Music Park: First Aid Kit @ The Anthem — 9/10/18

First Aid Kit performs at The Anthem on Sept. 10, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

First Aid Kit delivered a memorable, delightful performance at The Anthem on Monday. Going well beyond the usual practice of a band hanging a banner with their logo, a massive screen displayed images to accompany the breathtaking vocals of Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg. This intricately-planned, stunning mixed-media presentation grabbed the audience and held their attention throughout the band’s performance.

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Don’t Miss: Alison Krauss @ The Anthem, 9/18/18

Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Alison Krauss is performing at The Anthem in a solo show on Tuesday, Sept. 18! Alison most recently released Windy City, her fifth solo studio album last year via Capitol Records.

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Music Park: Mac DeMarco @ The Anthem — 9/5/18

Mac DeMarco performs at The Anthem on Sept. 5, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

I didn’t expect nothing less from Mac DeMarco at The Anthem on Wednesday night — minus the possibility of him climbing the balconies like he did at the 9:30 Club (for obvious safety reasons he did not). He did mention that he had the flu, so possibly he didn’t have the energy to scale those balconies at The Anthem, but he did have lots of energy for banter with his band members and crowd. By the end of the night, I completely forgot that he was sick because he played exactly like  as if I was listening to him through my headphones at home.

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Snapshots: Miguel @ The Anthem — 9/4/18

Miguel performs at The Anthem in Washington, D.C.
Miguel performs at The Anthem on Sept. 4, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Don’t look now, but Miguel had himself a hell of a summer. Primetime slots on a number of festivals this summer — D.C.’s own Broccoli Fest, Coachella, Made in America, Afropunk, and this coming weekend’s Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina. In between all of that he made a stop at The Anthem earlier this week, bringing his electric live show to a rapt audience that crossed all osrts of gender and cultural boundaries.

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Don’t Miss: First Aid Kit @ The Anthem, 9/10/18

First Aid Kit (Photo courtesy Columbia Records)

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit released Ruins, their fourth studio album, in January via Columbia Records. The Söderberg sisters have embarked on The Rebel Heart Tour in support of the album, and they perform at The Anthem on Monday, Sept. 10.

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