Don’t Miss: TOTO @ Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis, Md.), 6/14/17

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TOTO (Photo courtesy SKH Music)

TOTO, the legendary Los Angeles quartet famous for “Africa,” “Rosanna,” “Hold the Line,” and innumerable other catchy tunes, will embark on a summer tour that includes a stop at nearby Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Music Park: Colin Hay @ The Birchmere — 3/13/17

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Colin Hay performs at The Birchmere on March 13, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Colin Hay admittedly by no stretch has had a tragic life, as he readily confessed Monday night in the second of two sold-out shows at The Birchmere. Still, as the evening progressed, it was clear that Colin, always humorously introspective, was haunted by ghosts.

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Music Park: Ethan Gruska @ 9:30 Club — 3/7/17

Ethan Gruska 04 Ethan Gruska performs at 9:30 Club on March 7, 2017.

Last week, Ethan Gruska presented hushed folks songs for a watchful audience as the opening act for Agnes Obel at 9:30 Club. (Read our Parklife DC review of Agnes Obel’s show.) Ethan’s concert followed the release of his debut album, Slowmotionary, on March 3 via Sire Records.

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Music Park: Potty Mouth @ DC9 — 3/5/17

Potty Mouth 16 Potty Mouth perform at DC9 on March 5, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Now based in Los Angeles, the girl band trio known as Potty Mouth swung by DC9 on Sunday to play few songs in a relatively short set full of snappy guitar and thumping drums. The ladies dropped a few catchy new songs, teasing a second album likely to see light later this year.

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Snapshots: Thundercat @ U Street Music Hall — 3/5/17

Thundercat 08 Thundercat performs at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, March 5, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

On Feb. 24, Thundercat released his new album Drunk, a 23-track “journey into his often hilarious, sometimes dark mind,” according to record label Brainfeeder. And then came to U Street Music Hall on Sunday in an accompanying tour!

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Don’t Miss: Steel Panther @ The National (Richmond, Va.), 4/17/17

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Steel Panther (Photo courtesy AXS)

Steel Panther launch a tour today in their hometown of Los Angeles, leading up to the release of their fourth studio album, Lower the Bar, on March 24 via Steel Panther Inc. The humorous glam metal quartet will play somewhat locally at The National in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday, April 17.

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