On Tap Magazine

February 2003
Carl Raether

Check it out, a new local music showcase has been set up in town and it’s got every intention of sticking around.

Thursday night, January 30, 2003 was the First DC101 Local Lix Showcase featuring three distinctly different musical acts from around the Metropolitan area held at Jaxx Nightclub Concert Hall in Springfield, Virginia.

First up was Jake Laufer, an Arlington, Virginia based singer/songwriter. The Sherpa Underground Frontman stepped on stage and did what few have ever done before; play solo acoustic on the large Jaxx stage.

Jake was magnificent. His songs were a blend of rock, funk, wit, humor, and really catchy hooks. And his stage presence was commanding enough that he easily won the crowd over and created a little bit of audience participation.