Trouble Funk have done it again, folks. This time they brought their pioneering DC go-go sound to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, and they did not disappoint.
Rosanne Cash released She Remembers Everything, her 15th album, on Blue Note Records last year. The daughter of Johnny Cash will perform at Strathmore Music Center on Friday, March 1.
Two-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter provided a bonus night of romance for a Strathmore Music Center audience not ready to let go of Valentine’s Day recently. The baritone vocalist gave a virtuoso performance as he delivered his deeply personal lyrics and paid tribute to jazz greats.
Dutch symphonic metal collective Within Temptation released Resist, the band’s seventh studio album, on Feb. 1, and their accompanying tour of the United States takes them to Rams Head Live on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The Dead Tongues perform at Jammin Java on Feb. 17, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
I walked around Jammin Java on Sunday, its brick walls reflecting the stagelights, crowd slowly filling in. My wife asked if I wanted a beer; we went to the bar, where a gaggle of musicians ordered drinks, special opener Molly Sarlé holding a bouquet of white and yellow flowers. Ryan Gustafson, also known by his stage name The Dead Tongues, walked away last, but not before I could say, “I’m really looking forward to the show.” He stopped, turned, looked me in the eyes, telling me “Thanks so much,” with a hand on my shoulder.
Adrianne Lenker, front person for the band Big Thief, creates the kind of music that is both beautiful and heart breaking. It’s also easy to lose yourself in the stories she tells. And tell them she did at Metro Gallery in Baltimore recently.