Live Review: Turnpike Troubadours @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/15/18

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The Turnpike Troubadours perform at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic on July 4, 2017. (Photo by Do512)

Hard-rocking country band the Turnpike Troubadours played to a sold-out house at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. The East Oklahoma quintet had the fans, packed up into the rafters, singing along, stomping, and hollering with their Red Dirt music.

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Best of the Year: Top 10 Photos of 2018 by Jason

johnny_marr_19_DSC00205_20181017Johnny Marr slings his guitar at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 17, 2018. Jason Nicholson chose a picture from this show (but not this one) as one of his Top 10 of 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

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.

While sitting back in my chair and listening to a vinyl record is a favorite pastime of mine, there is nothing like going out and experiencing a performance live. For me as a concert photographer, the challenge is trying to capture the image of an artist you have spent a lifetime getting to know or at least your representation of what they mean to you. Here’s my Top 10 favorite photos of 2018 I had the pleasure of shooting for Parklife DC this year with a little commentary. Hope you enjoy seeing them again and best wishes for a great 2019!

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Live Review: Jorja Smith @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/11/18

Jorja Smith 9 Jorja Smith performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Jorja Smith blessed the DC area with her beautiful set on Tuesday night to a sold-out crowd at The Fillmore Silver Spring. When I left the photo pit and bumped into a fellow photographer, we both felt that we were gazing at a goddess the entire time. Jorja was exceptionally amazing that night.

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Snapshots: Ministry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/5/18

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Ministry performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Industrial metalheads Ministry have been touring their AmeriKKKant album for so long, they swept back through the DC area for a second taste of it at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. Paivi shot the show.

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Snapshots: Alien Weaponry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/5/18

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Alien Weaponry performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

New Zealand trio Alien Weaponry opened for industrial legends Ministry on the younger band’s first North American tour ever at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. Paivi was there to shoot the show.

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Snapshots: The Internet @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/3/18

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Syd fronts The Internet at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Castillo)

The Internet downloaded into The Fillmore Silver Spring for two nights of funky music on the Hive Mind Tour earlier this week, and Chris Castillo caught the jam-packed action on the first night.

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