Live Review: Spirit Adrift @ Songbyrd Music House — 6/13/19

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Spirit Adrift poses at Songbyrd Music House on June 13, 2019. (Photo by Jamie Langley)

Hailing from the depths of Phoenix, Arizona, Spirit Adrift are making their way through the United States with High Command and Haunt. I caught them recently at their DC date, held at Songbyrd Music House, a venue that is part record store, part concert hall.

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Preview: Ghostemane @ U Street Music Hall, 6/19/19

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Ghostemane (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Eric Whitney, better known as Ghostemane, released N/O/I/S/E, a full-length album influenced by acts like Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson. He followed that up with an EP, Opium, this year, and now he performs at U Street Music Hall on Wednesday, June 19.

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Live Review: Windhand @ U Street Music Hall — 1/24/19

windhand5Windhand performs at U Street Music Hall on Jan. 24, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk) 

Kicking off an East coast tour, Windhand electrified U Street Music Hall recently. The four-piece comprised of Dorthia Cottrell on vocals, Garrett Morris on guitar, Ryan Wolfe on drums, and Parker Chandler holding down the bass put on a full-blown rock and roll show.

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Music Park: Ghost @ Warner Theatre — 5/20/18

Ghost @ Warner Theatre, Washington DC, 05/20/2018 Tobias Forge fronts Ghost at the Warner Theatre on May 20, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

At one point in the show, Tobias Forge, vocalist for Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, conducted one of many costume changes into a tuxedo and returned to rapturous applause. Well, he initially returned a bit unnoticed with the din of doom metal upon the stage, but he cheekily demanded and received a re-entrance, where the audience gave him his due.

“You caught me completely off-guard!” Tobias exclaimed in mock surprise during the sold-out show at Warner Theatre on Sunday.

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Music Park: This Will Destroy You @ Black Cat — 5/9/18

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This Will Destroy You performs at Black Cat on May 9, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Although I’m a late arrival to the post-rock party, I started following This Will Destroy You a couple years ago. With their sonic power, strong sense of melody and extreme technical abilities, this band’s music spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced before. So I jumped at the chance to see TWDY live at the Black Cat recently. As a bonus, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the eponymously named first full length album, the band would be performing it and the 2006 EP, Young Mountain, in their entireties.

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