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The National with This is The Kit at Verizon Hall

The National electrified a sold-out Philly crowd with “Sleep Well Beast” and many of their indie-rock classics in this grand classical music hall.

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The Dream Syndicate with Richard Lloyd at The Bowery Ballroom

The Dream Syndicate rocked the socks off of the crowd hungry for music from their first album in 30 years (How Did I Find Myself Here?) as well as their classics.

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Jungle at Elsewhere

After a three year absence, Jungle lit up Elsewhere with songs old and new. The sold out crowd danced to every beat and cheered after every song as if it was the last. The atmosphere was electric – perhaps the only people grinning bigger than the fans was the London band who seemed shocked to have the unrelenting and strong reception they received on that Saturday night.

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The National at The Anthem

Indie rock giants, The National, stopped by DC’s biggest room, The Anthem, to play All The Hits.

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Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton at Boot and Saddle

November ended memorably with a night of warm folk melodies.

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Thrice and Circa Survive at Terminal 5

Heavy and Powerful

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Slowdive play at Rams Head Live

British shoegaze legends Slowdive stopped by Baltimore for a mesmerizing set, drawing from their entire brief, but dense catalog. Despite singer Rachel Goswell mistaking the city for Washington, DC early in the show, drawing ire from local fans, the quintet quickly recovered the crowd’s awe with their beautiful soundscapes and perfectly executed light show.

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Cut Copy at Terminal 5

Touring on Haiku from Zero, Cut Copy stopped by Terminal 5 on Black Friday. They always manage to put on the best dance parties and this was no exception – no better way to work off Thanksgiving Dinner.

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The Shins at Coca-Cola Roxy

Despite numerous lineup changes and stylistic shifts over a nearly two-decade existence, The Shins remain one of indie rock’s most reliable room fillers. With their calling cards of nostalgia and James Mercer’s songwriting to fall back on, the most recent iteration of the band pulled from one of the genre’s most celebrated catalogs, allowing the thousands in attendance to relive their experiences with their songs.

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Jhene Aiko and Willow Smith at Irving Plaza

Jhene Aiko brought special guest Willow Smith to Irving Plaza for a stop on the TRIP Tour. “I’m not trying to be perfection, I’m just trying to make connections” she did just that last night captivating the crowd with a fully immersive trip. OLLA (Only Lovers Left Alive) was a jaaaaaam to close out the night with.
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LCD Soundsystem at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The second night of a two-night run.
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Hamilton Leithauser and Courtney Marie Andrews at Wonder Ballroom

A last celebratory night of the tour.
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Grizzly Bear at The Tabernacle

The indie rock mainstays, touring off the recently released Painted Ruins, made a stop in Atlanta this past week. Delivering a powerhouse, nearly two-hour long set consisting of as many old standards as newer songs, Grizzly Bear made a strong case for why they remain one of the genre’s most respected outfits.
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The Drums at Brooklyn Steel

Johnny with his great dance moves

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Hot Snakes, Hurry Up and The Suicide Notes live at Star Theater

A welcoming return