Preview: STS9 @ State Theatre, 9/26-9/28/19

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STS9 (Photo courtesy the band)

For the first time ever, STS9 brings their acoustic Axe the Cables show to DC metro! The instrumental psychedelic funk band performs for three nights at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Thursday, Sept. 26, Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, dedicating the first evening of the residency to Axe the Cables. All three nights are available at one special price.

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Live Review: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Wolf Trap — 7/17/19

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The Tedeschi Trucks band performs at Wolf Trap on July 17, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

The Tedeschi Trucks Band had a stroke of good luck in the form of an early evening thunderstorm recently. The pouring rain cooled down what was a sweltering hot day, making the atmosphere at Wolf Trap for their performance decidedly comfortable.

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RIP, Jeff Austin

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Jeff Austin poses at Sleepy Creek SpringDig in May 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Bluegrass musician Jeff Austin passed away in Seattle on Monday, according to reports. Jeff, 45, was a well-known performer in the DC metro area, where he frequently joined bluegrass and folk festivals like the Sleepy Creek SpringDig. Indeed, the Jeff Austin Band headlined the Sleepy Creek SpringDig at Sleepy Creek on the Potomac in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in May.

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Live Review: Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 6/22/19

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Phish performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 22, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

American jam band Phish performed to the utter delight of a stupified sold-out crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion recently, and I was there taking photos and spacing-out to the music and getting into the groove.

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Preview: Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 6/22/19

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Phish (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Phish hit the road for the summer on a 26-date tour that culminates with the band’s traditional Labor Day run of shows in Commerce City, Colorodo. Along the way, guitarist Trey Anastasio and company stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, June 22, and there are very few seats remaining!

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Live Review: Jim James @ 9:30 Club — 5/17/19

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Jim James and his band perform at the 9:30 Club on May 17, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)

Jim James has a totemic hold over the indie-rock scene — My Morning Jacket very much a universe unto itself (I bristle at the idea of calling them a jam band). Jim dropped by 9:30 Club for a pair of solo shows recently, and I caught the first of the two.

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