Courtney Marie Andrews performs at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Oct. 8, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)
The Miracle Theatre hosted a night of intimate, classic folk and Americana on Friday evening with singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews and duo The Brother Brothers. Andrews’s songwriting and vocals are clearly influenced most strongly by Joni Mitchell, but you can also hear elements of Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, and Carole King. The Brother Brothers’ style have been compared to Simon & Garfunkel, both for their close harmonies and their gentle, soothing melodies.
Brandi Carlile performs at Wolf Trap on Aug. 28, 2021. (Photo by Marc Shea)
Wolf Trap is back to full capacity shows — and when Brandi Carlile played there Saturday night, the venue was absolutely packed. The show started with a dynamite opening solo set by Amythyst Kiah, a singer-songwriter from Johnson City, Tennessee, whose style is based in the blues and folk music.
Brandi Carlile (Photo by Neil Krug)
Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is set to release her highly anticipated new album, In These Silent Days, on Oct. 1 via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. On the way to her album release, she performs at Wolf Trap on Saturday, Aug. 28!
Myles Kennedy performs at the Baltimore Soundstage on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
As the United States continues its process of opening back up and getting back to normal, the world of music is working to do much of the same. Records are being released and tours are starting back up. What had grinded to a halt is moving once again.
But in the downtime without live music, many musicians used that time to write and record new music. That includes Alter Bridge — and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators — frontman Myles Kennedy, who will release his second solo record, The Ides of March, on May 14. In a conversation with Parklife DC’s Chris Smyth, Myles discusses the process of creating his new record, what a return to the stage will look like for him, plus what lies ahead for both of his bands.
Foo Fighters (Photo by Danny Clinch)
Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War.” In stark contrast to the bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) of its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.
If “Waiting on a War” seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Today is Foo frontman Dave Grohl’s birthday!
Allen Stone performs at the 9:30 Club on Feb 25, 2020. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Allen Stone embraced the crowd with open arms and walked onto the stage with his five-piece band in a recent sold-out show at 9:30 Club, which had fans waiting for a night of soothing sounds from Stone.
Damien Jurado and Nick Thune perform at The Miracle Theatre on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Damien Jurado recently took part in a somewhat unusual performance at The Miracle Theater recently. He split the bill with comedian Nick Thune in an evening titled “Sad Music/Sad Comedy.”
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio performs at DC’s legendary Blues Alley, Nov. 6, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
A friend from college told me, “If you get the chance to see Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio play live, do it! You’ll thank me later.”
Sleater-Kinney performs at The Anthem on Oct. 25, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Sleater-Kinney — now the duo of Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar) and Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals) — dove right into business in a big show at The Anthem recently, rocking through 11 tracks of the new album, The Center Won’t Hold, and more, beginning with the latest title track. Jason Nicholson was there to document the evening in photos.
Sleater-Kinney (Photo courtesy BT PR)
Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar) and Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals) bring their punk rock duo Sleater-Kinney to The Anthem on Friday, Oct. 25, following the release of The Center Won’t Hold, the band’s ninth studio album, in August via Mom + Pop Music.