Live Review: 7 Deadlies @ The Light Horse — 3/1/19

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The 7 Deadlies perform at The Light Horse on March 1, 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson) 

It was a cold rainy night, in Old Town Alexandria, when me and a few friends, heard music coming from a restaurant and decided to get out of the rain. We walked into The Light Horse, which offered exciting food, a fun bar, and with great live music upstairs. On a recent night that great live music came in the form of the 7 Deadliest, a cool DC cover band.

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Preview: The Love Boat @ Pearl Street Warehouse, 1/12/19

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Psycho Killers Tribute Band: Bassist Ryan Porter (kneeling, right) is also a member of The Love Boat (Photo courtesy Psycho Killers)

The Love Boat, a new yacht rock tribute band, will perform its first DC show at Pearl Street Warehouse on Saturday, Jan. 12! This Baltimore-based cover band invites you to come aboard — for something smooth!

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Snapshots: The THE BAND Band @ City Winery — 6/2/18

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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.

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Don’t Miss: The The Band Band @ City Winery, 6/2/18

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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.

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Music Park: White Ford Bronco @ 9:30 Club — 2/9/18

ARI_3513.jpg Gretchen Gustafson fronts White Ford Bronco at 9:30 Club on Feb. 9, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

White Ford Bronco, DC’s popular ‘90s cover band celebrates its 10th anniversary this spring! The band delivers high-energy performances to sell-out crowds throughout the DC area on a regular basis, and the band’s most recent performance at 9:30 Club on Friday was no exception.

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Music Park: The Reflex @ Cathedral Commons — 8/4/17

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JR Russell fronts The Reflex in a show at Cathdral Commons on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

“In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground.

Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire…” “THE REFLEX!”

So goes the audio track introducing the DC area’s tuffest ’80s cover band — The Reflex. In all seriousness, The Reflex, who usually perform as a quintet, deliver terrific carefree fun, mixing every single one of your favorite songs from the ’80s into a kitsch-laden show sure to please — as they proved in a Friday evening performance at Cathedral Commons in DC.

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