Snapshots: Porcupine @ Union Stage — 3/16/19

porcupine-12_DS304844 Greg Norton, bass player of Porcupine, performs at Union Stage on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Legendary punk-poets The Flesh Eaters came to town to play Union Stage recently for what may be their only-ever DC show. But they brought along as openers rock trio Porcupine, who we hope to see a lot more often in the future. Jason Nicholson took some pictures of Porcupine.

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Music Park: Charlie Parr @ Black Cat — 11/2/18

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Charlie Parr performs at the Chill on the Hill Summer Concert Series in Falls River, Wisconsin, on June 12, 2012. (Phto by Andrew Iverson)

Minnesotan Charlie Parr made a stop in balmy DC for a show at the Black Cat on Friday. I saw Charlie in Black Cat’s smaller, more intimate room about this time last year, so when I saw he was coming back, I knew I had to mark it on my calendar.

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Music Park: The Jayhawks @ The Birchmere — 10/11/18

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The Jayhawks perform in Barcelona, Spain, on July 14, 2014. (Photo by Jon Iraundegi)

The myth of “Minnesota nice” got a little verification on Thursday night at The Birchmere. Before alt-country legends the Jayhawks started playing, keyboardist Karen Grotberg turned to our table, which was next to the stage, and apologize that she would be turning her back to us at times. She also said she hoped we wouldn’t get blown out by the monitors and, fortunately, we didn’t.

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