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.
Paul Barrere of Little Feat performs at the Holmfirth Picturedome in England on Aug. 14, 2010. (Photo by Bryan Ledgard)
As part of the first wave of Southern rock, Little Feat, which, ironically, formed in Los Angeles, made all-time classic music in the early ’70s. They blended rock and blues, country and R&B, blues and folk, jazz, gospel, and soul, all with a high level of skill and a jam band sensibility. And their talents were still evident in a very good show at the Warner Theatre recently.
Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at Warner Theatre on Feb. 23, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
In what has become an annual tradition, the Tedeschi Trucks Band recently spent two February weekends in DC for its fifth annual Warner Theatre residency. This year’s residency included four performances, each of which sold out the 1,847-seat venue. I was lucky to get a ticket and a photo pass for the final performance.
John Butler performs at Warner Theatre on Nov. 16, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
The John Butler Trio performed to a packed Warner Theatre on Friday as it kicked off a 20-city US tour to support its most recent album, Home, which was released in September via Jarrah Records.
Snoop Dogg (right) watches his younger self navigate the perils of stardom in “Redemption of a Dogg.” (Photo courtesy Je’Caryous Johnson)
Snoop Dogg alongside with Tamar Braxton and friends recently came to the Warner Theatre to host a play about Snoop’s upbringing before and after reaching the legendary status he holds now. The semi-autobiographical musical, “Redemption of a Dogg” (written by Je’Caryous Johnson), is a moving and surprisingly affecting play that is well worth your time.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros rock a sold out Warner Theatre on Nov. 12, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)
Over the summer, Bob Weir, most famous as a founding member of the Grateful Dead, formed a new trio with legendary musician and producer Don Was on upright bass and former Primus drummer Jay Lane on drums. Over the trio’s inaugural tour, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have been playing a mix of Grateful Dead tunes covers, and a few newer songs. And on a messy, rainy Monday, Bob and company brought a healthy dose of sun to the Warner Theatre.
Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton (Photo courtesy Je’Caryous Johnson)
Snoop Dogg is appearing in a semi-autobiographical musical, “Redemption of a Dogg,” which features music from the rapper’s recent gospel-inspired album Bible of Love, at Warner Theatre on Friday, Nov. 9. A handful of tickets are still available!