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Yo La Tengo @ The Orange Peel 4/27/13

Despite being a band for going on 30 years now, my personal exposure to Yo La Tengo has actually been quite limited.  Here's what I do know. -  Based on my three years of high school spanish, I think that their band name means something to the effect of "I have", with some sort of feminine ...
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My Morning Jacket – 3 Nights @ The Capitol Theatre

You can imagine the quizzical looks one might receive from family and friends when announcing you will be driving 10 hours the day after Christmas to watch the same band perform in the same venue three nights in a row. Explanations of the band's extensive catalog, no repeat set lists, and incre...
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My Morning Jacket w/ Band of Horses Merriweather Post Pavilion 8/18/12

There is a short list of bands touring at the moment who are putting on an incredible show night after night and My Morning Jacket is without doubt on this elite list.  With a catalog of music a mile long, a rabid fan base, crazy talent and a stellar new album, MMJ seems to have the recipe of liv...
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Wilco Charlottesville Pavilion 7/19/12

Despite having the opportunity to catch Wilco touring their last three releases, it wasn't until last night that it hit me - these guys have really made it.  Granted, it has been a while since the experimental band from Chicago took on the big record company (and won), but to me Wilco has always be...
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The Avett Brothers @ The Portsmouth Pavilion 4/28/12

As much as I hate to admit it, The Avett Brothers aren't one of my favorite little bands anymore.  It's interesting to watch these guys grow as a band, because outside of the size of the crowds, not much has changed.   Whether the venue is big or small the Avetts do things the only way they know h...
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Alabama Shakes – Live @ Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC 4/6/12

If you have not heard of The Alabama Shakes (unlikely if you are reading this article), you have not been paying attention.  Their story goes something like this: started playing together in their hometown of Athens, AL, released a single titled “You Ain’t Alone”, get plugged by indie mu...
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Dr. Dog Live @ 9:30 Club Washington D.C. 3/16/12

It's a three hour haul from Norfolk, VA up to Washington D.C.'s 9:30 club, and while I was quick to load up a playlist of my favorite Dr. Dog tunes to prep for the show, I was vetoed after being informed by my fellow M.O.R. staffer and co-pilot that this was evoking some sort of Rock Faux Pas (I a...
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The Avett Brothers @ The TED Norfolk, VA 9/20/11

Love was in the air at the Avett brothers concert last night - even for a cynic such as myself it was hard not to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The band bounced onto the stage and kicked things off with one of my personal favorites "Die Die Die," which had the crowd in the palm of their hand ...
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Bright Eyes @ 9:30 Club Washington DC – 9/4/11

Writer/Photographer: Amanda Lomax Conor Oberst - The Politician? It's a stretch for the indie singer-songwriter, I know, but, when you've been living in DC for several years the lines between performance, entertainment, and politics begin to blur. Oberst's Bright Eyes' show at the 930 Club gave m...
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My Morning Jacket @ Charlottesville Pavillion 8/24/11

It is no secret that My Morning Jacket is one of the world's best live acts.  At this stage in the game, they aren't catching too many people by surprise with what has turned into a pretty legendary rock show.  Every night these guys take the stage, they roll up to a packed house of people with ex...
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Band of Horses @Jewish Mother Va Beach, VA 8/7/11

What do you do when the headliners of the tour you're on throw in the towel after the first three dates? If you're the Band of Horses, you saddle up and hit the road your damn selves. After The Kings of Leon called it quits due to "vocal issues and exhaustion", the opening band, a hard-working five-...
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Justin Townes Earle @ The Naro Norfolk, VA 4/7

Photos Courtesy of Jesse Scaccia, Altdaily.com The Naro Cinema in Norfolk is a late 30's theater that usually plays indie films and movies with subtitles, but on Thursday night it was rocking some serious country tunes. The night opened up with local girl Gina Dalmas and her Cow Tippin' Playboys w...
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