Music Park: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Anthem — 10/25/18

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Nick Cave performs at Dalhalla in Rattvik, Sweden, on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Takahiro Kyono)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds dropped by The Anthem recently, and the guys demonstrated some impressive artistic chops. But what struck this first-time Cave concertgoer most? Nick Cave proved an utterly gracious and pleasant gent during his live performance.

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Don’t Miss: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Anthem, 10/25/18

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Nick Cave (Photo by Tinovacca)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds recently released a live EP — Distant Sky – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen. The band took that EP from their celebrated live tour in 2017, and thankfully they are touring again right now with a stop at The Anthem on Thursday, Oct. 25.

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Music Park: They Might Be Giants @ 9:30 Club — 4/14/18

TMBG08 They Might Be Giants perform at 9:30 Club on April 14, 2018.

The delightfully unpredictable They Might Be Giants jammed the night away at 9:30 Club on Saturday, spotlighting a cool new record but also leaping fearlessly across time and space when moved to do so.

In short, John Flansburgh (“Flans”) and John Linnell (“John”) enjoyed themselves immensely, and they took a very packed, sold-out 9:30 Club along for the ride.

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Music Park: Xylouris White @ Creative Alliance — 3/1/18

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Xylouris White entrances at the Creative Alliance on March 1, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Almost immediately after you see George Xylouris (laouto, Cretan lute) and Jim White (drums), you get the feeling they are two halves of the same whole. As the story goes, Jim met George back in 1990 in a bar in Australia but didn’t start recording and really touring together until 2013. And to a degree that friendship, built over decades, is the fuel for Xylouris White as we saw in a harmonious performance on Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre in Baltimore.

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