Let’s take an opportunity to revisit one of the more ridiculous nights of rock and roll to take place in the DC Metro area so far this year, featuring local comic band Dingleberry Dynasty!
Steel Panther — the over-the-top glam metal quartet hailing from Los Angeles — have been on their 2018 Sunset Strip Live! tour since February, following their fourth studio album Lower The Bar, which was released March 24, 2017. The bawdy comic rockers blew through the DC Metro area (with hairspray in hand) three weeks ago and played a sold-out show at The Fillmore Silver Spring with Dingleberry Dynasty opening.
The sentiment in ZZ Top‘s 1983 hit is just as applicable today in 2018 as it was 35 years ago: “‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.”
District ladies (and many a gentleman) know a thing or two about fashion and one fan in particular wasn’t shy about applauding the lead singer’s tailored, red three-piece ensemble. “Mr. Hammond — nice suit!”
Albert Hammond Jr. quickly responded: “In fact, it is!” The audience later learned, after witnessing the musician engage in nearly 40 minutes of of onstage cardio in that recent performance at U Street Music Hall, “Wool does not sweat well.”
Music brings people of all walks of life together — even two self-proclaimed “weirdos from different parts of the country” who want to pay it forward.
Fans of the Los Angeles-based fashion savvy quartet Lucius have a whole lot to repay in kind after this last Friday’s sold-out “Nudes Acoustic Tour” at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. It was the 16th stop on their spring North American tour supporting their third full-length album, Nudes, released on Mom + Pop Music, in collaboration with Electric Lady Studios. While their new project may have only taken a couple days to record, its 10 acoustic tracks (three brand new songs, three covers, and four reworking of previous material) will keep your brain and your boombox occupied much longer.
Fear. Anxiety. Depression. These psychological stressors are at an all-time high, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, affecting an estimated 8.3 million American adults. Sure, meditation and exercise might be tried and true methods to calm an overloaded brain, but the Canadian baroque pop collective Broken Social Scene have an alternative prescription to offer. No, it’s not “more cowbell” — although it wouldn’t be all that surprising given how many musical instruments they utilize on stage. Kevin Drew and crew employ a more engaging and face-to-face method.