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Any Given Sin

Any Given Sin closed out the decade on a serious high note. The band’s first single, “Dynamite,” took the hard rock world by storm and became one of the most played tracks of 2019. Eager to prove their success wasn’t a fluke, they released a follow-up single, “Another Life,” which was another smash hit that showed this Southern Maryland band is here to stay. Before taking the stage at Fish Head Cantina for their first performance of the new year, […]

Greta Van Fleet

It’s been roughly a year since the last time I covered a Greta Van Fleet concert. Much has changed for the band during that time. For starters, they are no longer playing smaller venues, such as DC9. In fact, this time around they played back-to-back nights at the 9:30 Club — with both nights selling out in a matter of minutes. And clearly playing in front of larger crowds has only increased the confidence levels of the boys in the […]

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

The first time I saw Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform live was in a tiny venue in Philadelphia, back in 2015. Their breakout single, “S.O.B.” had just begun to generate some attention on a nation stage, and the band showed their appreciation by pouring everything they had into their set that evening. Whether you were on the stage with a musical instrument in hand or one of the fortunate souls who happened to purchase a ticket, you left […]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher is the epitome of a rock star from yesteryear. All he had to do was take to the stage and before he even played his first note, the sold-out crowd was already in the palm of his hands. By the time Gallagher, along with his current band, High Flying Birds, struck his first chord, the building was already rock which made for a wonderfully entertaining evening for Manchester City’s biggest fan, as well as everyone else in attendance. […]

Walk The Moon

I wasn’t overly familiar with the musical stylings of Walk The Moon or their opening act, Company of Thieves, prior to their show at The Anthem. Safe to say I was in the minority on this night, as the young crowd bellowed along with song after song, providing ample energy throughout the evening. Add in musicians flying around the stage and beautiful lighting backdropping the performance, and it all came together for a memorable encounter at one of D.C.’s newest […]

Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups have been producing alternative rock hits for nearly a decade and a half, with no signs of slowing down. From their debut EP, Pikul, in 2005 through their most recent release, Better Nature, the Los Angeles-based band has consistently cranked out alternative anthems. This night at the 9:30 Club was no different, as they brought the house down with such hits as “The Royal We,” “Panic Switch” and “Lazy Eye.”

Prophets of Rage

Rage Against The Machine. Public Enemy. Cypress Hill. Each of these heavyweight acts always had plenty to say and didn’t give a damn who they offended in the process. That was clearly the theme of the night when The Prophets of Rage visited the nation’s capital for their sold-out show at the 9:30 Club. While many acts are happy to leave politics at the door, these musical icons refused to hold back — launching into “Unfuck The World,” “Take The […]