Miles Davis: the last concert

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) Not sure what is more amazing: his playing, or his ability to find and develop talent.  Take a look at the list of sidemen below. Incredible. From Wikipedia: Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Listen Local First hosts DC Local Music Day – October 5th

Listen Local > Shop Local > Buy Local DC's first-ever local music day will be held next week! On October 5, 2011 local businesses across the city will stream a playlist featuring the albums of 8 local artists all day.  The artists range from the acoustic folk of René Moffatt to the electronic Reggae/Soul/Funk of [...]

By | September 27th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Adventures in LuieLand: Jane Lui appearing in NYC & DC

Cover My World #6: Maroon 5 Meet the Muppets with Moves Like Jagger It's refreshing to have your expectations not just exceeded but upended and turned inside-out.   After spending a little time in LuieLand watching clever mash-ups of cover songs, I thought I had this Jane Lui thing figured out. Then I went over to [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, Piano, Songs|

Local Music at Future of Music Policy Summit in DC

If you are a working musician, there are a limited number of scholarships available for the Future of Music Policy Summit.  Local artists (DMV Region) will also have the opportunity to perform at a showcase the night before conference begins. The Future of Music Coalition is hosting the summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|music industry|

The end of world as we know it: R.E.M. no more

I can't think of another band that maintained its integrity over three decades of playing.  Thanks for everything. A wise man once said-- "the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave." We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it. I [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, music industry|

Margot MacDonald & the Audio Conundrum

Sign up at IndieGoGo to support Margot MacDonald's next release Margot MacDonald has been performing for over 10 years and released three CDs, but none of her recordings to date truly reflect the breadth and depth of her talents. She aims to fix that with her next release, and wants your help to make it [...]

By | July 31st, 2011|Gig Bag, Songs|

Adele: Live at the iTunes Festival – London 2011

Coming up:  Foo Fighters, Raphael Saadiq, Swedish House Mafia & more... If the Adele concert you planned to attend was postponed, cancelled, sold-out or otherwise just not happening, here's a chance to see her close up, on your own schedule, and for free! Gracious and charming throughout, her voice settles down around the 15-minute mark [...]

By | July 9th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Pomplamoose on Tour: OK Go!

Millennium Stage 14th Anniversary featuring OK Go and Pomplamoose If you like your music fun, and your music videos funner, then Pomplamoose is the band for you.  Or OK Go.  Or better yet, see them both in DC this Thursday at the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Stage 14th Anniversary celebration. If you didn't get [...]

By | June 21st, 2011|Gig Bag|

Win Tickets to See and Meet the Fab Faux in DC!

Performing with the Hogs Head Horns and Creme Tangerine Strings Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety and a full set of fan favorites Go to the brand new MMT Facebook page to enter for a chance to win two tickets to see the Fab Faux at Lisner Auditorium in DC on 4/15/2011.  [...]

By | March 7th, 2011|Gig Bag, x|