My Favorite Artist: Neil Young

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform at the James L. Knight Center, Miami, Florida, on Oct. 29, 1986. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Editor’s Note: Parklife DC asked its contributors to write essays about their favorite bands. These essays appear in an occasional series, My Favorite Artist, and provide our readers with insights into our bloggers, their motivations, and their approach to covering concerts.  

“It sucks! It’s just a fucking racket. I get totally lost when I’m playing guitar. I’ll just play a melody over and over again and change the tone, bend a string, do all that. But I’m totally engrossed in what I’m doing. At one with it. But I suck! I have melodies, and I have a sense of rhythm and drive. But it’s not about me, anyway — it’s about the whole band. It’s about everybody being there at once. When I play I’m listening for everything, trying to drive it all with my guitar. My guitar is the whole fucking band.” — Neil Young, Guitar World, October 2009

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Snapshots: Carly Rae Jepsen @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/21/19

carlyraejepson3 Carly Rae Jepsen performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 21, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ AmbientEye.com)

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen graced The Fillmore Silver Spring with her unforgettable smile and her uplifting soprano recently. Carly toured in support of her new album, Dedicated, published in May on School Boy/Interscope Records. Katherine Gaines was there to catch her in action!

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Live Review: Operators @ U Street Music Hall — 7/13/19

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Dan Boeckner fronts Operators at the Mercury Lounge in New York City on April 5, 2017. (Photo by nevbrown)

Dan Boeckner is a compelling frontman. The high-spirited crooner danced and weaved his way through an excellent show by his band Operators at U Street Music Hall recently, doing it all as he sang, strummed, and synthed his way through 14 gorgeous songs.

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