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Alexandria Live The Local Guide to Live Music, Events, & News • John David Coppola, Owner • Scott Fallon, Events Coordinator • Janna Audey, Director of Karma • Pamela Montano, News & Historian

Alexandria Live is the local guide to live music and events in Old Town and the city of Alexandria, Virginia.

06/06/2020

On this day in 1966, Roy Orbison's first wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with the motorcycle that she and her husband were riding on in Gallatin, Texas, she was 25. #alexandrialive

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06/05/2020

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06/05/2020

On this day in 2003, a Grandfather who set up his own pirate radio station in Wakefield, Yorkshire was under investigation by local broadcasting authorities. The man known as Ricky Rock had erected a 32ft transmitter in his garden and had been playing hits by The Beach Boys, The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Ricky said he set the station up because 'talent-less boy bands and dance music' featured on local stations did not cater to the tastes of his generation. #alexandrialive

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06/04/2020
The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

Siobhán O'Brien
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Inspired by the vintage songwriters of an earlier era — Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne among them — fourth generation Irish musician Siobhán O’Brien adheres to old school designs that combine to remarkably create a memorable meld of acoustic rock and folk finesse. Dubbed “a voice the world should hear” by Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, O’Brien has always been writing music for the risk takers of this world, and given her life story, it fits her journey.
Lifetime journalist Steve Houk is a three-time Emmy-winning TV producer, musician and music writer.

Join them both for another remarkable edition of Z TV's Living On Music, live this Monday night at 7:00 pm, for Siobhán's songs and their conversation.

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06/04/2020

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06/04/2020

On this day in 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Procol Harum, Denny Laine and The Chiffons all appeared at The Saville Theatre, London. Both Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in the audience to see Hendrix perform the title track from Sgt. Pepper which had been released just three days earlier. #alexandrialive

06/03/2020

On this day in 1967, Aretha Franklin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Otis Redding hit 'Respect'. A No.10 hit on the UK chart. Aretha scored her first UK No.1 20 years later with a duet with George Michael 'I Knew You Were Waiting'. #alexandrialive

Tune in for Siobhán O'Brien! This Monday with Steve Houk. The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA. #alexandrialive
06/03/2020
The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

Tune in for Siobhán O'Brien! This Monday with Steve Houk. The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA. #alexandrialive

Inspired by the vintage songwriters of an earlier era — Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne among them — fourth generation Irish musician Siobhán O’Brien adheres to old school designs that combine to remarkably create a memorable meld of acoustic rock and folk finesse. Dubbed “a voice the world should hear” by Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains, O’Brien has always been writing music for the risk takers of this world, and given her life story, it fits her journey.
Lifetime journalist Steve Houk is a three-time Emmy-winning TV producer, musician and music writer.

Join them both for another remarkable edition of Z TV's Living On Music, live this Monday night at 7:00 pm, for Siobhán's songs and their conversation.

06/02/2020

On this day in 1981, Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he would not play the UK again for five years). #alexandrialive

06/01/2020

On this day in 1964, the Rolling Stones were met by over 500 fans as they arrived for their debut US tour. The Stones held a press conference and then guested on the prestigious "5th Beatle", DJ Murray The K's radio show. The first date took place on June 5th in San Bernardino, CA. #alexandrialive

05/31/2020

On this day in 1980, Lipps Inc went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Funkytown'. The disco hit was also a No.1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Australia and The Netherlands. It reached No. 2 in the UK. #alexandrialive

“Parking Lot Pizza Party” with Combo Indigo - Joe Chiocca, John David Coppola, and Joe Wells on drums. Saturday 6/6 at F...
05/30/2020

“Parking Lot Pizza Party” with Combo Indigo - Joe Chiocca, John David Coppola, and Joe Wells on drums. Saturday 6/6 at Fairlington Pizza (1715 Centre Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22302) 5:30-8 PM. Abodanza! #alexandrialive
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05/30/2020

On this day in 1968, The Beatles began recording what became known as The White Album. The double-LP whose official title was simply ‘The Beatles’ became the first Beatles album released with the Apple label. The first track they recorded was ‘Revolution’. #alexandrialive

05/29/2020

On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley walks off the stage in the middle of the concert in Baltimore upset with his performance. #alexandrialive

05/28/2020

On this day in 1983, the four day US Festival '83' took place in California, featuring The Clash, U2, David Bowie, The Pretenders, Van Halen, Stray Cats, Men At Work, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson. INXS, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe and Ozzy Osbourne. Over 750,000 fans attended the festival. #alexandrialive

