Ticket Giveaway: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ 9:30 Club, 8/26/17

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood released Any Way You Love, We Know How You feel, its fourth studio, via Silver Arrow Records in 2016 and followed up with an EP, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home by Now, in November. Chris Robinson and his bandmates are performing at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Aug. 26, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!

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Music Park: Gov’t Mule @ Warner Theatre — 5/20/17

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Warren Haynes performs with a supergroup at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 4, 2017.

As soon as I walked into Warner Theatre on Saturday, it was clear that Gov’t Mule has a very passionate following. It’s no surprise, considering they have been around since 1994 and were formed as a side project from The Allman Brothers. It was also clear that there is a pretty specific audience that this music appeals to.

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Music Park: Steve Gunn @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 1/20/17

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Steve Gunn came to DC with Lee Renaldo on Friday mostly to mourn the results of the election. He began his set with “Old Strange,” a song from his 2013 album Time Off, which was about the surprise death of a friend.

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Music Park: My Jerusalem @ 9:30 Club — 11/28/16

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Jeff Klein of My Jerusalem performs at the 9:30 Club on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

My Jerusalem kicked off a short set with a bluesy guitar rock number “Young Leather” from their new album, A Little Death, on Monday at the 9:30 Club.

It is a fine showcase for the rumbling guitar sound of band leader Jeff Klein, who surely plays in a post-punk style but with overtones of Americana and blues. I personally swear I hear some Roy Orbison, an inspiration for My Jerusalem, and occasionally some Bruce Springsteen in the man’s voice.

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Don’t Miss: Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ 9:30 Club, 11/20/16

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Photo by Jay Blakesberg)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood are touring in support of their fourth studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, and they stop at the 9:30 Club on Sunday. After releasing the full-length album in July, the band also recently released a companion EP, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home by Now, on Nov. 4 via Chris Robinson’s Silver Arrow Records.

The blues rock band, headed up by the singer of the Black Crowes, has been around for about five years now, proving quite prolific in that short time! The band released two albums, including their debut Big Moon Ritual in 2012. Since then, the five-man group has continued to explore psychedelic roots music, inspired by the majesty of the California countryside.

Watch Chris Robinson Brotherhood perform “Leave My Guitar Alone,” the first single from Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, at LOCKN’ on August 28, 2016, via YouTube:

Uncut Magazine hails the band’s music as “a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded.” All in all, it sounds like something fresh yet familiar is coming to the 9:30 Club on Sunday.

Tickets are available online.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
9:30 Club
Sunday, Nov. 20
Doors @7pm
$25
All ages

Don’t Miss: Band of Skulls @ Black Cat, 10/4/16

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The indie, blues rock band Band of Skulls returns to DC on Tuesday, October 4th to perform at the Black Cat.

They are touring for their latest album, By Default, their fourth album and first since 2014’s rocking Himalayan.

Band of Skulls originates from Southampton, England, and fall in step with the likes of The White Stripes and another UK counterpart, Royal Blood.

The band is Emma Richardson (vocals and bass), Russell Marsden (guitar and vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums).

I caught them at the 9:30 Club in 2014, and look forward to seeing them again. New songs like the riff happy “Bodies” and the upbeat “So Good” speak to mixing in a few new styles to their repertoire, even some that are more dance-like. Yet the classic sounds they rocked for us in previous albums remains evident in each track.

As we speak, I’m listening to the dulcet sounds of their masterly “Sweet Sour”.

Get your tickets today, before it’s too late!

Band of Skulls
w/ Mothers
Black Cat
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Doors 7:30pm
$20
All ages