Posts Tagged ‘Jammin’ Java’

Paul Kelly’s A to Z of Songcraft

Paul Kelly has been called “the closest thing [Australians] have to a poet laureate" and “arguably Australia's most celebrated singer-songwriter.” For three decades, he's penned thoughtful, beautiful, often nuanced stories , and channeled them in a voice that's both singular and soothing. His are songs of heartbreak, death, and social justice told from forgotten perspectives.
Kelly [...]

A Tale of Two Rivers

Writing songs about rivers is nothing new–there are countless cultural and metaphorical implications attached to the aquatic highway, and it's a really handy pastoral picture that most everyone can understand. When a familiar songwriter who has been in the D.C. area for ages decides to name his folksy band with the watery image, it's not [...]

Arts Roundup: Millions Edition

Worried about the funding of the Smithsonian with the Republicans controlling the House? Maybe the $30 million gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will put your mind at ease. The gift will go toward online educational programs targeted for underserved communities.
First 9:30 Club launched its own record label; now Jammin Java. The Go! Team label's [...]

Local Venue Label Watch!: Jammin’ Java Launches Go Team! Records

Looks like 9:30 Records has some company. Jammin' Java, the singer-songwritery club in Vienna, Va., announced this week that it's started its own label: Go Team! Records.
The first signee? Melodic folkies Deep River, the band of Luke Brindley—whose brothers Daniel and Jonathan own Jammin' Java. The band will celebrate its new album, Ten Mornings, at a [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 4

Your favorite assemblage is back, and we've got nothin' but love for you, baby! We don't call it "aggregation," because aggregation is too aggro. In the land of FO-vs.-HD, all the pieces fit together like a giant group hug. D.C. deserves it! Catch up here. Then accept this week's embrace. Then go make some art [...]

Preview: East L.A.’s Los Fabulocos Friday and Saturday Night

Los Lobos are not the only active East Los Angeles Chicano rock band.  The Blazers have been around for awhile, and more recently, Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos have been bringing their brand of Cali-Mex to audiences everywhere.  Los Fabulocos, featuring two former Blazers, are coming to the East Coast for the first time, including [...]

The Playlist: A Wizard Rock Primer for Sonorus 2010 at Jammin’ Java

Back in February, a few days before the Sonorus festival was set to take place at Jammin' Java in Vienna, Va., I asked one of the wizard rock concert's organizers what spell she would use to avert the impending snowstorm. She said evanesco, the vanishing spell.
As you may recall, the snowpocalypse didn't exactly vanish, and [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Jakob Dylan, Amanda Blank, The Tallest Man on Earth, and More


Jakob Dylan, Three Legs, Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Mimicking Birds. 9:30 Club. $25.
Lucy Kaplansky. Wolf Trap. $20.
Gist, Gary B. & the Notions, The Courtesy Line. The Red & The Black. $8.
Eilen Jewell, Little Pink. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
The Blue Line, Poor But Sexy, The Very Small. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.
Buckshot Blues. Bangkok Blues. [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Pissed Jeans, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kidz in the Hall, and More


Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau Band. 9:30 Club. $25.
Jamie McLean Band. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Livingston Taylor. Wolf Trap. $22.
Horsehead, Hiding Places, Deutschmarks. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.
Laura Tsaggaris, James Maddock. IOTA Club & Cafe. $12.
Pissed Jeans, Cloak/Dagger, The Wayward. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Rhododendron Road. Bangkok [...]

Weekend Music Roundup: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Honor By August, and More


Needtobreathe, Will Hoge, Matt Hires. 9:30 Club. $16.

Gato & the Palenke Music Co. Strathmore. $10 in advance, $12 at door.

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Wolf Trap. $35.

East Coast Caravan. The Red & The Black. $8. 21+.

Shwa, The Royal We. IOTA Club & Cafe. $10.

Bonjour, Ganesh!, The Jones, Big Chimney, Blankus Larry. Rock and Roll Hotel. $10.

Andy [...]