Live Review: Danielle Nicole @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 3/3/19

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Danielle Nicole (Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff)

The Pearl Street Warehouse has a tradition of great blues shows. In November, they hosted hill country bluesman Cedric Burnside, a 2019 Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album, and ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, touring in support of a solo blues-rock project. Last June, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones, famous for his blues classics, stopped by.

Continuing this tradition, critically-acclaimed blues musician Danielle Nicole and her band took over the Pearl Street Warehouse Sunday evening.

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Snapshots: Happy Birthday Elvis! @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 1/8/19

ElvisTribute-15 Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)

A group of seasoned musicians threw a spirited celebration of Elvis Presley on The King’s birthday at Pearl Street Warehouse. Ben Eisendrath got rockin’ pictures of Vanilla Fudge, Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult, and Mike Peters of The Alarm!

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Preview: The Love Boat @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 1/12/19

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Psycho Killers Tribute Band: Bassist Ryan Porter (kneeling, right) is also a member of The Love Boat (Photo courtesy Psycho Killers)

The Love Boat, a new yacht rock tribute band, will perform its first DC show at Pearl Street Warehouse on Saturday, Jan. 12! This Baltimore-based cover band invites you to come aboard — for something smooth!

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Live Review: Eli Lev and The Fortunes Found @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 12/28/18

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Eli Lev performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Dec. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Eli Lev and his band, the Fortunes Found, played to a hometown crowd recently at Pearl Street Warehouse. The show coincided with an album release party for Eli’s second album, Way Out West, which he released independently on Dec. 14.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by Mark E.

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Patterson Hood performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Dec. 7, 2018, in one of the best shows of the year. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

Mark Engleson, a man who truly loves live Americana, folk, and country, chose his Top 10 concerts of 2018 for Parklife DC.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Photos of 2018 by Mark C.

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Sarah Shook fronts The Disarmers at Pearl Street Warehouse on Sept. 12, 2018. Mark Caicedo chose a picture from this show (but not this one) as one of his Top 10 of 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.

Women have long been major influences in music history, going back to the jazz greats like Nina Simone Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald; through country legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly; pop icons like Bette Midler, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper; and the rock and blues greats Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Deborah Harry and Chrissie Hynde.

Today, while female musicians like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Pink, and Adele continue to break boundaries, local and regional bands feature women whose talent, drive and influence is just as powerful as the superstars.

My Top 10 concert photos of the year salute 2018 as the Year of Women.

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Snapshots: Project Hera’s Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the ’90s @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 12/9/18

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Cathy DiToro sings the ’90s at Pearl Street Warehouse on Dec. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Music lovers flocked to Pearl Street Warehouse recently as Project Hera presented its Women Who Rock: A Tribute to the ’90s music festival. Thirty-one female artists from the DC area contributed their talents to the event which raised funds for Project Hera, a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting, celebrating, and empowering women and girls in music.

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