Don’t Miss: Car Seat Headrest @ 9:30 Club, 9/20/18

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Car Seat Headrest (Photo courtesy Matador Records)

Car Seat Headrest is coming to 9:30 Club for two nights of lo-fi pop. The first night sold out, but you can still buy tickets for the second night on Thursday, Sept. 20!

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Music Park: Ann Wilson (of Heart) @ Wolf Trap — 8/20/18

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Ann Wilson of Heart performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 20, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Some songs, no matter when I hear them, cause my memory to immediately jump back in time to a random moment of my childhood. When Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Ann Wilson (of Heart) took the stage at Wolf Trap recently and sang “Barracuda,” the iconic galloping guitar riff immediately drew my memory back to a warm summer day many, many years ago at my childhood community pool.

“Barracuda” was playing on the pool’s PA system (courtesy of Philadelphia’s 93.3 WMMR) when I learned to dive through a hula-hoop into the deep end of the pool. For some reason, I will always associate the song with that memory.

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Music Park: Fleet Foxes @ The Anthem — 5/18/18

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Fleet Foxes captivates at The Anthem on May 18, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Fleet Foxes made its return last year with the release and subsequent tour for Crack-Up (Nonesuch Records). The record is filled with the same self-reflective lyrics, swelling music, and gorgeous harmonies as the band’s previous two records, but it seems like a more focused record. After six years between Helplessness Blues and the new LP, it’s a refreshed welcome home for this band whose debut album turns 10 years old as of this writing.

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Snapshots: Walking Papers @ The Anthem — 5/3/18

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Jefferson Angell fronts the Walking Papers at The Anthem on May 3, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Seattle’s Walking Papers opened Alice in Chains at The Anthem on Thursday, May 3. Paivi was here to photograph the supergroup, which includes singer-songwriter Jefferson Angell and keyboardist/backing vocalist Benjamin Anderson (both from The Missionary Position).

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Don’t Miss: Alice in Chains @ The Anthem, 5/3/18

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Alice in Chains (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Metal stalwarts Alice in Chains will release their sixth album this summer via Capitol Records! While they may not yet have new material, the quartet are on tour with a stop at The Anthem in DC this Thursday, May 3.

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