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Photo: benfolds.com
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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Photo: Courtesy of Young Rapids

Everything’s Perfect with Young Rapids

DC’s Young Rapids have been categorized as everything from…
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This Month in Music: June 2016

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2016 Summer Festival Guide

ARTS, CULTURE & FUN SUNDAY, MAY 1 Fiesta Asia Silver…
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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,[...]