Live Review: Jonny Grave w/ Maryjo Mattea and Pleasure Train @ Black Cat — 6/15/19

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Jonny Grave performs at Black Cat on June 15, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

At the Black Cat recently, Jonny Grave’s IMPALA EP release show demonstrated how musical diversity in reality (as Neil Young once said) “is all one song.”

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Live Review: The Lemonheads @ 9:30 Club — 6/13/19

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The Lemonheads rock out at the 9:30 Club on June 13, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Evan Dando, the creative force and songwriter behind The Lemonheads, has written some brilliant songs. In fact, they are some of the most hook-laden creations ever put to vinyl from the late ’80’s to mid-90’s. And in 2003 his solo album, Baby I’m Bored, has one of my favorite songs, “Hard Drive,” that’s even more moving when you see him perform the song alone with only a guitar being the only accompaniment. He would do exactly that at a recent show at 9:30 Club.

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Preview: Kim Petras @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 6/15/19

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Kim Petras (Photo by Thom Kerr)

German pop singer Kim Petras released Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1, her third EP in October 2018 via her own label, BunHead. She’s gearing up to release Turn Off the Light, Vol. 2 this October, but meanwhile she will launch her US Broken Tour in Nashville on June 11. The tour arrives at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Saturday, June 15!

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