Live Review: Marilyn Hucek @ Songbyrd Music House — 5/3/22

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Marilyn Hucek encourages her fans to sing along during her DC debut at Songbyrd Music House, May 3, 2022. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

As long as she can recall, Marilyn Hucek has had one dream: to be a pop star. The pursuit of that dream advanced to a new chapter on a recent evening when Marilyn made her DC debut as the headliner at Songbyrd Music House in DC’s hip Union Market neighborhood.

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Live Review: Sun June @ Songbyrd Music House — 2/19/22

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Laura Colwell of Sun June leads a performance at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Casey Vock)

Even music aimed to comfort the listener can be adventurous and dynamic within that delicate zone, but getting there unquestionably requires a careful and credible impetus.

Sun June, an encouraging indie outfit out of Austin and yet another outstanding member of the Keeled Scales roster, doesn’t loiter purposelessly, but strolls toward bliss in discovering and reconciling the fleeting beauty of one’s own emotions.

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Live Review: Myd @ Songbyrd Music House — 2/17/22

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French DJ, producer, and sound engineer Myd performs a set and leads the party at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 17, 2022. (Photo by Casey Vock)

If ever there was a time when America needed to get up off its collective ass and dance, it’s probably now.

And who better to coax us into the groove than one of the most exciting electronic dance artists out of Paris?

A DJ, producer, and sound engineer who hails from Lille in Northern France, Myd is a musician with skyrocketing popularity and an expanding network of collaborators. Myd, who’s actual name is Quentin Lepoutre, began making sound his life alongside three like-minded musicians when the group met while studying the famed La Femis, and they burst onto the scene in 2012 as Club Cheval.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2021 by Mickey

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CHVRCHES delivered a top show of the year at The Anthem. (Photo by Katherine Gaines)

Parklife DC invites our staff to list their Top 10 concerts of every year. Although this was a different kind of year, our love of music remained strong, and we definitely caught our share of shows once pandemic lockdowns eased. Some homegrown shows began popping up indoors around May, and events really made a remarkable return by August. Although we live with additional requirements, such as vaccinations, to attend live shows, we happily rise to the moment to do what we love to do — experience live music.

Here are my Top 10 concerts of 2021.

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Live Review: Buffalo Nichols @ Songbyrd Music House — 11/9/21

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Carl “Buffalo” Nichols performs at Songbyrd Music House in Washington DC on Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)

There’s admiration to be had for anyone who sets out to prove a point or to tell an important story with their music.

On a mission that is most certainly catching the ears of astute listeners and those who care about celebrating the history and sounds of traditional music, Buffalo Nichols should be applauded for the progress he’s making and the sound he’s creating. And, making an appearance last week in the nation’s capital at the newly relocated Songbyrd Music House, he showed that he’s emboldened by a workingman’s conviction and possesses a vision for how his songs can make an impact.

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Preview: Buffalo Nichols @ Songbyrd Music House, 11/9/21

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Buffalo Nichols (Photo by Merrick Ales)

Buffalo Nichols, Fat Possum’s first blues signing in nearly 20 years, is set to play a *free* headlining show at Songbyrd Music House on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

In the midst of a run supporting Drive-By Truckers, Buffalo celebrates the release of his self-titled debut album, which is out now, with this solo show.

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