Snapshots: Fleet Foxes @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/9/22

Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)

Like many of those in attendance, I spent a good bit of time reveling in the lush soundscapes of Fleet Foxes’ 2020 album, Shore, during the pandemic. The band’s tour recently brought them to Merriweather Post Pavilion and proved a great showcase for the album. The set opened with the album’s first three songs and featured seven of the songs overall.

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Live Review: Summer Spirit Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/7/22

Erykah Badu performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Aug. 7, 2022. (Photo by Will Colbert)

August in the DMV is synonymous with sweltering humidity, but if you’re a fan of soul, R&B, Go-Go, and ‘90s hip hop, it also yields the Summer Spirit Festival.

This year’s recent daylong concert event at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, featured Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Method Man and Redman, Marsha Ambrosius, Junkyard Band, and J. Brown.

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Preview: Rod Stewart @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/27/22

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Rod Stewart performs live at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas on Sept. 30, 2019. (Photo by Denise Truscello)

Sir Rod Stewart, the legendary two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer-songwriter, earlier this year announced a slew of dates for his highly anticipated 2022 North American summer tour with special guests Cheap Trick, including a stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Produced by Live Nation the tour will be Stewart’s first in four years and promises an unprecedented night of iconic hit songs from one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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Preview: Duran Duran @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/23/22

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Duran Duran (Photo courtesy High Rise PR)

New wave heroes Duran Duran finally return to North American for a long-anticipated tour in support of their excellent new album Future Past.

Catch Duran Duran in the DC-area at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 23, with with their very good friend and disco legend Nile Rodgers opening!

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Live Review: The Black Keys @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 7/25/22

The Black Keys perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 25, 2022. (Photo by Will Colbert)

The life of a touring musician can’t be easy. During a career that spans nearly 20 years, it’s probably safe to say that The Black Keys have logged a considerable amount of travel miles. They’ve laid their heads in unfamiliar beds and digested food unfit for rock gods — nonetheless, they’re back on the road. The duo, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, made a recent stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion for their Dropout Boogie Tour.

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Ticket Giveaway: Fleet Foxes @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 8/9/22

Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Grammy-nominated artist Fleet Foxes performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 9! They are touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, Shore (2020, via Anti-).

This tour marks the first time that Fleet Foxes performs their new songs live! And you can win a pair of tickets to be there with Parklife DC!

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Preview: The Black Keys @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/25/22

The Black KeysThe Black Keys (Photo by Jim Herrington)

The Black Keys have launched their Dropout Boogie Tour, a 32-date North American run produced by Live Nation coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Monday, July 25.

This is the band’s first string of shows since touring in support of their 2019 studio album Let’s Rock (Nonesuch), and they will be supported by Band of Horses and Ceramic Animal.

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Live Review: Jack Johnson @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 7/15/22

Jack Johnson performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion, July 15, 2022. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

“Better late than never.” That might have been the thought running through Jack Johnson’s head as he stepped onto the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 15, 2022, three weeks to the day that the performance had to be postponed because the artist tested positive for COVID hours before showtime.

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Live Review: Tears for Fears w/ Garbage @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 6/19/22

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Tears for Fears perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 19, 2022. (Photos by Kyle Gustafson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Roland Orzabal emerged from the shadows with the looks of an aging wizard when Tears for Fears appeared on stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion recently. And he did what you would like Roland to do: He sang a song of loneliness and isolation. He sang of a desire for new beginnings and freedom. And he sang of how maybe we’ll never be truly understood. But his perspective had changed.

When singing “No Small Thing” from the extraordinary new Tears for Fears album, the sense of existential terror that pervaded the band’s early songs like “Mad World” and “Change” was replaced with a weariness. Roughly 40 years after the start of the band, they weren’t protesting, “What is happening?,” as much as they were wondering, “What had happened?”

Despite the shift, the resulting soul-searching remained very satisfying.

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Preview: Jack Johnson @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/15/22


Jack Johnson (Photo courtesy Partisan Arts PR)

(EDITOR’S NOTE): Jack Johnson has caught COVID, and he has rescheduled this show to July 15, 2022. Get well soon, Jack!

Jack Johnson and his band hit the road this summer for The Meet The Moonlight Tour, which takes them across the continental US and Canada, including an early date at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, July 15.

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