Spafford performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
One of the many pleasures of blogging for Parklife DC is getting exposed to myriad types of music throughout the DC metro area. Whether it’s experiencing a new local player putting her/ his voice out there in the cacophony of great area performers or seeing established national touring bands with huge loyal followings, the thrill of documenting live music (to my mind, its purest form) is indeed a privilege. For someone like me, with a foot in the past and one stepping into the future, I get to tread a musical path that stretches out in many directions.
Spafford (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)
Spafford have embarked on a Winter 2020 headline tour, and the jam band performs at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Feb 5.
Howe Gelb and Giant Sand (Photo courtesy Fire Records)
Howe Gelb referred to himself as an “indie rocker” recently at DC9, but others have called him an alt-country godfather.
Spirit Adrift poses at Songbyrd Music House on June 13, 2019. (Photo by Jamie Langley)
Hailing from the depths of Phoenix, Arizona, Spirit Adrift are making their way through the United States with High Command and Haunt. I caught them recently at their DC date, held at Songbyrd Music House, a venue that is part record store, part concert hall.
Gin Blossoms perform at State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Feb. 16, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Now in 2019, Gin Blossoms are celebrating 30 years since their debut album Dusted. And that celebration came to the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, recently.
Soulfly performs at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland, on Feb. 7, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Veteran heavy metal peddlers Soulfly brutalized the crowd at Cafe 611 in Frederick, Maryland recently. Lead by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, Soulfly delivered the metal goods playing an intense set of classic ’90s and early ’00s Soulfly material, alongside several tracks from their most recent studio release.
Spafford (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Spafford dropped a studio album, For Amusement Only, last year — a rare move for the storied jam band, which focuses on its live output. Spafford is playing live at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Feb. 9, giving DC an opportunity to see what all of the buzz is about.