Concerts

John Mayer

John Mayer Charms Audience With Acoustic Show

With only a mic stand, rug and guitar, John Mayer’s performance at Baltimore’s Modell Performing Arts Center on Oct. 7 proved that musical talent and stage presence alone are enough to keep audiences enthralled — no holograms or backup dancers required. Billed as “An Acoustic Evening With John Mayer,” the[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
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BROCKHAMPTON Returns With New Aesthetic

Rap group BROCKHAMPTON rocked The Anthem on Oct. 16, as part of the I’ll Be There Tour promoting its fourth album, “iridescence.” The band’s mediocre performance at points proved that it is fumbling with its identity. The self-proclaimed “greatest boy band in the world” exploded onto the music scene in[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
Peach Pit

Peach Pit Showcases New Sounds in Intimate Performance

Pop group Peach Pit thrived in an intimate performance at DC9 Nightclub on Oct. 10, displaying a new energetic sound that thrilled the crowd. As the clock struck 10 p.m., anticipation climbed minute by minute for Peach Pit, a group of bluesy lo-fi rockers hailing from Montreal. Peach Pit’s melodic[Read More…]

by October 17, 2018 1 comment Concerts, The Guide
Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan Connects With Crowd in Colorful Performance

When Troye Sivan began his colorful, high-energy performance of his track “Dance to This” at The Anthem on Thursday, Oct. 4, his audience followed the song title’s command by letting go on the dance floor. On tour promoting his sophomore album “Bloom” released in August, Sivan created the perfect atmosphere[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
Florence + the Machine Embrace Fans During Emotional Performance

Florence + the Machine Embrace Fans During Emotional Performance

Florence + the Machine, one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed musical groups of this generation, created an intimate and cathartic experience as they graced The Anthem on Friday Oct. 5. Performances on their tour, named after their June 2018 album “High as Hope,” seamlessly combined fan favorites from[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
TRILLECTRO

SZA and Sheck Wes Shine at Trillectro Music Festival

When I entered Trillectro, a music festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, I could feel the atmosphere shift from the streets of Maryland. The colors were brighter, the music was louder and the people were happier. The anticipation and excitement were tangible as I steadily made my way[Read More…]

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Car Seat Headrest Rocks Bodies and Minds at the 9:30 Club

Rarely in an era where flawless stage presence seems to be the par excellence of live performance will a band forgo pyrotechnics and flashy outfits for flailing limbs and crunchy guitars. Although Car Seat Headrest unassumingly took the stage at the 9:30 Club on Sept. 19 outfitted like a high[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Music, The Guide
JACK COLAVITA FOR THE HOYA

JPEGMAFIA Exhilarates Crowd With Frenzied Energy

In the basement of the Songbyrd Music House in Adams Morgan, red lights reflected off a low ceiling, illuminating the crowd as it eagerly awaited Baltimore experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA. He is currently on tour in the United States and Canada. Songbyrd is a small venue, and its 200-attendee capacity creates[Read More…]

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Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

In 2013, Drake propelled rap trifecta Migos to superstardom when he put his verse on the group’s trap anthem “Versace (Remix).” Now, Migos share tour headlines with their benefactor. Yet the audience reaction to the “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” tour solidifies Drake as the real star, while Migos are[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Concerts, Music, The Guide
Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

Drake Outshines Migos at Capital One Arena

In 2013, Drake propelled rap trifecta Migos to superstardom when he put his verse on the group’s trap anthem “Versace (Remix).” Now, Migos shares tour headlines with their benefactor. Yet the audience reaction to the “Aubrey and the Three Amigos” tour solidifies Drake as the real star, while Migos is[Read More…]

by September 17, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide