David McConaghay

A new Mule?

Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes has often been called the hardest-working man in rock and roll, due to his multiple band memberships and constant guest appearances. His reputation will live on this weekend, when he performs three shows in two days here in the District. The Mule will be performing on campus at GW’s Lisner […]

Grace touring to the District with new album, “This Is Somewhere”

Grace Potter hates pine trees. “I live in Vermont so I’m asking for trouble here,” she said during a phone interview. “(But) they have no respect for the seasons. I like a tree that’s constantly in transition, and (expletive) pine trees just stay the same all the time.” Unlike the pine tree, the gorgeous 24-year-old […]

Joe Rogan opens up about sensory deprivation tanks

Joe Rogan is a multi-tasking comedian, perhaps most popularly known as the host of Fear Factor. He is an announcer for Ultimate Fighting Championship and once played a sarcastic handyman with prickly five o’clock gruff constantly on the sitcom classic “NewsRadio.” These days Rogan wants to be known as a stand-up comedian. His second comedy […]

Umphrey’s McGee on why they’re not a jam-band

Umphrey’s McGee returns to the 9:30 Club Saturday night. Their rigorous touring schedule brought them to D.C. twice in 2006, and they’re back this spring in support of their brand new double album, “The Bottom Half.” The waking scratch of a muttered “Hello” greets me on the phone. Bassist Ryan Stasik reassures me that he […]

Jamming through thick and thin

Widespread Panic, the preeminent Southern blues-driven rock and roll band in America, is coming to D.C. this weekend. Tickets sold out within hours of the concert’s announcement weeks ago, but they’re available on eBay for $100 a pop if you’re lucky. Founded in 1986 by four students out of the University of Georgia and joined […]

WEB EXTRA: Bare bones: new show has nudity, not much else

“The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show” is being heavily promoted on Comedy Central these days. You may have seen clips of David Koechner (pronounced Kech’ner in Iowa) (“Anchorman”) wrestling a bear aside an 18 wheeler while an elderly man in the nude (Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen, “Freaks and Geeks”) watches on in disapproval. After speaking with […]

WEB EXTRA: Bonnaroo Music Festival Preview

Bonnaroo. A name was never more fitting. Simple syllables slide off the tongue with effortless joy and a tendency to howl. The word drips of the place it describes: a farm in Tennessee where for four days each June hundreds of performers and thousands of travelers will make easy friends from strangers and enjoy a […]