Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sum-Sum-Summertime

How’s the summer treating you so far? Been keeping busy myself and, as ever, have fallen way behind in keeping my CPFs informed here. In the most immediate past, I had a great time last night at my “local,” Jammin’ Java, for a three-act bill of MYZICA, Cheerleader and Civil Twilight, a show which I’ll be writing up for my examiner.com column tomorrow (if I’m a good girl). In the meantime, here’s a shot of Civil Twlight, the headliner, who brought U2-style arena rock to the small venue. DSC_0212

In an effort to catch up with the archival element of this blog, here’s a selection of recent articles posted since we last met:

DC Concert Photography column:

Opening of Woo Live! Concert venue (As an addendum to this news, Mei Verba, cited as the new venue’s booker in the story, has since severed her ties with the club and moved most of the shows to new venues, although the club’s web site still has shows scheduled.)

Shots from the crowd at The Earth Day concert

A review of Delta Rae at 9:30 Club

Concert previews – James Murphy, Mat Kearny, et. al

My AXS column includes the following recent posts:

Five underrated bands to see at the Firefly Music Festival

Johnette Napolitano’s new EP and tour

Meet Mikey Wax on his first nationwide headlining tour

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield sing Elliott Smith

Peter Asher takes about the British Invasion tour

And, finally, the latest from my Digital Music column:

Sonic Boom Records – making vinyl!

Jay Burden at SXSW – When local musician (and CPF) Jay Burden, of the band dedWAX, told me that he was going to SXSW to work at a club there for the duration of the big fest, I asked him to report back with what he saw and heard. That became a four-part series for the column, including a) an introduction to Jay and his music, b) a first-hand report from Jay on his arrival and settling into the scene, c) a Q&A about his time in Texas, and d) his summation of the experience and a podcast he made while at SXSW.

And that’s only what I actually wrote about doing! Having taken care of the “housekeeping,” I’ll try to return soon – and more often – with stuff As It Happens. Stay cool!

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