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  • 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 […]

  • Empire of the Sun
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Luke Steele of Empire of the Sun
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit
  • Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit
  • Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso
  • Nick Sunburn of Sylvan Esso
  • Bishop Briggs
  • Bishop Briggs
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Ace Cosgrove
  • Christopher Chu of POP ETC
  • Sofi Tukker
  • Ace Cosgrove
  • All Things Go

All Things Go Fall Classic

It was rainy. It was muddy. So much so that the Washington Nationals cancelled their playoff game a block away and one of the musical acts refused to take the stage when it was time for their performance. And yet, the show must go on. In this case, I’m talking about the All Things Go Fall Classic at Yards Park at the Capitol Riverfront, Washington, D.C., Oct. 8. This year’s show, which featured Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Sylvan […]

  • Willie Nelson
  • John Mellencamp
  • Dave Matthews
  • Neil Young
  • Willie Nelson
  • John Mellencamp
  • Tim Reynolds
  • Neil Young

The headliners from Farm Aid 31

Farm Aid was started by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp back in 1985 to keep family farmers on the land and has worked since then to make sure everyone has access to good food from family farmers. Add in Dave Matthews, who joined Farm Aid’s board of directors in 2001, and you’ve got four of the biggest names in music getting together once a year for a very worthy cause. Listening to Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds play […]

  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes

The Alabama Shakes have been around a little while now, so even if you’re unable to name any of their songs, chances are you’ve at least heard of the band. Of course, winning a Grammy — which the band did back in 2009 — makes it easier to spread the word about a group that originally formed back when they were in high school in Athens, Alabama. The band, which currently consists of lead singer Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, […]

  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

If I’m being completely honest, I have no clue why Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats aren’t a bigger deal. My wife and I absolutely love them and anyone who has ever seen them live walks away thoroughly impressed. Hell, even my five-year-old really enjoys belting out their tunes when we’re in the car. But for whatever reason, they haven’t quite risen to the level I feel like they should be at. Don’t get me wrong, they definitely have a passionate […]

  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
  • Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
  • Margo Price
  • Margo Price
  • Ian Mellencamp
  • Lukas Nelson

Photos from Farm Aid 31

According to the official website, Farm Aid’s annual concert is an all-day music and food festival, featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres and family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own homegrown concessions. Although Farm Aid has been around since 1985, I had never actually attended one before this year, which is ridiculous because I love live music and am always impressed by the festival’s lineup year after year. This year’s show was at Jiffy Lube Live […]

  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
  • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Covering Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band for their performance at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 24, was definitely a memorable experience. Because the Rev., Breezy and the rest of the band are such gracious people, they agreed to let me work their entire show, as opposed to just the first two or three songs. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, shortly after I arrived at the venue, their band manager came up to me, shook my hand […]