Music Park: A. Savage @ DC9 — 11/10/17

A. Savage 03 Andrew Savage performs at DC9 on Nov. 10, 2017.

In his premiere solo outing, Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts was everything you would like him to be — a calm, cool, and collected urban cowboy with a wry wit and a passion for guitar.

The self-proclaimed A. Savage and his band also presented a few surprises to a very full house at DC9 on Nov. 10, alongside impressive songs from his solo debut album Thawing Dawn.

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Music Park: The Magpie Salute @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 8/12/17

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The Magpie Salute (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

If you are a fan of the Black Crowes, the Magpie Salute put on the show for you, as they demonstrated in a recent visit to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Aug. 12. Indeed, the Magpie Salute’s setlist consisted mainly of Black Crowes covers with a few other songs sprinkled into it.

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Snapshots: Valient Thorr @ Vans Warped Tour (Merriweather Post Pavilion) — 7/16/17

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Valient Thorr summoned the storm for a run with VANS Warped Tour, stopping by Merriweather Post Pavilion with a host of other bands on Sunday, July 16. Paivi was there to catch the resulting deluge of photo opportunities.

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Ticket Giveaway: Sister Hazel @ 9:30 Club, 7/21/17

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Jangle poppers Sister Hazel made the leap to country with their ninth studio album, Lighter in the Dark, which was released in 2016 via Croakin’ Poets/Rock Ridge. Sister Hazel are on tour, and they perform at 9:30 Club on Friday, July 21. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Ticket Giveaway: Jamestown Revival @ 9:30 Club, 6/9/17

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Jamestown Revival (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Jamestown Revival released their second studio album, The Education of a Wandering Man, last year via Republic Records, and the folk duo are performing a show at 9:30 Club on Friday, June 9. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: Gov’t Mule @ Warner Theatre — 5/20/17

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Warren Haynes performs with a supergroup at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 4, 2017.

As soon as I walked into Warner Theatre on Saturday, it was clear that Gov’t Mule has a very passionate following. It’s no surprise, considering they have been around since 1994 and were formed as a side project from The Allman Brothers. It was also clear that there is a pretty specific audience that this music appeals to.

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