Live Review: Beirut @ The Anthem — 2/14/19

Beirut14Beirut performs at The Anthem on Feb. 14, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Beirut, the musical creation of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Zach Condon, had some humble beginnings — a truly bedroom project where he used to live in Sante Fe, New Mexico. But that project has, for the past several years, become an amazing musical force, pulling influences from Italian westerns to European folk music. But the one thing that ties it all together is the unique voice of Zach himself, which we heard clearly at The Anthem recently.

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Music Park: Mikaela Davis @ DC9 — 10/15/18

Mikaela06 Mikaela Davis performs at DC9 on Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

After an absence from the DC metro area of nearly three years, Mikaela Davis stopped in at DC9 Monday night and performed a set that spanned musical genres from dream pop to country to straight ahead rock. Who would have thought that a harpist could be so versatile? With a voice that is strong and pure, and instrumental chops that rival any lead guitarist’s, Mikaela’s set wowed the faithful crowd.

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Music Park: Florence and the Machine @ The Anthem — 10/5/18

Florence and the Machine @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 10/05/2018
Florence Welch fronts Florence and the Machine at The Anthem on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Samara Tu)

With Florence Welch’s vocals and positive messages of love, and her band’s energy permeating the concert hall, Florence and the Machine delivered a dramatic and romantic performance that left concert-goers satisfied and returning fans confirmed that Florence and the Machine was worth experiencing again in a sold-out show at The Anthem on Friday.

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