PREVIEW: Sturgill Simpson 9/15 @ MPP

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BY: CLARE SAUSEN // On Friday, September 15 th , Sturgill Simpson will come to the legendary Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD to tour his latest album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, winner of the Grammy for Best Country Album and nominee for Album of the Year in February, 2017.

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is the singer-songwriter’s third solo studio album, following 2014’s hit Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and 2013’s High Top Mountain. Simpson was originally a founding member of the bluegrass band Sunday Valley before embarking on a solo career following the band’s ending in 2012.

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is a slight departure from his country roots, leaning more on his rock elements and even covering Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” Simpson has typically been classified as “alt-country,” incorporating psychedelic, r&b, and soul components to his bluegrass base. The album also features additions from The Dap-Kings, a Brooklyn funk and soul band. He claims that the record is a commemoration of the birth of his second son, and it is critically regarded as Simpson’s best work to date.

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PREVIEW: Young The Giant w/ Cold War Kids and Joywave @ MPP

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BY: ELLERY GLADSTONE-GROTH // On Saturday September 16th  Young The Giant, will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion accompanied by the stylings of the Cold War Kids and Joywave. The California based quintet, Young The Giant are coming off their third full length album, Home of The Strange(2016) and are sure to deliver the indie synth rock vibe we have come to know and love.

Home of The Strange recorded 3  Billboard top 100 singles with, “Amerika” , “Something to believe in” and “Silvertongue”. These singles would surely foreshadow the albums number 12 ranking on the billboard top 200 albums of the week.

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PREVIEW: Nick Murphy @ 9:30 Club 9/11

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BY: BRIAN SEUCH // Playing at the 9:30 club in Washington DC next Monday (9/11) Nick Murphy is a show like no other. Boasting a unique style mixing electronic sensual beats with his own original vocals, its hard to find other artists that can match his style and success.

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PREVIEW: Nathan For You @ Lincoln Theatre 9/10

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BY: CLARE SAUSEN On September 10th, Nathan Fielder of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You is offering a sneak peek of the show’s fourth season (set to premiere on September 28th, 2017 with a 1 hour special entitled “Nathan For You: A Celebration” airing the week before) with a Q&A session afterwards.

Falling somewhere on the comedic scale between truTV’s Impractical Jokers and Comedy Central’s The Eric Andre Show, Fielder visits struggling small businesses and attempts to give them “advice” to help gain more customers– usually resulting in hilarious discomfort.

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PREVIEW: Washed Out 8/31 @ 9:30 Club

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SARAH SOPHER // On June 30th, Ernest Greene of Washed Out released the project’s most recent album, Mister Mellow and is now touring to share its live experience. Washed Out will be playing at the 9:30 Club on August 31st.

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