The Waifs perform at The Birchmere on Aug. 15, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
“With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life — the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians and singers are willing to give their entire lives to a moment — to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Singers and Musicians are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” — David Ackert, Los Angeles Times
Ocean Alley (Photo courtesy ngage)
If you’re still looking for this year’s summer jams, look no further than Australia — and more specifically, Australian band Ocean Alley. The band brought summer to the Rock and Roll Hotel recently!
Air Supply performs at MGM National Harbor on June 21, 2019. (Photos by Paivi Salonen; Words by Mickey McCarter)
It’s a tried-and-true formula: One man writes the songs, and one man sings them. But when those two men are Air Supply, the rock duo who took the global charts by storm in the early 1980s, the individual strengths become a powerful whole. Full of grace and gratitude, Air Supply played some of those hits at the Theater at MGM National Harbor recently.
Courtney Barnett performs at The Anthem on June 19, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
Courtney Barnett is the best friend everyone wishes they had — deadpan witty, desperately honest. Her songs grapple with the sorts of emotions familiar to the current generation, that balancing of self-doubt, anxiety, and the expectations for success in a world set against often overwhelming challenges.
Air Supply (Photo courtesy LUCK Media and Marketing Inc.)
Rock duo Air Supply celebrated the band’s 40th anniversary recently, and the gents continue the celebration tour with a show at MGM National Harbor on Friday, June 21.
Wolfmother performs at 9:30 Club on June 12, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
Wolfmother must have been worried about the extra baggage fees when flying to the USA, because with the exception of the band’s instruments, the 9:30 Club stage was left completely bare upon the band’s entrance recently.
Wolfmother (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Wolfmother wishes you a “Happy Wolfmothers Day” (actually the name of the band’s most recent single) as they drop by 9:30 Club for a welcome concert performance on Wednesday, June 12.