Friday Groove: #CancelEverything

Last week, I wrote about the upcoming D.C. Jam, a one-day music festival planned for July 4. While no announcement has been made yet concerning the cancellation of the festival, this event may be in jeopardy of being postponed or cancelled, like so many other events that are swiftly being modified to meet the ongoing…

Friday Groove: Dave Grohl Announces D.C. Jam Festival for July 4

Earlier this week, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced plans for D.C. Jam, a new one-day music festival to be held at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on the Fourth of July. In 2017, Grohl revived Cal Jam, a short lived music festival from the mid-1970’s. The revival was a major success, and it had…

Physical Goods Still Rule

For a number of years, I worked at a record store, and for a number of years before that I had been a customer at said record store. Every time I went into the store, I noticed one of the managers there had a button on his name-tag that read “Physical Goods Still Rule”. Since…

Green Day, Father of All…

Oakland-based Pop-punk trio Green Day released their thirteenth studio album, Father of All…, earlier this month. Green Day announced the album simultaneously with the announcement of their joint tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer late last year. The band’s last effort was 2016’s Revolution Radio, a solid album that brought rave reviews from fans…

Why the Grammys Are Completely Irrelevant

The Grammys are irrelevant.  They tell people what they should listen to, all the while most of the music they celebrate has a basic beat with recycled melodies and lyrics. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed some Grammy winning albums, including 2019’s This Land by Gary Clark Jr, which won best contemporary blues album…

Town Mountain Comes to Baltimore

Town Mountain Comes to Baltimore  Bluegrass outfit Town Mountain found themselves guests of the Charm City region at The Soundry in nearby Columbia last month. On the evening of November 1, locals at The Soundry beamed with excitement as the Asheville-based quintet approached the stage. From the very beginning, the show was high – energy,…