The 24-year-old Moldovan maestro Andrei Rață, better known as Andrew Rayel, dropped by Echostage on June 9, and I was there to catch the action.
Hello everybody! We had the pleasure of listening to and meeting Rowan Jones, the British beat bumper known as Route 94! He was at U Street Music Hall on June 8.
Sunday was a big day at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, capped by a stunning headline show by English art rock trio Muse to close out the entire festival.
While we were there, I took the time to catch two other favorite acts for a third day of reporting on performances at Firefly 2017, by all measures a smashing success enjoyed by 90,000 people who poured into The Woodlands to watch more than 125 concerts over four days.
The Steel Wheels will headline Red Wing Roots Music Festival (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Black Bear Productions will present the Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia, on July 14-16, 2017. Tickets for one day or all three days are available.
My second day at Firefly Music Festival exposed me to acts both familiar and new as I spent the afternoon treading along well-manicured paths from stage to stage on Saturday, June 17 to investigate the likes of Sunflower Bean, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Capitol Cities — three acts that quite captured the diversity of the artists performing at Firefly this year!
The fourth annual All Things Go Fall Classic, DC’s foremost local indie pop music festival, expands to three days this year, Oct. 6-8, 2017, offering one-day lineups on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as well as a three-day pass. With a move to Union Market (1309 5th St. NE, DC), All Things Go Fall Classic features headliners Foster the People, Young Thug, and Galantis.
Jangle poppers Sister Hazel made the leap to country with their ninth studio album, Lighter in the Dark, which was released in 2016 via Croakin’ Poets/Rock Ridge. Sister Hazel are on tour, and they perform at 9:30 Club on Friday, July 21. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.