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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 […]

  • 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 […]