Live Review: Jake Shimabukuro @ The Birchmere – 9/18/2019

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Jake Shimabukuro performs at The Birchmere on Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Yeah, the name is tough to pronounce, but Jake Shimabukuro’s talent is easy to see. The Hawaiian-born ukulele performer and composer brought his gift to The Birchmere recently in a show that featured both brilliance and a beloved, special guest.

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Live Review: Hot Club of Cowtown @ City Winery — 9/5/19

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Hot Club of Cowtown performs in the Wine Garden at City Winery, Sept. 9, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss/ aristrauss.com)

Hot Club of Cowtown delighted DC fans recently with a twilight show at City Winery DC in the venue’s roof-top Wine Garden performance space. The Austin, Texas-based hot jazz/Western swing trio is set to release its new album, Wild Kingdom, on Sept. 27, and they used the show as an opportunity to preview its new material.

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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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Preview: Hot Club of Cowtown @ City Winery, 9/5/19

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Hot Club of Cowtown (Photo by Ryan Saul)

Earlier this year, The Hot Club of Cowtown released Crossing the Great Divide, a tribute to The Band, via Gold Strike. Next the band will release Wild Kingdom, a new studio album on Sept. 27! The hot jazz and Western swing trio have been touring relentlessly, and they visit City Winery for their next DC show on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Snapshots: Sting @ Wolf Trap — 8/26/19

Sting-23_DSC00449 Sting performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 26, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

In May, Sting released My Songs, his 14th studio album, reimagining some of his best-known hits from his solo career and his time with The Police. On tour now, Sting performed those songs at Wolf Trap recently, and Jason Nicholson captured the majesty and brawn of one of the world’s most thoughtful rockers on film.

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Live Review: Trombone Shorty @ Wolf Trap — 8/22/19

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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews performing on stage at Wolf Trap, Aug. 22, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss / aristrauss.com)

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue delivered a powerful performance at Wolf Trap recently, capping an evening of music that included sets by Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and R&B artist Jessy Wilson.

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