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Ben Folds “Declassifies” Music with Kennedy Center Series

In 2017, the Kennedy Center announced Ben Folds would join the National Symphony Orchestra as its first-ever artistic advisor. Never one to conform to an ascribed role in the music world, this appointment has seen Folds shape the NSO’s programming, most notably in the form of his Declassified series. On Friday nights at the Kennedy Center, Folds, the NSO and a […]

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Painting: Fernanda Pereira // Photo: Hugo Oliveira

Panda Bear Brings "Buoys" To Life

Last summer, Noah Lennox, perhaps better known as Panda Bear, embarked…
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Honest Enough: Cautious Clay's Rise to Stardom

Every so often, a singer rises through the ranks of artistry,…
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Music Picks: Winter 2019

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 El Ten Eleven El Ten Eleven is one of…
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Interpol’s Indie Rock Ingenuity

Interpol is still finding ways to make their post punk-inspired,…
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Pie Shop Returns to Rock ‘N’ Roll Roots

You may recognize Dangerously Delicious Pies from their aptly…
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John Cameron Mitchell Brings Origin of Love Tour to DC

It’s been 20 years since John Cameron Mitchell introduced the…
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Deerhunter Broadens Sonic Palette On New Album

Much has been said about Deerhunter that has nothing to do with…
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Sharon Van Etten Talks TV, Her New Record and Focusing on the Positive

Singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten is many things. The recording…
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Kacey Musgraves’ Gentle Revolution

Kacey Musgraves stands before an audience of a few thousand at…
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Neko Case Talks New Album, Inclusivity & Sweden

While recording her 2018 album Hell On, Neko Case’s Vermont…
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Concerts & Festivals

Feb
22
Fri
7:30 pm Kat Wright @ The Hamilton DC
Kat Wright @ The Hamilton DC
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
Kat Wright @ The Hamilton DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
If you’re in the mood for a retro sound this winter, look no further than Kat Wright. The almost lo-fi production of her music sends you back in time, as her vocals help paint the[...]
Feb
23
Sat
7:00 pm The Suffers @ U Street Music Hall
The Suffers @ U Street Music Hall
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Suffers @ U Street Music Hall | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Hailing from Houston, Texas, this eight-member band provides soul and R&B sensibilities with a pop music mentality. I say that because every song is jovial and enjoyable. With eight members, the band also has tremendous[...]
8:00 pm Vince Staples @ 9:30 Club
Vince Staples @ 9:30 Club
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Vince Staples @ 9:30 Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
If Kendrick Lamar is the current king of hip-hop, Vince Staples is the prince. One of the best lyricists in the genre, Staples has zigged while others have zagged – providing breathtaking commentary on the[...]
8:00 pm Washington Performing Arts Prese... @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Washington Performing Arts Prese... @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
Washington Performing Arts Presents Lara Downes @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s words, the trailblazing, NPR chart-topping Lara Downes has channeled her prodigious creativity into an intimate program of solo and ensemble works paying tribute to female composers and poets, both past and[...]
8:30 pm Western Den @ DC9 Nightclub
Western Den @ DC9 Nightclub
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm
Western Den @ DC9 Nightclub | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Deni Hlavinka and Chris West met on a college forum after Hlavinka posted an idea for a song. The next day, West sent over a completed version and the serendipitous partnership has been unstoppable ever[...]