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Photo: Dennis Marcus Photography
Photo: Dennis Marcus Photography

Instrumental Rock Legends The Ventures Come to The Birchmere

If the name The Ventures doesn’t ring a bell, trust me, it doesn’t mean you haven’t heard their music – including in Pulp Fiction’s perfectly timed final scene (see below). The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are credited with being the godfathers of instrumental rock, with hits like “Walk Don’t Run” and “Hawaii Five-O” that […]

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Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Find A New “Home” Onstage

On “Home,” one of her first songs in a decade, veteran pop…
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LGBTQ Dance Party BENT Looks to Connect People

“The LGBTQ community is thriving in DC, and personally, I’ve…
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Aztec Sun and More Bring High Energy to Union Stage for New Year's Eve

No matter how you want to ring in the New Year, the DC area has…
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Thom Yorke Celebrates Solo Career at the Kennedy Center

The moment Thom Yorke walked onstage at the Kennedy Center on…
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The Times and Travels of Odetta Hartman

Odetta Hartman describes herself as a vessel for stories, songs…
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DeVotchKa Dives Into New Era

It has been seven years since indie-folk rockers DeVotchKa released…
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Music Picks: December 2018

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 The Helio Sequence This Portland, Oregon…
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Rufus Wainwright Celebrates 20 Years at Strathmore

On the day of his breakthrough album’s release in 1998, Rufus…
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Darker Days, Brighter Sounds: A Conversation with Peter Bjorn & John

Keeping up with anything for 20 years is impressive. Crafting…
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DC Post-Punk Trio Flasher Dishes on Making “Material”

Do you remember that video your older, horrible friends showed…
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Concerts & Festivals

Jan
25
Fri
7:30 pm Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrima... @ Kennedy Center
Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrima... @ Kennedy Center
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is China’s first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO). It tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664) who traveled the length of the Silk Road across China on a[...]
Jan
26
Sat
7:30 pm Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrima... @ Kennedy Center
Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrima... @ Kennedy Center
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is China’s first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO). It tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664) who traveled the length of the Silk Road across China on a[...]
8:00 pm Justin Trawick’s 9th Annual 29th... @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Justin Trawick’s 9th Annual 29th... @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm
Justin Trawick's 9th Annual 29th Birthday Show at Pearl Street Warehouse @ Pearl Street Warehouse | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Americana folk group Justin Trawick and The Common Good features acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin and pedal steel. The band’s live performance plays fast and loose with the “Americana” genre, performing heartfelt ballads followed by[...]
Jan
27
Sun
7:30 pm Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrima... @ Kennedy Center
Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrima... @ Kennedy Center
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Image China: Xuanzang's Pilgrimage at the Kennedy Center @ Kennedy Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is China’s first traditional concert drama performed by the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO). It tells the story of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang (602-664) who traveled the length of the Silk Road across China on a[...]
Jan
31
Thu
5:30 pm Sound Off in the Sky at The Obse... @ The Observation Deck at CEB Tower
Sound Off in the Sky at The Obse... @ The Observation Deck at CEB Tower
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sound Off in the Sky at The Observation Deck at CEB Tower @ The Observation Deck at CEB Tower | Arlington | Virginia | United States
Start 2019 right with a silent-disco, total-body workout with 360-degree views from The Observation Deck in Rosslyn. In partnership with the The Observation Deck and the studio LavaBarre, experience three types of workouts in one[...]