Ticket Giveaway: Yeasayer @ 9:30 Club, 7/12/19

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Just a few weeks ago, experimental rock trio Yeasayer released Erotic Reruns, the band’s fifth studio album. Roughly a few weeks from today, Yeasayer performs at 9:30 Club on Friday, July 12, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Preview: Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 6/22/19

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Phish (Photo by Brantley Gutierrez)

Phish hit the road for the summer on a 26-date tour that culminates with the band’s traditional Labor Day run of shows in Commerce City, Colorodo. Along the way, guitarist Trey Anastasio and company stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, June 22, and there are very few seats remaining!

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Snapshots: Dream Theater @ Warner Theatre — 4/15/19

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Dream Theater performs at Warner Theatre on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)

Progressive music titans Dream Theater released Distance Over Time, the band’s 14th studio album, recently. But when the band arrived at Warner Theatre last week, the gents were there to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking record, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. Paivi Salonen was there to shoot the show.

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Interview: Martin Barre (@ The Birchmere, 4/22/19)

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Martin Barre performs at Jammin’ Java on Oct. 14, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

“I just want to be a good musician, I want to be a good songwriter, I want to get better.”

Refreshing words coming from a musician who’s been at the top of his game for over 50 years. Martin Barre is well-known as the long-time lead guitarist (1969-2012) for Jethro Tull. I spoke with Martin in anticipation of his “Martin Barre Celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull Tour,” which will come to the DC Metro area for two shows on April 22 at The Birchmere and April 23 at Rams Head on Stage. (This interview has been edited for clarity and flow.)

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Snapshots: Adrian Belew @ City Winery — 4/10/19

adrian_belew-13_DS306482 Adrian Belew performs at City Winery in DC on April 10, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Adrian Belew, one of rock’s premier guitarists, visited City Winery recently to explore his catalog. In addition to some of his best known solo hits, Adrian drew on the power of his current quartet to present a number of King Crimson songs.

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Preview: Adrian Belew @ City Winery, 4/10/19

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Adrian Belew (Photo courtesy the artist)

If you like really good music, you probably already know Adrian Belew. But if somehow you didn’t, I would tell you that not only did he perform with the likes of David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and the Talking Heads, but he distinguished himself mightily while doing so. The affable talent released a new solo album, Pop Sided, recently, and he performs at City Winery on Wednesday, April 10.

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