Live Review: Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka @ The Birchmere — 12/9/18

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Cheryl Wheeler (Photo by Catherine Joyce)

Folk singers Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka shared the stage at The Birchmere on Sunday evening, taking turns playing songs and telling stories. In two sets, they entertained the crowd with their heartfelt songs and their trademark humor.

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Live Review: J Mascis @ City Winery — 12/5/18

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J Mascis performs at City Winery on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

J Mascis blurred the line between acoustic and electronic performance in a recent performance at City Winery. J played an acoustic guitar, but he used extensive effects, such as distortion and looping for an exciting evening of guitar rock.

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Don’t Miss: J Mascis @ City Winery, 12/5/18

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J Mascis (Photo by Cara Totman)

Guitarist J Mascis began making music with Dinosaur Jr. While the trio remains active, J Mascis, born Joseph Donald Mascis, has been going solo more often lately, recently releasing Elastic Days, his third full-length solo album, via Sub Pop Records. He’s taking the opportunity to tour, and he’ll perform at City Winery in DC on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Music Park: Godsmack @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/19/18

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Godsmack performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 19, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

The deep drumming that opens the title track and first song on the new album, When Legends Rise, immediately fills you with the sense of impending doom, as many Godsmack songs tend to do. This made for the perfect opening song for Godsmack’s performance at Jiffy Lube Live on Sunday. A quick transition into a heavy guitar riff, and 15 seconds into the night, there is no doubt that Godsmack has put forth another powerful, rib-crushing album.

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Music Park: Lori McKenna @ City Winery — 7/22/18

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Lori McKenna performs at Kessler Theatre in Dallas on Oct. 20, 2017. (Photo by Dave Hensley)

Grammy award-winning country/Americana artist Lori McKenna, recently called a “must-hear” songwriter by the Washington Post, delighted a full house at DC’s City Winery on Sunday. The evening was full of gorgeous, heartfelt music and intimate storytelling.

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Don’t Miss: Lori McKenna @ City Winery, 7/22/18

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Lori McKenna (Photo by Becky Fluke)

Lori McKenna will release The Tree, her 11th studio album, on Friday, July 20, on CN Records via Thirty Tigers. Should that heighten anticipation to see the Grammy-winning country artist, you’re in luck! Only two days later, Lori will perform during her Way Back Home Tour at City Winery in DC on Sunday, July 22!

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