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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Yes, Everybody Knows "Live Music Is Better" - Spring 2021 Edition

Little Feat Tribute 
The Birchmere  - Alexandria, Virginia
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Well, yes, as we discussed throughout 2020 everybody knows "Live Music Is Better", of course.

A Concert Ticket Stub?!


Last night, we enjoyed with our friends a tribute concert to Little Feat at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia.

Thrashers & Kath

Just nice to be out on a Saturday night with friends, drinking pitchers of beer and listening to some good music. Remember that?!


The evening brought back memories of the days of Little Feat and the irreplaceable Lowell George. We're so fortunate that we saw Lowell George and Little Feat in their prime back in the hazy '70s.  Here's the encore from last night, the classic "Dixie Chicken", live in 1977, with Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt.

Jammin Java - Vienna, Virginia - July 2020
photo by thrashette

In 2020, the Thrashers made it out to "Parking Lot" concerts held locally at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. Mostly, very local bands, no cover charge and very casual. Bring your own chairs, sit in your car or however you like. Pizza and cold beer in pitchers served.  Tip generously.


So, just continue to Keep Calm, No Fear, and Keep on Rockin'!

After all, isn't all about the "Ordinary People of RUST"

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How about  you?  Any local concert reports to share below, please do so.

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At 5/16/2021 05:38:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I was fortunate to see Little Feat live at the Paramount Theatre in Portland back during the Waiting for Columbus tour. While we waited in line the band were barbecuing on the fire escape right above us and Lowell George threw down a few joints to us and we had a great conversation with him about his time with Frank Zappa. What a wonderful person he was. Such a generous and gifted musician. I’ll never forget that experience and what a killer performance from an incredible band.

Peace 🙏

At 5/16/2021 07:24:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Awesome to see the love for Lowell George, one of the true greats.

Love me some Little Feat.

At 5/16/2021 10:58:00 PM, Blogger Setz said...

By pure accident I have recently acquired their entire 70's output on original vinyl and can't stop playing them. A permanent place in my collection for sure. I've heard them referenced many times but had little recognition.

At 5/17/2021 02:57:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

If you be my Dixie Chicken, I ‘Lk be your Tennessee Lamb... 😂. Live music is better.

At 5/17/2021 03:02:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Totally sober and still can’t spell. Alan in Seattle

At 5/17/2021 03:03:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

I saw them once after Lowell George died. He was obviously the creative force in that band. They did put on a good show still. Late 80’s with Allman Brothers.

At 5/17/2021 10:22:00 AM, Blogger Hounds That Howl said...

Pandemic’s concert memories as did what we could for our favorite venues: 25 People in 550 seat Birchmere for Allman Betts Band. 10 people for Steve Forbert in 200 seat Jammin Java. This Thursday Galactic at a drive in concert at the county fair Grounds and Richard Thompson coming to Jammin Java in June! Waiting to see if Farm Aid will be at an amphitheater or a family corn field sitting on hale bales.

At 5/17/2021 11:21:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks to all the fans of Little Feat & Lowell "Fat Man in the Bathtub" George.

Lowell was definitely a musical force who like so many left way too soon.

@ Setz - that's cool that you're checking out the FEAT. Definitely spin Waiting For Columbus. An amazingly recorded live album. Our understanding was that something like 64 microphones were used to record into a truck outside venue, Lisner Auditorium in DC.

A very intimate venue as you hear from the acoustics. We've seen many a memorable concert there, including Joan Baez.

At 5/17/2021 03:05:00 PM, Blogger Art Carey said...

It's not though. Exhibit A: "Country Girl" on DEJA VU


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