Live Review: Luna @ 9:30 Club — 10/5/19

Luna2 Luna brings Penthouse to the 9:30 Club on Oct. 5, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Luna have been making great music for nearly 30 years, but for some reason even after being on major labels, having had songs featured on major movie soundtracks, and the critical praise of not only their peers but of big name music publications (Rolling Stone famously named them “the best band you’ve never heard”), Luna isn’t a household name, though it should be!

In fact, one of their best albums, Penthouse, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year, was named one of the best 100 albums of the 1990s by Rolling Stone recently. And it’s that same album that was performed in full (plus some, but I’ll get into that in a moment) at the 9:30 Club recently.

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Live Review: Agnostic Front @ Cafe 611 — 10/3/19

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Agnostic Front performs at Cafe 611 on Oct. 3, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk)

The Godfathers of hardcore, Agnostic Front, recently graced the stage at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland, during a DC-area stop of their tour celebrating the 35th anniversary of their debut studio album Victim in Pain. Throughout the years since their first release, the New York Hardcore legends’ sound has evolved while still retaining the essential elements that have cemented their status as a band whose style is so often emulated.

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Live Review: Jesse Malin @ The Birchmere — 10/2/19

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Jesse Malin (Photo by Olivia Jaffe)

New York City rocker Jesse Malin opened up for Justin Townes Earle at The Birchmere recently with a dynamic set. Jesse kicked off his set with both himself and his sideman, Derek Cruz, playing acoustic guitar on “Revelations,” which he recorded for his recently released album, Sunset Kids.

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Live Review: LPX @ The Anthem — 9/18/19

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LPX performs at The Anthem on Sept. 18, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Effervescent Lizzy Plapinger, better known as LPX, danced and beamed her way through an invigorating opening act recently to warm up The Anthem for her pal Marina, and she thoroughly wowed the gathering crowd.

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Snapshots: The LOX @ Howard Theatre — 9/17/19

_DSC0880 The Lox Performs at Howard Theatre on Sept. 17, 2019. (Photo by @Waufflez – wauffleznotwaffles.com)

Legendary New York rap group, The LOX stopped through Howard Theatre recently for a classic hip-hop show in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their platinum debut album Money Power Respect. With assistance from opening act Tony Moxberg, Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch gave the crowd all the bars they could ever ask for performing classic solo and group records such as “We Gon Make It,” “Knock Yourself Out,” and “Mighty D-Block.”

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