Live Review: Hot Tuna @ City Winery — 11/27/18

Hot Tuna Acoustic at the City Winery
Hot Tuna performs at City Winery in DC on Nov. 27, 2018. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Hot Tuna and Hot Plates at City Winery DC

Upon my arrival in San Francisco in August 1975, I heard of a free concert by Hot Tuna in Parkside Square. So with my friends, I traveled to see my favorite Jefferson Airplane musicians — guitarist/vocalist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady.

During that first time I saw them, the gents shared a sort of mystic chemistry, which remained in tact at their recent show at City Winery.

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

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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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Music Park: Chuck Prophet @ The Soundry — 7/18/18

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Chuck Prophet (Photo by Andrew Diffee)

Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express played to a crowd of loyal fans on Wednesday night at The Soundry, a relatively new venue in Columbia, Maryland. Chuck, channeling all his of San Francisco weirdness, played his oddball schtick to the hilt. His guitar playing was tight as always, and his band sounded great.

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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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Snapshots: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ 9:30 Club — 1/29/18

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 01/29/2018
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club performs at 9:30 Club on Jan. 29, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Noise rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) released Wrong Creatures, their eighth album, on Jan. 12 via Vagrant Records. The band then hit the road for a North American tour, which stopped at 9:30 Club on Monday, and Paivi was there to photograph it!

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