Live Review: Bryan Ferry @ The Anthem — 8/13/19

BryanFerry14 Bryan Ferry performs at The Anthem on Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In March, Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In a speech formally presenting the honor, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon recalled how Roxy’s first single “Virginia Plain” was a pop culture bomb to the British public.

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Live Review: Aerosmith @ MGM National Harbor — 8/8/19

ZWLM1155 Aerosmith performs at MGM National Harbor on Aug. 8, 2019. (Photos by Zack Whitford)

It’s fair to expect that anyone who has been working in the same job for nearly 50 years may have lost a step. The muscles aren’t as reactive, the passion for the job may have waned; father time is undefeated, and old age just catches up to everyone. Or maybe not.

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Live Review: Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 8/4/19

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Kyle Craft performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Aug. 4, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Dylan-influenced glam rocker (and Evan Peters lookalike) Kyle Craft opened his show at the Pearl Street Warehouse recently by getting political. He came out solo and played Particle Kid’s “Gunshow Loophole Blues,” a searing commentary on the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend. (Particle Kid is the stage name of Kyle’s friend Micah Nelson, the 27-year-old son of the legendary Willie Nelson.)

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

Starcrawler @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 05/31/2019
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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