Music Park: Rainer Maria @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/28/17

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Rainer Maria brings magic to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Sept. 28, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Some shows are good, some shows are great, and some have the power to simply lift spirits. Rainer Maria brought what can only be described as a feeling of homecoming on Thursday at the Rock & Roll Hotel (even though the band originally formed in Madison, Wisconsin, and reformed together in New York after years of living in various corners of the globe).

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Don’t Miss: Rainer Maria @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 9/28/17

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Rainer Maria (Photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Brooklyn emo band Rainer Maria released five studio albums and then apparently called it a day in 2006. It is a pleasant surprise then that the emo trio returned with S/T, an album of new material released in August via Polyvinyl Records. Rainer Maria are currently on tour with a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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Music Park: Reggie and the Full Effect @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/21/17

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Reggie and the Full Effect perform in Chicago on Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo by Megan Leetz)

The Karate Kid took on Cobra Kai at The Fillmore in Silver Spring last Friday — and the result looked a lot like Reggie and the Full Effect.

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Snapshots: The Ataris @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

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The Ataris perform during VANS Warped Tour in Columbia, Maryland, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Singer and guitarist Kris Roe brought the latest iteration of emo rockers The Ataris along on the VANS Warped Tour when they performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16. Paivi caught some pix of the guys on stage!

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Snapshots: Hawthorne Heights @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

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Post-hardcore band Hawthorne Heights played at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16, as part of Vans Warped Tour. Paivi snapped some pix of their performance.

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Snapshots: Silverstein @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

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Canadian hardcore rockers Silverstein took Vans Warped Tour by storm when the travelling festival hit Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16. Paivi was there, and she got some pix!

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Don’t Miss: Reggie and the Full Effect @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 7/21/17

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Reggie and the Full Effect (Photo courtesy the artist)

Reggie and the Full Effect, helmed by James Dewees (also keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, is coming to town to open for The Aquabats in what is sure to be a very energetic show at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, July 21.

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