05/27/2020

On this day in 2017, Gregg Allman, founding member of the The Allman Brothers Band died at the age of 69 at his home in Savannah, Georgia. Allman had suffered a recurrruence of liver cancer five years ago, died from complications of the disease. The band’s main songwriter early on, Allman contributed compositions like 'Dreams' and 'Whipping Post' to the Allman Brothers repertoire. Both songs became staples of their live shows; a cathartic 22-minute version of 'Whipping Post' was a highlight of their acclaimed 1971 live album, At Fillmore East. #alexandrialive

05/26/2020

On this day in 1973, the Edgar Winter Group went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Frankenstein', the bands only US No.1, it reached No.18 in the UK. The group featured ex McCoys guitarist Rick Derringer. In live performances of the song, Edgar Winter further pioneered the advancement of the synthesizer as a lead instrument by becoming the first person ever to strap a keyboard instrument around his neck. #alexandrialive

05/25/2020

On this day in 1969, The Who and Led Zeppelin appeared at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA. This was the only time the two group's ever appeared together, with Zeppelin opening the show. On the tickets Led Zeppelin was spelled Lead Zeppelin. #alexandrialive

05/24/2020

On this day in 1997, double dose of Ozzy. Ozzfest ‘97 starts in Bristow, VA, with separate sets by Ozzy Osbourne and the re-formed Black Sabbath (Osbourne, Tommy Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward). #alexandrialive

05/23/2020

On this day in 1970, The Grateful Dead played their first gig outside the US at 'The Hollywood Rock Music Festival', in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs, England. #alexandrialive

05/22/2020

On this day in 2014, Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie was honored with a lifetime achievement at this year's Ivor Novello songwriting awards. McVie played with Fleetwood Mac for 28 years and wrote some of their most famous songs, including 'Don't Stop' and 'Little Lies'. Other winners at the ceremony in London included London Grammar, The Chemical Brothers and Nile Rodgers. #alexandrialive

05/21/2020

On this day in 1955, Chuck Berry recorded 'Maybellene' at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois. The song adapted in part from the Western swing fiddle tune 'Ida Red' is said to be one of the first rock and roll songs. The track became Berry's debut single release in July of this year where it peaked at No.5 on the US chart. #alexandrialive

05/20/2020

On this day in 1985, Hear 'n Aid, a charity record was recorded by a large ensemble of heavy metal musicians, and was released in 1986. The project was organized by Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, and Vivian Campbell, all from the band Dio. Proceeds from the album were used to raise money for famine relief in Africa. The 40 musicians gathered together by Dio recorded the single "Stars", the rest of the album was filled with eight other tracks by artists who were on tour at the time and unable to attend the session. It raised $1 million in the first year. #alexandrialive

#alexandrialive We may slowly be reopening, but BE CAREFUL out there.
05/19/2020
Florida COVID-19 data chief says she was removed from post after refusing to censor data

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We may slowly be reopening, but BE CAREFUL out there.

Rebekah Jones, the architect and onetime manager of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, said on Monday she was removed from her post after she would not censor data. In an email to CBS12 News, Jones said she refused to 'manually change data to drum up support' for Florida's plan to reopen amid the coronav...

05/19/2020
BBC Archive

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#OnThisDay 1975: John Lennon was asked the "inevitable" question about a Beatles reunion on The Old Grey Whistle Test.

05/19/2020

On this day in 1960, American DJ Alan Freed was indicted along with seven others for accepting $30,650 in payola from six record companies. Two years later, he was convicted and given a suspended sentence and a $300 fine. #alexandrialive

05/18/2020
The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA

Tune in tonight at 7pm EST, Steve Houk and Flo Anito! The Zebra Press - GOOD News in Alexandria, VA #alexandrialive

Having graced some of DC's biggest stages, Flo Anito recently embarked on her first European tour with performances in the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Spain. Classically trained in voice, piano and cello, she began her music career at age 16 and has since evolved into a powerful and emotive singer/songwriter with a larger than life voice and rare hybrid of expression that cascades between quirky, sweet and sultry.

Host Steve Houk is a three-time Emmy-winning TV producer, local musician, and music writer for his own website livingonmusic.com.

Join Steve and Flo for another remarkable edition of Z TV's Living On Music, live this Monday night at 7:00 pm.

05/18/2020

On this day in 2017, American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging in Detroit after performing at a show with Soundgarden. Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums as well as working with Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. #alexandrialive

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05/18/2020
WATCH: Lena Jonsson Trio, “Rallpersgubben kör timmer”

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Artist: Lena Jonsson Trio Hometown: Järvsö, Sweden Song: "Rallpersgubben kör timmer" ("Old man Rallper drives timber") Album: Stories from the Outside Release Date: May 2, 2020. Label: Hedgehog Music In Their Words: "I was visiting my parents' house, where I grew up, over Christmas and they had b...

