Live Review: Grace Potter @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/21/20

Grace Potter - Showtime at the Drive In Frederick - 10.21.20 16Grace Potter performs at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock) 

While performing musicians painfully prepare for what could be a long winter with limited options for reaching their fans in the flesh, some have made the trip to Maryland as of late to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the newly dubbed Showtime at the Drive In series of concerts being held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Last week, Grace Potter made the trip down from her current home in the mountains of Vermont to take the stage for a solo performance organized by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.

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Interview: Foreign Air (New Album: Good Morning Stranger)

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Foreign Air (Photo by Elizabeth Miranda)

A little over a week ago, Foreign Air released debut album Good Morning Stranger, a smooth collection of 15 songs that will keep you dancing along whether in the club or more likely today in your home.

Based in Los Angeles and DC respectively, Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael formed the band more than five years ago, and they started working on the full-length debut album three years ago. The result was clearly worth the effort, as the new music swells with dynamic melodies and towering electronics.

Both gents formed Foreign Air fresh from other acts, and their natural chemistry kept them together while working across the country. Jesse and Jacob still collaborate from across the country, perhaps making them the perfect band for the pandemic times in which we live. Parklife DC’s Mickey McCarter caught up with the duo to explore their working arrangements, the achievement of the new album, and living up to expectations.

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Preview: Grace Potter @ Frederick Fairgrounds, 10/21/20

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Grace Potter (Photo by Pamela Neal)

Last year, Grace Potter released her latest studio album, Daylight, and she toured the country earlier this year with a stop at The Anthem in DC. Soon after, COVID-19 shut the country down, and live touring stopped.

But Grace is among a number of pioneers bringing live performances back with drive-in shows where audiences experience a big concert from their car. Catch Grace Potter in Showtime at the Drive in locally at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in a show presented by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.

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Song of the Day: “Higher” by Bishop Briggs

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Bishop Briggs (Photo courtesy Island Records)

Alt-pop powerhouse and platinum recording artist Bishop Briggs releases her newest track, “HIGHER,” via Island Records. The standout track is packed with an upbeat tempo, catchy melody, and soulful backup vocals, all blended together by Bishop’s signature belts, making it the perfect feel-good anthem.

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Song of the Day: “Ride” by Kandisha and Falcons

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Kandisha and Falcons (Photo courtesy Sacks & Co.)

Producer Falcons and LA rapper Kandisha debut a new song, “Ride,” and its accompanying video.

The track was inspired by Black Lives Matter protests across the country, and recorded after the two artists attended a march together in Los Angeles earlier this year.

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Livestream Preview: Perfume Genius @ Veeps, 9/19/20

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Perfume Genius (Photo by Camille Vivier)

Perfume Genius (born Mike Hadreas) released his fifth studio album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, via Matador Records back in May. Perfume Genius next streams live from the Palace Theater in Los Angeles via Veeps on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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