Druid Hill Park in the wind after a storm during Charm City Bluegrass Festival. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
Waking on Friday, the forecast indicated thunderstorms and heavy winds in the neighborhood of 3 to 7 o’clock. The hours passed slowly, work keeping me busy; periodic texts from my wife, little checks of the app, and nervous glances outside the windows of classrooms marked the passage of the clouds, the speed of the winds.
Charm City Bluegrass Festival (Photo by Brady Cooling Photography)
The award-winning Charm City Bluegrass Festival will take over Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park for a seventh annual celebration of bluegrass, folk, and Americana, headlined by The Bridge, Deer Tick, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Jeff Austin Band, for two days on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.
Panda Bear performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Panda Bear hit the road in February this year for a short US tour following the release of his sixth solo album, Buoys. Panda Bear performed as a stoic one-man-band to a sea of fans at DC’s famous 9:30 Club recently.
The Seldom Scene performs at The 8×10 on Jan. 24, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
The Seldom Scene is closer to their 50th anniversary (2021) of making music than they are to their 40th, and they maintain relevance in the scene that by many accounts they either buoyed or helped create. They certainly nodded to bluegrass traditions at The 8X10 in Baltimore recently. But like so many musicians that followed them, The Seldom Scene borrowed from other genres such as country, rock, and pop – with ease and a deep familiarity.
Panda Bear (Art courtesy Ticketfly)
Noah Lennox will release Buoys, his sixth solo album as Panda Bear, on Feb. 8 via Domino Records. Three days later, Panda Bear performs at 9:30 Club on Monday, Feb. 11. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Psycho Killers Tribute Band: Bassist Ryan Porter (kneeling, right) is also a member of The Love Boat (Photo courtesy Psycho Killers)
The Love Boat, a new yacht rock tribute band, will perform its first DC show at Pearl Street Warehouse on Saturday, Jan. 12! This Baltimore-based cover band invites you to come aboard — for something smooth!
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performs at Rams Head Live on Nov. 23, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)
Baltimore’s own Pigeons Playing Ping Pong performed two shows for their hometown fans this past Friday and Saturday at Rams Head Live! It was a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend!