Snapshots: GWAR @ Rams Head Live — 9/29/19

gwar29 GWAR performs at Rams Head Live on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/ ambienteye.com)

Thrash metal overlords GWAR sieged Rams Head Live as the command center for the band’s Use Your Collusion Tour recently. Katherine Gaines got pictures of all of the guts and glory you would expect from a heavy metal “alien invasion.”

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Live Review: Broke Royals @ DC9 — 8/16/19

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Broke Royals frontman Philip Basnight performs at DC9, Aug. 16, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

Broke Royals recently concluded an intensive 10-day tour with a hometown performance at DC9. The DC-based power-pop group, and winners of Parklife DC’s 2018 inaugural Thrushie Award for best local band, put in 12 performances across the Midwest and the Atlantic coast over 10 days, reaching as far as Milwaukee, to promote their new album, Saint Luxury.

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Snapshots: Lamb of God @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 5/14/19

Lamb of God 1 Lamb of God performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on May 14, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

American heavy metal band Lamb of God stopped at Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and I was there to take some photos. The Richmond natives are currently on tour with Slayer for Slayer’s “final world tour.” Continue Reading

Ticket Giveaway: Parachute @ 9:30 Club, 5/1/19

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Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) formed Parachute more than a decade ago when they were still in high school. Now the gents from Charlottesville will release a new self-titled album on May 10 via Thirty Tigers. Parachute performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, May 1, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

Update: Parachute has sweetened the deal — our winner also gets their picture taken with the band at 9:30 Club!

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Live Review: Karen Jonas @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 3/31/19

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Karen Jonas performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on March 31, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

The first time I saw Karen Jonas and her musical partner, Tim Bray, perform was at Gypsy Sally’s in 2015. I had the pleasure of seeing the duo with Karen’s band again recently at Pearl Street Warehouse on the night she won the 2019 Wammy Award for Best Country/Americana Artist.

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Live Review: Windhand @ U Street Music Hall — 1/24/19

windhand5Windhand performs at U Street Music Hall on Jan. 24, 2019. (Photo by Rashad Polk) 

Kicking off an East coast tour, Windhand electrified U Street Music Hall recently. The four-piece comprised of Dorthia Cottrell on vocals, Garrett Morris on guitar, Ryan Wolfe on drums, and Parker Chandler holding down the bass put on a full-blown rock and roll show.

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Snapshots: 19th Street Band @ The Hamilton Live — 1/18/19

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The 19th Street Band performs at The Hamilton Live on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The 19th Street Band played at The Hamilton Live recently, opening for Town Mountain. Ari Strauss went along for the ride, and he captured some terrific pictures of the band.

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