Preview: Alaska Thunderfuck @ Howard Theatre, 10/29/22

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Alaska Thunderfuck (Photo by Albert Sanchez)

Star of stage, screen, podcast airwaves, and beyond, scalding hot drag superstar Alaska Thunderfuck is about to get even “RED” hotter as she tours North America, including a show at the Howard Theatre in DC on Saturday, Oct. 29!

Her tour coincides with the upcoming release of her full-length album, Red 4 Filth, via PEG Records/Warner Music Group/ADA.

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Live Review: Sylvan Esso @ The Anthem –11/11/21

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Sylvan Esso shakes out the numb at The Anthem on Nov. 11, 2021. (Photo by David LaMason)


Sylvan Esso, the most prominent electronic duo to emerge from Durham, North Carolina, have been keeping themselves busy in the time I had last seen them (holy cow, has it really been three years?!).

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Live Review: The Halluci Nation @ Union Stage — 10/28/21

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The Halluci Nation performs at Union Stage in Washington DC on Oct. 28, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)

Like too much of the life, culture, traditions, and beliefs of those who lived on this continent long before European settlers began arriving by boat, the music of indigenous people has probably been lost on many Americans or Canadians.

But the efforts of an electronic music outfit from way up north have helped change that over the last decade.

The Halluci Nation, formerly known as A Tribe Called Red, creates mind-blowing dance music by blending what has been described as First Nations powwow-step with electronica and a variety of styles from different parts of the world.

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Song of the Day: “Meet Again” by DJ LP Giobbi featuring Little Boots

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LP Giobbi (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

L.A.-based producer, FEMME HOUSE founder, pianist and DJ LP Giobbi will shake up your summer with her new dance floor anthem “Meet Again,” a captivating, energetic groove that kicks off with LP’s trademark housey piano riffs, making this the sweetest summer tune that is sure to make you move.

Featuring Little Boots, whose unique vocals and dance driven sound have brought her many top charting hits, “Meet Again” has become the anthem for this time period as we all yearn for the day we can be on the dance floor with each other once again.

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Song of the Day: “La Vita Nuova” by Christine and the Queens

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Christine and the Queens (Photo by Camille Vivier)

Late in February, Christine and the Queens released a surprise EP, La vita nuova, which draws strength from extreme vulnerability. Produced by Christine and the Queens and Ash Workman, the EP is available now digitally on Because Music, and available to pre-order on CD and LP, due for release May 29.

La vita nuova arrives with an accompanying short film of the same name, imagined by Christine and featuring the EP’s five new songs in as many sequences.

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Livestream Preview: Ariana and the Rose @ Instagram, 4/28/20

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Ariana and the Rose (Photo by Louis Browne)

Ariana and the Rose has solidified herself as both an underground Brooklyn nightlife staple and a must-see mainstay on the NYC pop scene. She was to visit DC with Torres, but the show was canceled (for now) due to the national coronavirus emergency.

But Union Stage is bringing Ariana and the Rose to you in a livestream for its You & US: A Live Series. Catch her show via Union Stage on Instagram on Tuesday, April 28.

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Snapshots: Heart Bones @ Metro Gallery — 3/10/20

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Heart Bones perform at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Heart Bones might be the least pretentious band in existence. They hop on stage looking like somebody’s embarrassing parents in their matching khaki shorts, and walk away sweating through their own faces on their T-shirts.

On a recent night at the Metro Gallery, Heart Bones danced to their hearts’ content.

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