Around Town: Furlough Freebie @ 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Lincoln Theatre, U Street Music Hall Thru 1/14

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The crowd goes wild at The Anthem. (Photo by LordOfPoms) 

In the spirit of stretching our finances during the federal government shutdown, IMP is offering a buy one get one free ticket offer for its shows at 9:30 Club, The Anthem, Lincoln Theatre, and U Street Music Hall through Monday, Jan. 14, at 11:59pm.

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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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Best of the Year: Top 10 Concerts of 2018 by Brenda

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Ruban Nielson from Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs at 9:30 Club on April 27, 2018. (All photos by Brenda Reyes)

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.

The year 2018 brought me great experiences. As my first year of photoblogging comes to an end, I had the great pleasure of attending some amazing shows in DC.  I want to give a huge thanks to Parklife DC for entrusting me and giving me that opportunity. I will forever be eternally grateful! Here are my Top 10 concerts of 2018.

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Live Review: Freddie Gibbs @ U Street Music Hall — 11/27/18

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Freddie Gibbs performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 27, 2018. (Photo by Victoria Ford/Sneakshot Photography, www.sneakshot.net)

Pressure makes diamonds — and as far as hip-hop goes, Freddie Gibbs is a cut above the rest. The versatile emcee dug deep into his discography during a recent performance at DC’s U Street Music Hall. The Gary, Indiana rhymer’s performance catered to both his gangster rap fans and underground hip-hop aficionados.

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Music Park: Abir @ U Street Music Hall — 11/11/18


Abir performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 11, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Abir performed at U Street Music Hall recently to a hometown crowd. It was a special night for her because many friends and family were in the audience supporting her. I’ve known of Abir since 2015, since she played at Broccoli City in 2015, and I’m so glad she came back to DC.

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