Music Park: Tess Roby @ Moogfest — 5/18/18

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Tess Roby performs at Motorco Music Hall during Moogfest on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In her first concert in the United States, Canadian Tess Roby played expressive yet crystalline synthpop at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.

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Music Park: Tokyo Police Club — 5/2/18

TokyoPoliceClub16Dave Monks fronts Tokyo Police Club at 9:30 Club on May 2, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Tokyo Police Club provided a nice counterbalance as openers to Matt and Kim for two sold-out dates at 9:30 Club last week. In comparison to hyperactive party band Matt and Kim, Dave Monks and company were positively sedate, which was actually quite good for absorbing the Canadian band’s post-punk rhythms.

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Music Park: Lindi Ortega @ Union Stage — 4/24/18

Lindi Ortega @ Union Stage, Washington DC, 04/24/2018Lindi Ortega performs at Union Stage on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

When you hear an artist live for the first time, there’s always a question of how they will sound compared to a studio recording. Some artists can only hit high or low notes in the controlled atmosphere of the studio. With some performers, the experience and spectacle of their live act is the point, and whether they are as “good” as they are in the studio is simply not the point. Some musicians seem to sound even better live than they do recorded.

Despite suffering from sleep-deprivation, Lindi Ortega sang, to use a cliché, with the voice of angel at her show Tuesday at DC’s Union Stage.

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Music Park: Broken Social Scene @ Rams Head Live — 4/6/18

Broken Social Scene perform at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore, MD.
Broken Social Scene performs at Rams Head Live on April 6, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Is there a worse feeling than this?

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Snapshots: Walk Off the Earth w/ Darenots @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/25/18

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Walk Off the Earth performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on March 25, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

On the last night of a US tour, Walk Off the Earth delivered a dynamic performance in a sold-out show at The Fillmore Silver Spring! Fans of all ages packed the venue Sunday evening and sang along to every song that the band performed.

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Don’t Miss: Broken Social Scene @ Rams Head Live, 4/6/18

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Broken Social Scene (Photo by Norman Wong)

Broken Social Scene toured through DC after the release of Hug of Thunder, the triumphant return by Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, and company, in 2017. The chamber pop darlings return for a second leg of the tour with a date at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore on Friday, April 6.

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