Wilco rock a sold-out show at The Anthem on Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Wilco is one of those bands that continue to grow and evolve — which is part of why they continue to be an inspiration to other musicians and more importantly their fans. Although each album stands alone as a document of that particular point in time — they aren’t trying to redo what’s already been done — the great thing about watching a Wilco show is that you have that chance to hear some of those older songs alongside newer ones.
And even then things are never the same, as the performance like the band can evolve, too. I remember the first time I saw Wilco. It was back in 1997 or 1998 at a wedding hall, and each time since then it’s been different but each has been an amazing performance.
The Long Run: Experience The Eagles (Photo by Jesse James Salucci)
We don’t often cover tribute bands here, but when we do, it’s because they are worth it. Since their debut in 2000, The Long Run: Experience the Eagles has become known as one of the finest tribute acts of all time, repeatedly drawing large crowds to sold-out concerts all over the world — and they don’t seem to be stopping any time soon. From “Hotel California” to “Desperado,” these guys have every single one of the greatest hits nailed, so catching them at the Hollywood Casino on Sunday, May 27, should be high on any Eagles fan’s list of priorities!
Steve Gunn performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 20, 2017.
Steve Gunn came to DC with Lee Renaldo on Friday mostly to mourn the results of the election. He began his set with “Old Strange,” a song from his 2013 album Time Off, which was about the surprise death of a friend.
Dungen (Photo by Frank Aschberg)
Swedish psychedelic rock band Dungen have won quite a following since their 2001 self-titled debut album, and it’s easy to hear why in my opinion with the gripping guitar of Reine Fiske.
Reine, Gustav Ejstes, Johan Holmegard, and Mattias Gustavsson recently embarked on a different kind of project, creating their first-ever instrumental album, and Dungen have scheduled an accompanying tour that stops at DC9 on Friday, March 17.
Bear’s Den (Photo by Andrew Whitton)
UK folk duo Bear’s Den hit the DC area last fall for a sold-out show at Jammin’ Java, but now they are coming back to do it again at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Last Waltz 40 band with Michael McDonald (left) performing at Jazz Fest in New Orleans on April 30, 2016. (Photo by Joshua Timmermans)
The Band performed its farewell show on Nov. 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, and company had worked with Bob Dylan, and Dylan and other special guests appeared during that final concert to jam along with The Band.
Steve Gunn (Photo by Constance Mensh)
The prolific Steve Gunn recently released a new album Eyes on the Lines, via Matador, and he has embarked on a solo acoustic tour that stops at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Jan. 20.