Snapshots: Beth Ditto @ The Anthem — 10/5/18

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Beth Ditto performs at The Anthem on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Samara Tu)

Touring still on debut solo album Fake Sugar, Beth Ditto opened Florence and the Machine at The Anthem on Friday.

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Snapshots: Valley Queen @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/29/18

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Natalie Carol fronts Valley Queen at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Los Angeles rock-n-rollers Valley Queen dropped by to open Social Distortion at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, and Paivi was there to shoot the show. Led by singer Natalie Carol, the band’s short set drew from their debut album Supergiant, released in July via Roll Call Records.

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Music Park: NEEDTOBREATHE @ The Anthem — 8/17/18

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Needtobreathe (Photo by Nolan Feldpausch)

Carolina natives NEEDTOBREATHE have a solid 10+ years creating and performing music, and their great songwriting and musical ability was on full display Friday. The band set off on a tour that stopped at The Anthem, and their six studio albums and years of performing were evident in the polished performance they delivered.

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Don’t Miss: Need to Breathe @ The Anthem, 8/17/18

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Needtobreathe (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Needtobreathe, often stylized NEEDTOBREATHE, have been busy lately! In July, they released an EP, Forever on Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions), and on Nov. 16, the band will release Acoustic Live Vol. 1, a live album, via Atlantic Records. In the meantime, they will soon tour with a show at The Anthem on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Snapshots: Zac Brown Band @ Nationals Park — 7/27/18

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Zac Brown fronts the Zac Brown Band at Nationals Park on July 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Despite the threat of severe weather and flash floods in the region, the long-awaited Zac Brown Band concert at Nationals Park went off without a hitch on Friday when the band’s Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour paid a visit to the nation’s capital.

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Music Park: Jason Isbell @ Wolf Trap — 7/24/18

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Jason Isbell rocks Wolf Trap on July 24, 2018. (Photo by Jay Premack)

Amidst light rain, a dedicated crowd came to see four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform at Wolf Trap on Tuesday. While the weather may have been a little wet, Jason and his band were on fire, going into their bag of tricks, bringing out the hits, and busting out some badass jamming. It was a rare mix of top-notch lyrics, singing, and instrumentals!

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Snapshots: Blackberry Smoke @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

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Blackberry Smoke performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth.)

Bringing a taste of Southern rock ‘n’ roll to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, the guys of Blackberry Smoke performed a long set for their fans. Touring in promotion of their new album, Find a Light, released in April, Blackberry Smoke mixed numerous new songs into their set — “Medicate My Mind,” “Run Away from It All,” “Lord Strike Me Dead,” and “I’ll Keep Ramblin'” were all played as part of their 19-song performance.

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