Posts Tagged ‘Birchmere’

Soul Salvation with Texas Singer Ruthie Foster

Rural Texas singer/guitarist Ruthie Foster had made records highlighting her blend of folk, gospel, and soul since 1997, but it wasn't until 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster earned a Grammy nomination that she got attention from NPR and other outlets and landed gigs with the likes of  Bonnie Raitt. Foster just released her [...]

Baaba Maal Discusses His “Tales from the Sahel” Tour

Senegalese singer Baaba Maal’s “Tales from the Sahel” show tonight at the Birchmere should prove to be very different from his last local appearance a year and half ago.   That gig offered his 13-piece band Daande Lenol adapting songs from his 2009 album Television, which featured programmed beats and guest vocals from members of New York band [...]

Fillmore Silver Spring Announces Staff, Preview Center

In a press release today, Live Nation announced a few significant hires at the forthcoming Fillmore Silver Spring concert venue.
Predictably, the entertainment behemoth has packed the club's staff with its own people: Justin Kujawa, former promoter at The Pageant in St. Louis, will lead the club's booking team; Jackie Knight, a former Live Nation tour [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Salt-N-Pepa and Anvil Edition


Salt-N-Pepa. DAR Constitution Hall. $41.50-$70.

Bellmer Dolls, Monozid, Bootblacks, We Fought The Big One (DJs). The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Tom McBride and the Whig Party. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Perpetual Groove, Future, Poor Man's Lobster. 9:30 Club. $14.

Junior League Band, The David Wax Museum, Lightfoot. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at [...]

Crazy Hearts: Justin Townes Earle and Joe Pug @ Birchmere on Sunday

The Hurt Locker, Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Waltz, Mo’Nique.
There, I just freed up your Sunday night. Wanna go see some excellent music instead?
Actually, if Bridges gets any Oscar love, it bodes well for the status of the guitar-toting troubadour in America’s cultural mythology—and, perhaps, for the prospects of Joe Pug and Justin Townes Earle. [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Sondre Lerche, Ra Ra Rasputin, Bowling For Soup, and More


Educated Consumers. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Big Bang TV, Bridges and Powerlines, The Jet Age. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Taylor Carson, Peter Mulvey. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.

Rogue Wave, Avi Buffalo. 9:30 Club. $15.

Sondre Lerche, JBM. Rock and Roll Hotel. $20.

Stacy Brooks. Bangbok Blues. Call for price.

Jon Carroll. Wolf Trap. $22.

Bellman [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Hotspur, Frau Eva, Nouvelle Vague, and More


Incwell. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Hotspur, No Second Troy, Margot MacDonald Band, Boys Will Be Boys. 9:30 Club. $15.

Bo Bice. Wolf Trap. $25.

Yell County, The Courtesans, The Secret Pop Band. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

New Rock Church of Fire, Greenland, Drunk Tigers. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Sweet Interference, Tripp, Hot Coffee [...]

Weekend Music Roundup


Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez. IOTA Club & Cafe. $15.

The Gerunds, Golden City, MilkMachine. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

The Vita Ruins, Casper Bangs, The Jaguar Club. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.

King Soul. Bangkok Blues. Call for price.

Shawn Mullins, Justin Trawick. Birchmere. $25.

Cowboy Mouth, Junior Brown. 9:30 Club. $25.

Exit Clov, True Womanhood. Strathmore. $10 in [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Haiti Benefits, Sockets Records Showcase, a Night With Thievery Corporation


Haiti Benefit Concert for the Red Cross Relief Effort: Brother Shamus, The Walkways, No Second Troy, Boxcar Collision, Bobby Thompson and more. IOTA Club & Cafe. Donations based.

Sockets Records Showcase (with The Cornel West Theory, Hume, Imperial China, Buildings and Big Gold Belt). Black Cat. $12.

Mike Terpak Blues Explosion. Bangkok Blues. Call for [...]

Cirque de Knowles: Back Door Slam @ Birchmere

The crowd that saw Back Door Slam Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam execute an acrobatic set at the Birchmere last night probably hadn’t seen guitar mastery like that since they were Davy Knowles’s age.
The audience skewed middle-aged—I was probably the youngest person there apart from the 22-year-old Knowles himself—and didn’t fill up [...]