Snapshots: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/17/19

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Noel Gallagher performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

As the setting sun painted the sky pink above Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds took the stage. Returning to the DMV for the second time in a year and a half, NGHFB played a show that impressed.

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Preview: The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/17/19

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The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds hit the stage together at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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Live Review: Dear Boy @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/15/19

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Ben Grey fronts Dear Boy at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Dear Boy, an indie rock quartet from Los Angeles, proved the perfect opener for the one-two punch of Brit bands James and The Psychedelic Furs at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. The appealing group captivated the gathering sold-out crowd at The Fillmore immediately with their Britpop-inspired sound.

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Snapshots: Gaz Coombes @ City Winery — 10/4/18

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Gaz Coombes performs at City Winery DC on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

It’s easy to look at the numbers and surmise that Supergrass peaked with their debut album, I Should Coco, in 1995 — and afterward began a slow but steady slide down the charts, but that wouldn’t do justice to the band’s subsequent albums, all excellent in their on way.

Their sophomore album, In It for the Money, is probably my favorite, but it’s 2005’s more diverse Road to Rouen that I listen to most frequently. The more mature, acoustic-leaning songwriting eventually paved the way for lead singer’s Gaz Coombes three solo albums. The latest, World’s Strongest Man, brought him to DC’s City Winery last Thursday.

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Snapshots: The Charlatans UK @ U Street Music Hall — 10/2/18

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Tim Burgess fronts The Charlatans UK at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

There is nothing quite like seeing the eternally youthful Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans UK, bound about a stage, which he did with exuberance in performance with his band at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 2. Jason Nicholson was there to capture the action!

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Don’t Miss: The Charlatans UK @ U Street Music Hall, 10/2/18

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The Charlatans (Photo by Cat Stevens)

The Charlatans UK released Totally Eclipsing, a new EP, on June 8! The four-track album followed their latest full-length, 2017’s Different Days. Vocalist Tim Burgess and company are currently on a North American tour, and they visit U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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