(Empire Strikes Brass and Danny Moore in a red mask lead a parade at Sleepy Creek HarFest 2018 on Oct. 5, 2018. Photos by Chester Simpson; Words by Michael Tucker)
When I look back at every festival I attend, there is a definitive moment where everything clicks, and I have an epiphany of sorts wherein I come to understand what that festival means to me.
Garbage (Photo by Joseph Cultice)
Garbage is celebrating 20 years of Version 2.0, their influential second album, with a new remastered edition and a tour. That tour lands at The Lincoln Theatre in DC for two nights. The first night sold out fast, but tickets are still available for Garbage’s concert on Monday, Oct. 22.
Sarah Borges (Photo courtesy Conqueroo)
Sarah Borges roared into Americana as the lead singer of the Broken Singles. After a stint solo, she’s back with the band, and they released a new album, Love’s Middle Name, on Oct. 12 via Blue Corn Music.
Now, Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles open for The Bottle Rockets at Gypsy Sally’s on Thursday, Oct. 18.
John Lydon fronts PiL at Black Cat on Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Public Image Ltd., or PiL, released a career-spanning box set, The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs from the Heart), in July via Virgin Records. And John Lydon and his crew performed some of those greatest songs at the Black Cat on Friday. Jason Nicholson captured the show on film!
The Jayhawks perform in Barcelona, Spain, on July 14, 2014. (Photo by Jon Iraundegi)
The myth of “Minnesota nice” got a little verification on Thursday night at The Birchmere. Before alt-country legends the Jayhawks started playing, keyboardist Karen Grotberg turned to our table, which was next to the stage, and apologize that she would be turning her back to us at times. She also said she hoped we wouldn’t get blown out by the monitors and, fortunately, we didn’t.
Jim and William Reid perform with The Jesus and Mary Chain at The Anthem on Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
For two nights at The Anthem, The Jesus and Mary Chain opened Nine Inch Nails, and the Scottish noise poppers led by Jim and William Reid were at the top of their game!
Lindsey Buckingham (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)
Lindsey Buckingham released Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, which includes album, live, and alternate versions of some of Lindsey’s celebrated solo albums, on Oct. 5 via Rhino Records. Lindsey will perform at Warner Theatre on Friday, Oct. 19.