What can we say about Cher that already hasn’t been said? Well, we first should mention that she’s begun her local residency in a production called “Classic Cher” at MGM National Harbor, where she will play Thursday, March 23, Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, before returning for six more dates at the end of summer.
Colin Hay admittedly by no stretch has had a tragic life, as he readily confessed Monday night in the second of two sold-out shows at The Birchmere. Still, as the evening progressed, it was clear that Colin, always humorously introspective, was haunted by ghosts.
Last week, Ethan Gruska presented hushed folks songs for a watchful audience as the opening act for Agnes Obel at 9:30 Club. (Read our Parklife DC review of Agnes Obel’s show.) Ethan’s concert followed the release of his debut album, Slowmotionary, on March 3 via Sire Records.
Anges Obel played songs at turns crystalline, absorbing, and resplendent in an appearance at 9:30 Club on Tuesday. The Danish-born resident of Berlin passed through DC as part of her biggest US tour yet on the heels of her third album, Citizen of Glass, released late last year via Play It Again Sam.
The Wood Brothers rocked 9:30 Club with a performance that left the crowd ecstatic on Saturday.
The Wood Brothers recorded their most recent album, Paradise, at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio in Nashville, and they have been touring ever since with their next DC stop at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Feb. 11.