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Self-described "desert-disco" duo KOLARS open for Shakey Graves. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Self-described "desert-disco" duo KOLARS open for Shakey Graves. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Self-described "desert-disco" duo KOLARS open for Shakey Graves. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Self-described "desert-disco" duo KOLARS open for Shakey Graves. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves walks on stage. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, brings out his bluesy, folk and rock and roll sound. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves gestures to the crowd while singing "Built to Roam." Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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An array of guitars wait to be picked up by Shakey Graves' touring band. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves welcomes the McDonald Theatre, solo at first and then later joined by a touring band. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Crowd members dance to the music. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves' stage lighting features intricate graphic designs projected on to screens behind him. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves grabs the mic from its stand. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves ditches his Lakers hat and rocks out on stage. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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The crowd claps along to the music. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves sings "The Perfect Parts." Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves points the mic toward the crowd, who sing along to "The Perfect Parts." Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Shakey Graves holds a thumbs-up. Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Americana musician Shakey Graves takes the Tour X9 to a sold-out McDonald Theatre on Dec. 7, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Sarah is the photo editor of the Daily Emerald. She is well-versed in photography, feature writing and all things visual tempo. Sarah shoots almost every type of subject and specializes in concert photography and photojournalism.


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