Don’t Miss: Sylvan Esso @ The Anthem, 7/26/18

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Sylvan Esso (Photo courtesy Paradigm Talent Agency)

Sylvan Esso, the electropop duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, released What Now, their second studio album in 2017, and this year the band released a new single — “PARAD(w/m)E.” Sylvan Esso soon start a summer tour, and they will perform at The Anthem on Thursday, July 26.

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Music Park: River Whyless @ Grist Mill Park — 6/8/18

RiverWhyless14 River Whyless performs at Grist Mill Park in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 8, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

If making an album has become a lost art, then River Whyless is doing its best to revive it. Celebrating the release of their new record, Kindness, A Rebel (Roll Call Records), the band performed on a warm summer evening Friday to a relaxed, picnicking crowd at Grist Mill Park near George Washington’s sprawling country estate, Mt. Vernon.

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Music Park: River Whyless @ Herndon Festival — 6/2/18

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River Whyless performs at the Herndon Festival on June 2, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

By the time River Whyless took the stage at the Herndon Festival on Saturday, not a drop had fallen all day — and both band and audience were hopeful that it would stay that way for at least one more 45-minute set. The threat of storms made the day a risky proposition, but the rain, thankfully, held off.

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Music Park: Alex Zhang Hungtai @ Moogfest — 5/19/18

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Alex Zhang Hungtai in a video still from “Pierrot” (Photo courtesy WFS Communicatons)

Alex Zhang Hungtai, the nomadic musician formerly known as Dirty Beaches, settled down for at least an evening at Moogfest 2018 recently to play a set of avant-garde jazz.

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Music Park: Little Boots @ Moogfest — 5/18/18

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When last I saw Little Boots in DC, I recommended Moogfest book the triple threat performer, DJ, and businesswoman, giving her opportunities to sing, spin, and lecture. Last week, she fulfilled part of that destiny with a live concert and a DJ set, crediting Moogfest for inspiring her to “rebuild” a live show after a successful year or so behind the decks.

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Music Park: Tess Roby @ Moogfest — 5/18/18

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Tess Roby performs at Motorco Music Hall during Moogfest on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In her first concert in the United States, Canadian Tess Roby played expressive yet crystalline synthpop at Motorco Music Hall for Moogfest 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.

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Don’t Miss: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 4/26/18

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Sarah Shook and The Disarmers (Photo by John Gessner)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Years, their second full-length album, on April 6 via Bloodshot Records. The country music singer and her band are on tour with a stop at Pearl Street Warehouse on April 26.

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