-punk band.

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Live Review: Windhand @ U Street Music Hall — 1/24/19

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Kicking off an East coast tour, Windhand electrified U Street Music Hall recently. The four-piece comprised of Dorthia Cottrell on vocals, Garrett Morris on guitar, Ryan Wolfe on drums, and Parker Chandler holding down the bass put on a full-blown rock and roll show.

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Live Review: Integrity @ Metro Gallery — 1/11/19

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Integrity performs at Metro Gallery in Baltimore on Jan. 11, 2019. (Photos by Rashad Polk)

Hardcore legends Integrity, originally based in Cleveland, established a loyal following by releasing influential metalcore albums and consistently putting on memorable shows since the 1980s. Over the weekend, Integrity stopped by Metro Gallery for two sold-out headlining shows. The turnout on night one of the all-ages shows proved that Integrity continues to draw new fans.

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Music Park: Allen Stone @ 9:30 Club — 11/21/18

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Allen Stone performs at 9:30 Club on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Rashad Polk)

Over his past three albums, Allen Stone has proven himself as a deeply personal and honest songwriter. On Thanksgiving Eve, Allen Stone gave everyone in attendance at the 9:30 Club a little bit more to be thankful for by turning his sold out show into what felt like an intimate coffee shop performance. The Washington state native exuded a level of comfort as though he were hanging out with just a few of his closest friends, sharing personal stories and life philosophies.

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