Music

Photo: Trent Johnson
Photo: Trent Johnson

Record Store Day 2017: David Schlank of CD Cellar

In a large room in the City of Falls Church, records line the walls in giant rows, acting as a candy store for audiophiles in search of the best vinyl finds. Like most other folks in the vinyl business, CD Cellar’s David Schlank is prepping for a chaotic Record Store Day tomorrow. We had the […]

Galleries

Aimee Mann in performance at The Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC on April 20, 2017.
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Aimee Mann brought her smart, catchy and somewhat cynical pop sensibility to The Lincoln Theater stage to open her tour in support of her newest album,"Mental Illness." Although described by at least one reviewer as "her best work in years," a cynic might observe that every new Aimee Mann album represents her best work in years. Judging from her performance this night (a mix of "hits," deep cuts, and the new songs), Ms. Mann's songwriting, performance and stage presence skills are still top-notch.
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For more on Aimee, her music, and current tour find her on FB or here: http://aimeemann.com/. And check out "Mental Illness." Everybody should have it.
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Valerie June's sold out performance at Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, DC on March 9, 2017.

Ms. June reminds me of Supremes era Diana Ross, not so much for her music, but for the on-stage presence combination of talent, strength, beauty and vulnerability. She spoke of how her songs come to her through dreams and singing voices. And what songs! I heard delta blues, funk, folk, rock, Motown and soul. Her newest recording, "The Order of Time" is out now. Find it at: http://valeriejune.com/home

Articles

Photo: Cristina O'Connell

Record Store Day 2017: Noah David of Gumbo Records

Operating out of a garage, Gumbo Records has an intimate neighborhood…
Photo: Cristina O'Connell

Record Store Day 2017: Neal Becton of Som Records

Doubling as a vinyl-only DJ, Som Records Owner Neal Becton grew…
Photo: Sean Daigle

Sweet Spirit's Sabrina Ellis Talks Rock Star Lifestyle on Tour

The first time I called Sabrina Ellis of Sweet Spirit and A Giant…
Photo: Courtesy of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Celebrate Record Store Day 2017 with the Dogfish Head x Crosley Cruiser Tour

As the official beer of Record Store Day (RSD), Dogfish Head…
Photo: Trent Johnson

Record Store Day 2017: Gene Melkisethian of Joint Custody

With vintage clothes and posters hanging on the walls, Joint…
Photo: Courtesy of the Kurland Agency

‘Ladies Sing the Blues’ at Strathmore

The Strathmore continues its Shades of Blues festival tomorrow…
Photo: Lindsay Galatro
Photo: Cristina O'Connell

Record Store Day 2017: Rob Norton of Hill & Dale

From the healthcare industry to helping run a record store, Hill…
Photo: Stefan Höderath/DG

Anne-Sophie Mutter to Perform at Kennedy Center

Anne-Sophie Mutter is not just a violinist – she’s a musician. She…
VinylDJs

Vinyl Spinnin' Strong in DC

DJ (n.) – disc jockey; a person who introduces and plays recorded…
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Concerts & Festivals

Apr
28
Fri
5:00 pm As If at Nats Park @ Nationals Park
As If at Nats Park @ Nationals Park
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:50 pm
As If at Nats Park @ Nationals Park
Every Friday home game, the best place to pre-game is at the Budweiser Terrace inside the ballpark.  This week, enjoy cold Bud and Bud Light and great tunes from As If. As If is the[...]
6:00 pm Luce Community Showcase: Janel L... @ Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Luce Community Showcase: Janel L... @ Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
Luce Community Showcase: Janel Leppin + Coup Sauvage & The Snips @ Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Luce Unplugged is one of the best concert series around. Held monthly at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the series shines the spotlight on local bands and invites audiences to experience their music (for free)[...]
6:00 pm Servpal Launch Party @ Living Room DC
Servpal Launch Party @ Living Room DC
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Servpal Launch Party @ Living Room DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Get ready to experience a lavish night in our Servpal Lounge packed with interactive “First Looks” from beauty and image professionals. Get insider’s information from the pros and how to’s on creating your best image[...]
7:00 pm Anna Wise @ U Street Music Hall
Anna Wise @ U Street Music Hall
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Anna Wise @ U Street Music Hall
Anna Wise is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Anna has garnered a dedicated following amongst musicians and music fans alike ever since her collaborations with Kendrick Lamar. In[...]
7:00 pm Lewis Del Mar @ 9:30 Club
Lewis Del Mar @ 9:30 Club
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
Lewis Del Mar @ 9:30 Club
No, Lewis Del Mar is not one person named Lewis Del Mar. It’s actually a pair of guys from New York City in Danny Miller and Max Harwood. Off the heels of their self-titled album,[...]