Celeste, Author at The Panic Manual

Song Of The Day: Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night

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How many things in life bring you pure happiness? Like I’m talking pure, unadulterated happiness. Tail wagging, hands clapping, grinning ear to ear, new ice cream cone, new car, first pumpkin spice latte of the season, presents wrapped under the tree, laden Thanksgiving table, fireworks on the 4th of July, freshly baked apple pie, ice cream cake, snow day happiness? Jukebox the Ghost is pure unadulterated happiness in sonic form. From power pop to ballads, the trio’s glittering, silky smooth, …

Concert Review: Wild Cub, September 29, DC9

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Photo Credit: Allister Ann Keegan DeWitt, lead singer of Nashville-based Wild Cub, is a story teller in the two best genres: high-energy indie rock and self-deprecating stories. “This is becoming story hour with Wild Cub,” DeWitt said to the audience about halfway through the set before launching into another story. “So I try really hard not to lose my voice on tour, but a couple of days ago we were out doing karaoke after a set, and I lost my …

Concert Review: Coast Modern, Salt Cathedral, September 22, U Street Music Hall

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What do you call a surf rock band with a big splash of reggae, a tiny pinch of hip hop, and just a dash of Tenacious D silliness? You call them Coast Modern. The LA based duo came to DC on Friday to play a sold out show at U Street Music Hall. The night started out with Salt Cathedral, a Colombian-born, NY-based global pop duo. The twosome might have been small but they were mighty in their stage presence. …

Concert Review: Little Dragon, August 8, 9:30 Club

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I’ve always been a big fan of breakfast for dinner. Pancakes and omelettes are exactly what you need to bring your day to a successful close at 8pm. Which is why I was so delighted to walk into 9:30 Club and find the lead singer of Little Dragon, Yukimi Nagano, rocking an omelette on her head. The adorable vocalist/very enthusiastic tambourine player was sporting a wide brimmed bright yellow hat of the variety that wraps around the head to preserve …