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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Music Park: Myles Kennedy @ Baltimore Soundstage — 5/16/18

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Myles Kennedy performs at Baltimore Soundstage on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Chris R. Smyth)

Myles Kennedy has one of the more distinct voices in hard rock today. While the rock landscape is full of rough, low-end singers, Myles’ voice is higher in register, similar to guys like Axl Rose and Bruce Dickinson. On Wednesday night, looking much more youthful than his nearly 50 years of age, dressed in a black button down shirt and sleeveless white undershirt, and playing in front of a simple black curtain imprinted with The Year of the Tiger logo, Myles put his voice on full display, playing a solo acoustic show for a sold-out audience at the Baltimore Soundstage.

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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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Don’t Miss: Goo Goo Dolls @ The Anthem, 10/13/18

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Goo Goo Dolls (Photo by Bob Mussel)

Fans of the late-‘90s and early-‘00s rock scene got a little bit of a treat earlier this month when the Goo Goo Dolls announced a 20th anniversary tour for their multi-platinum album “Dizzy Up The Girl.” Featuring the bulk of the band’s hits (like “Broadway,” “Slide,” and “Iris,”), the album was about as big as any in its genre at the end of the 20th Century. And though the Goo Goo Dolls’ newer material hasn’t quite garnered the same enthusiasm from critics or fans, the band still hits a nostalgic sweet spot for people all across the country.

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Snapshots: Third Eye Blind @ The Anthem — 4/6/18

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Third Eye Blind perform at The Anthem on April 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris R. Smyth)

Though not even on tour, Third Eye Blind came to The Anthem to headline the DC 101 Blossom Bash. (Editor: Chris Smyth snapped the band in action during the sold-out show! Bush headlined; check out our Parklife DC review of Bush.)

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Music Park: Bush @ The Anthem — 4/6/18

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Gavin Rossdale fronts Bush at The Anthem on April 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris R. Smyth)

From the start, it felt as if Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale wanted to get as close to the audience as possible. He stalked around the stage like a caged animal who wanted out.

When the band played the number “Greedy Fly” — from second album Razorblade Suitcase, Gavin climbed down from the stage and jumped up on the security barrier so that he could play right in front of the crowd. But that was just a precursor for what was to come at a sold-out show at The Anthem on Friday.

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Don’t Miss: Bush @ The Anthem, 4/6/18

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Bush (Photo courtesy BWR Public Relations)

Last year, British post-grunge quartet Bush released Black and White Rainbows, their seventh studio album, through Zuma Rock Records and The End Records. Frontman Gavin Rossdale and company will play songs new and old, surely including ‘90s hit “Glycerine,” as headliner for the Blossom Bash at The Anthem on Friday, April 6.

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