Growing up in the suburbs of Akron, Ohio, I would listen at night to Kent State Public Radio WKSU. On the weekends, that station would broadcast folk music. Saturday evening’s concert by The Milk Carton Kids thus was something of a return to my personal roots.
Lindsey Buckingham released Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham, which includes album, live, and alternate versions of some of Lindsey’s celebrated solo albums, on Oct. 5 via Rhino Records. Lindsey will perform at Warner Theatre on Friday, Oct. 19.
Punk rockers Social Distortion are working on a new album intended for release in 2019. The lack of new material didn’t keep the band from hitting the road this year, however, and they totally rocked The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sept. 29.
Jonathan Richman, best known as the frontman for influential proto-punk band Modern Lovers, will release a new solo album, SA, on Oct. 1 via Blue Arrow Records. He is performing with drummer Tommy Larkins, his frequent collaborator, in a show at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Oct. 20, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC!
From the beginning of the show, frontman Mike Muir led his band Suicidal Tendencies through a full frontal assault on the senses of the large crowd at 9:30 Club, and everyone had the time of their lives.