Snapshots: Emily King @ 9:30 Club — 4/4/19

UntitledEmily King performs at the 9:30 Club in DC on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Emily King kicked off her Scenery Tour recently at the 9:30 Club. It’s been almost four years since she last came to DC — since the release of The Switch in 2015. And DC embraced Emily with with lots of cheer and couldn’t wait for the night to begin. 

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Live Review: Southwest Soul Sessions @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 3/24/19

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The Beltway Horns (Greg Boyer: trombone; Brad Clements: trumpet) perform at Southwest Soul Sessions on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Drummers are perpetually left in the dark. Which is a little odd because they’re the engines of a band — the driving force, the anchor around which the music is tied. Sometimes, the drummer shines bright despite being pushed to the back of the stage. Such is the case with Isabelle De Leon, the DC-based drummer who cohosts, along with saxophonist Elijah Balbed, the monthly Southwest Soul Sessions at Pearl Street Warehouse.

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Interview: Casey Cavanagh (@ Hill Country — 3/23/19)

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Casey Cavanagh (Photo by Daniel Crane)

Wide-brimmed hat and beard, smooth voice and introspection, it’d be easy to mistake Casey Cavanagh for just another folk rocker hoping to catch the Americana wave. It’d be just that, though — a mistake. I chatted with Casey to learn more about the man in advance of his recent show at Hill Country in DC.

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Live Review: Rare Essence @ City Winery — 3/17/19

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Rare Essence performs at City Winery on March 17, 2019. (Photos by Andy Jillson; Words by Joshua Hudson.)

City Winery seemed like a long way from where this night might have gone down in 1976. But Rare Essence have been bringing their go-go sound to audiences around the DC area for 43 years now, and they brought it again at the winery recently.  

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Live Review: Luna Honey @ Union Stage — 3/10/19

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Luna Honey performs at Union Stage on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

After weeks (months, really) of promising myself I’d see Luna Honey perform live — and missing several opportunities — the stars aligned and I finally got the chance to see this local DC band at Union Stage recently.

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