Snapshots: The Twilight Sad @ U Street Music Hall — 11/3/18

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The Twilight Sad performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 3, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

The Twilight Sad will release It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, the band’s fifth studio album, in January via Rock Action Records. Although the new album is not yet commercially available, the Scots dropped by U Street Music Hall to play a few new songs on Saturday, and Paivi shot the show.

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Don’t Miss: The Twilight Sad @ U Street Music Hall, 11/3/18

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The Twilight Sad (Photo courtesy Clarion Call)

The Twilight Sad will release It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, the band’s fifth studio album, in January via Rock Action Records. The Scottish rockers are touring in advance of the record, and they perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Music Park: Nothing @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/7/18

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Nothing brings the noise at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Nothing, the Philadelphia-born band led by Domenic “Nicky” Palermo (former hardcore punk vocalist for Horror Show), is the story of a band and a man who has gone through a constant string of adversity but who perseveres in spite of (or perhaps because of) it. That perseverance was evident at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.

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Music Park: This Will Destroy You @ Black Cat — 5/9/18

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This Will Destroy You performs at Black Cat on May 9, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Although I’m a late arrival to the post-rock party, I started following This Will Destroy You a couple years ago. With their sonic power, strong sense of melody and extreme technical abilities, this band’s music spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced before. So I jumped at the chance to see TWDY live at the Black Cat recently. As a bonus, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the eponymously named first full length album, the band would be performing it and the 2006 EP, Young Mountain, in their entireties.

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Music Park: Wolf Alice @ Rams Head Live — 4/13/18

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Ellie Rosswell fronts Wolf Alice at Rams Head Live on April 13, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

Back in 2013, my very musically advanced 13-year-old daughter shared a song with me that she had heard on a Spotify-curated playlist.  She instantly fell in love with this song, and she could not wait to share it with me.  I heard the song and said, “This song is great.  Who is this?  I need to look them up!”  The band was Wolf Alice, a new band out of London, and the song was “Bros.”

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