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: Grace Potter @ Frederick Fairgrounds — 10/21/20

Grace Potter - Showtime at the Drive In Frederick - 10.21.20 16Grace Potter performs at the Frederick County Fairgrounds on Oct. 21, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock) 

While performing musicians painfully prepare for what could be a long winter with limited options for reaching their fans in the flesh, some have made the trip to Maryland as of late to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the newly dubbed Showtime at the Drive In series of concerts being held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds.

Last week, Grace Potter made the trip down from her current home in the mountains of Vermont to take the stage for a solo performance organized by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.

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Preview: Grace Potter @ Frederick Fairgrounds, 10/21/20

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Grace Potter (Photo by Pamela Neal)

Last year, Grace Potter released her latest studio album, Daylight, and she toured the country earlier this year with a stop at The Anthem in DC. Soon after, COVID-19 shut the country down, and live touring stopped.

But Grace is among a number of pioneers bringing live performances back with drive-in shows where audiences experience a big concert from their car. Catch Grace Potter in Showtime at the Drive in locally at the Frederick Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in a show presented by All Good Presents and Baltimore Soundstage.

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Song of the Day: “Higher” by Bishop Briggs

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Bishop Briggs (Photo courtesy Island Records)

Alt-pop powerhouse and platinum recording artist Bishop Briggs releases her newest track, “HIGHER,” via Island Records. The standout track is packed with an upbeat tempo, catchy melody, and soulful backup vocals, all blended together by Bishop’s signature belts, making it the perfect feel-good anthem.

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Livestream Preview: Michael McDonald @ Mandolin, 9/30/20

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Michael McDonald (Photo by Timothy White)

Singer/songwriter and five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald performs live online for Home Alone: A Special Solo Concert on Sept. 30.

Michael plays songs from his time with The Doobie Brothers, as well as his solo career and select cover songs.

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Live Review: Cat Janice @ Jammin’ Java – 9/18/20

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Cat Janice performs at Jammin’ Java on Sept. 18, 2020. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Fierce!

Cat Janice’s simultaneously powerful and subtle voice took center stage at Jammin’ Java on a recent crisp fall day and it figuratively blew the roof off the place. In a single word, it was indeed “fierce!”

Cat won the 2019 and 2020 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for Best Rock Artist/Group. Clearly, audiences are taking note of her songwriting, performing, and vocal talents.

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Preview: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer @ Jammin’ Java, 8/28/20

TazBrandon “Taz” Niederauer (Photo courtesy the artist)

(Editor’s note: We have confirmed this event is free! — updated!)

Seventeen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, is living proof that dreams really do come true.

You can see so for yourself in a free outdoor show at Jammin’ Java on Friday, Aug. 28.

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