Live Review: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ The Hamilton Live — 7/21/19

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (photo courtesy the Big Damn Band)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band put on an authentic blues performance at The Hamilton Live recently. The good Reverend and his wife, who plays the washboard, and his drummer are “real people playing real instruments.” The Reverend derided the use of taped tracks, which, he said, even some blues bands have come to practice. Not only is it phoney, “it still sounds like shit,” he said.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band @ The Hamilton Live, 7/21/19

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The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Rev’s Cadillac (Photo courtesy the band)

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band released Poor Until Payday, the band’s ninth studio album, last fall, and the trio has been on the road ever since. The Reverend and his bandmates perform at The Hamilton Live on Sunday, July 21, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Live Review: Freddie Gibbs @ U Street Music Hall — 11/27/18

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Freddie Gibbs performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 27, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Ford/Sneakshot Photography, www.sneakshot.net)

Pressure makes diamonds — and as far as hip-hop goes, Freddie Gibbs is a cut above the rest. The versatile emcee dug deep into his discography during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall. The Gary, Indiana rhymer’s performance catered to both his gangster rap fans and underground hip-hop aficionados.

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Music Park: Lauren Sanderson @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 11/17/18

LaurenSanderson- Lauren Sanderson performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Twenty-two-year-old alternative hip-hop artist Lauren Sanderson performed to a room of exuberant young fans over the weekend at the Rock and Roll Hotel. She recently signed a record deal with Epic Records, and she is touring in support of her recent EP release, Don’t Panic.

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Music Park: Murder by Death @ 9:30 Club — 10/12/18

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Murder by Death performs in Ybor City, Florida, on March 10, 2011. (Photo by Nicole Kibert)

Normally, the 9:30 Club has the latest shows in town. On weekends, those shows go even later. Headliners regularly go on after 10. It was a lucky thing that I checked the showtime, because it turned that the Murder by Death concert was an early show!

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