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Photo: Addie Juell
Photo: Addie Juell

Andrew Bird Set to Perform at Merriweather

Andrew Bird is coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion at the end of the month. You haven’t bought tickets yet? Then you’re wasting precious time, my friends. Bird’s performing with not one, but two, critically acclaimed bands – Belle and Sebastian and Spoon – as well as DC natives Ex Hex, on Sunday, July 30. Each band has a stellar […]

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Music Picks: July 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 7 Ruben Studdard For all those American Idol…
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A Summer Tradition: 311 Brings Annual Caravan to Silver Spring

For 311, it’s a family affair. The multi-platinum, alt-rock…
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Sax Player Elijah Jamal Balbed Embraces DC Music Scene

Nearly two decades ago, a sixth grader left his saxophone at…
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Merriweather Post Pavilion Celebrates 50 Years

The Who and Led Zeppelin only shared the same stage once, in…
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WMPA: Passion, Purpose and Performance

The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association (WMPA),…
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U2 Delivers Message of Unity through Rock 'n' Roll

It didn’t take long for U2 – one of the most political rock…
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Iration Brings Sounds of Summer to Wolf Trap

Nothing says summer is in full swing like good music and chill…
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Firefly 2017 Bigger than Ever

There’s never been a dearth of great talent at Firefly, as…
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Airøspace: An Earthbound Rapper Inspired by the Stars

The National Air and Space Museum feels like home to 25-year-old…
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Music Picks: June 2017

By Michael Coleman and Trent Johnson SUNDAY, JUNE 4 John…
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Concerts & Festivals

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all-day FloydFest @ FloydFest
FloydFest @ FloydFest
Jul 26 all-day
FloydFest @ FloydFest | Floyd | Virginia | United States
It’s a Dreamweavin’ week at FloydFest 2017. This world music festival set in the scenic Virginia Blue Ridge features Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Leftover Salmon, Rise Appalachia[...]
6:30 pm Ben Gibbard @ Lincoln Theatre
Ben Gibbard @ Lincoln Theatre
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm
Ben Gibbard @ Lincoln Theatre
Ben Gibbard has been leading Death Cab for Cutie since 1997, and has made a name for himself in the world of indie rock. He’s also released a solo album, Former Lives, and collaborated with[...]
7:00 pm Conor Oberst @ 9:30 Club
Conor Oberst @ 9:30 Club
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm
Conor Oberst @ 9:30 Club
Conor Oberst is a talented fella. This dude pulled in the title for best songwriter in 2008 from Rolling Stone. In fact, there is some Bob Dylan influence in his music. Oberst is the quintessential[...]
7:30 pm Toad the Wet Sprocket @ The Birchmere
Toad the Wet Sprocket @ The Birchmere
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Toad the Wet Sprocket @ The Birchmere
Toad the Wet Sprocket started in Santa Barbara and took their name from a Monty Python sketch. They hit it big with breezy, catchy pop tunes like “Walk on the Ocean” and “All I Want.”[...]
8:00 pm Regina Spektor & Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap - The Filene Center
Regina Spektor & Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap - The Filene Center
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
Regina Spektor & Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap - The Filene Center
Two singer-songwriters both known for their piano playing and quirky but heartfelt songs will grace the stage together for one night only this summer at Wolf Trap. Spektor, originally from Russia, writes energetic songs that[...]