Music Park: Skyzoo @ Songbyrd Music House — 5/4/18

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Skyzoo performs at Songbyrd Music House on May 4, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Brooklyn MC Skyzoo made a long overdue return to DC Friday to perform songs off his recently released album, In Celebration of Us. It was an early show that started late, but well worth the wait.

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Don’t Miss: Skyzoo @ Songbyrd Music House, 5/4/18

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Skyzoo (Photo courtesy the artist)

Gregory Skyler Taylor, better known as Skyzoo, released In Celebration of Us, his fourth solo album, in February via First Generation Rich. Skyzoo is on tour with a show at Songbyrd Music House on Friday, May 4.

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Music Park: Dead Horses @ Songbyrd Music House — 4/14/18

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Americana is one of those musical labels that can apply to a wide variety of styles (folk, country, rock blues, or gospel) and thus become practically meaningless. However, as a descriptor for Dead Horses’ music, and paired with the band’s origin story, the term takes on a specificity and uniqueness all its own.

Dead Horses — Sarah Vos (vocals/guitar), Daniel Wolff (double bass/vocals), Jamie Gallagher (drums), and Ryan Ogburn (mandolin) — stopped at Songbyrd Music House on Saturday. Touring in support of its third album, My Mother the Moon (released on April 6), a modest but enthusiastic crowd was treated to a lively performance of songs drawing on a wide range of influences that includes folk, bluegrass, gospel, rock, and blues.

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Snapshots: Yoke Lore @ Songbyrd Music House — 1/29/17

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Yoke Lore performs at Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo by Isaiah Hattix)

Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon, now has a solo project called Yoke Lore. He recently launched his first headlining tour, which visited Songbyrd Music House on Jan. 29, on the heels of several EPs of new music.

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Ticket Giveaway: Yoke Lore @ Songbyrd Music House, 1/29/18

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Yoke Lore (Photo courtesy No Big Deal PR)

Adrian Galvin, formerly of Walk the Moon, struck out on his own with solo project Yoke Lore, and he released Far Shore, his debut EP as Yoke Lore, in 2016. He followed that up with Goodpain, a second EP, last summer. Yoke Lore will perform at Songbyrd Music House on Monday, Jan. 29, and you can win tickets to see the show with Parklife DC!

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Music Park: Near Northeast @ Songbyrd Music House — 10/8/17

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Near Northeast performs at Songbyrd Music House on Oct. 8, 2017. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

October’s first weekend was a frantic one for Near Northeast. On Saturday, the band performed at Porchfest in Adams Morgan, then loaded up their gear for a quick trip to Norfolk, Virginia, for a secret SoFar show. Then it was back up to the District to support headliner Sam Amidon at the Songbyrd Music House Sunday.

The quartet, named for the D.C. neighborhood where it originated, takes its work and art  seriously: relentlessly performing whenever and wherever a gig is to be had.

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Music Park: Drab Majesty @ Songbyrd Music House — 9/22/17

Drab Majesty @ Songbyrd, Washington DC, 09/22/2017 Drab Majesty perform at Songbyrd Music House on Sept. 22, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, one of my favorite music and cultural commentators, described New Order as “goth-disco kingpins” in his review of a New York City performance in 2016.

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