Don’t Miss: Need to Breathe @ The Anthem, 8/17/18

NeedToBreathe
Needtobreathe (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

Needtobreathe, often stylized NEEDTOBREATHE, have been busy lately! In July, they released an EP, Forever on Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions), and on Nov. 16, the band will release Acoustic Live Vol. 1, a live album, via Atlantic Records. In the meantime, they will soon tour with a show at The Anthem on Friday, Aug. 17.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Snapshots: Zac Brown Band @ Nationals Park — 7/27/18

OneRepublic_NatsPark
Zac Brown fronts the Zac Brown Band at Nationals Park on July 27, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Despite the threat of severe weather and flash floods in the region, the long-awaited Zac Brown Band concert at Nationals Park went off without a hitch on Friday when the band’s Down the Rabbit Hole Live Tour paid a visit to the nation’s capital.

Continue reading

Music Park: Jason Isbell @ Wolf Trap — 7/24/18

20180724_isbell_022
Jason Isbell rocks Wolf Trap on July 24, 2018. (Photo by Jay Premack)

Amidst light rain, a dedicated crowd came to see four-time Grammy winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform at Wolf Trap on Tuesday. While the weather may have been a little wet, Jason and his band were on fire, going into their bag of tricks, bringing out the hits, and busting out some badass jamming. It was a rare mix of top-notch lyrics, singing, and instrumentals!

Continue reading

Snapshots: Blackberry Smoke @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

Blackberry Smoke
Blackberry Smoke performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth.)

Bringing a taste of Southern rock ‘n’ roll to The Fillmore Silver Spring recently, the guys of Blackberry Smoke performed a long set for their fans. Touring in promotion of their new album, Find a Light, released in April, Blackberry Smoke mixed numerous new songs into their set — “Medicate My Mind,” “Run Away from It All,” “Lord Strike Me Dead,” and “I’ll Keep Ramblin'” were all played as part of their 19-song performance.

Continue reading

Snapshots: The Magpie Salute @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 7/22/18

Magpie Salute
The Magpie Salute performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on July 22, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)

The magpie is a type of bird that is a member of the crow family. So it is not a stretch that multiple former members of The Black Crowes decided to reform under a new moniker as The Magpie Salute. Led by Rich Robinson, The Magpie Salute performed at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, and we got some pictures of the show.

Continue reading

Don’t Miss: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Wolf Trap, 7/24/18

JasonIsbell400Unit_PhotoDannyClinch
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (Photo by Danny Clinch)

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit released The Nashville Sound, their sixth studio album, in 2017 via Southeastern. The band will perform songs old and new at Wolf Trap on Tuesday, July 24.

Continue reading

Music Park: Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Wolf Trap — 7/11/18

WheelsOfSoul Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at Wolf Trap on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

I recently found myself musing on the merits of listening to recorded albums versus attending live performances for the different experiences they provide the listener. As a jam band, Tedeschi Trucks Band provides a live experience for the audience that is simply unequaled by the studio album. The heavy improvisational element of their performance means that every show is unique. Sure, their recorded albums are great, too — they won a Grammy for Best Blues Album with Revelator — but it’s as a live act that that they truly amaze. And amaze the band did at Wolf Trap on July 11 as headliners on their Wheels of Soul Tour.

Continue reading