Music Park: Gov’t Mule @ Warner Theatre — 5/20/17

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Warren Haynes performs with a supergroup at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 4, 2017.

As soon as I walked into Warner Theatre on Saturday, it was clear that Gov’t Mule has a very passionate following. It’s no surprise, considering they have been around since 1994 and were formed as a side project from The Allman Brothers. It was also clear that there is a pretty specific audience that this music appeals to.

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Music Park: The Pretty Reckless @ 9:30 Club — 4/26/17

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Wow! It’s amazing to think Taylor Momsen, vocalist of The Pretty Reckless is only 23. Don’t get me wrong — the blonde former actress certainly appears vital and fresh, but her looks belie her voice. That voice is big and booming, and surprisingly weathered while still occasionally sliding into bluesy romance.

Taylor’s voice was on full display Wednesday in a very crowded show at 9:30 Club, where she demonstrated her vocal power. I was impressed by how no matter how loud her bandmates played their instruments, that strong voice remained out front, incapable of being drowned out by the din.

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Snapshots: Alter Bridge @ Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/10/17

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Alter Bridge perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 10, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Heavy metal band Alter Bridge released their fifth full-length album The Last Hero via Napalm Records last fall, and they stopped at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday on a tour to promote the album.

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Snapshots: Nonpoint @ Fillmore Silver Spring, 2/10/17

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Elias Soriano of Nonpoint sings at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 10, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Drummer Robb Rivera and vocalist Elias Soriano formed their heavy metal band Nonpoint in Fort Lauderdale 20 years ago, and they’ve hit the road with their bandmates to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

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Don’t Miss: Nonpoint @ Fillmore Silver Spring, 2/10/17

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Nonpoint (Photo by Eric Richter)

Fort Lauderdale heavy metal band Nonpoint published their ninth studio album, The Poison Red, last summer via Spinefarm Records. The album was the first featuring new lead guitarist BC Kochmit from the prolific band. These guys like to stay busy, and they are hitting The Fillmore Silver Spring on Friday, Feb. 10, to open for Alter Bridge on The Last Hero Tour.

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