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Live Review: The Beach Boys @ Wolf Trap — 6/2/24

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The Beach Boys’ Endless Summer Gold Tour
Words by Dan Rozman
Photos by Mark Raker

As part of their Endless Summer Gold Tour, The Beach Boys brought their quintessential California sound to the perfect summer venue — Wolf Trap National Park’s Filene Center — on a recent beautiful afternoon. With mostly sunny skies, a nice breeze, and the lush trees surrounding the historic outdoor amphitheater, it was an ideal setting to revisit the timeless hits of America’s longest-running band. June marks the 50-year “Gold” anniversary of their classic Endless Summer album compilation.

Live Review: Dwight Yoakam w/ The Mavericks and Landon Parker @ The Anthem — 5/31/24

In his recent performance at The Anthem, Dwight Yoakam, the man who’s been hailed as “too country for Nashville,” put on a blistering performance that would’ve shamed most rock bands in its intensity and fervor. He showed once again why he’s a longtime favorite of critics and why he’s attracted a crossover audience of mainstream rock fans.

Live Review: Buck Meek @ The Atlantis — 5/31/24

Buck Meek has a disarming quality to his music. The Texas native has released four solo full-length records in addition to his work with the band Big Thief. But the latest one, released on 4AD records, Big Thief’s label, may be Meek’s best yet. Several of the tracks on Haunted Mountain were co-written with Jolie Holland, who opened his recent sold-out set. 

Snapshots: Anders Osborne @ Rams Head on Stage — 5/30/24

Anders Osborne has been busy issuing live albums of his performances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in recent years. Thankfully, residents of Annapolis don’t have to go all the way to New Orleans to catch the Americana guitarist! He makes regular appearance at Rams Head on Stage, where Steve Satzberg recently photographed Anders in performance.

Live Review: Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra @ Lincoln Theatre — 5/30/24

Jeff Goldblum is a charmer. Whether it’s in the many roles he has played in movies or on Broadway or even as the leader of the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra — named after a friend of his mother’s — he has a way of disarming even the most practiced curmudgeon. And on Thursday night at a crowded Lincoln Theatre, Goldblum and his jazz band spun charm into some real magic.

Snapshots: P1Harmony @ The Anthem — 5/30/24

P1Harmony is touring the USA for their 2024 P1Harmony LIVE TOUR [P1ustage H : UTOP1A]!

The K-pop band recently visited The Anthem in DC, and Micaela Cerball was there to photograph the show.

Live Review: Chris Smither w/ Peter Mulvey @ The Hamilton Live — 5/29/24

Chris Smither’s masterful songwriting, anchored in the folk and blues traditions of his hometown, New Orleans, has been attracting discerning music fans for more than five decades. Bonnie Raitt, an accomplished songwriter in her own right, has called him her Dylan, and his songs have been covered by Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall.

In a recent show at DC’s The Hamilton Live, touring behind his latest album, All About The Bones, Smither showed exactly why.

Snapshots: The Reverend Horton Heat @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/29/24

In 2023, The Reverend Horton Heat released a covers album, Roots of the Rev. (Volume One). In his current tour, The Reverend is working some of those covers into his setlist, showcasing some of the “great musicians and artists that shaped my life and the music of The Reverend Horton Heat,” as frontman Jim Heath says.

The Reverend Horton Heat recently performed at Baltimore Soundstage, and Steve Satzberg was there to photograph the show.

Live Review: Yaya Bey @ Union Stage — 5/25/24

Queens-raised Yaya Bey isn’t afraid to tell you how she’s feeling, but it’s always musical. Even when she was just talking, it seemed as if she was keeping time in her recent show at Union Stage.

Live Review: Megan Thee Stallion w/ GloRilla @ CFG Bank Arena — 5/28/24

Calling all hotties! This is an event you don’t want to miss. The 2024 Hot Girl Summer Tour featuring Megan Thee Stallion and GloRilla recently packed weeks of fun into one electrifying night. Held at the newly renovated CFG Arena, the sold-out show was evident upon arrival with many lines snaking out the door and around the block.

Despite the wait, fans were friendly and shared their excitement with each other. Compliments from strangers were exchanged as most fans were easily identifiable by their provocative, expressive, or cosplay-inspired attire.