Don’t Miss: DC Music Rocks Festival @ 9:30 Club, 8/18/18

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Black Dog Prowl (Photo courtesy DC Music Rocks)

DC Music Rocks exists to promote music in the DMV, and the syndicated FM radio show/podcast produces the DC Music Rocks Festival, a showcase of local music, at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Aug. 18.

This year’s festival features five bands and two singer-songwriters on one big bill! Experience hip hop and funk with Allthebestkids, blues and grunge with Fellowcraft, hard rock with Black Dog Prowl, R&B and funk with Pebble to Pearl, and indie folk with Kid Brother.

And of course enjoy the work of singer-songwriters MaryJo Mattea and Justin Shapiro, both talented guitar players.

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Don’t Miss: Bat Fangs @ Comet Ping Pong, 8/16/18

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Bat Fangs (Photo courtesy Don Giovanni Records)

When you look up “women who rock” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Bat Fangs! The dynamic duo of glam garage are blasting their way onto stage at Comet Ping Pong on Thursday, Aug. 16 in a tour with The Love Language. (Note this show was originally scheduled for Rock and Roll Hotel.)

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Ticket Giveaway: In the Whale @ Black Cat, 8/23/18

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In the Whale perform at Black Cat on Oct. 2, 2016. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Hard rockin’ punks Nathaniel Valdez and Eric Riley, known as In the Whale, will perform at Black Cat on Thursday, Aug. 23. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Music Park: Halestorm @ UMBC Event Center — 7/31/18

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Lzzy Hale fronts Halestorm at the UMBC Event Center on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

One of the most powerful voices in rock and metal today is owned by Lzzy Hale. On Tuesday night, she put that voice on full display for a crowd of excited fans at the UMBC Event Center at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Snapshots: Blackberry Smoke @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

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Blackberry Smoke performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth.)

Bringing a taste of Southern rock ‘n’ roll to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, the guys of Blackberry Smoke performed a long set for their fans. Touring in promotion of their new album, Find a Light, released in April, Blackberry Smoke mixed numerous new songs into their set — “Medicate My Mind,” “Run Away from It All,” “Lord Strike Me Dead,” and “I’ll Keep Ramblin'” were all played as part of their 19-song performance.

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Music Park: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ MGM National Harbor — 7/24/18

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Pat Benatar sings her heart out at MGM National Harbor on July 24, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

With a sparkle in her eyes and brilliance in her voice, Pat Benatar was all fired up at MGM National Harbor on Tuesday, as she and husband Neil Giraldo rocked through a smashing catalog of thundering anthems and hushed serenades.

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