Modernlove (Photo by Marc Shelley)
modernlove. are still figuring it out and that’s okay. Like their name suggests, the Irish four-piece explores the complexities of the modern lives of twenty-somethings. Even though their lives are still complicated, Barry, Cian, Danny and Graham of Drogheda have already nailed their sound; they deliver polished, indie-pop with a glossy ’90s sheen and intricate details.
Recently, the band announced their debut EP “monochrome blue” and shared the new single. “lmk (if you wanna see me)” along with a music video.
The Allman Betts Band (Photo by Kaelan Barowsky)
The Allman Betts Band are on the road, and they will perform at The Birchmere on Sunday, June 13!
This must-see fusing of impressive musical talent was fated before the band was even born. You see, bandmates Devon Allman, Duane Betts, and Berry Duane Oakley are the sons of their namesake founding members of the Allman Brothers Band ( — Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, and Berry Oakley, that is).
HR of Bad Brains: Then and Now (Photo courtesy Punk the Capital)
When punk rock erupted in Washington, DC, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. Punk the Capital, a documentary film about DC punk from 1976-83, explores the incredible challenges that this subculture faced when it took root in the Nation’s Capital in the late 1970s.
Catch a screening of Punk the Capital at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Thursday, June 10, at 7pm!
Amy Helm (Photo by Ebru Yildiz)
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm releases her upcoming album What the Flood Leaves Behind (Renew Records/BMG) on June 18. One week prior to that, Amy performs at The Hamilton Live in DC on Friday, June 11!
Between The Dark and Light: is a fast paced slideshow/storytelling presentation featuring rock-and-roll photographer Jay Blakesberg, who shares many stories from his amazing 40+ year career photographing the Grateful Dead experience. During this 90-minute presentation, the charismatic and funny Blakesberg regales attendees with photos and stories related to his epic rock-and-roll American Dream story.
Catch Jay’s presentation at The Birchmere on Wednesday, June 9!
Gary Kemp (Photo courtesy the artist)
Gary Kemp, best known for his dazzling work with Spandau Ballet, releases a solo album, titled INSOLO, on July 16. Gary now shares a single and video for “Too Much” from the upcoming album.
The Wood Brothers (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen)
The Wood Brothers released Kingdom in My Mind, the band’s eighth studio album, earlier this year, and the Nashville trio are hitting Frederick Fairgrounds in Maryland for Showtime at The Drive-In on Sunday, June 6. Only a few tickets remain for full cars of fans who would like to catch the show.
CHVRCHES and Robert Smith (Photo by Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson)
CHVRCHES recently announced their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Screen Violence, due out Aug. 27 on Glassnote Records. The band has also shared the second single from the forthcoming record, titled “How Not to Drown,” featuring one of the trio’s ultimate heroes, Robert Smith.
Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen (Photo by Dana Trippy)
Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen recently unveiled a true knockout of a song, “Like I Used To,” with a gorgeous accompanying video.
The track opens less with a chord than with a crash, an announcement to stop what you’re doing and stand at attention: Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen are singing together.
Tedeschi Trucks Band performs live at LOCKN’ Festival on Aug. 24, 2019. (Photo by Stuart Levine)
Tedeschi Trucks Band featuring Trey Anastasio share a smoldering live performance of the Derek & The Dominoes classic “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out.”