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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Live Review: Rachael & Vilray @ The Miracle Theatre — 2/22/19

Rachael-Vilray Rachael & Vilray perform at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

One word constantly sifted through my mind recently while attending a Rachael & Vilray performance at The Miracle Theatre on Capitol Hill recently: vintage. The music, the gear from which it resonated, and the venue itself all exuded vintage qualities.

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Live Review: Gregory Porter @ Strathmore Music Center — 2/15/19

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Gregory Porter performs at Strathmore Music Center on Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Two-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter provided a bonus night of romance for a Strathmore Music Center audience not ready to let go of Valentine’s Day recently. The baritone vocalist gave a virtuoso performance as he delivered his deeply personal lyrics and paid tribute to jazz greats.

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