Snapshots: A Giant Dog @ DC9 — 9/3/17

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Sabrina Ellis fronts A Giant Dog at DC9 on Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

“I believe in girls who believe in rock and roll.” So opens “& Rock & Roll” from the Austin, Texas band A Giant Dog from their third album Pile. Seeing the band take the stage at a packed DC9 Sunday night, it’s clear that they not only believe in rock and roll but embody it!

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Music Park: Spoon @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 7/30/17

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Britt Daniel fronts Spoon at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 30, 2017. (Photo by Theresa C. Sanchez)

Neil Young was right. “Rock and roll will never die.” And no, that’s not an allusion to the seemingly myriad musical festivals or anniversary tours featuring reunited elders of sound like 2016’s Desert Trip — affectionately dubbed “Oldchella” — or most recently, the bicoastal weekend-long fêtes Classic East and Classic West last month. “Rock and roll is here to stay,” thanks to bands like Spoon (whose title is not a reference to the culinary utensil, but an homage to the 1970s German avant-garde collective called Can #themoreyouknow). These indie musicians heralding from the capital of the Lone Star State embody the notion that evolution is a form of revolution.

With the March 2017 release of their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, a promotional tour was sure to follow and it did. Their July 30 appearance at the newly renovated Merriweather Post Pavilion was not a solo headlining gig, but they most certainly performed like it was.

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Snapshots: Fire from the Gods @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion)—7/16/17

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Fire from the Gods perform at Vans Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Fire from the Gods brought hardcore action from Austin to Merriweather Post Pavilion during VANS Warped Tour on July 16.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Black Angels @ 9:30 Club, 4/30/17

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The Black Angels (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels are set to release a fifth full-length album, Death Song, via Partisan Records on April 21, and they stop at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 30 to promote it. You can win tickets to go!

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Don’t Miss: Spoon @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/30/17

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Spoon (Photo by Zackery Michael)

In a few short weeks, Spoon will find themselves in a three-night residency at SXSW, and then the very next day they will release their new album Hot Thoughts on Matador Records. Spoon will then continue a tour that will eventually land them at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on Sunday, July 30.

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