Interview: Steve Hackett (@ Warner Theatre, 4/13/22)

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Steve Hackett (Photo by Howard Rankin)

Progressive rock and guitar legend Steve Hackett revisits his stellar work with Genesis as he launches the North American leg of his Genesis Revisited: Seconds Out + More Tour. He’s in Canada this week, and he soon arrives in the USA!

As advertised, the show will feature the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out performed in full, plus additional Genesis classics and standouts from Steve’s latest album, Surrender of Silence. Steve arrives in DC to perform at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday, April 13.

Parklife DC’s Mickey McCarter had the honor to speak with Steve Hackett briefly about the tour, his amazingly productive time in pandemic lockdown, and the show at the Warner Theatre.

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Livestream Preview: Toto @ Dice, 11/21/20

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Toto (Photo courtesy SKH Music)

Steve Lukather (aka Luke) and Joseph Williams are lifelong friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades. Today, the duo has announced the formation of a new band, with world class players. They will continue to tour as Toto, and are in motion to bring their Dogz of Oz tour worldwide as the pair looks forwards.

The new Toto lineup performs in a livestream via Dice.fm on Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Live Review: Fellowcraft @ DC9 — 10/27/20

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Jon Ryan MacDonald fronts Fellowcraft at DC9 on Oct. 27, 2020. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Like four links in a chain, the members of Fellowcraft relaxed and rolled to the rhythm in a performance at DC9 recently. The four guys hadn’t performed for an audience in more than seven months, but they instantly drew tight as they rocked through 12 big tunes for a successful livestream.

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Livestream Preview: Fellowcraft @ DC9, 10/27/20

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Fellowcraft (Photo courtesy Eventbrite)

Fellowcraft are a four-man band who mix a healthy does of blues and R&B into their indie prog rock. Jon Ryan MacDonald (guitar and vocals), Brandon Williams (bass and vocals), Pablo Anton-Diaz (lead guitar and vocals), and Zach Martin together create an unstoppable rock and roll machine that carry you back to the days of classic rock albeit full of their own original twists.

Performing live from the stage at DC9 on Tuesday, Oct. 27, Fellowcraft livestreams the show for you to watch at home!

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Song of the Day: “Run to Me” by Steve Lukather w/ Ringo Starr and Joseph Williams

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Steve “Luke” Lukather (Photo by Rob Shanahan)

Steve Lukather and Mascot Records have announced the release of a newly recorded composition titled “Run to Me,” and an accompanying video. The song is heavily influenced by the artist’s fond connection to music from the late ’60s.

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Song of the Day: “Easter in Quarantine” by Umphrey’s McGee

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Umphrey’s McGee (Photo courtesy IVPR)

Not unlike the rest of the country and the world, improv-rock gurus Umphrey’s McGee have found themselves with an empty-for-now itinerary and, in isolation, the strange daily balance of making sense of it all and making use of the extra time. Today, UM released “Easter in Quarantine.”

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Interview: Fellowcraft (@ The Pocket, 1/10/20)

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Fellowcraft rehearses in The Pocket at 7DrumCity not too long ago. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Hard-rockin’ DC blues band Fellowcraft tells Parklife DC that they are transforming into a prog-rock outfit. Whatever the case, we like what we hear! Last year, the band made a transition in its sound with a new lineup, now consisting of Jon Ryan MacDonald (guitar, vocals), Brandon Williams (bass, vocals), Pablo Antón (guitar, vocals), and Zach Martin (drums). This year, the band plans a fourth full-length album, following Get Up Young Phoenix (2016), Fellowcraft (2016) and Three (2018).

The peculiar power of Fellowcraft lies in the camaraderie of the band’s four members. These guys love playing together and hanging out together. And they have the rare gift of making you feel like you’re part of the gang when you’re in the audience. That’s the special defining quality of Fellowcraft.

Parklife DC Editor Mickey McCarter met Fellowcraft at 7DrumCity recently to chat about the band’s future prior to a show at The Pocket at 7DrumCity on Friday, Jan. 10. Fellowcraft also perform at Pie Shop on Friday, Feb. 7.

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