Shantel Breen

Shantel (Mitchell) Breen has been photographing shows for various blogs and publications in the DC/Baltimore area since 2008. Music has always been a big part of her life and she always admits to being a lover of music before being a photographer. She enjoys going to smaller club shows and supporting local musicians. In addition to a degree in photography, Shantel has a Masters in Secondary Math Education and teaches for Baltimore County Schools.

We are exceptionally happy to have Shantel as part of DC Music Review's team.  Her  photographic eye, words, and passion for music are invaluable.

Billy Strings
If you are a fan of bluegrass music there is one name that you have been hearing about over and[...]
Hot August Music Festival Info and Ticket Giveaway
​DC Music Review is excited to be doing a ticket giveaway contest for Hot August Music Festival!!  One lucky winner[...]
Blue Ox, 4848 and Peachfest Details
​​Another edition of the festival fun that is coming this summer!  This particular post is very exciting for me personally[...]
Charm City Bluegrass, Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival and SpringDig Details
​The time has finally come and the staff at DC Music Review could not be more excited about all of[...]
Best Photos of February 2019
February was another extremely potent month of music in the DC area. We were lucky to cover some amazing acts[...]
Best Photos of January 2019
With a stellar 2018 in the history books we find that 2019 is off to a stellar start. Despite some[...]
The Wood Brothers Dazzle Fans Over Two Nights at 9:30 Club
Brothers Chris and Oliver Wood brought their three-piece band, The Wood Brothers, with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix to 9:30 Club for two nights[...]
DC Music Review’s Best of 2018
2018 is in the books! This was a special year for us at DC Music Review in that it was[...]
Midnight North Wrap Up Their Fall Tour at Gypsy Sally’s [Photos/Audio]
Midnight North embarked on a bi-coastal tour this fall. The band performed two mini-tours along the East and West Coasts[...]
Best Photos of November 2018
November proved to be another potent dosage of amazing music in the DMV. We were fortunate to cover a multitude[...]
Best Photos of September 2018
On September 22, the Fall Equinox arrived. Autumn leaves are falling outside right now, but we want to reflect on[...]
The Black Cat Celebrates its 25th Anniversary by Hosting Two Nights of Great Music
When I reflect on some of my favorite bands that I have seen perform in DC, I immediately think of[...]
Rhett Miller Entertains The Soundry with Songs and Stories
“I told myself, It’s Sunday night… don’t talk.  These people want to get home…”, Rhett Miller laughed while reflecting in[...]
Best Photos of August 2018
Summer 2018 is in the books and it ended with a crescendo of sizzling hot music! The region had it[...]
August Sizzles As Hot August Provides A One Day Spectacular For All
The 26th annual Hot August Music Festival was held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Oregon Ridge Park in Baltimore[...]
The Feminist Pop Punk We Sorely Need: Tacocat at DC9 (with GYMSHORTS)
Between the grizzly pounding of picks on fuzz-laden guitars, GYMSHORTS’ Sarah Greenwell shouted into the mic like a crazed fan[...]
August Sizzles This Saturday as Hot August Music Festival Comes to Cockeysville, MD
What better way to spend a Saturday in August than at the Hot August Music Festival? Our favorite local music[...]
Best Photos of July 2018
July was a scortcher of a  month of music in the DMV. Outdoor venues were in full swing filling the[...]
The Trifecta Food Truck Festival Comes to Timonium, Maryland
Who doesn’t love a good food truck festival during the summer?  Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Maryland became a[...]
Courtney Barnett Rocks The Anthem
This past Tuesday at The Anthem, we were treated to 3 hours of talented women musicians who know how to[...]
Best Photos of June 2018
June was another fantastic month of music in the DMV. Music filled concert venues around the region. Outdoor venues, dormant[...]
Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case Light Up The Anthem
Earlier this year, Ray LaMontagne announced that he would be performing a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion with Neko Case[...]
WTMD Hosts Yet Another Amazing Night of Music at the June First Thursday Festival
Baltimore’s alternative radio station, 89.7 WTMD, rocked Canton Waterfront Park again this past Thursday.  This was the second free concert[...]
Best Photos of May 2018
Another fantastic month of music in the DMV has passed and we present you our Best Photos of May 2018[...]
Interview with Billy Strings – Part II
Karin McLaughlin: So we got to sit down with Billy Strings after his first of three shows here at Delfest[...]
Caleb Stine Delivers a Beautiful Performance Celebrating his Latest Release
“This album is about love.  Love is nothing but a giant wheel and if you wait long enough, eventually it[...]
WTMD Kicks Off First Thursdays at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore
Baltimore’s alternative radio station, 89.7 WTMD, kicked off their First Thursday Concert Series on May 3 at Canton Waterfront Park[...]
Charm City Bluegrass Charms Thousands As Spring Peaks In Baltimore
The sixth annual Charm City Bluegrass festival was held in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park last weekend, drawing thousands of bluegrass[...]
The Dirty Grass Players with Dirty Blanket and Fried Pickin’ at The 8×10 in Baltimore
Third Thursday Bluegrass on April 19 at The 8x10 was the perfect way to kick off the weekend!  This particular Extra[...]
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