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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Live Review: Steve Poltz @ The Birchmere — 5/31/19

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Steve Poltz (Photo by Laura Partain)

You may not have the heard name Steve Poltz, but you’ve almost certainly heard his music. Steve, who opened for roots rocker Paul Thorn recently at The Birchmere, co-wrote the massive hit “You Were Meant For Me” with Jewel. In his own magical and vibrant way, Steve told the audience the story behind that song, which began on a trip the two took to Mexico to go surfing, where they ended up on a drug bust with the Mexican federal police.

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Preview: Chromeo @ Lincoln Theatre, 5/19/19

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Chromeo (Photo courtesy Sacks & Co.)

Funk duo Chromeo announced their fist ever live band shows earlier this year, presenting 90 minutes of expanded sound. The band said it will record the upcoming shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis for a live album, but first Chromeo brings the show to the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, May 19.

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