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Photo: benfolds.com

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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DC Post-Punk Trio Flasher Dishes on Making “Material”

Do you remember that video your older, horrible friends showed…
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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…
Photo: Ray Polanco

The Many Lives of Toro y Moi

Chaz Bear has written, recorded and released music under a host…
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Concerts & Festivals

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[...]
Feb
28
Thu
7:00 pm Vundabar @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Vundabar @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Vundabar @ Rock & Roll Hotel  | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Despite their most recent release meditating on illness and death, Boston’s Vundabar has been called “a ceaselessly jovial band” by Pitchfork, and their live shows are no exception. The contrast between the band’s existential, contemplative[...]