Music Park: Martin Barre @ Jammin’ Java — 10/14/18

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Martin Barre performs at Jammin’ Java on Oct. 14, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

After interviewing Martin Barre for Parklife DC last week, I was eager to see the former Jethro Tull guitarist and his band perform. Sunday night at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia, I had the opportunity to see the musician responsible for so many of Tull’s classic rock guitar riffs, solos, and songs.

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Snapshots: Goo Goo Dolls @ The Anthem — 10/13/18

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Goo Goo Dolls perform at The Anthem on Oct. 13, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Alt-rock sensation The Goo Goo Dolls hit The Anthem recently during a stop on its Dizzy Up the Girl 20th Anniversary Tour.

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Music Park: Town Mountain @ Pearl Street Warehouse — 10/12/18

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Town Mountain performs at Pearl Street Warehouse on Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

If you’re a fan of bluegrass, you likely know Town Mountain. The North Carolina quintet is at the forefront of the next generation of bluegrass greatness. They have a new album coming on Oct. 26th — New Freedom Blues — and the band made a stop at Pearl Street Warehouse recently to put on a show and promote the album.

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Don’t Miss: Mountain Man @ Sixth & I, 10/22/18

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Mountain Main (Photo courtesy Nonesuch Records)

Traditional Appalachian folk band Mountain Man released Magic Ship, the band’s second studio album, on Partisan Records earlier this year. The indie folk trio performs at Sixth & I in DC on Monday, Oct. 22.

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Music Park: The Milk Carton Kids @ Lincoln Theatre — 10/13/18

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The Milk Carton Kids perform at the Lincoln Theatre on Oct. 13, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Growing up in the suburbs of Akron, Ohio, I would listen at night to Kent State Public Radio WKSU. On the weekends, that station would broadcast folk music. Saturday evening’s concert by The Milk Carton Kids thus was something of a return to my personal roots.

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Music Park: Murder by Death @ 9:30 Club — 10/12/18

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Murder by Death performs in Ybor City, Florida, on March 10, 2011. (Photo by Nicole Kibert)

Normally, the 9:30 Club has the latest shows in town. On weekends, those shows go even later. Headliners regularly go on after 10. It was a lucky thing that I checked the showtime, because it turned that the Murder by Death concert was an early show!

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