Music Park: The Killers @ The Anthem — 1/10/18

D04_8630 Brandon Flowers fronts The Killers at The Anthem on Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo by Rob Loud)

In a sold-out show at The Anthem on Wednesday, The Killers reminded us that they hail from Las Vegas — and in Las Vegas, folks know how to put on a big, stupendous show. Frontman Brandon Flowers and company brought it all — great music, neon videos, and gold suits — in support of touring their fifth studio album, the aptly named Wonderful Wonderful.

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Music Park: Shamir @ U Street Music Hall — 12/15/17

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Shamir heats up the U Street Music Hall Dec. 15, 2017 (Photo by David LaMason)

Over the past year, Shamir Bailey, who records and performs under his first name, produced two entire albums. The first was a self released 12-track album entitled Hope earlier in the year. It’s filled with raw pop, punk, and even country gems that, according to the Soundcloud description, was written and recorded in a weekend. The second, Revelations, released on Father/Daughter Records, was delivered a mere seven months later in November. Both records are a significant change from the slick production of Ratchet but are more potent both lyrically and sonically than that LP.

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Snapshots: Falling in Reverse @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 1/29/17

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Falling in Reverse perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 29. 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Post-hardcore band Falling in Reverse recently announced their next full-length album, Coming Home, to be released April 7 via Epitaph Records. Soon after the announcement, the band stopped by The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday to perform with Motionless in White.

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Snapshots: Terri Nunn and Berlin @ Def Con 24, Las Vegas — 8/6/16

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Terri Nunn sings in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

DefCon is a hacker conference in Las Vegas that takes place once a year during the first weekend of August. Headliners Terri Nunn and Berlin, along with the Information Society, performed at the conference this year for Def Con 24 on August 6.

Terri sounds as good as ever, and she is obviously having fun on stage. She chatted quite a bit between songs and dedicated “In Flames” to her son serving in the military.

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Snapshots: Information Society @ Def Con 24, Las Vegas — 8/6/16

Information Society @DefCon24 Information Society perform in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 6, 2016. (Photo by Paivi)

DefCon is a hacker conference in Las Vegas that takes place once a year during the first weekend of August.

This year, Information Society and Berlin played the Saturday night party. Information Society in particular has been busy lately. Its original members Paul Robb, Kurt Harland Larson, and James Cassidy have reunited for tours and new albums, most recently publishing a collection of covers titled Orders of Magnitude in March.

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