Live Review: Cage the Elephant @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/22/19

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Cage the Elephant performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)

The last time Cage the Elephant played the DC area was last fall at the DC Entertainment and Sports Arena. This time around, the six-piece band from Kentucky played Merriweather Post Pavilion at the DC stop of their co-headlining The Night Running Tour with Beck recently.

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Preview: Vampire Weekend @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/29/19

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Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend (Photo by Monika Mogi)

Vampire Weekend released Father of the Bride, the band’s fourth studio album, in May by Columbia Records, and it went straight to #1 on the Billboard 200. Frontman Ezra Koenig and his bandmates took to the road on The Father of the Bride Tour, and they appear at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 29.

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Live Review: The Smashing Pumpkins @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/17/19

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The Smashing Pumpkins perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 17, 2019 (Photo by Chris Smyth)

“Making teenagers depressed is like shooting fish in a barrel.”- Bart Simpson, 1996.

In the 23 years since The Simpsons took their playful shot at The Smashing Pumpkins’ music, those “depressed teens” have grown into adults who now have a whole new list of issues causing their anxiety. Their worries about the SATs, school bullies, annoying parents, and a bleak view for the world’s future have become fears of paying bills, a government they don’t trust, kids who won’t listen, and a bleak view of the world as it is today.

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Preview: Gary Clark Jr. and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/25/19

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Gary Clark Jr. (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Records)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats team up with Gary Clark Jr. for a performance, one night only, at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 25.

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Snapshots: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/17/19

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Noel Gallagher performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

As the setting sun painted the sky pink above Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds took the stage. Returning to the DMV for the second time in a year and a half, NGHFB played a show that impressed.

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Preview: Cage the Elephant and Beck @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/22/19

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Cage the Elephant (Photo by Neil Krug)

Cage the Elephant released their fifth studio album, Social Cues, in April via RCA Records. “Night Running,” a track on that new album, features Beck! So perhaps then it was natural that Cage the Elephant and Beck would team for The Night Running Tour, which arrives at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 22!

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Preview: The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/17/19

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The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds hit the stage together at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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