Live Review: Starcrawler @ 9:30 Club — 5/31/19

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Starcrawler performs at 9:30 Club on May 31, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Vocalist Arrow de Wilde sang, trashed, and crawled around stage as if utterly possessed. Indeed, the spirit of rock n’ roll lives on inside her band Starcrawler, and the four Los Angeles punks struck like glam lightning in an opening set for The Distillers at 9:30 Club recently.

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Preview: M3 Rock Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 5/3-5/5/19

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Whitesnake (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)

The 11th edition of M3 Rock Festival, the internationally renowned ‘80s rock festival, expands to three days this year at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, with headliners Kix, Whitesnake, Warrant, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Extreme, and more.

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Parklife DC Screens: Live Aid Featuring Queen @ DC9, 2/5/19

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Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. (Photo courtesy Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.)

Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie, is drawing a lot of awards attention. And audiences are abuzz with its end sequence duplicating Queen’s electric performance at Live Aid. Revisit the excitement with a screening of Live Aid at DC9 on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Music Park: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE) @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/25/18

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Jason Bonham performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 25, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

“This is the most fun anyone could have fully clothed standing in front of an audience.”

That was Jason Bonham describing Sunday night at The Fillmore Silver Spring as he led his band, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening (JBLZE) in a revival (not a tribute) of the 1970’s preeminent rock band. The music project he refers to as the “band I play in for fun” performed over two hours of Zeppelin’s music to a faithful and adoring sold-out audience.

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