Live Review: Patterson Hood @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 12/7/18

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Patterson Hood performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Dec. 7, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Patterson Hood, who leads the Drive-By Truckers with Mike Cooley, started writing songs more than 45 years ago. He formed the predecessor to the Drive-By Truckers, Adam’s House Cat, more than 30 years ago, and the Truckers have been going strong for more than 20. In an amazing, sold-out solo acoustic show on Friday night, Patterson showed that he’s every bit in love with songs after all this time.

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Preview: Cat Power @ 9:30 Club, 12/16/18

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Cat Power (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall, better known as Cat Power, released Wanderer, her 10th studio album, in October via Domino. She’s coming to 9:30 Club on Sunday, Dec. 16.

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Music Park: Of Montreal @ Ottobar — 10/24/18

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Of Montreal thrills a packed Ottobar on Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Of Montreal, the band fronted by the charismatic and wildly creative Kevin Barnes, has been going strong through various permutations for more than 20 years. The Athens, Georgia-born band has released 15 full length albums (not including EPs and singles) — during that time, they’ve experimented with styles (straight ahead pop à la Beatles to country tinged Americana to dance).

Although the songwriting is brilliant and the songs tough to get out of your head, the band’s live show (and by “show” I mean it in the most literal sense) has come to be Of Montreal’s signature, and that show arrived at Ottobar on Oct. 24.

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Music Park: of Montreal @ 9:30 Club — 3/25/18

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Of Montreal performs at 9:30 Club on March 25, 2018. (Photo by Neal Keller)

Witnessing Of Montreal’s live show, both on this current tour and on tour in 2016, has magnified my appreciation for the band immensely. I happened into their music through hearing tracks in the sets of DJs I admire, and I attended my first show as a bit of a lark. Expecting to see an eclectic sounding indie rock band drop some catchy tunes in an unassuming fashion, I was instead treated to a spectacle of theatrics and mania.

Better prepared for their elaborate production this past Sunday at 9:30 Club, I am ready for immersion in the experience.

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Music Park: Dixie Dregs @ Lincoln Theater — 3/7/18

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Steve Morse and Allen Sloan of the Dixie Dregs perform at the Lincoln Theater on March 7, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

I’ve been a Dixie Dregs fan for as long as I can remember. I’ve still got their original LPs in my vinyl collection and have seen the band perform several times over the years. So, when I first read that the original line-up was reuniting for the Dawn of the Dregs Tour, I made sure that I would be at The Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday.

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Ticket Giveaway: Of Montreal @ 9:30 Club, 3/25/18

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Of Montreal (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Kevin Barnes and company release White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood, the 15th studio album for Of Montreal, on Friday, March 9, via Polyvinyl Records. The band perform at 9:30 Club on Sunday, March 25, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Don’t Miss: Dixie Dregs @ Lincoln Theatre, 3/7/18

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Dixie Dregs (Photo courtesy MSO PR)

Critically acclaimed Southern rock band the Dixie Dregs will perform at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Wednesday, March 7, in a stop on their Dawn of the Dregs Tour. The national headlining tour marks the first time in 40 years the original band performs together on one stage.

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