Live Review: The Specials @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 6/10/19

TheSpecials-17_DSC09159 Lynval Golding fronts The Specials at The Fillmore Silver Spring on June 10, 2019. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

There is a certain pleasure in watching seasoned masters of any genre showcase their chops. And so it was that the masters of ska in The Specials returned to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, stabilized by three experienced musicians and rejuvenated by a UK #1 hit record.

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Snapshots: Florence and the Machine @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 6/3/19

florence&themachine5 Florence + The Machine performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 3, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/AmbientEye.com)

Florence Welch took her chamber pop collective to Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and so Florence and the Machine arrived in the DC metro area for another show in support of High as Hope, the band’s fourth studio album.Continue Reading

Live Review: Suzi Wu @ DC9 — 5/29/19

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Suzi Wu performs at DC9 on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/ Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

There’s something very reassuring about Suzi Wu, the rising UK grime artist who is currently touring through the United States for the first time. She wore an easy confidence, and although she is really quite young, she seemed really very certain of herself in an entertaining show at DC9 recently.

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Preview: Florence and the Machine @ Merriweather Post Pavillion, 6/3/19

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Florence + the Machine (Photo by Lillie Eiger)

South London’s Florence + the Machine, whose massively acclaimed fourth album High as Hope was released last year, continues on a world tour to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Monday, June 3.

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Live Review: Superorganism @ 9:30 Club — 5/21/19

CON_7005Superorganism plays at the 9:30 Club on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Superorganism is not any unconventional science project from middle school, but a experimental band that makes really good music. The band showed off what they can do at 9:30 Club recently on their last night of their U.S. tour.

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Snapshots: Nitzer Ebb @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/15/19

nitzer_ebb-6_DS307810 Nitzer Ebb performs at Baltimore Soundstage on May 15, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

The Baltimore Soundstage swelled to near capacity recently as Nitzer Ebb prepared to take the stage. And the crowd throbbed in time to the angry industrial dance that propelled Nitzer Ebb to the spotlight in the ‘80s and continues to sustain them.

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