February concert flashbacks

January concert flashbacks

  • 1/4 Concert flashback #163: The Smashing Pumpkins opening up the new location of the 9:30 Club in 1996. On the way home Eric and I ran into the beginnings of some snow. He dropped me at my girlfriend’s apartment in Alexandria (right off 395), and then made it as far as our CD store in Springfield, where he holed up for several days.
  • 1/5 Concert flashback #164: Michael Clem at Jammin’ Java in 2006 for his first solo CD release. He’s doing another CD release and show this January; details here.
  • 1/6 Concert flashback #165: Jonathan Coulton on the 1st JoCoCruise in 2011 (also the cruise Jill was pregnant on).
  • 1/7 Concert flashback #166: emmet swimming at the 9:30 Club in 2004. The first of 4 years in a row they played the club in January, and by the time they ended, Eddie From Ohio had started their January residency (in 2005). A brand new transfer!
  • 1/8 Concert flashback #167: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Coleman, Shawn Colvin, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Patty Griffin, Chris Hillman, Iron & Wine, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Lanois, Martina McBride, the Milk Carton Kids, Buddy Miller, Conor Oberst, Herb Pedersen, Shovels & Rope, Mavis Staples, John Starling, Trampled by Turtles, Sara Watkins, Holly Williams, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack & Emmylou Harris for The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris at Constitution Hall in 2015.
  • 1/11 Concert flashback #168: Jon Anderson (Yes singer) at Barns of Wolf Trap in 2004.
  • 1/12 Concert flashback #169: Declassified: Ben Folds Presents: Sara Bareilles & Caroline Shaw at the Kennedy Center in 2018.
  • 1/13 Concert flashback #170: Pearl Jam (with Neil Young opening) at Constitution Hall in 1995.
  • 1/14 Concert flashback #171: The Jayhawks at The Birchmere in 2002. The first real concert I went to with Jill (my mom insisted we come see the Cornell University Glee Club the night before).
  • 1/15 Concert flashback #172: The Smithereens at the State Theatre in 2019, with vocalist Robin Wilson (of the Gin Blossoms) replacing the late and lamented Pat DiNizio.
  • 1/19 Concert flashback #173: We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009. Remember hope about politics and not just hoping the side that supports science can keep us alive and the side that supports violence would leave us alone?
  • 1/21 Concert flashback #174: Eddie From Ohio at The Birchmere in 2020, from their annual MLK weekend residency. This year’s is cancelled, of course. But they started selling the recordings in 2008 and I have all the shows we’ve been to since.
  • 1/22 Concert flashback #175: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds at the Landmark Theatre (Richmond) in 1999. The first 2 Dave & Tim shows I saw were at The Birchmere in 1994 before they got huge – this one wasn’t as good with all the frat boy screaming between songs.
  • 1/26 Concert flashback #176: Quitter UK (emmet swimming/Smartbomb offshoot) at Jammin’ Java in 2005.
  • 1/27 Concert flashback #177: Girlyman at Jammin’ Java in 2005. Notice this is the day after yesterday’s flashback. Jammin’ Java was hopping in January 2005. I also just digitized a Girlyman show from FRFF in 2004.
  • 1/28 Concert flashback #178: Extreme at Baltimore Soundstage in 2015. Unfortunately the closest they came on their tour as they played Extreme II: Pornograffitti in full for the first time (the one with the 2 big hits) and I finally got to hear “Song For Love”.
  • 1/29 Concert flashback #179: Au Pair> [Gary Louris/Django Haskins] at Jammin’ Java in 2016.

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June concert flashbacks

  • 6/01 Concert flashback #31: Fastball Live at the Herndon Festival in 2008. One of my favorite 90s bands so close to home.
  • 6/02 Concert flashback #32: Garbage at HFStival in 1996 plus Queens of the Stone Age at the 9:30 Club in 2002 with L’il Davie Grohl on drums.
  • 6/03 Concert flashback #33: Double shot of Herndon Festival – Brindley Brothers in 2005 and Girlyman in 2006.
  • 6/04 Concert flashback #34: Double shot of last time I saw artists: Lowen & Navarro at The Birchmere in 2009 and Mudcrutch (with Tom Petty) at the 9:30 Club in 2016.
  • 6/05 Concert flashback #35: The Excentrics at Friday Night Live. Remember when they didn’t just have cover bands?
  • 6/08 Concert flashback #36: Celebrate Fairfax doubleshot – Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel, both from 2002.
  • 6/11 Concert flashback #37: Tom Petty with Trey Anastasio at Nissan Pavilion. All the hits, plus songs by Phish, Bo Diddley, Fleetwood Mac, Traveling Wilburys, Them [Van Morrison], and Stevie Nicks with a special appearance by Stevie Nicks? Just an amazing show.
  • 6/12 Concert flashback #38: One more trip to Celebrate Fairfax, this time for a double shot of Rick Springfield from 2005 and They Might Be Giants from 1999 (bonus points if you can spot me in the latter).
  • 6/13 Concert flashback #39: Da Vinci’s Notebook’s last show at Crystal City Street Fair in 2005. Still the most distractable band in the land.
  • 6/14 Concert flashback #40: The Pat McGee Band at the Alexandria Waterfront Festival in 1999. Notable for being the first time I saw them and Eddie From Ohio. Don’t have efo’s set, but Bob McNichols promises he’ll find it for me someday…
  • 6/15 Concert flashback #41: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2008. I really enjoyed them together.
  • 6/18 Concert flashback #42: A special number for a special show – the Tibetan Freedom Concert at RFK Stadium in 1998. Day 1 was cut short due to someone getting hit by lightning, but day 2 was super packed: Sonic Youth, Radiohead, Wyclef Jean, Blues Traveler, The Wallflowers, Luscious Jackson, Jungle Brothers, R.E.M., A Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, and Pearl Jam (who snuck in Red Hot Chili Peppers to finish their set, but we left during Pearl Jam).
  • 6/19 Concert flashback #43: U2 at MCI Center in 2001. My first time seeing them and what a fantastic setlist.
  • 6/20 Concert flashback #44: Dave Matthews Band at Nissan Pavilion in 1997. Béla Fleck & The Flecktones opened and Béla Fleck sat in for quite a while. One of my favorite Dave shows.
  • 6/21 Concert flashback #45: The Beach Boys at Merriweather Post Pavilion with my dad in 2012.
  • 6/22 Concert flashback #46: The much missed 4 Way Street (Philly songwriters) at Jammin’ Java in 2004.
  • 6/23 Concert flashback #47: Guns N’ Roses at the Capital Centre in 1991. My first time seeing them, and as usual they started late.
  • 6/24 Concert flashback #48: Norah Jones at Wolf Trap in 2003. Good show, and she ended with an AC/DC cover. This one’s from a different show, but you get the idea.
  • 6/25 Concert flashback #49: Sting & Peter Gabriel at Verizon Center in 2016. Nice selection of hits, and I love it when the good double bills actually play together.
  • 6/27 Concert flashback #50: Counting Crows with The Wallflowers at Wolf Trap in 2013. Very nice career spanning sets from both bands – this is a good review.
  • 6/29 Concert flashback #51: Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie at Wolf Trap in 2017. A nice mix of their great album and Mac tunes.
  • 6/30 Concert flashback #52: Extreme at Bank Of America Pavilion in 2006. All the hits, all the members, plus half of Boston (the band).

