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Prince’s Musical Magnificence Lives on Through 4U

Honoring a genius like the late Prince requires a particularly artistic tenacity few artists can reach. The short list includes 4U, the official Prince estate approved symphonic orchestra who delighted Prince aficionados on September 15 at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Art’s Filene Center.  In the grand wood-paneled amphitheater, 4U offered both familiar […]

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MC50 Kicks Out Jams For Freedom

For 50 years, “Kick out the jams, motherf--kers” has been…
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Records Collecting Dust Sheds Light on Artists From Forgotten Era

Part of the appeal to old metal and punk records is the DIY attitude…
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AZTEC SUN Bring "Funk with Soul" to Rosslyn Jazz Fest

Though I  have a limited knowledge of cooking, my brief flirtation…
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Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Inside Hatchie's Sunny Debut EP

Do you remember the first time you kissed someone you were really…
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KISS Guitarist Paul Stanley Shows Artistic Flair

Members of the KISS Army know singer and guitarist Paul Stanley…
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A Day in the Life: Jungle Fever’s Mane Squeeze & Mista Selecta

Avanti Fernandez and Tommy Smolka’s epic warehouse parties…
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Algiers Breaks Barriers

“How do we relate that sense of division that’s brought upon…
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DC's Bad Moves Talks Power Pop Ballads & Collaborative Process for New Record

By day, the foursome behind DC-based power pop band Bad Moves…
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The 25 Lives of Black Cat

Black Cat has sold out countless shows, with killer acts on regular…
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Music Picks: September 2018

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Foxing One of the most impressive emo…
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Concerts & Festivals

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all-day Devils Backbone Hoopla 2018 @ Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows
Devils Backbone Hoopla 2018 @ Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
Devils Backbone Hoopla 2018 @ Basecamp Brewpub and Meadows | Roseland | Virginia | United States
The Hoopla Adventures are activities, events and workshops that celebrate the seven amazing values that make up the Devils Backbone culture: beer positive, passion, adventure, family, humility, integrity and stewardship. Every activity starts with a[...]
all-day Sonic Circuits Festival @ Rhizome
Sonic Circuits Festival @ Rhizome
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
Sonic Circuits Festival @ Rhizome | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Sonic Circuits is a Washington, DC area promoter for experimental music. Sonic Circuits seeks to expose audiences to cutting edge contemporary music that defies genres and offer artists new platforms to present their music and[...]
6:30 pm Blood Orange @ Lincoln Theatre
Blood Orange @ Lincoln Theatre
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
Blood Orange @ Lincoln Theatre | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Dev Hynes, the UK based artist and producer better known as Blood Orange, released his reflective third album just a few weeks ago. Negro Swan boasts an impressive 16 tracks featuring artists like Diddy, A$AP[...]
6:30 pm Future Islands @ The Anthem
Future Islands @ The Anthem
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm
Future Islands @ The Anthem | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
If in 2014 you were living under a rock and somehow missed Future Islands’ front man Samuel T. Herring’s oddly spellbinding performance of “Seasons (Waiting on You),” go look it up. Even if you’ve seen[...]
Sep
29
Sat
10:00 am REI’s Outessafest 2018 @ Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay
REI’s Outessafest 2018 @ Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
REI’s Outessafest 2018 @ Patuxent River Park at Jug Bay | Upper Marlboro | Maryland | United States
This lineup and concept are a nature girl’s literal dream. I say girl, not as a point of exclusion, but to emphasize the femme-forward nature of this REI x BYT event. Guys, gals and everyperson[...]