Backstage: Iconic '70s band, Canadian crooner take to the stage this weekend

What's happening in local music events this weekend? Read on for a look at the concert highlights.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 08:46am EDT

Backstage: Tommy Keene, Bill Kirchen play this weekend

Tommy Keene may be power pop's best kept secret. Originally from D.C., Keene gained some notoriety in the 1980s with a major-label contract, and has since continued to release excellent albums. His most recent effort, "Excitement at Your Feet," is a covers album featuring songs by the Who, Donovan, Mink DeVille, and Guided By Voices.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 07:57am EDT
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Jazz festivals on tap this weekend

Two great local jazz festivals will be held Saturday.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:14am EDT

Backstage: Rundown of music events for Labor Day weekend

Looking to spice up your Labor Day weekend with some live music? Look no further.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 07:39am EDT

Gladys Knight, retro-pop part of eclectic entertainment weekend

When it comes to live music in the D.C. region, the options are always abundant and eclectic.

Saturday - 08/24/2013, 07:02am EDT
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Buffett, Backstreet, Thievery Corporation among weekend shows

This weekend's best-bet concerts are divided between local favorites and stadium events.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:50am EDT
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Bieber has nothing on Ozzy, Dick Dale this weekend

Bad Company and surf guitar legend Dick Dale are among the weekend concerts worth catching.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 07:15am EDT
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Weekend concerts: Dave Matthews, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert

There are quite a few big name acts performing this weekend, but smaller venues also are featuring some excellent bands.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 07:14am EDT

Birchmere gets bluesy, Black Cat goes electric

Friday at the Birchmere, blues and soul singer Billy Price is celebrating the release of his 13th studio album, "Strong."

Friday - 07/19/2013, 07:32am EDT
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Column: McCartney enjoys the classics, and so do the fans

Paul McCartney's concert at Nationals Park Friday marked his first appearance in the District since 2010, and thousands of screaming fans were there to greet him.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 07:52am EDT

Venues big and small rock this weekend

This weekend is packed with big name concerts, but smaller venues are hosting some excellent acts as well.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:03am EDT
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Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Close out June with free music events, concerts

This weekend holds many opportunities to see free live music at the Capital Fringe Festival Preview Party, a Backyard Barbecue concert and the New Orchestra of Washington.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 04:21am EDT
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Summer in the city starts with Janis Joplin

Music fans who don't make the trip to Delaware's Firefly Festival will find plenty of local options to enjoy this weekend.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:57am EDT

Capital Jazz festival revs up the stage at Merriweather Post

Thousands of jazz lovers will flock to the Merriweather Post Pavilion this weekend for Capital Jazz Fest.

Friday - 06/07/2013, 06:58am EDT
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Ottmar Liebert, guitar master, performs Saturday at Birchmere

Guitarist and composer Ottmar Liebert helped to establish "new flamenco" music in the early '90s. Think flamenco guitar mixed with Latin, jazz, and even Middle Eastern influences.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 08:58am EDT

Kenny Chesney, NSO headline long weekend of music

This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT

Get retro: Fab Faux, Legwarmers spice up music scene (Video)

This weekend your music options include Beatles classics, 1980s music and a couple of legends who have been on the music scene more than 50 years.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:30am EDT
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Backstage: The weekend's top free concert events

The D.C. area is host to numerous free concerts during the summer months. WTOP has a list of some of the weekend's best.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:36am EDT
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Merriweather's M3 Festival highlights local hair bands (Video)

Warm weather means great outdoor festivals, and this year is no exception. Tim Bracken previews the M3 Festival.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 07:30am EDT
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