05/17/2020

On this day in 1963, the first Monterey Folk Festival took place over three days in Monterey, California. The festival featured Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter Paul and Mary. The 1967 Monterey Rock festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by Jimi Hendrix and The Who, as well as the first major public performances of Janis Joplin. It was also the first major performance by Otis Redding in front of a predominantly white audience. #alexandrialive

05/16/2020

On this day in 2010, Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona) singer with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio died after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 67 years old. Dio’s career began in 1957 with The Vegas Kings, which later changed to Ronnie and the Rumblers, then Ronnie and the Redcaps, then in 1961, Ronnie Dio and the Prophets. In 1967, Dio and Prophets guitarist Nick Pantas formed the Electric Elves, which shortened its name to Elf. The band’s success eventually landed them an opening slot for Deep Purple, which exposed Dio’s voice to Deep Purple’s guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, who later recruited Dio and other members of Elf for his new band Rainbow. Dio and his first wife, Loretta adopted a son, Dan Padavona. #alexandrialive

05/15/2020

On this day in 1982, Asia went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album. It spent a total of nine weeks at No.1 and became the best-selling album in the US for the year 1982. The supergroup included former members of several veteran progressive rock bands, namely bassist/vocalist John Wetton (formerly in Mogul Thrash, Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K. and Wishbone Ash), guitarist Steve Howe (formerly in Yes), keyboardist Geoff Downes (of Yes and The Buggles) and drummer Carl Palmer (formerly in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and Emerson, Lake & Palmer). #alexandrialive

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05/14/2020
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3) Alexandria Living Magazine Grand Giveaway worth $15,000.00 in gift cards, merchandise and prizes from local businesses. Details are on the website. Drawing takes place on June 10.

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Loved talking with you on my show last night John David Coppola, looking forward to working together and keeping local music top priority.
Looking forward to tonight - always a great time w/ these guys at The 219! Great Creole cuisine + burgers + wings + fries + huge whiskey selection. No cover on Sunday nights. Street parking or easy around the corner public parking garage for $5! We play upstairs. Supper club style seating and some room for dancing too! Hope you can join us! #Blues #LiveMusic #LiveBlues #Creole #OldTownAlexandria #SupperClub #219Restaurant #Dancing #NOVA #Alexandria https://www.facebook.com/events/570258957039909/
Silver Lining at O'Shaughnessy's tonight! 9:00 to 1:00. 1324 King St. No cover - see you there
A Pre-New Years Celebration at the Carlyle Club. A Tribute to James Brown featuring Robert Mousey Thompson and The James Brown Experience. Make your reservations today at www.thecarlyleclub.com
FSGW continues its Alexandria After Work series with a holiday show and a NEW time!! Still early, but not so much. Remember, there's always snacks available and a cash bar with wine and beers hand curated! Tickets at door only! Come on out! https://m.facebook.com/events/457906908443608
Wave Milor & Bill “The Wandering Greek” Pappas! Hope you can join us Sunday night!! Going to be a great night of kickin' and down home blues and great Creole cuisine too! Beautiful supper club style restaurant in historic Old Town Alexandria. Street parking or easy $5 self serve parking garage around the corner! Come as you are - jeans or sequins! Some room for dancing. — at The 219 Restaurant. https://www.facebook.com/events/337713070173181/
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Dirty Ed and The Collaborators Sunday Blues Jam: Sundays, Sundays, Sundays!!!!! And Every Sunday forward. Blues Jam. Paradiso Italian Restaurant, 6124 Franconia Blvd, Alexandria. (Franconia area) 5pm - 9 pm Dirty Ed and The Collaborators are your hosts. Bring your axe, sticks, horn, harp, voice,,,,,,a quality backline will be provided. or... Come out and listen to the best BLUES musicians from the DC Metro area. Great Italian food, great friendly atmosphere. The Mojo has arrived!!!
Live music at The Fish Market Monday nights, 6-10pm www.karlstoll.com
EASTER SUNDAY!! Paradiso Italian Restaurant Sundays, Sundays, Sundays!!!!! And Every Sunday forward. Blues Jam. Paradiso Italian Restaurant, 6124 Franconia Blvd, Alexandria. 5pm - 9 pm Dirty Ed and The Collaborators are your hosts. Come, listen and enjoy some of the best Blues performed by the best local Blues musicians in the DC Metro area. Or Bring your axe and join in. A quality backline will be provided – Full drum set, vintage guitar amps, bass amp, harp amp, keyboard………. Great Italian food, great friendly atmosphere. The Mojo has arrived!!!
We are going to be MIXING IT UP at the MIXING BOWL BAR (formerly JW and Friends) TONIGHT. Bring your friends and turn the night to your kinda party!! We are going to have a blast.