Music Park: Richard Thompson @ Lincoln Theatre — 11/8/18

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Richard Thompson performs during the Under the Stars Festival in Cawthorne, England, on July 27, 2014. (Photo by Bryan Ledgard)

As a music writer, I see a lot of concerts. And I can say honestly say that from the opening act to the second encore, British folk rocker Richard Thompson’s concert Thursday night at the Lincoln Theatre was among the very best I have ever seen.

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Don’t Miss: Richard Thompson @ Lincoln Theatre, 11/8/18

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Richard Thompson (Photo courtesy New West Records)

The Legendary Richard Thompson released 13 Rivers, his 18th studio album, on Sept. 14 via New West Records. He’s on tour with an electric trio, and he performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Snapshots: The Psychedelic Furs @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center — 10/24/18

pfurs-2-20181024-DS300692 Richard Butler fronts The Psychedelic Furs at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Richard Butler (vocals) and Tim Butler (bass) took The Psychedelic Furs, the outstanding English neo-psychedelic outfit that practically defined a generation, to the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College recently. Jason Nicholson was there for the sold-out show, and he got some pictures.

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Music Park: The Damned @ Black Cat — 10/20/18

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“I had a little freakout when my guitar broke last night,” said Captain Sensible during a sold-out show at Black Cat.

“Don’t you freakout now,” The Captain said to the audience. “Unless you want to freakout a little.” He paused. “Monty, dig me out of this hole, will you?”

Keyboardist Monty Oxymoron smiled and asked, “What’s a little freakout in the entire History of the World?” And without missing a beat, The Damned launched into “The History of the World (Part 1),” a single dating to The Black Album in 1980.

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Music Park: Florence and the Machine @ The Anthem — 10/5/18

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Florence Welch fronts Florence and the Machine at The Anthem on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Samara Tu)

With Florence Welch’s vocals and positive messages of love, and her band’s energy permeating the concert hall, Florence and the Machine delivered a dramatic and romantic performance that left concert-goers satisfied and returning fans confirmed that Florence and the Machine was worth experiencing again in a sold-out show at The Anthem on Friday.

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Music Park: Dream Wife @ DC9 — 9/27/18

Dream Wife @ DC9, Washington DC, 09/27/2018 Rakel Mjöll fronts Dream Wife at DC9 on Sept. 27, 2018. (Photos by Paivi; words by Mickey McCarter)

Dream Wife bounded into DC9 from London recently, raucously carrying a banner of self-determination for women in earshot upon their slim shoulders. And although a malfunctioning Midas M32 digital mixer threatened to derail their show, frontwoman Rakel Mjöll declared, “Curse be gone” to the “ghost in the system,” and spirited rock ’n’ roll followed with few if any glitches.

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Don’t Miss: Florence and the Machine @ The Anthem, 10/6/18

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Florence Welch (Photo by Vincent Haycock)

In June, Florence and the Machine released High as Hope, the band’s fourth studio album, via by Republic Records and Virgin EMI Records. Florence and the Machine scheduled a show for The Anthem, which promptly sold out! But tickets are still available for a second night, Saturday, Oct. 6.

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