Snapshots: Umphrey’s McGee @ The Anthem — 2/15/18

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Umphrey’s McGee performs at The Anthem on Feb. 15, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Umphrey’s McGee arrived at The Anthem recently on the heels of their latest album, It’s Not Us, published on Jan. 12 via Nothing Too Fancy Music. Paivi was there to photograph the show!

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Music Park: Starcrawler @ DC9 — 2/17/18

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Three members of Starcrawler began rocking out to “Castaway” to open their show at DC9 on Saturday.

Moments later, frontwoman Arrow de Wilde, disheveled and wild-eyed, bound to the stage and immediately appeared to go through some sort of painful withdrawal. She contorted her face, and she scratched all over her body.

She honestly rather seemed to be in a great deal of distress, too distracted by the grip of invisible demons to perform properly, much less stand.

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Don’t Miss: Ferg @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 3/1/18

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Ferg (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)

Darold D. Brown Ferguson, better known as Ferg, launches his Mad Man Tour next week, and the second stop will be at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, March 1. Ferg’s appearance follows the release of Still Striving, his second mixtape, last summer, and the Too Cozy Tour with rap group A$AP Mob last fall.

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Music Park: Superchunk @ Ottobar — 2/15/17

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Superchunk rocks a sold-out Ottobar on Feb. 15, 2018 (Photo by David LaMason)

Hailing from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Superchunk has been blazing punk riffs for just shy of 30 years. Although the band needs no introduction perhaps what is needed is a reintroduction. Superchunk — consisting of Mac McCaughan (vocals/guitar), Laura Balance (bass), Jim Wilbur (guitar), and Jon Wurster (drums) — just released their 11th studio album, What a Time to Be Alive, this past Friday. On the night before, they played to a sold-out crowd at Ottobar in Baltimore.

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Music Park: Melanie Fiona @ Howard Theatre — 2/13/18

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Melanie Fiona performs on May 2, 2013. (Photo by Avital Zemer)

Dubbed our friendly neighbor to the north, Canada has a history of R&B generosity to the United States. Deborah Cox, Tamia and The Weekend are proof that the nation of maples is a credible musical partner, and 34-year-old Quiet Storm songstress and Toronto-native Melanie Fiona is no exception as we saw at the Howard Theatre recently.

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Snapshots: Palehound @ Union Stage — 2/10/18

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Ellen Kempner fronts Palehound at Union Stage on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Palehound performed at Union Stage recently in a tour following their release of A Place I’ll Always Go, the band’s sophomore full-length album published last summer via Polyvinyl Records. Isaiah Hattix snapped Palehound in action during their co-headlining show with Weaves

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