Gaz Coombes performs at City Winery DC on Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
It’s easy to look at the numbers and surmise that Supergrass peaked with their debut album, I Should Coco, in 1995 — and afterward began a slow but steady slide down the charts, but that wouldn’t do justice to the band’s subsequent albums, all excellent in their on way.
Their sophomore album, In It for the Money, is probably my favorite, but it’s 2005’s more diverse Road to Rouen that I listen to most frequently. The more mature, acoustic-leaning songwriting eventually paved the way for lead singer’s Gaz Coombes three solo albums. The latest, World’s Strongest Man, brought him to DC’s City Winery last Thursday.
Tim Burgess fronts The Charlatans UK at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
There is nothing quite like seeing the eternally youthful Tim Burgess, frontman of The Charlatans UK, bound about a stage, which he did with exuberance in performance with his band at U Street Music Hall on Oct. 2. Jason Nicholson was there to capture the action!
The Charlatans (Photo by Cat Stevens)
The Charlatans UK released Totally Eclipsing, a new EP, on June 8! The four-track album followed their latest full-length, 2017’s Different Days. Vocalist Tim Burgess and company are currently on a North American tour, and they visit U Street Music Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Liam Gallagher performs at the Lincoln Theatre on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
Timing is everything in rock ‘n’ roll, and I imagine it’s a lesson to which Liam Gallagher can attest. And Liam delivered his testimony in a sold-out show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday.
Steven Wilson performs at 9:30 Club on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
Englishman Steven Wilson rocked 9:30 Club on Tuesday, playing songs from his new solo album, To the Bone, released last year via Caroline International, as well as songs from his progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree.
Arctic Monkeys (Photo by Zackery Michael)
Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers will headline the 2018 edition of the Firefly Music Festival, set in The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware, on June 14-17. This ever-expanding music festival makes for an easy weekend trip from DC while offering access to an all-star lineup of musical talent that also includes Odesza, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, SZA, Alt-J, Portugal. The Man, Foster the People, MGMT, Mike D (DJ set), and more.
General admission and VIP tickets are now onsale for the entire weekend, and daily passes recently became available as well.
Noel Gallagher performs at The Anthem on Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
In case you were wondering how Noel Gallagher is feeling about his solo career in relation to that of his former band Oasis, a quick glance at his current tour’s setlist should set you straight. At The Anthem on Monday, The Chief opened with nine, count ’em, nine songs from his post-Oasis solo career, including the first four songs in order from his latest solo effort, Who Built the Moon?