Live Review: The Legendary Shack Shakers @ City Winery — 8/11/19

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The Legendary Shack Shakers perform at City Winery on Aug. 11, 2019. (Photo by Rik Goldman)

The Legendary Shack Shakers played, sang, hollered, and sweated their way through seventy-five minutes of pure Southern Gothic madness at City Winery recently.

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Live Review: Thunderpussy @ Metro Gallery — 8/11/19

Thunderpussy05_1 Thunderpussy rocks the Metro Gallery on Aug. 11, 2019 (Photo by David LaMason)

I think it’s fair to say I was a fan before I’d even seen them.  Through friends saying, “You have to see this band,” to amazing photos of their live shows, to (and most importantly) hearing that first song off their self-titled debut album, “Speed Queen,” I was hooked.  But I hadn’t witnessed the force that is Thunderpussy a recent show at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.

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Live Review: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band @ Wolf Trap — 8/10/19

Ringo Starr 1 Ringo Starr and friends perform at Wolf Trap on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band stopped to play a magical whirlwind of hits at Wolf Trap recenlty. I was once again fortunate enough to be there taking pictures and having my mind blown.

The former Beatles drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is out on the road with his All-Starr Band to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the concept.

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Live Review: BJ Barham @ City Winery — 8/10/19

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BJ Barham (Photo by Jillian Clark)

BJ Barham, lead singer and lyricist of the band American Aquarium, played a solo acoustic show at City Winery recently. He more than delivered on his promise to “continuously punch you in your feelings for the next 90 minutes,” entertaining the crowd with songs and stories for two hours.

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Snapshots: Bencoolen @ The Hamilton Live — 8/10/19

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Teddy Scott (left) and Paul Gregg (right) of Bencoolen perform at The Hamilton Live, Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

DC-based Bencoolen performed an opening set at The Hamilton Live recently, delivering an energized 45-minute set to warm the crowd for the jazz/funk sextet Naughty Professor from New Orleans.

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Ticket Giveaway: Dodie @ 9:30 Club, 9/6/19

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Dodie (Flyer courtesy 9:30 Club)

English singer-songwriter Dodie Clark, best known as simply Dodie, sold out one night at 9:30 Club, and she’s added a second! Touring on Human, her recently released third EP, the young musician is cool, smart, and genuine. You can win tickets to see her at 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 6, with Parklife DC.

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Snapshots: Brad Paisley with Chris Lane and Riley Green @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/10/19

Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley performs at Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 10, 2019. (Photo by Jules McNamara)

Brad Paisley had a fine time at Jiffy Lube Live recently, dropping in for a visit on his 2019 World Tour with support from Chris Lane and Riley Green. Jules McNamara got all of the pix of Brad, Chris, and Riley!

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