Snapshots: Jessy Wilson @ Wolf Trap — 8/22/19

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Jessy Wilson opens at Wolf Trap, Aug. 22, 2019, during a summer tour co-headlined by Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

R&B artist Jessy Wilson performed at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, recently as the opening set for a summer amphitheater tour co-headlined by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

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Live Review: Yeasayer @ 9:30 Club — 7/12/19

Yeasayer 2 Chris Keating of Yeasayer performs at 9:30 Club on July 12, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes

Hailing from Brooklyn, Yeasayer consists of Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Anand Wilder. The band took the stage at 9:30 Club recently under a simple, long, sequin fabric running from the ceiling to the floor, almost acting like a makeshift disco ball. Everyone set their instruments, and they were ready for the night to begin. 

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Live Review: Helado Negro @ U Street Music Hall — 6/28/19

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Helado Negro (Photo courtesy of RVNG Intl.)

What does black ice cream taste like? If you’re Roberto Carlos Lange, you may say it’s a combination of flavors that inexplicably vary with every lick. The producer and singer-songwriter, better known as Helado Negro (“black ice cream” in Spanish), served up an eclectic mix of synth-pop, electro-folk, and Latin music during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall.

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Ticket Giveaway: Yeasayer @ 9:30 Club, 7/12/19

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Just a few weeks ago, experimental rock trio Yeasayer released Erotic Reruns, the band’s fifth studio album. Roughly a few weeks from today, Yeasayer performs at 9:30 Club on Friday, July 12, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Live Review: The Mastersons @ The Birchmere — 5/20/19

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The Mastersons perform at The Birchmere on May 20, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Married couple Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore have performed, respectively, as the guitarist and the fiddler in Steve Earle’s band, The Dukes since 2010. They also record and perform as an acoustic duo, The Mastersons. They played new material at The Birchmere recently as openers for Steve.

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Live Review: Santigold @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 5/6/19

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Flashback to more than 10 years ago, you could’ve caught me singing “L.E.S Artistes” by Santigold on repeat on my iPod — but that song came to life recently at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Santigold: 10 Years Golder Tour featured the full self-titled debut album for an eager crowd, ready to soak up the nostalgia feels of her album and other songs too.

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Snapshots: Eli “Paperboy” Reed @ The Soundry — 5/5/19

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed performs at The Soundry on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Eli “Paperboy” Reed headlined a pair of shows over last weekend at DC’s The Hamilton and its sister venue, The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland. The Brooklyn-based artist recently released a new album, 99 Cent Dreams on April 19 via Yep Roc Records, and he is on tour to promote it.

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