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Music picks: Suzanne Vega and the Legwarmers

Friday - 5/9/2014, 6:43am  ET

WASHINGTON -- This weekend's top concert picks include a top-tier songwriter, 80s nostalgia and a music festival.

Friday night at the Birchmere, songwriter Suzanne Vega performs.

Vega's latest release, "Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles," continues her path of utilizing the acoustic guitar as the primary instrument, augmented by stripped-down band arrangements.

Watch a performance of "I Never Wear White" below:

Meanwhile, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the 9:30 Club is Papadosio.

The North Carolina-based jam band tours nearly year-round with its visually augmented stage shows.

Watch the band performing its song "Dream Estate" below:

1980s cover band The Legwarmers have a two-night run at the State Theatre Friday and Saturday.

Watch a live performance below:

And the 2014 Sweetlife Festival takes over Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday with sets from over a dozen acts, including Lana Del Rey, Foster the People, Fitz and the Tantrums, Chromeo and Capital Cities.

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