Live Review: Zepparella @ City Winery — 4/25/19

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Zepparella performs at City Winery on April 25, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

An entire generation of Led Zeppelin fans have grown up deprived of the opportunity to see the supergroup perform its legendary material live. A temporary reprieve from that disappointment was enjoyed by a sold-out crowd at DC’s City Winery one evening recently when Zepparella, an all-female tribute band, took the stage for a two-hour set of Led Zeppelin’s greatest songs.

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Snapshots: Trey Anastasio and Ghosts of the Forest @ The Anthem — 4/6/19

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Trey Anastasio fronts Ghosts of the Forest at The Anthem on April 6, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Phish fans were jubilant recently as Trey Anastasio made a weekend stop at DC’s The Anthem to unveil a new band, Ghosts of the Forest, and a forthcoming album by the same name. The sold-out performance was the third stop on a short nine-show April run for the Phish frontman’s newest side-project.

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Snapshots: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ The Birchmere — 3/28/19

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs at The Birchmere on March 28, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Birchmere transformed into a swing lounge one evening recently when Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the OGs of contemporary swing revival, made their 15th appearance at the iconic music venue. The band offered a 90-minute performance that featured past and present hits from their vast catalog, along with a few numbers in tribute to the New Orleans music scene from which Scotty Morris, the band’s leader, draws deep influence.

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