Snapshots: Mark Knopfler @ Wolf Trap — 8/18/19

MarkKnopfler-1_DSC09930 Mark Knopfler performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 18, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Mark Knopfler, former frontman of Dire Straits, released Down the Road Wherever, his ninth solo studio album, last year. He dropped by Wolf Trap on a solo tour Sunday, and Jason Nicholson took some pictures!

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Snapshots: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/17/19

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Noel Gallagher performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

As the setting sun painted the sky pink above Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds took the stage. Returning to the DMV for the second time in a year and a half, NGHFB played a show that impressed.

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Live Review: Halestorm @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/13/19

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Lzzy Hale fronts Halestorm at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo by Angel Kim)

There’s something special about watching Halestorm perform in the middle of an actual storm. Winds blew rain deep into the covered seating area while lightning lit up the skies surrounding the venue, seemingly in tandem with the show’s light sequence. Real thunder wasn’t audible over lead singer and rhythm guitarist Lzzy Hale’s belts and roaring instrumentals, which were thunderous on their own — in a good way.

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Live Review: Stray Cats @ Wolf Trap — 8/13/19

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Stray Cats, from left to right: Lee Rocker, Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom (Photo by Russ Harrington)

From the balcony, in a rickety old theatre in Rochester, New York. That’s where I first saw the Stray Cats perform, back in 1984. And when they started rocking, that balcony pitched up and down in a way that probably should have concerned us a bit more. But it was college, we were cool, and the band left us little choice — you couldn’t have sat still for this one. I walked into that show all those years ago a casual attendee, and left a dedicated fan.

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Live Review: Pouya @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 8/10/19

_DSC8614 Pouya performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by @Waufflez – wauffleznotwaffles.com)

The self proclaimed Underground Underdog, Pouya tore through The Fillmore Silver Spring last weekend for one of the final stops on his Liquid Sunshine Tour with his Buffet Boys groupmates Boobie Lootaveli and Ramirez supporting.

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Live Review: Bryan Ferry @ The Anthem — 8/13/19

BryanFerry14 Bryan Ferry performs at The Anthem on Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In March, Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a speech formally presenting the honor, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon recalled how Roxy’s first single “Virginia Plain” was a pop culture bomb to the British public.

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