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James Bay Shines Bright on ‘Electric Light’ Tour at The Anthem

Three years removed from his last tour, James Bay still remembers how to bring soul to the stage. At the Anthem on Friday, March 8, Bay entertained the crowd with new songs from his 2018 album, “Electric Light,” as well as classics from his 2015 debut album, “Chaos and the[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Meg Mac Entrances Union Stage With Mesmerizing Performance

Australian singer Meg Mac, who gained acclaim for her original take on R&B with a dark, pop-infused sound, showcased all her talent and charisma in her first U.S. solo tour at Union Stage on Feb. 23. Union Stage stands in stark contrast to the rest of District Wharf, a recently[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
ANDERSON .PAAK/INSTAGRAM | Anderson .Paak created a buzzing, multifaceted show, delighting new and old fans alike.

Anderson .Paak Thrives in Concert as Grand as Venue

Anderson .Paak delivered a virtuosic and groovy performance alongside The Free Nationals that would appeal to teenage outcasts and R&B purists at the swanky MGM National Harbor on Feb. 20. The dreary winter night outside was no match for the uplifting Los Angeles native, whether he was behind the microphone[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
EMPRESS OF FACEBOOK | Kicking off her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., Empress Of took the songs from her sophomore album and blended them into each other throughout the set. She mixed and changed her music with an air of coolness and flexibility that created a unique experience within the packed concert venue.

Empress Of Experiments With Her Music at DC Show

Electronic and alternative artist Empress Of launched her new tour at the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street on Feb. 18 after the release of her new album “Us.” Wearing a dress she designed herself and her mother sewed, Empress Of, known off-stage as Lorely Rodriguez, seized control of[Read More…]

DENNESE MAE JAVIER/THE HOYA | The members of alternative rock group Weathers have known each other since long before finding success as a band. This history has given them time to grow artistically.

Rock Band Opens Up About New Album, Artistic Evolution

Weathers procured their position in the alternative rock space through the success of their debut singles “I Don’t Wanna Know” and “Happy Pills.” Masterfully adorned with warm percussion, searing guitar riffs and intoxicating melodies, the songs attained an anthemic status. Despite the sincerity behind these early tracks, the Los Angeles-bred[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
@MAROON5/INSTAGRAM | While the much-maligned NFL opted for a seemingly safe choice in Maroon 5 to headline the halftime show, the decision ended up backfiring as the group delivered an underwhelming performance. The brief cameos of rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi did little to rescue the band’s incredibly forgettable show.

Maroon 5 Disappoints in Lackluster Halftime Show

The Super Bowl halftime show has produced some of the most iconic moments in NFL history, including Michael Jackson’s jaw-dropping performance in 1993 and Beyoncé’s impeccably choreographed display in 2013. Given the many public relations storms that have been wreaking havoc over the NFL’s reputation, however, such as Nike’s ad[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
ANNIE GOTT/THE HOYA | Country singer Kacey Musgraves debuted her first album, “Same Trailer, Different Park,” in 2013 and has only gained popularity since. As demonstrated at her Jan. 24 show at The Anthem, Musgraves’ songs have incorporated more of a disco sound in recent years, which sets her apart from traditional country artists.

Musgraves Brings Vocals, Vibes to The Anthem

Kacey Musgraves had an extremely successful 2018 with the release of her critically acclaimed fourth album “Golden Hour,” and she has shown no sign of slowing down in 2019. Already a fixture on the country scene, Musgraves has undoubtedly expanded her audience with four Grammy nominations this year, including Album[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 1 comment Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
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O.A.R. Electrifies The Anthem With Powerful Performance

As Christmastime snuck up on Washington, D.C., O.A.R., which stands for Of a Revolution, came back to its home turf to prove once again that the band is a phenomenal live act. Walking down the beautiful D.C. Wharf on the evening of Dec. 15, the crowd stood out around The[Read More…]

by January 12, 2019 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Travis Scott Brings ‘Astroworld’ to Capital One Arena

Travis Scott Brings ‘Astroworld’ to Capital One Arena

Rap superstar Travis Scott put on a show for the ages at Capital One Arena on Nov. 29, as part of his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour. Arguably hip-hop’s most dynamic showman, Scott performed on a stage designed to emulate the now-defunct Houston theme park Six Flags Astroworld. The[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Ponderers

Psychedelic Rock Band Pond Mesmerizes Audience With Theatrical Dreamscape

“How will this epicenter of the world political climate cope when our touring circus, so ridiculous that surely there can be none alike, rolls into town?” Pond frontman Nick Allbrook wrote in a blog post as he flew into Washington, D.C., on the eve of the band’s second U.S. tour[Read More…]