Snapshots: The National @ The Anthem — 12/5/17

The National @ The Anthem, Washington DC, 12/05/2017
Matt Berninger fronts The National at The Anthem on Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The National stormed The Anthem on Tuesday in a sold-out show on a tour coinciding with the release of Sleep Well Beast, their seventh studio album, published in September via 4AD. Paivi caught frontman Matt Berninger and company in action.

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Music Park: Priests @ 9:30 Club — 12/1/17

Priests 930 Club 06 Katie Alice Greer fronts Priests at 9:30 Club on Dec. 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: ConspiracyCaptures/GrillworksBen)

From the opening moments of “Appropriate” by Priests at 9:30 Club on Friday, the very full house could tell this was a different sort of Priests show.

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Snapshots: Maximo Park @ U Street Music Hall — 11/28/17

Maximo Park @ U Street Music hall, Washington DC, 11/28/2017
Maximo Park performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 28, 2017. (Photo bv Paivi)

Earlier this year, English indie rockers Maximo Park released Risk to Exist, their sixth studio album, via Daylighting/Cooking Vinyl.  The gents then launched a US tour, and they visited U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Paivi was there to photograph the show!

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Music Park: Modern English @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 11/21/17

Modern English 17 Modern English perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Nov. 21, 2017.

School was in session, and Modern English arrived to show us how it’s done. The post-punk masters returned in very good form indeed with Take Me to the Trees, their self-released new album published in February, for an engrossing show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday.

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Ticket Giveaway: Priests @ 9:30 Club, 12/1/17

Priests Priests (Photo courtesy Pitch Perfect PR)

DC quartet Priests have been winning the world in recent years. And so now it’s only fitting the DC punk darlings will play their first headlining show at mecca 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec. 1 after a world tour celebrating their first full-length album, Nothing Feels Natural, via their own Sister Polygon Records. You can win tickets to see Priests with Parklife DC.

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