Live Review: Soccer Mommy @ Black Cat — 12/1/18

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Soccer Mommy performs at Black Cat on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Soccer Mommy is on fire. With a debut full length album, Clean (Fat Possum Records), on several best of 2018 lists, a string of sold-out tour dates through next year, and loads of positive press coverage, Sophie Allison’s band showed up at the Black Cat on Saturday night ready to set the sold-out house ablaze.

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Music Park: Car Seat Headrest @ 9:30 Club — 9/20/18

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Will Toledo and Car Seat Headrest rocks 9:30 Club on Sept. 20, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

To say that that Will Toledo is prolific is an understatement. Just before his band, Car Seat Headrest, was picked up by Matador Records in 2015, Mr. Toledo had already released eight albums of material on his own, including the original version of the newly rerecorded Twin Fantasy. Since those earlier years, Car Seat Headrest has grown from primarily a one-man creative outlet to a four piece with Will on guitar to its current stage configuration. And that new sound really packed a punch at 9:30 Club on Thursday!

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Music Park: Mac DeMarco @ The Anthem — 9/5/18


Mac DeMarco performs at The Anthem on Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

I didn’t expect nothing less from Mac DeMarco at The Anthem on Wednesday night — minus the possibility of him climbing the balconies like he did at the 9:30 Club (for obvious safety reasons he did not). He did mention that he had the flu, so possibly he didn’t have the energy to scale those balconies at The Anthem, but he did have lots of energy for banter with his band members and crowd. By the end of the night, I completely forgot that he was sick because he played exactly like  as if I was listening to him through my headphones at home.

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Don’t Miss: Mac DeMarco @ The Anthem, 9/5/18

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Mac DeMarco (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Last year, Mac DeMarco released his third album on Captured Tracks, but the young Canadian singer-songwriter recently announced his next album would arrive via his own Mac’s Record Label sometime in the near future.

Meanwhile, Mac has embarked on a short summer tour, and he plays a big show at The Anthem on Wednesday, Sept. 5!

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Ticket Giveaway: Mac DeMarco @ The Anthem, 9/5/18

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Mac DeMarco (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Mac DeMarco released This Old Dog, his third studio album, in 2017 via Captured Tracks, and he’s pretty much been on the road ever since. He’s playing one of his biggest shows yet at The Anthem on Wednesday, Sept. 5, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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