Music

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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Photo: Matt Hogan

Caroline Rose Dug Her Own Grave

I’m almost ashamed to admit that it wasn’t Caroline Rose’s…
Photo: Mike Kim

Kamasi Washington Gives Us Butterflies

Kamasi Washington played Lincoln Theatre Saturday night and,…
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Exploded View's Anika thinks Berlin Winters are Rubbish

Anika’s (Annika Henderson) voice sits somewhere between Nico…
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Christine and the Queens find Freedom in Fluidity

Attempting to write about anything Christine and the Queens does…
Photo: Cara Robbins

Inside Indigo, Wild Nothing's Ode to 80s Pop

The early aughts of music discovery via blogs were exciting and…
30 Days of Music

30 Days of DC Music

In honor of our local music issue, we present DC musicians, both…
Photos: Lauren Melanie Brown

District of Den-Mate: Indelible Force Jules Hale Embraces DC Music Scene

Den-Mate began roughly five years ago as a literal bedroom pop…
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The District's Jazz Renaissance

Thirteen years ago, drummer John Heinze played U Street mainstay…
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The Many Lives of Toro y Moi

Chaz Bear has written, recorded and released music under a host…
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Movers & Shakers: Who's Behind the Music in DC?

DC’s music scene is an organism in flux. This is not so surprising,…
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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[...]