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Blues rock Gotham Theory to play Baltimore Soundstage, 6/10

Give a listen to one of Baltimore's hot bands, Gotham Theory. They're a heavy blend of blues and alt rock, effusing jam-worthy vibes. This quartet released their debut album, Why'd You Break Up With Me, last month and it's filled with rich guitar solos, throaty vocals, and energized melodies, striking a sound similar to Sublime and Bush. Catch their next big show at Baltimore Soundstage on June 10, playing with The Henchmen, Edjacated Phools, Sunbathers, and Matt Baden & The Backflip Yetis. -Jonathan Goodwin

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DC electro rock group Color Palette release new video, Heartless, play DC9 on 5/12

If you haven't heard these guys, fix that right now. A rising band in DC, Color Palette is an engrossing electro rock quintet, specializing in lo-fi vocals and enchanting keys. Their latest video is a studio recording, one that feels intimate and welcoming. Seeing this outfit play so resolutely speaks to their confidence and poise, as well as their talent for musicality that's both titillating and relaxing. Catch their latest video below and don't miss when they open for Day Wave at DC9, 5/12. $12, doors at 8:30.

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Baltimore post hardcore band Haunt release final EP, A Killing Field

After a widely well-received two-year run, Baltimore-based Haunt called it quits. A talented hardcore sextet that intertwined ambient and post elements, they recently released their last recorded material, an EP called The Killing Field. An intense, fast-paced journey, the release features superior guitar work, melding the deep crunch of metal and more classic rock solos to blast the listener's eardrums. Backed by tireless drumming, the dual vocals hit both a throaty and guttural roar and higher-pitched tone straight out of Iron Maiden. They're not playing anymore and it's sketchy if any more music is coming out, but, regardless, give these talented musicians a try. -Jonathan Goodwin   

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New Puff Pieces LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Post-punk trio Puff Pieces has a bouncy, hypnotic new LP Bland in D.C., the title is a play off hometown punk legends Bad Brain's anthem "Banned in D.C." The record was recently released via Greensboro, NC indie label Lovitt Records, and is available on limited-edition translucent yellow vinyl. The album was recorded by Devin Ocampo at Treehouse Studios.

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Acoustic folk duo Joan & Joni to perform at the National Colonial Farm, 4/23

Remember Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell? These legendary ladies of folk have laid down lasting legacies and two accomplished women in the DC area are a product of that influence. Meet Joan & Joni, a duo dedicated to the works of Baez and Mitchell and comprising Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. Both performers possess amazing vocals, creating transcendental melodies, and they pluck their guitars in the most elegant ways, crafting an intimate and enveloping sound that you should check out. They display a rich stage presence and a level of talent not to be taken lightly. Catch them tomorrow night, 4/23, at the National Colonial Farm in Accokeek, MD. Doors at 6, $12. -Jonathan Goodwin

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