The THE BAND Band performs at City Winery DC on June 1, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The THE BAND Band, a critically acclaimed tribute band of The Band, turned in a solid performance at DC’s City Winery on Saturday, performing many of the seminal hits of The Band’s legendary catalog, including “Ophelia,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “Stage Fright,” “It Makes No Difference,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and this photographer’s personal favorite, “The Weight.” The setlist also included a couple of Bob Dylan tunes, done in recognition of The Band’s time as Dylan’s backing band.
The The Band Band (Photo by Val Green)
Should you form a tribute to The Band, and you want the world to know it, you may well call your act The ‘The Band’ Band. And that’s exactly what five rockin’ gents did. You can see The The Band Band play the songs of The Band at City Winery on Saturday, June 2.
Fred LeBlanc fronts Cowboy Mouth at City Winery on May 18, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The nascent City Winery in DC’s Ivy City is an intimate 300-seat cabaret-style performance space that delivers a high-end combination of culinary and cultural experiences to patrons who are passionate about sharing wine, music, and culinary arts.
That is until New Orleans-based Cowboy Mouth came to town over the weekend, and all that went shit.
Patty Smyth and Keith Mack perform in Scandal at City Winery on May 5, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Guitarist Zack Smith was looking to form a band in New York City in 1981, and he was persistent enough to track down vocalist Patty Smyth, who was working in a steakhouse at the time.
And so the band Scandal came together to record a self-titled EP and eventually a full album, Warrior, producing memorable ’80s hits like “Goodbye to You” and “The Warrior.” Patty sang those songs and more with a new configuration of Scandal, which still also includes original member Keith Mack on guitar, at City Winery on Saturday.
Cowboy Mouth (Photo courtesy Michael J. Media)
Louisiana jam band Cowboy Mouth released The Name of This Band Is, Vol. 2, a new greatest hits album with two new songs, on Friday, May 4. And frontman Fred LeBlanc and company are set to perform at City Winery or two nights on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19!
Suzanne Vega performs at City Winery in DC on April 29, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
City Winery DC’s first concert on Sunday featured folk artist Suzanne Vega, performing her albums Solitude Standing (1987) and 99.9°F (1992).
Scandal (Photo courtesy the band)
Forever shooting down the walls of heartache in “The Warrior,” Patty Smyth famously fronts Scandal at the newly opened City Winery in DC on Saturday, May 5.