The Zombies perform at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College on Sept. 29, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Upon induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, keyboardist Rod Argent of The Zombies recalled hearing “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley at the age of 11. “For the next year or so, I just sought out the rawest rock ‘n’ roll I could find: I was totally transfixed by American rock ‘n’ roll; it seemed to represent a world and a culture that was not only magical, but so far removed from our ’50s England that whatever I did, I could never dream of any of us ever being anywhere near it.”
Inspired by Elvis, Miles Davis, and The Beatles, The Zombies recorded two remarkable albums in the ’60s then disbanded. But much like their heroes, The Zombies discovered the public would not forget them, and an initial regrouping in the early ’00s led to a full-blown reunion and The Zombies receiving their due with the Rock Hall in New York in March. Still on a career high from that experience, Rod and vocalist Colin Blunstone took their current Zombies show on the road and appeared at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville, Maryland, recently.
Andrew Bird plays violin at The Anthem on Sept. 14, 2019. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Violinist Andrew Bird led an absorbing program of chamber pop at The Anthem recently in support of My Finest Work Yet, his 12th studio album.
Of Monsters and Men perform at The Anthem on Sept. 4, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Icelandic chamber folksters Of Monsters and Men dropped by The Anthem recently, and Paivi Salonon got all the pix.
Of Monsters and Men (Photo courtesy The Anthem)
Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men released Fever Dream, the groups third studio album, in July via Republic Records. Of Monsters and Man arrives at The Anthem on The Fever Dream Tour on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend (Photo by Monika Mogi)
Vampire Weekend released Father of the Bride, the band’s fourth studio album, in May by Columbia Records, and it went straight to #1 on the Billboard 200. Frontman Ezra Koenig and his bandmates took to the road on The Father of the Bride Tour, and they appear at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Florence + The Machine performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 3, 2019. (Photo by Katherine Gaines/AmbientEye.com)
Florence Welch took her chamber pop collective to Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and so Florence and the Machine arrived in the DC metro area for another show in support of High as Hope, the band’s fourth studio album.Continue Reading
Florence + the Machine (Photo by Lillie Eiger)
South London’s Florence + the Machine, whose massively acclaimed fourth album High as Hope was released last year, continues on a world tour to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Monday, June 3.