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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Live Review: Ex Hex @ 9:30 Club — 5/10/19

ExHex08 Mary Timony and Betsy Wright trade riffs at 9:30 Club on May 10, 2019. (Photos by Mickey McCarter; Words by Juliet Van Wagenen)

You know you’ve made it when you’ve got your own ice cream. But DC darling garage punk band Ex Hex’s signature ice cream “Another DiMINTsion” (of the mint-chocolate-chip variety, aptly named for their song “Another Dimension” and sampled for journalistic purposes, of course) wasn’t the only thing bringing chill, hometown flavor to the 9:30 Club this Friday.

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Preview: Ex Hex @ 9:30 Club, 5/10/19

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Ex Hex (Photo courtesy Merge Records)

DC breathed a sigh of relief when Ex Hex — the city’s most interesting and engaging rock trio — finally released a second studio album, It’s Real, via Merge Records in March, five years after the band’s debut album. Now it’s really real as Ex Hex headline 9:30 Club once again on Friday, May 10, in what is sure to be a killer show.

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Live Review: Nick Lowe @ The Hamilton Live — 4/7/19

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Nick Lowe performs with Los Straightjackets at The Hamilton Live on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

I’d never seen The Hamilton as completely full as it was for Nick Lowe’s recent concert. It was completely sold out, seated and standing room alike. Nick Lowe deserved that reception.

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Preview: Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets @ The Hamilton Live, 4/7/19

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Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets (Photo courtesy Shorefire Media)

In celebration of Love Starvation / Trombone, Nick Lowe’s forthcoming EP and his second with Los Straightjackets, the latest incarnation of Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straightjackets will perform at The Hamilton on Sunday, April 7.

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Preview: Squeeze @ The Kennedy Center, 8/17/19

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Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook (Photo by Rob O’Connor)

Squeeze will perform at The Kennedy Center on Saturday, Aug. 17, as a date on The Difford and Tilbrook Songbook 2019, when the UK legends play their extensive list of hits as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.

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Live Review: Weezer @ Royal Farms Arena — 3/17/19

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Weezer performs at the Royal Farms Arena on March 17, 2019. (Photos by Rashad Polk)

Weezer’s set at Royal Farms Arena during their co-headlining tour with The Pixies highlighted the importance of having fun while performing. Weezer is currently on tour in support of their Weezer (Teal) and (Black) Albums, both of which were released this year, but they are also contending with the fortunate problem of their ability to write hit songs.

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