Snapshots: Lettuce @ The Anthem — 11/3/18

Lettuce • Live at The Anthem • 11.4.18-10 Lettuce performs at The Anthem on Nov. 3, 2018. (Photo by Nathan Payne)

Lettuce recently released Witches’ Stew, a live album tribute to their hero Miles Davis, via Lettuce Records. Even more recently, the funk band teamed with Marcus King to perform at The Anthem on Nov. 3! Nathan Payne shot the show.

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Music Park: Twiddle @ 9:30 Club — 10/26/18

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Twiddle performs at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 5, 2017. (Photo by Andrew Gardecki)

I had a blast at 9:30 Club on Friday night. I almost always enjoy concerts, but every now and then I see a show that goes beyond the normal pleasure that music provides. Vermont band Twiddle gave me that experience at 9:30 Club, easily making my list of the best concerts I have ever seen.

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Music Park: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Wolf Trap — 7/11/18

WheelsOfSoul Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at Wolf Trap on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

I recently found myself musing on the merits of listening to recorded albums versus attending live performances for the different experiences they provide the listener. As a jam band, Tedeschi Trucks Band provides a live experience for the audience that is simply unequaled by the studio album. The heavy improvisational element of their performance means that every show is unique. Sure, their recorded albums are great, too — they won a Grammy for Best Blues Album with Revelator — but it’s as a live act that that they truly amaze. And amaze the band did at Wolf Trap on July 11 as headliners on their Wheels of Soul Tour.

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Don’t Miss: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Wolf Trap, 7/11/18

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Tedeschi Trucks Band (Photo by Greg Logan)

Blues rock group the Tedeschi Trucks Band last year released Life from the Fox Oakland, their second live album, via Fantasy Records. And speaking of playing live, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bring their namesake band to Wolf Trap on Wednesday, July 11 for their Wheels of Soul Tour with Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band.

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Music Park: Cowboy Mouth @ City Winery — 5/18/18

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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.

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Don’t Miss: Cowboy Mouth @ City Winery, 5/18 + 5/19/18

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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!

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