Australian indie rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is coming back to the U.S. to conduct a spring tour. Fellow Australian indie rock band RVG will open the show. For more information about the concert, check the U Street Music Hall website at https://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/1834187-rolling-blackouts-coastal-washington/.
Before Rancid, before No Doubt, before Sublime, before Goldfinger, before Reel Big Fish, before the Dancehall Crashers, before Big D and the Kids Table, before Streetlight Manifesto. Before all those great skapunk bands of the 1990s and 2000s, there were the Specials. They were the pioneers, and they are back, playing the Fillmore in Silver Spring.
Frontman of Brooklyn indie favorites The Hold Steady, Craig Finn has released three moving solo albums, with a fourth dropping this spring. His work with the Hold Steady weaves stories of a cast of teenage and 20-something, mostly doing stupid things they sometimes regret. His solo work describes older characters, perhaps 30-something or 40-something, sometimes wiser, often not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gut1L2L6Ik (the best 9/11 song ever?)
And there's a story behind the name of his backing band, the Uptown Controllers: http://www.citypages.com/music/exclusive-mystery-man-selling-alleged-craig-finn-artifact-speaks-7775930