Julian Lage bounded onstage wearing a huge grin that never left his face the entire evening in his recent appearance at Union Stage. And for good reason — his trio thrilled on many levels: technically, musically, and emotionally. Along with his two companions, Jorge Roeder on standup bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums, Julian’s set hit all the right notes, flowing like one long beautiful song, and it kept us all smiling along with him.
California ska band Reel Big Fish are not one to leave a pun unexplored, as their name suggests! And so they dropped by Rams Head Live on Sunday for a show on their The Tickle My Tiki TOURch. Jules McNamara was there to capture the action!
The Internet released Hive Mind, the band’s fourth studio record, on Columbia Records over the summer. The quintet are on the Hive Mind Tour, which visits The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, Dec. 3. (A second show on Tuesday, Dec. 4, is sold out!)
Who doesn’t like to dance on a Friday night? Young the Giant showed up at The Anthem this past Friday and gave everyone a reason to dance all night. Shantel Breen went to take part in the fun.
Over the summer, Bob Weir, most famous as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, formed a new trio with legendary musician and producer Don Was on upright bass and former Primus drummer Jay Lane on drums. Over the trio’s inaugural tour, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have been playing a mix of Grateful Dead tunes covers, and a few newer songs. And on a messy, rainy Monday, Bob and company brought a healthy dose of sun to the Warner Theatre.
California DJ Seven Lions, born Jeff Montalvo, has had a busy year! At the beginning of the year, he established his own record label, Ophelia, and promptly released the single “Calling You Home.” He released a bunch more music throughout the year, and he’s coming to play at Echostage on Saturday, Nov. 17.