Song of the Day: “For the Sky” by HAERTS

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HAERTS (Photo by B.Asch)

Critically acclaimed duo HAERTS, consisting of Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert, have returned to add a new chapter to their lifelong creative and romantic partnership with the release of their new single “For the Sky” featuring Ed Droste out today on Rix Records / The Orchard & Humming Records.

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Livestream Preview: Rhett Miller @ StageIt, 3/25/20

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Rhett Miller (Photo by Ebru Yildiz)

With more time at home, folks are flocking to broadcast avenues like Twitch and Zoom. While it’s not easy to replace the live concert experience, StageIt, another broadcast site gaining popularity, is giving it a go with remarkable results.

See for yourself by catching Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller in a solo show at StageIt on Wednesday, March 25.

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Live Review: Rhett Miller @ Black Cat — 2/9/20

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Rhett Miller (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)

Two things are immediately striking about Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller. First, his youthful appearance: Despite being, at 49, my senior by 10 years, Rhett looks younger than me. The second is his energy: Rhett has a heart-on-his-sleeve, sincere exuberance. He plays vigorously and sings with power, and, both times I’ve seen him live, he really seemed to be having a good time.

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Live Review: Rachael & Vilray @ Sixth & I — 12/12/19

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Rachael & Vilray perform at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Dec. 12, 2019 (Photo by Ari Strauss)

As soon as jazz-vocal duo Rachael & Vilray took the stage recently, the audience at DC’s Sixth & I Historic Synagogue made known its love for Lake Street Dive frontwoman Rachael Price. While singer/guitarists and principal composer Vilray took a moment before the first song to tune his guitar, a few fans broke the silence with complimentary greetings.

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Live Review: Mikaela Davis with Southern Star @ Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe – 11/11/19

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Mikaela Davis performs at Songbyrd Music House on Nov. 11, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

A true professional is one who approaches her or his craft with singleness of purpose, the ability to ignore the surrounding noise, and the will to power through when roadblocks and obstacles are blaring “stop, go back, give up!”

Life on the road for a working musician is tough enough without the unexpected breakdowns, illnesses, and logistical headaches. Thus when harpist/singer-songwriter extraordinaire Mikaela Davis and Southern Star stopped into the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café recently, they had already overcome several hurdles, including Mikaela losing her voice prior to the previous night’s gig that forced her first ever cancellation.

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Live Review: Lil Tecca @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/9/19

_AVA2373 Lil Tecca performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Nov. 9, 2019. (Photo by @Waufflez – wauffleznotwaffles.com)

The Breakout star of the summer, Lil Tecca and his We Love You Tecca Tour smashed through the Fillmore Silver Spring this past weekend with assistance from opening act Pi’erre Bourne.

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Live Review: Bob Mould @ City Winery — 9/26/19

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Bob Mould rocks the City Winery on Sept. 26, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

My introduction to Bob Mould came years ago after picking up a cut-out cassette of Hüsker Dü’s final LP, Warehouse: Songs and Stories. One of the first records I owned myself, I felt I had something special no one knew about. “There’s this record by this band and this guy’s voice is so cool!”

That guy’s voice, by the way, was Bob Mould. I hadn’t heard anyone sing like that before. Of course, I had been listening to mostly U2 and hair metal bands at that point, but that record was clearly different — and in a good way. It was melodic but loud, punk but with hooks.

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Live Review: Dirty Projectors @ 9:30 Club — 9/8/19

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Dave Longstreth and Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors play at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 8, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Dirty Projectors‘ joint tour with Deerhunter finally came to the 9:30 Club for a fulfilling night recently —  both bands are no strangers to DC.  Dirty Projectors had just played last summer 2018 for their latest album Lamp Lit Prose

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