Music Park: The Killers @ The Anthem — 1/10/18

D04_8630 Brandon Flowers fronts The Killers at The Anthem on Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo by Rob Loud)

In a sold-out show at The Anthem on Wednesday, The Killers reminded us that they hail from Las Vegas — and in Las Vegas, folks know how to put on a big, stupendous show. Frontman Brandon Flowers and company brought it all — great music, neon videos, and gold suits — in support of touring their fifth studio album, the aptly named Wonderful Wonderful.

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Don’t Miss: Company of Thieves @ The Anthem, 1/12/18

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Company of Thieves (Photo courtesy No Big Deal PR)

Indie rock trio Company of Thieves published Running from a Gamble, their last studio album, six years ago! But the Chicago band returned recently with a new single, and they are opening Walk the Moon at The Anthem on Friday, Jan. 12. Arrive early to see Company of Thieves!

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Music Park: Top 10 Concerts of 2017 by Mark

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I can safely say that all the concerts I attended in 2017 exceeded my expectations, but of course I say that about all live music. I was fortunate to photograph over 80 shows in 2017, from artists both well known to those just starting out. I’m truly inspired watching these talented musicians and their courage in getting up on a stage to lay their souls bare. Or as the L.A. Times’ David Ackert so eloquently put it, “…musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment — to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul.” Continue reading

Snapshots: Lil Uzi Vert @ The Anthem — 12/15/17

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Lil Uzi Vert performs at The Anthem in DC on Dec. 15, 2017. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

Lil Uzi Vert, born Symere Woods, released Love Is Rage 2, his debut studio album, in August via Generation Now and Atlantic Records. In the wake of the release, he’s been on tour, and he stopped by The Anthem for a sold-out Christmas party on Friday! Chris Castillo got pictures of the show.

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Don’t Miss: Lil Uzi Vert @ The Anthem, 12/15/17

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Lil Uzi Vert (Photo by Spike Jordan)

Lil Uzi Vert, born Symere Woods, released his debut studio album in August via Generation Now and Atlantic Records. Love Is Rage 2, the album, followed several critically lauded mixtapes including 2015’s Luv Is Rage. Lil Uzi Vert embarked on a North American tour after releasing the album, and he arrives at The Anthem on Friday, Dec. 15, for a sold-out Christmas show!

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Snapshots: The National @ The Anthem — 12/5/17

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Matt Berninger fronts The National at The Anthem on Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

The National stormed The Anthem on Tuesday in a sold-out show on a tour coinciding with the release of Sleep Well Beast, their seventh studio album, published in September via 4AD. Paivi caught frontman Matt Berninger and company in action.

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