Live Review: Meek Mill and Future @ Jiffy Lube Live — 9/17/19

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Meek Mill and Future perform at Jiffy Lube Live, Sept. 17, 2019. (Photo by Shedrick Pelt)

“Legends are made, not born.” Enter Meek Mill and Future — two of hip hop’s most powerful artists, crisscrossing the nation on a 20+ stop summer tour, that could only be done justice under the banner of Legendary Nights.

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Live Review: Kurt Vile @ Ottobar — 7/23/19

KurtVile10 Kurt Vile and The Violators rock a sold-out Ottobar on July 23, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

There’s something about Kurt Vile that’s hard to pin down, but maybe that’s the point. Listen to any of his solo work that’s been released over the past 10 years and you might see what I mean. Although he has put out several albums over the past decade under both his own name and with various other artists, including Courtney Barnett, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis — and he is a frequent collaborator with the band The War on Drugs — Kurt creates the kind of rambling but layered music that’s hard to pull yourself away from (if you ever wanted to in the first place).

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Preview: Santigold @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 5/6/19

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Santigold (Photo by Craig Wetherby)

In commemoration of the recent 10th anniversary of her self-titled debut album, Santigold will come to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, May 6, on her 10 Years Golder Tour. She’ll perform her debut album in its entirety, along with songs from throughout her career, including off her latest mixtape-style album I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions.

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Live Review: Strand of Oaks @ U Street Music Hall — 4/11/19

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Strand of Oaks performs for KEXP on April 16, 2016. (Photo by Dan)

Strand of Oaks, the project of singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter, opened its set with “Weird Ways,” the lead cut from the recently released album Eraserland. Addressing the crowd at U Street Music Hall, Tim stumbled into a joke: “That’s my brilliant commentary: good to play music. Line up that Pulitzer.”

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Live Review: Dr. Dog @ Rams Head Live — 3/9/19

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Dr. Dog tears it up at Rams Head Live on March 9, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Dr. Dog is a powerhouse. Their most recent LP, Critical Equation, which was released last year, is their 10th album. Since releasing Critical Equation, Dr. Dog have been touring constantly, the band recently brought the house down to a sold-out Rams Head Live. 
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