Snapshots: Heart Bones @ Metro Gallery — 3/10/20

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Heart Bones perform at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore on March 10, 2020. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Heart Bones might be the least pretentious band in existence. They hop on stage looking like somebody’s embarrassing parents in their matching khaki shorts, and walk away sweating through their own faces on their T-shirts.

On a recent night at the Metro Gallery, Heart Bones danced to their hearts’ content.

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Snapshots: The Bad Plus @ Blues Alley — 3/11/18

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The Bad Plus perform at Blues Alley on March 11, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. The band put that challenge to the test during the course of six shows at Blues Alley over the weekend, and Ari Strauss caught the early show on Sunday for some pictures.

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Don’t Miss: The Bad Plus @ Blues Alley, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11/18

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The Bad Plus (Photo courtesy Blues Alley)

Bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King formed jazz trio The Bad Plus in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with pianist Ethan Iverson in 2000. Ethan departed the trio after their 12th studio album, leading Reid and Dave to recruit pianist Orrin Evans. The revitalized group published a new album, Never Stop II, on Jan. 18. Now, the trio will perform at Blues Alley over three days — on Friday, March 9, Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11 for two shows each day!

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Music Park: The Purple Xperience @ Maryland Live! Center Stage — 12/7/17

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The Purple Xperience performs at Maryland Live! Center Stage on Dec. 7, 2017.

Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

Well, The Purple Xperience brought the purple rain as they bathed casino-goers in their purple sound in an impressive tribute to Prince at Maryland Live! Center Stage at the casino in Hanover, Maryland, on Thursday.

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