This weekend offers a chance to hear two songwriters whose roots are steeped in Americana, folk and a touch of the avant-garde.
For Washingtonians who didn't leave town for Thanksgiving, live music could be the perfect way to make the most of the long holiday weekend.
Husky, an Australian folk pop quartet, has a knack for crafting memorable songs. The band performs at D.C.'s Red Palace Friday night.
On Sunday, Garland of Hours will bring their experimental cello-driven folk rock to a performance at Comet Ping Pong in D.C. on Connecticut Avenue.
Looking to blow off some Sandy-induced steam? There are plenty of notable music events to help you unwind over the weekend. This weekend's top music picks include folk, funk, a dance party and metal.
Soul singer Bettye LaVette is celebrating her 50th year in the music business and will perform Saturday night at the Howard Theatre.
Peter Gabriel is celebrating the 25th anniversary of "So" with a re-release of the album, and the "Back to Front" concert tour. The entirety of "So" is performed at each concert, along with other hits from Gabriel's catalog.
Merriweather Post Pavillion is getting ready for a takeover this Saturday.
Over the past 12 years, the Sonic Circuits Festival has shown that experimental music is alive and well in the D.C. area.
Drop Electric draws influence from electronica and modern rock, but also incorporates a love of movies into its music.
Bruce Springsteen's music speaks to multiple generations, so it's no surprise that the WTOP newsroom has its share of Boss fans.
Post-punk pioneer Bob Mould's just released album is sure to be a joy for die-hard fans. It's the fastest, loudest and perhaps the most consistent album the D.C. musician has produced in years.
Gary Jacob isn't shy about declaring that The Beatles single handedly changed pop music as we know it.
Songwriter Massama Dogo and his band Elikeh are celebrating the release of their new album with a performance at the Black Cat nightclub Friday.
D.C. music fans are buzzing about Shark Week, and it has nothing to do with TV.
This Friday at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the local band Sligo Creek Stompers will perform songs from America's rich history of traditional folk, bluegrass, Irish folk, and gypsy jazz.
Girls are learning to play instruments and write songs in just five days at a camp organized by the nonprofit Girls Rock! DC.
First-time music festivals often receive low marks on things such as stage layout, food services, and staff shortages, but festival-goers responded positively to the Firefly Music Festival in Dover.
Songwriter Derek Evry put together an eclectic CD compilation featuring 20 D.C. area bands. Sixteen of them will perform this Sunday to celebrate the CD's release.
Out of the many music venues in the District, there are a few hidden gems that offer consistently good events, along with a unique atmosphere.
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