Live Review: My Brightest Diamond @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 5/16/19

MyBrightestDiamond2My Brightest Diamond dances the night away at the Rock and Roll Hotel on May 16, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

My Brightest Diamond, the creative vehicle for artist Shara Nova, has constantly evolved over the past decade. The evolution continued at Rock and Roll Hotel recently.

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Preview: My Brightest Diamond @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 5/16/19

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My Brightest Diamond (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

My Brightest Diamond released A Million and One, the band’s fifth studio album, late last year via Rhyme & Reason Records. The project of singer-songwriter Shara Nova is on tour with a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, May 16.

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Live Review: Willie Nile @ The Hamilton Live — 4/20/19

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Willie Nile performs at The Hamilton Live on April 20, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

Willie Nile bridges the chasm that lies between Bob Dylan and The Clash. He ties intelligent, literate lyrics to frenetic melodies and crashing rhythms. Talk to Willie, and the F-bomb may pop out of his craggy face. Willie turns 71 in June, and he’s still active and creative — maybe more than ever. His creativity was on display at The Hamilton Live recently.

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Live Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg @ 9:30 Club — 4/8/19

charlotte-6_DS305877 Charlotte Gainsbourg performs at 9:30 Club on April 8, 2019. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Magnetism and presence may seem like ethereal qualities, but Charlotte Gainsbourg is the walking personification of both. The famed singer-actress enchanted a large crowd at 9:30 Club with those qualities and more in a recent show.

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Snapshots: Emily King @ 9:30 Club — 4/4/19

UntitledEmily King performs at the 9:30 Club in DC on April 4, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Emily King kicked off her Scenery Tour recently at the 9:30 Club. It’s been almost four years since she last came to DC — since the release of The Switch in 2015. And DC embraced Emily with with lots of cheer and couldn’t wait for the night to begin. 

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