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Record New Live Album with M4TR at Jammin Java

Flyer promoting the Feb10 Jammin Java event featuring M4TR, 5th of Four, and The Invisibles.

More to Watch Flyer promoting the Feb10 Jammin Java event featuring M4TR, 5th of Four, and The Invisibles. Synthpop dance-rockers M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution) will record their next album live at Jammin Java with 5th of Four and The Invisibles on Feb 10. “M4TR (Music 4 The Revolution) brings you rebellious dance-rock from the […]

The Smithereens Are Due to Retake the Birchmere Post-Covid

The Smithereens - Press Photo - Neil Seiffer

If you smell something rather unusual at the Birchmere on March 17, there’s at least a chance that the Smithereens’ fans have brought them…crabs. That actually happened once at the venue back in the day when the Jersey boys played the famous Alexandria stage. “One of our fans, a longtime fan, brought me a dozen crabs,” recalls guitarist Jim Babjak. “I had them [wrapped] in newspapers, and I stunk up the back! But the band tolerates me because they know I love Maryland crabs.” The Smithereens share memories of playing the Birchmere—and their hopes for a joyful present – with contributing writer Eric Althoff.