Preview: DC101 Kerfuffle @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 5/19/19

Greta Van Fleet - 2018
Greta Van Fleet (left to right: Danny Wagner, Jake Kiszka, Josh Kiszka, Sam Kiszka) (Photo by Travis Shinn)

A “kerfuffle” is a commotion or fuss. Surely, local DC101 was thinking of something similarly disorganized when it lifted the name for its annual concert jamboree. That said, the DC101 Kerfuffle at Merriweather Post Pavilion will likely run like a well-oiled machine on Sunday, May 19, considering the high caliber of the bands performing — Greta Van Fleet, Young the Giant, The Revivalists, Tom Morello, SHAED, and The Blue Stones!

Of course, headerliner Greta Van Fleet consists of Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (guitars), Sam Kiszka (bass and keys), and Danny Wagner (drums). The gents announced a 2019 tour — March of the Peaceful Army — in support of the band’s debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, released last fall via Lava and Republic Records.

In March 2017, the world went crazy for Greta Van Fleet with the release of the band’s debut single “Highway Tune,” which held the #1 position on US Rock Radio Charts for five consecutive weeks and on Canada’s Active Rock Radio Charts for nine straight weeks.

Watch the official music video for “Highway Tune” by Greta Van Fleet on YouTube:

In a review for Consequence of Sound, Tyler Clark says Greta Van Fleet has plenty of talent.

“Greta Van Fleet remains preternaturally good at evoking the sonic world of the Zeppelin-ified ’70s; even without guitarist Jake Kiszka’s expertly bluesy solo work, frontman Josh Kiszka’s voice would naturally lead you to the conclusion that he’s somehow been pre-possessed by the ghost of Robert Plant,” Tyler wrote.

He added: “Gifted with youth, taste, and undeniable natural talents (just ask anyone who’s seen them live), the band still has time to become the saviors of rock and roll that many want them to be.”

Buy your tickets online.

DC101 Kerfuffle
w/ Greta Van Fleet, Young the Giant, The Revivalists
Tom Morello, SHAED, The Blue Stones
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sunday, May 19
Show @ 4:30pm
$55 Lawn/$75 Pavilion
All ages

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