Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by Brenda

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Ruban Nielson from Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs at 9:30 Club on April 27, 2018. (All photos by Brenda Reyes)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

The year 2018 brought me great experiences. As my first year of photoblogging comes to an end, I had the great pleasure of attending some amazing shows in DC.  I want to give a huge thanks to Parklife DC for entrusting me and giving me that opportunity. I will forever be eternally grateful! Here are my Top 10 concerts of 2018.

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Music Park: Tokyo Police Club — 5/2/18

TokyoPoliceClub16Dave Monks fronts Tokyo Police Club at 9:30 Club on May 2, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Tokyo Police Club provided a nice counterbalance as openers to Matt and Kim for two sold-out dates at 9:30 Club last week. In comparison to hyperactive party band Matt and Kim, Dave Monks and company were positively sedate, which was actually quite good for absorbing the Canadian band’s post-punk rhythms.

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Music Park: Matt and Kim @ 9:30 Club — 5/2/18


Kim Schifino struts her stuff at 9:30 Club on May 2, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

The crowd went wild for the first of two sold-out nights of Matt and Kim at the 9:30 Club on Wednesday. The band wanted to see every single person having the time of their lives during their set. I can testify that everyone did!
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Don’t Miss: Matt and Kim @ 9:30 Club, 5/2/18

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Matt and Kim (Photo by Caleb Kuhl)

Matt and Kim will release their new album, Almost Everyday, via Fader on May 4. In 2017, Kim Schifino injured herself onstage, so they took the opportunity to write an album! She and Matt Johnson have two sold-out shows at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3.

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