Live Review: Hackensaw Boys @ Gypsy Sally’s — 12/29/18

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The Hackensaw Boys (Photo by John Smith)

It’s not every day that one sees a man wearing a homemade percussion instrument built mostly out of tin cans and a hubcap. But string band the Hackensaw Boys feature just such an instrument, the Charismo, originally created by founding member Fred Neuhardt, who has since left the band. The heavily bearded Beau Dodson, current percussionist for the Hackensaw Boys, used brushes to play the instrument in a lively show at Gypsy Sally’s recently.

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Snapshots: Masego @ U Street Music Hall — 10/18/18

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Masego performs at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Masego played two sold-out shows recently at U Street Music Hall, and now you know why you saw massive lines streaming down U Street on Thursday. The Newport News native’s debut album, Lady Lady, was released in early September, and it is a blend of jazz, R&B, and EDM-trap music.

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Don’t Miss: Kali Uchis @ 9:30 Club, 10/10/18

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Kali Uchis (Photo by Felipe Q. Noguiera)

Kali Uchis released her debut album, Isolation, in April via Interscope Records. The native of Alexandria, Virginia, has been winning the hearts of critics, and she performs for two nights at 9:30 Club soon! The first night is sold out, but you can still buy tickets for the second night, Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Snapshots: Lamb of God @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/30/18

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Lamb of God perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 30, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Over the summer, Lamb of God supported metal legends Slayer on a farewell tour that visited the DC metro area. Earlier this week, the heavy metal quintet from Richmond, Virgina, returned to headline The Fillmore Silver Spring, and they brought along tourmates from the Slayer good-bye show — Anthrax and Testament.

Lamb of God thrashed the hell outta The Fillmore, and Paivi captured the show on film.

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Music Park: Lucy Dacus @ Ottobar — 7/11/18

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Lucy Dacus performs at the Ottobar on July 11, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

There’s something to be said for artistry within art. Art is an act of creation, but the process of creating art can itself be something to behold and appreciate. On Historian, the second full-length LP from Richmond-based musician Lucy Dacus, you can almost see the interconnecting layers being pieced together to create these stories. And you could certainly hear them live at Ottobar on Wednesday.

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