Live Review: Le Butcherettes @ DC9 — 3/2/19

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Le Butcherettes perform at DC9 on March 2, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Led by founding member and singer/guitarist/keyboardist Teri Gender Bender, Le Butcherettes slaughtered a sold-out crowd at DC9 Nightclub recently. This fearless musical force is another one of those bands that I never miss an opportunity to catch performing live.

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Live Review: Ty Segall & White Fence @ Ottobar — 2/25/19

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Ty Segall performs at Ottobar on Feb. 25, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

As a rule, I never miss an opportunity to catch a performance by prolific garage rocker and rock ‘n’ roll slave Ty Segall. This time around, he paid a visit to Ottobar in Baltimore with fellow musical genius and American musician/singer-songwriter Tim Presley aka White Fence.

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Live Review: Cherry Glazerr @ U Street Music Hall — 2/13/19

Cherry Glazerr 7 Cherry Glazerr performs at U Street Music Hall on Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Cherry Glazerr brought their LA-style mix of dreamy, yet somewhat dark, garage rock to DC’s U Street Music Hall recently; and there was no shortage of passion, vulnerability, and punk rock attitude.

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Live Review: The Fleshtones @ City Winery — 2/1/19

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Ken Fox and Keith Streng rock City Winery on Feb. 1, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

With “The Dreg,” Keith Streng (vocals, guitar) and Ken Fox (vocals, bass) built a sonic brickwork that prepared the audience at City Winery for what was about to come from The Fleshtones: a night of groovy garage rock that tumbled across the stage, occasionally dipped in a little punk or a little psychedelia.

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Live Review: Jon Spencer and The Hitmakers @ Black Cat — 1/12/19

JonSpencerHM1Jon Spencer tears it up at the Black Cat on Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Although Jon Spencer has been involved in a host of bands since the early ’80s, 2018 saw his first LP released under his own name.  The album, Spencer Sings the Hits!, is packed with what makes Jon Spencer amazing — the garage punk, B-movie aesthetic, and rockabilly swagger he has perfected over 30 years of making music with bands like the DC-born Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

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