May concert flashbacks

  • 5/01 Concert flashback #10: Equality Rocks concert at RFK Stadium in 2000. Also, the only time I’ve seen Garth Brooks or George Michael.
  • 5/04 Concert flashback #11: Blues Traveler at the 9:30 Club in 2001. I had to repost without the link to the audio that day, because the post was banned on Facebook (most links to archive.org were banned).
    5/05 #12: Robbie Schaefer at Jammin’ Java in 2003. I posted it late in the day because I discovered I’d never uploaded the show, and it features one of my favorite Eddie From Ohio moments. He mentioned both “Irish Dream” and the then new “Baltimore” were written from the viewpoint of an Irish female, and then completely lost it when starting “Baltimore”.
  • 5/06 Concert flashback #13: The Replacements at Echostage in 2015. My first time seeing them and apparently the last. Bonus show: Metallica MTV Icon.
  • 5/07 Concert flashback #14: Morphine at the Black Cat in 1995. Has it really been 25 years since I first heard the magic of “Pulled Over The Car”?
  • 5/08 Concert flashback #15: Prince in Baltimore May 2015. The only time I saw him and a great show. Scrubbed off the internet even though the first hour was streamed live on Tidal; I can offer some Foo Fighters from the very nice tribute show recently.
  • 5/11 Concert flashback #16: Nine Inch Nails at Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2000. I’m disappointed that I can’t even find a setlist for A Perfect Circle (who opened). Bonus: Trent Reznor & Peter Murphy – Live Radio Shows 2006.
  • 5/12 Concert flashback #17: David Byrne at The Anthem. Basically the same show he brought to Broadway, and my favorite one of 2018.
  • 5/13 Concert flashback #18: Coldplay at HFStival in Baltimore in 2005. No trace of it on the net now, so imagine it.
  • 5/14 Concert flashback #19: Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia. 5 years ago exactly. Amazing show, last one with the Jewells.
  • 5/15 Concert flashback #20: Eddie From Ohio on the 2nd Edhead Cruise, and our first cruise. Also Jill’s first real efo show.
  • 5/18 Concert flashback #21: Sons of Apollo (2 ex Dream Theater members) at Howard Theatre May 20, 2018. Not on the net (I taped but haven’t distributed), so here’s their new song.
  • 5/19 Concert flashback #22: Trey Anastasio in Baltimore at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
  • 5/20 Concert flashback #23: Bangles at The State Theatre in 2009. Nice review here.
  • 5/21 Concert flashback #24: The Cars at the 9:30 Club in 2011. Only time I saw Ric, so worth it.
  • 5/22 Concert flashback #25: Paul Simon accepts the first Gershwin Prize at Warner Theatre in May 2007. Stunning show, and as a huge Graceland fan I had always hoped to see him perform with Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It didn’t disappoint.
  • 5/24 Concert flashback #26: emmet swimming at the Herndon Festival in 2003. And brand new, as HCTV just broadcast it this week and I hadn’t seen it before. Somewhere I have a DV tape of it too, but I know that has even more wind noise. At the time I was excited to record my first emmet swimming show, but I’ve had many more, but still excited to get a soundboard of this.
  • 5/26 Concert flashback #27: Double festival feature: Jane’s Addiction at HFStival at RFK in 2003 and Green Day at WBCN River Rave in 2001.
  • 5/27 Concert flashback #28: Velvet Revolver at the 9:30 Club in 2004. That was a fun supergroup, and being willing to play their old songs was a bonus.
  • 5/28 Concert flashback #29: Rush at Jiffy Lube Live 5 years ago. My last Rush show and Nina’s first and last.
  • 5/29 Concert flashback #30: Gotta end May the way we almost always do, with a trip to the Herndon Festival. Today a double shot of Pat McGee from 2015 and Carbon Leaf from 2002.