Don’t Miss: Gangstagrass @ Hill Country Live, 8/17/18

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Gangstagrass (Photo courtesy Fiona Bloom)

Founded in 2006 by Brooklyn producer Rench, Gangstagrass combines hip hip and bluegrass into a groundbreaking sound. Gangstagrass has new music to perform, and the band will play it at Hill Country Live on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Shondes @ Black Cat, 8/9/18

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The Shondes (Photo courtesy Team Clermont)

Vocalist Louisa Solomon and violinist Elijah Oberman formed punk rock band The Shondes in Brooklyn more than a decade ago to put their political activism into song. And you would be right if you might imagine that a feminist band known for their incendiary lyrics might find fresh cause in the current political climate! The Shondes come roaring back onto stage at Black Cat on Aug. 9, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: Parquet Courts @ 9:30 Club, 6/7/18

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Parquet Courts (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Parquet Courts will release their new album, Wide Awake!, on Friday, May 18, via Rough Trade. The quartet are touring to promote the new album with a show at 9:30 Club on Thursday, June 7. And you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Snapshots: Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the High & Mighty Brass Band @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 5/12/18

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Eli Reed performs with the High & Mighty Brass Band at Rock and Roll Hotel on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Eli “Paperboy” Reed, joined forces with legendary High and Mighty Brass Band of Brooklyn to deliver a high-energy, soulful performance at Rock & Roll Hotel on Saturday.

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Snapshots: Gracie and Rachel @ 9:30 Club — 5/5/18

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Gracie and Rachel captivate at the 9:30 Club on May 5, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Gracie Coates (piano/keyboards, vocals) and Rachel Ruggles (violin, vocals) create a what they’ve called “orchestral pop.” Their music ebbed and flowed in dark swirls while at the same time seemed to move forward in performance at 9:30 Club on Saturday, opening Ani DiFranco.

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Don’t Miss: Eli “Paperboy” Reed @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 5/12/18

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Eli Paperboy Reed (Photo courtesy Yep Roc Records)

Eli “Paperboy” Reed teams up with the High & Might Brass Band for an album, Eli “Paperboy” Reed Meets High & Mighty Brass Band, due June 8 via Yep Roc Records. The man and the brass band meet for a tour beforehand, and they perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, May 12.

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Music Park: Skyzoo @ Songbyrd Music House — 5/4/18

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Skyzoo performs at Songbyrd Music House on May 4, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Brooklyn MC Skyzoo made a long overdue return to DC Friday to perform songs off his recently released album, In Celebration of Us. It was an early show that started late, but well worth the wait.

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