Preview: The Bacon Brothers @ The Birchmere, 7/19-7/21

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The Bacon Brothers (Photo by Jeff Fasano)

The Bacon Brothers — Michael and Kevin — launched their Shaky Ground Tour 2019 earlier this year, and the famous Footloose actor and his brother perform at The Birchmere for three nights *this weekend*! You can catch them on the first night — Friday, July 19 — and the final night — Sunday, July 21 — but Saturday is sold out.

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Live Review: Okkervil River @ The Hamilton Live — 7/15/19

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Will Scheff fronts Okkervil River at The Hamilton Live on July 15, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

A reverent crowd sat in hushed admiration for the songs composed by Okkervil River founder and frontman Will Scheff, who praised The Hamilton Live for its feeling of openness and its listening room environment, during a recent stop on the band’s Rarities & Requests Tour.

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Live Review: Nas @ Wolf Trap — 7/14/19

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Nas performs at Les Ardentes Festival in Belgium on July 11, 2013. (Photo by Kmeron)

It has been 25 years since the release of Nas’s debut, Illmatic. The New York emcee recently reminded fans at Wolf Trap why many consider it the best hip hop album ever. Nas brought Illmatic’s vivid street tales to the Filene Center and created a truly cinematic experience with the help of the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Live Review: Operators @ U Street Music Hall — 7/13/19

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Dan Boeckner fronts Operators at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on April 5, 2017. (Photo by nevbrown)

Dan Boeckner is a compelling frontman. The high-spirited crooner danced and weaved his way through an excellent show by his band Operators at U Street Music Hall recently, doing it all as he sang, strummed, and synthed his way through 14 gorgeous songs.

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Snapshots: Abby Anderson @ The Anthem — 7/12/19

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Abby Anderson performs at The Anthem, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

Abby Anderson, one of Nashville’s rising young stars, gave a performance at The Anthem recently, providing the middle set on a bill headlined by Rob Thomas and his Chip Tooth Tour. Singer-songwriter, Chris Trapper opened the evening with a 45-minute acoustic set.

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Live Review: Rob Thomas @ The Anthem — 7/12/19

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Rob Thomas performs at The Anthem during his Chip Tooth Tour, July 12, 2019 (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

When Rob Thomas and his Chip Tooth Tour rolled into DC for a performance at The Anthem on a recent evening, perhaps no one in the building was more excited than Rob himself.

“I’m so excited to be here at The Anthem,” he told the audience, “This place is owned by the same people as the 9:30 Club [hello, IMP!], and there is a special place in my heart for the 9:30 Club. Every morning I wake up on my tour bus, I drink coffee from my prized 9:30 mug.”

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Ticket Giveaway: Tuxedo @ 9:30 Club, 8/4/19

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Tuxedo (Photo by Andi Elloway)

Tuxedo will release Tuxedo III, the duo’s third studio album, on Friday, July 19. Shortly after, the funk duo comprised of Grammy-nominated recording artist Mayer Hawthorne and Grammy-nominated producer Jake One performs at 9:30 Club on Sunday, Aug. 4! You can win tickets to see them with Parklife DC.

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