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Skillet

With anthems such as “You Ain’t Ready,” “Rise Up” and “Victorious,” it’s clear that everything Skillet does is epic. And that fact isn’t limited to their most recent album, which is also named “Victorious,” as anyone who has ever attended one of their concerts can attest to. It’s no wonder why World Wrestling Entertainment showcases the band’s smash hit, “Legendary,” as the theme song for its flagship program, Monday Night Raw. Everything about the band’s sound commands your attention and […]

From Ashes to New

While members have come and gone since the band formed in 2013, one thing has remained consistent for From Ashes to New — their hard rock sound has always been raw and genuine. When From Ashes to New came to town this time around, they were led by frontman Matt Brandyberry, along with vocalist Danny Case, guitarist Lance Dowdle and drummer Mat Madiro. While these four guys have only been together since 2017, they’ve clearly developed a bond that translates […]

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 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 absolutely stunning lighting backdropping the performance, and it all came together for a memorable encounter at one of D.C.’s newest and hottest venues.