Thunderpussy rocks the Metro Gallery on Aug. 11, 2019 (Photo by David LaMason)
I think it’s fair to say I was a fan before I’d even seen them. Through friends saying, “You have to see this band,” to amazing photos of their live shows, to (and most importantly) hearing that first song off their self-titled debut album, “Speed Queen,” I was hooked. But I hadn’t witnessed the force that is Thunderpussy a recent show at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore.
Heart (Photo by Anna Knowlden)
Ann and Nancy Wilson have hit the road for the first time in three years with the Love Alive Tour, and the sisters of Heart perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Tuesday, Aug. 13. As an added bonus, Heart brings Joan Jett & The Blackhearts along to open!
Alice in Chains performs at Jiffy Lube Live on July 31, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)
Alice in Chains stopped in Bristow, Virginia, recently to perform several AIC classics. The band are currently on a North American summer tour with fellow hard-rockers Korn, and I was able to see them perform at Jiffy Lube Live! Of course, I brought my camera along, and I was allowed to photograph Alice in Chains from the soundboard for the first three songs.
Jeff Austin poses at Sleepy Creek SpringDig in May 2019. (Photo by Chester Simpson)
Bluegrass musician Jeff Austin passed away in Seattle on Monday, according to reports. Jeff, 45, was a well-known performer in the DC metro area, where he frequently joined bluegrass and folk festivals like the Sleepy Creek SpringDig. Indeed, the Jeff Austin Band headlined the Sleepy Creek SpringDig at Sleepy Creek on the Potomac in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in May.
Brandi Carlile bows as she walks onto the Merriweather stage on June 14, 2019. (Photo by Matt Ruppert)
We’ve seen Brandi Carlile before, we’ve walked the very same steps at Merriweather Post Pavilion, sat under the same stars, even heard some of the same songs. But no part of us could prepare for the joy-letting, the rampant release of emotion, the impossible catharsis, and the absolute connectedness of this recent show.
Brandi Carlile (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen)
Over a year ago, Brandi Carlile released By the Way, I Forgive You, her sixth studio album. She’s been on the road ever since, and she will play a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Friday, June 14.
Tacocat performs at U Street Music Hall on May 18, 2019. (Photos by Katherine Gaines/AmbientEye.com; Words by Juliet Van Wagenen)
Glitter-adorned indie punk rock quartet Tacocat lit up U Street Music Hall recently for a bevy of fans that may have been the only people in the city not glued to their TVs for the Game of Thrones series finale.