As I walked into the Verizon Center Nov. 5, the sound of shrieking girls immediately pierced my ears. I knew I was in the right (or wrong, depending on how you look at it) place. I was at the Justin Bieber concert.
Jeff Beck performed a tribute to guitar legend Les Paul with the Imelda May Band to a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club March 24. He performed songs from their most recent release, “Rock and Roll Party Honoring Les Paul.”
[caption id="attachment_12651" align="alignright" width="300" caption="With classic rock ’n’ roll delivery and Jeff Beck accompanying him, Darrel Higham sings and strums to ’50s tunes from Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent during a tribute concert to pioneering guitarist Les Paul at the 9:30 Club March 24. Photo courtesy Michael Stewart. "][/caption]
In a dimly lit, crowded room, the sound of chatter and clinking glasses echo. Suddenly, there’s a screech. Heads whip around to a large stage as the first band begins playing at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va.
[caption id="attachment_10471" align="alignright" width="261" caption="Bands performed in Jammin' Java from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13. Photo by Marina Diez. "][/caption]