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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Snapshots: Zac Brown Band @ Nationals Park — 7/27/18

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Zac Brown fronts the Zac Brown Band at Nationals Park on July 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Despite the threat of severe weather and flash floods in the region, the long-awaited Zac Brown Band concert at Nationals Park went off without a hitch on Friday when the band’s Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour paid a visit to the nation’s capital.

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Snapshots: Blackberry Smoke @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

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Blackberry Smoke performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth.)

Bringing a taste of Southern rock ‘n’ roll to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, the guys of Blackberry Smoke performed a long set for their fans. Touring in promotion of their new album, Find a Light, released in April, Blackberry Smoke mixed numerous new songs into their set — “Medicate My Mind,” “Run Away from It All,” “Lord Strike Me Dead,” and “I’ll Keep Ramblin'” were all played as part of their 19-song performance.

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Music Park: Algiers @ Black Cat — 6/28/18

Algiers09 Franklin James Fisher performs with Algiers at Black Cat on June 28, 2018.

You’ll believe in the effectiveness of soul music as a form of protest when you see Algiers, the experimental rock quartet from Atlanta.

Frontman Franklin James Fisher has a powerful voice that goes low or hits high when called upon to do so, but mostly it booms gracefully through a room as it did at Black Cat on Thursday.

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Ticket Giveaway: Algiers @ Black Cat — 6/28/18

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Algiers (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Post-punk-meets-gospel band Algiers released their second album, The Underside of Power, in 2017 via Matador Records. The quartet has been touring a lot, and they return to Black Cat on Thursday, June 28. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Rising Appalachia @ 9:30 Club — 5/25/18

Rising Appalachia 12 Rising Appalachia performs at 9:30 Club on May 25, 2018. (Photo by Neal Keller)

The music of Rising Appalachia seems intent on taking you to places. Places that are off the main roads, overgrown with kudzu, under the lazy glow of june bugs rising from beneath the porch swing. Their regional affiliations are alluded to in the band’s name, and as their set slowly unfolded recently at the 930 Club, they took the audience on a tour of the hazy south east.

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