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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
MNEK/INSTAGRAM | English songwriter MNEK, above, filled Union Stage with a magnetic and inclusive energy that thrilled all.

MNEK Amazes in Unapologetic Performance on Debut US Tour

Stepping out of the shadow of songwriting for artists such as Beyoncé and Dua Lipa, MNEK was in the spotlight with a gorgeous vocal performance and stunning choreography Feb. 20 at Union Stage. The concert was an unapologetic celebration of queer culture and the diverse identities of artists who have[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, 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
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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…]

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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