Music Park: Southern Culture on the Skids @ Gypsy Sally’s — 10/20/18

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Southern Culture on the Skids (Photo courtesy The Billions Corp.)

When I arrived at Gypsy Sally’s for Southern Culture on the Skids recently, all the tables had been taken. Finally, a friend and I found a couple of folding chairs and set ourselves up near the sound board. We thought that the venue couldn’t get any more crowded, but the legions of SCOTS fans just kept pouring into the venue.

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Music Park: Town Mountain @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 10/12/18

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Town Mountain performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

If you’re a fan of bluegrass, you likely know Town Mountain. The North Carolina quintet is at the forefront of the next generation of bluegrass greatness. They have a new album coming on Oct. 26th — New Freedom Blues — and the band made a stop at Pearl Street Warehouse recently to put on a show and promote the album.

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Don’t Miss: Mountain Man @ Sixth & I, 10/22/18

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Mountain Main (Photo courtesy Nonesuch Records)

Traditional Appalachian folk band Mountain Man released Magic Ship, the band’s second studio album, on Partisan Records earlier this year. The indie folk trio performs at Sixth & I in DC on Monday, Oct. 22.

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Music Park: J. Cole @ Capital One Arena — 10/8/18

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J. Cole performs at Capital One Arena on Oct. 8, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Kids On Drugs. King Overdosed. Kill Our Demons. The words written in a crude scrawl hung over the stage prior to Jermaine Cole’s performance earlier this week at the Capital One Arena. The Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper, better known as J. Cole, gave a powerful performance that delved into weighty topics.

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Don’t Miss: Town Mountain @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 10/12/18

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Town Mountain (Photo by Sandlin Gaither)

Ashville, North Carolina, bluegrass quintet Town Mountain will release its much anticipated sixth studio album, New Freedom Blues, on Oct. 26. The gents roll into Pearl Street Warehouse in advance of the release for a show on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Music Park: River Whyless @ Union Stage — 9/19/18

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River Whyless performs at Union Stage on Sept. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

After a couple warm-up gigs in the DC area earlier this summer, then crisscrossing the country in support of a new release, Kindness, A Rebel (RollCall Records), River Whyless returned to Union Stage recently. Despite a grueling tour schedule that started back in May 2018, River Whyless turned in a lively, energetic set featuring songs primarily from their last two albums, the aforementioned Kindness… and 2016’s We All the Light.

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DJ Park: Virtual Self @ Echostage — 9/3/18

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Porter Robinson (Photo by Jasmine Safaeian)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a special edition as we review Porter Robinson and friends, as they performed under their new sound Virtual Self, at Echostage recently. Porter Robinson alone is already an extremely talented act to watch so we could only imagine what his new style and performance would show us on this crisp summer night!

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