Snapshots: Rayland Baxter @ Union Stage — 7/12/18

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Rayland Baxter performs at Union Stage on July 12, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Rayland Baxter released Wide Awake, his new studio album, on July 13 via ATO Records. On the previous night, the alt-country philosopher performed at Union Stage. Isaiah Hattix got some pix!

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Snapshots: Shania Twain @ Capital One Arena — 7/15/18

ShaniaTwain_CapOneArena Shania Twain performs at Capital One Arena on July 15, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Shania Twain’s NOW Tour, one of the most anticipated summer tours of 2018, hit DC on Sunday. The five-time GRAMMY winner and reigning Queen of Country Pop held court before a sold-out crowd at Capital One Arena and gave her audience a passionate two-hour performance with all the glitz and glamor befitting the highest-selling female country artist of all time.

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Don’t Miss: Shania Twain @ Capital One Arena, 7/15/18

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Shania Twain (Photo courtesy BB Gun Press)

Shania Twain released Now, her fifth studio album, via Mercury Nashville last fall, and *now* she has embarked on her Shania Twain: Now Tour of North America. Catch her at Capital One Arena in DC on Sunday, July 15.

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Snapshots: Soccer Mommy @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 6/23/18

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Soccer Mommy performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Sophie Allison, better known as Soccer Mommy, appeared at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday to open Paramore. Isaiah Hattix was there to capture some pix!

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Music Park: Lindi Ortega @ Union Stage — 4/24/18

Lindi Ortega @ Union Stage, Washington DC, 04/24/2018Lindi Ortega performs at Union Stage on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

When you hear an artist live for the first time, there’s always a question of how they will sound compared to a studio recording. Some artists can only hit high or low notes in the controlled atmosphere of the studio. With some performers, the experience and spectacle of their live act is the point, and whether they are as “good” as they are in the studio is simply not the point. Some musicians seem to sound even better live than they do recorded.

Despite suffering from sleep-deprivation, Lindi Ortega sang, to use a cliché, with the voice of angel at her show Tuesday at DC’s Union Stage.

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