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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
KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

CONCERT REVIEW: Old Crow Medicine Show at The Anthem

For just the evening of April 28, the rousing and high-powered sounds of string band Old Crow Medicine Show turned The Anthem into an intimate and lively country bar. With no opening act, the crowd waited with palpable excitement for the band to begin the two-hour experience. Old Crow Medicine[Read More…]

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: P!nk at Capital One Arena

Pop-rock maven P!nk took her talents to new heights at Capital One Arena on April 16 by combining her unbeatable vocal range with artistic aerial performances for the Washington, D.C. show of her “Beautiful Trauma” tour. Accompanied by a diverse dance troupe and band, P!nk encouraged empowerment, self-worth and an[Read More…]

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Concert Review: Lorde at The Anthem

Despite surging in popularity since 2014, Lorde graced an intimate venue, The Anthem, for her return to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 8, creating an environment that blended familiarity and grandeur. The open floor of The Anthem meant that fans lined up hours before the show to get as close[Read More…]

Concert Review: Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena

Since her Disney Channel days, Demi Lovato has delivered pop tracks that pack both vocal and emotional punches, and her concert at Capital One Arena on March 24 delivered each musical hit with new intensity. Lovato’s exceptional vocal stamina mixed with her candor and vulnerability enabled everyone in the arena,[Read More…]

MGMT

Concert Review: MGMT at The Anthem

MGMT brought a refreshing nonchalance and whimsical sense to The Anthem on March 15, marrying a subdued stage presence with playful oddities like its lead singer on an exercise bike and a cameo by a child-sized piano. The indie duo, composed of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, is on tour[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide