Geoff Tate performs at City Winery in DC on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Geoff Tate and his band Operation: Mindcrime performed at City Winery DC recently, and I was there taking photos and reminiscing about the late 1980s. Geoff and the members of his current band performed Queensryche’s progressive metal classic Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety from beginning to end. It was a strangely magical evening brimming with with food, wine, laughs, and of course metal music.
Perry Farrell (right) and Etty Lau Farrell, along with the Kind Heaven Orchestra, turned City Winery DC into a festival on June 19, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
If the term eccentricity could be personified, Perry Farrell just may be that person. He has managed to do everything in his own unique manner over a musical career that spans more than 30 years, including two major bands — Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros, a solo career, and the creation of the world famous concert festival, Lollapalooza.
Perry Farrell (Photo by MEENO)
On June 7, Perry Farrell released Kind Heaven, his third solo studio album, and also launched the Kind Heaven Orchestra World Tour. The highly anticipated tour arrives at City Winery DC on Wednesday, June 19. Very limited tickets remain for the show!
Tal Wilkenfeld performs at City Winery on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Prince, Herbie Hancock. The list of musicians heaping praise on Tal Wilkenfeld starts, but by no means ends, with those iconic names.
Lucette (Photo by Fairlight Hubbard)
Canadian artist Lucette performs at City Winery DC on Tuesday, June 11, in support of Deluxe Hotel Room, a new album released in May via Rock Creek Music and Thirty Tigers.
Duff McKagan performs at City Winery DC on May 31, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
Often times when people go to a concert, they want an escape from the day’s headlines and news. But at City Winery recently, that distraction was not possible. Duff McKagan showed up to the intimate venue on the night of his new solo album, Tenderness, release. With the album tackling current and relevant topics including opioid abuse, school shootings, sexual assault, and mental health and suicide, a night of mindless escapism was not on the table.
A.J. Croce (Photo by Sebastian Smith)
I’ve been watching Westworld. And so it occurred to me as I watched A.J. Croce perform at City Winery recently, this piano man would be at home in the Old West, tickling the ivories at a saloon.