Live Review: Dawes @ Lincoln Theatre — 8/6/19

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Dawes performs at Lincoln Theatre on Aug. 6, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Dawes treated a full house at the Lincoln Theatre to an evening of pure rock ’n’ roll magic recently. Their muscular grooves and tender lyrics echoed vestiges of the great Americana and folk-rock tradition, bringing to mind Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Band, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

As Dawes jammed out, traces of the Grateful Dead colored their sonic palette. When bassist Wylie Gelber crossed his ankles and almost leaned into his monitor, his lithe frame and wide shoulders resembled the figure of the Dead’s Phil Lesh.

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Preview: Chromeo @ Lincoln Theatre, 5/19/19

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Chromeo (Photo courtesy Sacks & Co.)

Funk duo Chromeo announced their fist ever live band shows earlier this year, presenting 90 minutes of expanded sound. The band said it will record the upcoming shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis for a live album, but first Chromeo brings the show to the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, May 19.

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Live Review: Imogen Heap @ Lincoln Theatre — 5/4/19

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Imogen Heap performs at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on May 4, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines/AmbientEye.com / Words by Kristie Di Lascio/https://loiloi.bandcamp.com)

Imogen (“Immi”) Heap stood before her crowd. Rounding the corner of a second night appearance at the Lincoln Theatre (added after night #1 sold out) recently, she turned to a laptop on the far-right of her setup. “No, I don’t want a software update!” We laughed. It got fixed.

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