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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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‘The Voice’ Alum Terry McDermott Plays Songbyrd in Adams Morgan

Terry McDermott isn’t just a runner-up from NBC’s The Voice.…
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Finger-Picking Guitarist Willy Porter Comes to The Hamilton

At 11 years old, Wisconsin-based musician Willy Porter had learned…
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Rock the Row at Pentagon Row 2016

Hot bands and cold beer return to Pentagon Row for the annual…
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Budweiser Music Series at Nats Park 2016

Every Friday home game, the best place to pre-game is at the…
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“Scary” Talented Artist Emily King Hits DC

It’s been a year since the release of Emily King’s latest…
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Bob Dylan Captures That Old Feeling at Wolf Trap

How do you keep moving forward? It is a question that plagues…
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This Month in Music: July 2016

TUESDAY, JULY 5 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 Bob Dylan Widely held as…
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DJ Baby Alcatraz Keeps Vinyl and Soul Alive in the Nation's Capital

When talking to DC area favorite DJ Baby Alcatraz, you immediately…
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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Come to Verizon Center

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas probably couldn’t have imagined…
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Yonder Mountain String Band Comes to Merryland Music Fest

The original members of Yonder Mountain String Band had no intention…
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Concerts & Festivals

Feb
16
Sat
7:00 pm Dante Pope @ Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House
Dante Pope @ Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
Dante Pope @ Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
I used to wonder why old school R&B music was so hard to replicate for newer artists. Obviously, the genre still has a foothold on the popular conscience as you can hear it in movies[...]
Feb
17
Sun
7:00 pm The Knocks @ 9:30 Club
The Knocks @ 9:30 Club
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Knocks @ 9:30 Club | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Chances are at least one of your favorite pop artists has collaborated with New York production duo The Knocks. Carly Rae Jepsen, Foster the People, Sofi Tukker and X Ambassadors are just a few of[...]
7:30 pm Daughters @ Black Cat
Daughters @ Black Cat
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm
Daughters @ Black Cat | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Back on the punk scene for the first time since 2010, Daughters returned with their 2018 release You Won’t Get What You Want. While everything about the group is punk, their pace is very deliberate[...]
8:00 pm Dante Elephante @ DC9 Nightclub
Dante Elephante @ DC9 Nightclub
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Dante Elephante @ DC9 Nightclub | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
With an indie sound combining garage and surf, this group of four offers very enjoyable tunes to groove to. Whether you’re driving down a highway or jam-packed in the tiny, intimate DC9, these songs will[...]
Feb
18
Mon
7:00 pm Empress Of @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Empress Of @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
Empress Of @ Rock & Roll Hotel | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Lorely Rodriguez has released countless synth-pop gems under the name Empress Of since 2012. You may also know her from standout spots providing her signature crystal clear vocals on albums by contemporaries like Dirty Projectors,[...]