Live Review: Jamila Woods @ Union Stage — 6/4/19

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Jamila Woods performs at Union Stage on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)

“What will your legacy be,” poet Margaret Burroughs asked in her poem of the same name. It’s a lofty question, but one not lost on Chicago singer, songwriter, activist, and award-winning poet Jamila Woods during a recent sold-out show at DC’s Union Stage.

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Live Review: CHAI @ Union Stage — 3/18/19

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Chai performs at Union Stage on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

I caught onto Chai in November 2018 and thought that I had to go really far to see them live, but luckily I only needed to catch the metro to Union Stage. Den-Mate and Haiku Hands started the night off amazingly and hope to see them again very soon. After the openers, the crowd started to chant out C-H-A-I, and I was ready for their set to begin.
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Snapshots: Porcupine @ Union Stage — 3/16/19

porcupine-12_DS304844 Greg Norton, bass player of Porcupine, performs at Union Stage on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Legendary punk-poets The Flesh Eaters came to town to play Union Stage recently for what may be their only-ever DC show. But they brought along as openers rock trio Porcupine, who we hope to see a lot more often in the future. Jason Nicholson took some pictures of Porcupine.

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Live Review: The Flesh Eaters @ Union Stage — 3/16/19

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The Flesh Eaters perform at Union Stage on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

For a punk band, it might seem strange to speak of the almost-reverential attitude of their fans. But The Flesh Eaters were never a typical punk band, even in their younger days. Their tracks were always longer, with songwriter and lead vocalist Chris D. (Desjardins) drawing from influences in beat poetry and genre cinema, such as noir, Westerns, and horror. He drew on those influences again in a rare DC show at Union Stage recently.

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