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Tiffany Thompson plays Jammin Java this Sunday

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I spent most Wednesday nights in 2008 playing the open mike at the Iota Club in Arlington, and I got to listen to a lot of very talented singers and songwriters who today populate the DC original music scene (many of whom I plan to write about here in the future). Tiffany Thompson came along after I had moved deep enough into the western suburbs of NoVa that I could no longer regularly attend those nights. Clearly I’ve been missing out. And not just at Iota: Tiffany’s been playing all over the DC area since arriving nearly 3 years ago. Her four song EP showcases her songwriting and her lovely singing voice. Her lyrics are personal, yet ultimately positive, and do a good job of pulling the listener in. The disc’s ethereal pop/rock style is like something you might expect to hear from Natalie Merchant or latter day Emmylou Harris.

Tiffany’s playing at Jammin Java this Sunday, July 24,¬†opening for Mindy Smith. I’m going to try to be there as I’m betting this will be an amazing show.

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July 20, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Looking for a DC-Local Fab Four (Five)?

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Public Service Announcement: Yes, D.C. has an extremely competent Beatles cover band whose set list runs the gamut of the british group’s full recording career. The Apple Core feature vocals that closely mirror the originals. And their rhythm section really has their act together. The drums and bass can swing, and the guitars have the twang and amp sound you’d expect. I’ve heard a lot of Beatles cover bands and this one ranks very high.

If you’ve got that Beatles jones and it’s bitten you hard, check in with TAC’s schedule, or consider hiring them and having a block party. Remember to invite me, please. Meanwhile, their next gig is on Saturday July 30th at the Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.

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July 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Posted in music, pop, rock, Uncategorized