Backstage: Jam bands, swamp rock legend and ‘tighty-whitey’ world record attempt

WASHINGTON – This weekend in entertainment includes jam bands, local talent and a world record attempt involving “tighty-whitey” underwear.

Friday at DAR Constitution Hall, John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival is scheduled to perform. Fogerty has been releasing complete concert recordings of his current tour at

Colorado jam band Leftover Salmon is scheduled to perform Friday at the 9:30 Club.

Scheduled for Saturday, Tennessee rockers Paramore bring their “Self-Titled Tour” to the Patriot Center.

Also scheduled for Saturday night, local band Wheelie is attempting an official world record for “most backup dancers in their tighty-whities” as part of a music-video shoot at the Stroga Ballroom in Adams Morgan.

An Eventbrite posting explains all of the instructions for potential participants — including the registration fee, which gets each person their own pair of white briefs and a T-shirt to be worn as a costume for the video shoot.

“The video will serve as a pure artistic expression of Wheelie’s core belief that the most important thing you can do as an individual in our modern time is to throw off the shackles of your professional, adult responsibilities, and get in touch with the lost innocence of childhood,” the Eventbrite listing reads.

Sunday night at Jammin’ Java, Jayhawks co- founder Mark Olson is scheduled to perform.

Check out a video of Mark Olson performing “Little Bird of Freedom” below:

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