Eli “Paperboy” Reed performs at The Soundry on May 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Eli “Paperboy” Reed headlined a pair of shows over last weekend at DC’s The Hamilton and its sister venue, The Soundry in Columbia, Maryland. The Brooklyn-based artist recently released a new album, 99 Cent Dreams on April 19 via Yep Roc Records, and he is on tour to promote it.
Red Wanting Blue performs at Gypsy Sally’s on May 4, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Red Wanting Blue fan were treated to a fantastic 90-minute set at Gypsy Sally’s over the weekend, but it was a performance that almost didn’t happen.
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.
Brass Against performs at The Hamilton Live on April 17, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Fists were pumping in the air at DC’s The Hamilton Live recently when Brass Against, the NYC-based brass protest band, took the stage and led the rage.
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.
Don McLean performs at The Birchmere on April 5, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Don McLean visited The Birchmere on a recent Friday night, and the singer-songwriter best known for his 1971 hit, “American Pie,” gave a masters class on storyteller musical performance.
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.