Exactly one week ago tonight, I was engulfed in a wild crowd of music lovers in D.C.’s 930 Club, jamming out to the tunes of the Rock Bottom Remainders. Who is this band, you may wonder. If you haven’t heard of them, you’re not alone – I’d never heard the name until a few hours before the show. “By day, they’re authors. Really famous authors” their website boasts. And by night: rockstars. Well, they play covers for the most part, but they’re really good covers.
You may know a couple of these writers, who include Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Stephen King, Mitch Albom, Ridley Pearson, Matt Groening… the stage was pretty packed with some true literary talent.
The best part of the show I have to say was each band member’s sense of humor. They seemed to be having the time of their lives up there, from Amy Tan’s vocal solo beneath her enormous blonde wig to Mitch Albom’s incredible Elvis act, hips and all. Here’s me getting an autograph from the man himself (a bit blurry, but I swear it’s really him)