Don’t Miss: Willie Nile @ Jammin’ Java, 11/23/18

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Willie Nile (Photo by Christina Arrigoni)

Willie Nile released Children of Paradise, his 12th studio album, this summer, and he’s bringing the new music to Jammin’ Java on Friday, Nov. 23.

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Music Park: Lake Street Dive @ The Anthem — 11/9/18

LakeStreetDive- Lake Street Dive performs at The Anthem on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, The Anthem, I.M.P.’s flagship 6,000-person capacity music venue at DC’s Wharf, invariably plays host to musical artists who are moved to say something along the lines of, “Holy shit, this place is huge,” when greeting the audience as they take the stage. Performing to a sold-out audience on Friday, Lake Street Dive became one of those bands.

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Music Park: Tallest Man On Earth @ Lincoln Theater — 11/9/18

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The Tallest Man On Earth amazes at the Lincoln Theater on Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Kristian Matsson, who goes by the stage name The Tallest Man On Earth, has been creating and performing for more than 10 years. He’s been compared at times to Bob Dylan, but beyond the folk veneer is a growing body of work that is expanding both lyrically and musically. He explored that exceptional at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday.

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Music Park: Richard Thompson @ Lincoln Theatre — 11/8/18

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Richard Thompson performs during the Under the Stars Festival in Cawthorne, England, on July 27, 2014. (Photo by Bryan Ledgard)

As a music writer, I see a lot of concerts. And I can say honestly say that from the opening act to the second encore, British folk rocker Richard Thompson’s concert Thursday night at the Lincoln Theatre was among the very best I have ever seen.

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Snapshots: The Twilight Sad @ U Street Music Hall — 11/3/18

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The Twilight Sad performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 3, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

The Twilight Sad will release It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, the band’s fifth studio album, in January via Rock Action Records. Although the new album is not yet commercially available, the Scots dropped by U Street Music Hall to play a few new songs on Saturday, and Paivi shot the show.

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