Patterson Hood performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Dec. 7, 2018, in one of the best shows of the year. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Mark Engleson, a man who truly loves live Americana, folk, and country, chose his Top 10 concerts of 2018 for Parklife DC.
Colin Meloy fronts The Decemberists at The Anthem on April 21, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Fun was the word of the day as The Decemberists delivered it to a packed house at The Anthem with a Saturday stop on their Your Girl/Your Ghost World Tour. Playing songs old and new, the indie rock mainstays treated the crowd to an evening of their quirky charms, complete with obscure historical references, audience participation, and a giant floating whale.
The Decemberists (Photo courtesy Capitol Records)
The Decemberists released I’ll Be Your Girl, their eighth studio album, on March 16 via Capitol Records. The chamber pop ensemble are now on their Your Girl/Your Ghost 2018 Tour, and they will perform in DC at The Anthem on Saturday, April 21.