Formed in 2004, indie rockers, Cold War Kids, from Long Beach California, are still going strong. Following an appearance at the Firefly Festival, Cold War Kids stopped by Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Sunday, and Shantel Breen went to check out the show.
Many artists don’t truly understand how to open a show. Jesse Dayton gets it. Opening for fellow Austinites Reckless Kelly Friday at the State Theatre in Falls Church, he knew what he had to do.
Touring behind their new album, From Downey to Lubbock — currently #1 on the Billboard Blues chart — Americana icons Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed Thursday night in front of a packed audience at Alexandria’s Birchmere.
Dangermuffin gave a masterful performance at Hill Country Live on Friday. The band, which originated in Folly Beach, South Carolina, and remains a staple of the coastal Carolina music scene, possesses an original sound that organically blends Americana, folk, and a bit of reggae into laid-back melodic jams.
Like a romantic suitor in one of their electro-funk songs, the gents of Chromeo don’t mind taking their time. And the payoff was worth the wait when David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel blasted through 9:30 Club in twin shows recently.
Proving they still got the goods, Daryl Hall and John Oates recently jammed through a satisfyingly smooth set of radio hits for a packed Capital One Arena.