Live Review: Dark Star Orchestra @ The Anthem — 12/1/18

Rob Eaton fronts Dark Star Orchestra at The Anthem on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

If you closed your eyes (and inhaled deeply), you would have been convinced you were at a Grateful Dead show when Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) visited The Anthem at Washington DC’s Wharf on Saturday.

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Music Park: Tash Sultana @ The Anthem — 11/21/18

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Tash Sultana performs at The Anthem on Nov. 21, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)

Since last year, when Tash Sultana sold out the 9:30 Club, she has created a huge fanbase in the United States, leading her to play at the The Anthem recently. On the eve before Thanksgiving Day, when many people were heading out of town, I was lucky enough to enjoy an evening with Tash Sultana.

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Don’t Miss: Hot Tuna @ City Winery, 11/27/18

Hot Tuna (Photo courtesy the band)

Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady formed blues band Hot Tuna in 1969, and they are still going strong! At the 2016 Grammy Awards, Jorma and Jack received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and the band released an album as recently as 2011 with Steady as She Goes.

Hot Tuna performs an acoustic evening at City Winery on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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Snapshots: Burton Cummings of The Guess Who @ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center — 11/16/18

parsons_vinyl_DSC02964_20181116 Burton Cummings of The Guess Who performs at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

From 1965-75, Burton Cummings was the lead singer and keyboardist for Canadian rock band The Guess Who. He sung a heap of the songs by The Guess Who that he made famous (including “American Woman”) at Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, recently.

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