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Ex Hex, Sail Mail, and Des Demonas play the Black Cat

A phenomenal Saturday at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. as the indie rock awesomeness of Ex Hex led a strong three-band bill on 2017’s penultimate night. Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris unleashed some new Ex Hex material as well as old. Snail Mail and Des Demonas played some great sets to warm up the chilled crowd.

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.

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.

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton at Boot and Saddle

November ended memorably with a night of warm folk melodies.

Regina Spektor at The Queen

Playing solo mostly on piano, she wowed with a career-spanning set

Grizzly Bear at The Fillmore

Indie-rockers stunned on a wet autumn night

Tori Amos at the Tower Theater

Tori Amos is as spellbinding vocally and with the piano as ever.

The Breeders at Union Transfer

It was an exhilarating night of rock

Arcade Fire plays Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

“It was a powerhouse of a performance backing one of this year’s most misunderstood albums.”

Mondo Cozmo rocks Union Transfer with Flagship and Illinois

“A Solid Bill of Alternative Rock.”

Warpaint play with The Dove and The Wolf at Underground Arts

“An Intimate and Mesmerizing Show”

Filthy Friends with Versus at The Bell House

A Rollicking Occasion.

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer at the World Cafe Live in Philly.

A Pleasant Pair

The Districts Record Release Show at Union Transfer.

An Epic Release Show

Xponential Music Festival 2017 Day 3!

An Intoxicating Event!

Xponential Music Festival 2017 Day 2!

A Seductive Lineup

Xponential Music Festival 2017 Day 1!

Notable Performances

Fleet Foxes with Animal Collective at The Mann Music Center

A Resplendent Experience

Jamila Woods and theMIND at Johnny Brenda’s

Beautiful Photos