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  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen

If I’m being completely honest, I don’t know a thing about Catfish and the Bottlemen. According to their Wikipedia page, they’re a British rock band from Wales and they got together in 2007. Oh, and apparently their lead singer, Van McCann, used to be in a Beatles cover band with bassist Benji Blakeway. So they’ve got that going for them, which is nice. All jokes aside, even though I wasn’t familiar with their work, Catfish and the Bottlemen was extremely popular with […]

  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums
  • Fitz and The Tantrums

Fitz and The Tantrums

  Since they burst onto the scene in 2008, Fitz and The Tantrums have produced a series of high-energy hits. Regardless of whether you consider them indie or pop, chances are you’ve heard your fair share of the Los Angeles-based band’s top tracks, like “Moneygrabber,” “The Walker” and, most recently, “HandClap.” While they were only able to play an abbreviated set at DC101’s Kerfuffle this year, they did not disappoint during their time in the spotlight. Lead singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs […]

  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World

For three years of my life, I worked as a bartender at my father’s bar on the weekends to make some extra cash. While much of that experience was highly enjoyable, not everything was sunshine and lollipops. For example, during that timeframe I can conservatively say that I heard roughly six million renditions of “Sweetness,” “The Middle” and countless other tracks from the Jimmy Eat World catalog. After covering their performance at DC101’s Kerfuffle 2017, I am relieved to report they are […]

  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Brian Bell
  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Patrick Wilson
  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Scott Shriner
  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Weezer
  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Scott Shriner

Weezer

Sat It Ain’t So. Island in the Sun. Buddy Holly. Beverly Hills. Hash Pipe. Undone – The Sweater Song. The list goes on and on. For more than 20 years, Weezer has delivered. When I saw that they were among the performers at DC101’s Kerfuffle this year, I knew I had to be there. When I found out I was going to be credentialed to cover the show on behalf of D.C. Music Download, I was beyond ecstatic. And anyone […]

  • Damian Kulash Jr.
  • OK Go
  • Damian Kulash Jr. and Tim Nordwind
  • OK Go performs Les Miserables
  • Damian Kulash Jr.
  • Damian Kulash Jr.
  • Tim Nordwind
  • Damian Kulash Jr. and Andy Ross
  • OK Go
  • This Too Shall Pass
  • Damian Kulash Jr.

OK Go

A decade ago, a Chicago-based quartet burst onto the scene with an iconic music video featuring synchronized dancing on treadmills. That critically-acclaimed video solidified their place in the indie rock scene, earned them a Grammy and garnered more than 34 million views. Not bad for a first-time effort. Over the next decade, while the rest of the music world gave up on music videos (Thanks MTV), OK Go continued to crank out innovative visuals to accompany their catchy tunes. What started […]

  • Ziggy Hood
  • Pierre Garçon
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Calais Campbell
  • Bashaud Breeland
  • Bashaud Breeland
  • Vernon Davis
  • DeSean Jackson
  • David Johnson and Su'a Cravens
  • Josh Norman
  • Cheerleaders
  • Kirk Cousins
  • Ryan Kerrigan and Carson Palmer
  • David Johnson and Josh Norman
  • DeSean Jackson
  • David Johnson and Quinton Dunbar
  • David Johnson and Josh Norman
  • David Johnson
  • Josh Norman
  • Quinton Dunbar
  • Josh Norman and Larry Fitzgerald

Redskins playoff hopes stranded in the desert

The Washington Redskins traveled to Arizona hoping to bounce back from a humbling loss to their divisional rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, on Thanksgiving day. With a week and a half to prepare for a disappointing but still dangerous Cardinals squad, the Redskins needed a strong showing to solidify their standing in the NFC playoff race. Instead, the offense came out flat in the first half and the defense never really showed up at all — enabling the Cardinals to a […]

My one-on-one interview with Kirk Cousins

Life is good for Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Not only has he solidified himself as a legitimate franchise quarterback, ensuring a handsome payday isn’t too far down the road, but today he was also named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. In three games in the month of November, Cousins completed 84 of 116 passes (72.4 percent) for 1,086 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 124.4. His 362.0 passing yards […]