Live Review: Sevendust @ Rams Head Live — 2/10/19

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Lajon Witherspoon fronts Sevendust at Rams Head Live on Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

It may look difficult to pull off a major stage show on the intimate confines of the Rams Head Live stage in Baltimore, but don’t try telling that to Sevendust, who put on a display that could counter any arena act. With exquisite lighting and smoke machines put to use with purpose, the guys in Sevendust brought a major stadium feeling into the club recently.

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Snapshots: Carly Burruss @ The Birchmere — 2/5/19

CitizenHeights- Carly Burruss performs at The Birchmere on Feb. 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The devil went down to Georgia, but a sweet angel came to Alexandria from Atlanta recently in the form of singer-songwriter Carly Burruss.

Carly is currently touring with Kasey Chambers and provided a warm and energized opening set at The Birchmere on Tuesday.

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Live Review: Cat Power @ 9:30 Club — 12/16/18

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Cat Power performs in Victoria Park in London on June 2, 2018. (Photo by Raph_PH)

“She is in the zone tonight.”

You could truly say that of Cat Power at 9:30 Club on Sunday. But in the past, that wasn’t a comment one might expect to hear at her show. Although she’d long produced great work in the studio, indie rocker Chan (pronounced Shawn) Marshall’s live sets had a tendency to go off the rails. Before she got sober, alcohol compounded Chan’s stage fright, which she faced by taking the prescription anti-anxiety drug Xanax — the two do not mix especially well.

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Snapshots: Shawn Mullins @ The Birchmere — 8/14/18

ShawnMullins_Birchmere Shawn Mullins performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Soul’s Core Revival tour commemorates the 20th anniversary of Shawn Mullins’ breakout album, Soul’s Core, released July 17, 1998. The tour paid a visit to The Birchmere recently with special guest and fellow Atlantian musician Michelle Malone opening.

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Snapshots: Michelle Malone @ The Birchmere — 8/14/18

MichelleMalone_Birchmere Michelle Malone performs at The Birchmere on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Singer/songwriter Michelle Malone performed at The Birchmere recently, appearing with fellow Atlanta guitarist Doug Kees. Indeed, it was Atlanta night at The Birchmere, as Michelle and Doug provided the opening set before fellow Atlantian Shawn Mullins took the stage.

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