Don’t Miss: Kari Jobe @ McLean Bible Church, 3/31/17

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Kari Jobe (Photo courtesy Merge PR)

Worship leader Kari Jobe will make a stop at Mclean Bible Church in Virginia this Friday, March 31. Kari recently released her fourth full-length album, titled The Garden, on Capitol CMG — and she is currently on the accompanying The Garden Tour, playing her new songs as well as others. Friday’s show is sold out.

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Music Park: Seratones @ DC9 — 10/20/16

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AJ Haynes leads the Seratones in a performance at SXSW 2016 on March 18, 2016. (Photo by Paul Hudson)

The Seratones, led by singer AJ Haynes, rocked DC9 nightclub Thursday, taking me back to what it may have been like if I were going to concerts in the ‘60s or ‘70s!

If I had to describe the sound of The Seratones, I would say it’s a mix of punk, blues, and rock. I can’t really think of a band to compare them to, but they have a classic rock sound. I might even go as far as to say that AJ’s vocals are comparable to Janis Joplin. The Seratones are made up of AJ (vocals), Jesse Gabriel (drums), Connor Davis (guitar) and Adam Davis (bass). They are currently on tour promoting their debut album “Get Gone,” released on Fat Possum records this past May.

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Don’t Miss: Seratones @ DC9, 10/20/16

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Seratones (Photo by Chad Kamenshine)

Louisiana gospel-garage quartet Seratones have been busy this year, and they aren’t quite done with DC in 2016!

In May, the band dropped their debut album, Get Gone via Fat Possum, and they have been burning up the touring circuit all year. In support of that album, Seratones will visit DC9 on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Watch Seratones perform “Don’t Need It” on CBS This Morning on March 5, 2016, via YouTube:

Seratones are AJ Haynes (vocals), Connor Davis (guitar), Adam Davis (bass), and Jesse Gabriel (drums), but AJ particularly has drawn a lot of appraise for her powerful voice.

“Seratones singer-guitarist A.J. Haynes takes gospel into the garage, and what comes out is fiery rock ‘n’ roll,” said NPR Music.

Baltimore rockers The Milestones open. Tickets are available online.

Seratones
w/ The Milestones
DC9
Thursday, Oct. 20
Doors @830pm
$12-$15
All ages

Don’t Miss: Switchfoot @ The Fillmore Silver Spring, 10/26/16

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Switchfoot (Photo by Robbie Jeffers)

Over the summer, San Diego rock quintet Switchfoot returned with their 10th studio album, Where the Light Shines Through, via Vanguard Records. Like LeBron James dashing down the court to a basket, Switchfoot slam dunked that album into the Billboard charts, where it reached #3 on the Rock, Alternative and Overall Digital Albums charts and #10 on the Billboard Top 200.

Well, of course, that called for a tour, and to sweeten the pot, Switchfoot teamed up with Relient K to launch the “Looking for America” tour. That tour has been underway, and it is set to hit the Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Watch the official music video for “Float,” the lead single from Where the Light Shines Through, by Switchfoot on YouTube:

Switchfoot have been remarkably consistent for the past 20 years, since its establishment by the brothers Jon and Tim Foreman. They are of course joined by Jerome Fontamillas (keys, guitar), Drew Shirley (guitar), and Chad Butler (drums), as they continue to produce uplifting power pop.

Switchfoot have found very appropriate tour partners in Relient K, who recently released their eighth record, Air for Free.

Tickets are available online.

Switchfoot
w/ Relient K
Fillmore Silver Spring
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Doors @7pm
$33
All ages

Don’t Miss: Matt Corby @ 9:30 Club, 6/13/16

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Matt Corby (Photo by Bryce Jepson)

Bluesy folk singer Matt Corby has released his full-length debut album Telluric via Elektra Records, and he’s touring in support of it with a visit to the 9:30 Club on Monday, June 13.

Matt gained a lot of attention in his native Australia with several EP releases, but he’s now breaking through in the United States with his new album.

Initially, Matt wrote songs for the album in Los Angeles two years ago, but he threw those songs out and doubled down on his effort to become as proficient as possible in all aspects of music. Matt turned to home studios and wrapped up in a rural cottage in Australia. He wrote and recorded new music for Telluric, and then co-produced it with Dan Hume. MOJO calls the new songs “transcendent gospel-soul.”

Check out the results for yourself! Watch Matt Corby perform “Sooth Lady Wine” live at Electric Brixton on YouTube:

The Wild Honey Pie is presenting Matt’s appearance at the 9:30 Club. Of the show, The Wild Honey Pie says, “His catchy melodies will make you hum along, his soulful voice will captivate you and the rhythm will keep you on your feet.”

Overcoats open for Matt Corby. Tickets are available online.

Matt Corby
w/ Overcoats
9:30 Club
Monday, June 13
Doors @ 7pm
$25
All ages