Backstage: Performing with two is better than one

Husband and wife duo Mates of State and D.C.-based band Vandaveer are performing this weekend.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 08:26am EST

Richard Buckner, Andrew Grimm to perform at DC9

This weekend offers a chance to hear two songwriters whose roots are steeped in Americana, folk and a touch of the avant-garde.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 04:02am EST

Celebrate a long weekend with Astra Via

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.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 03:37am EST

Is Husky the next big indie band?

Husky, an Australian folk pop quartet, has a knack for crafting memorable songs. The band performs at D.C.'s Red Palace Friday night.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 04:03am EST

Garland of Hours to perform at Comet Ping Pong

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.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 04:08am EST

Plenty of great music events coming to D.C.

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.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 11:11am EDT

Bettye Levette celebrates 50 years in music

Soul singer Bettye LaVette is celebrating her 50th year in the music business and will perform Saturday night at the Howard Theatre.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 03:54am EDT

Peter Gabriel in D.C. for 25th anniversary album tour

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.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 08:59am EDT

Virgin Mobile FreeFest to host rock, electronic and D.C. bands

Merriweather Post Pavillion is getting ready for a takeover this Saturday.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 02:32pm EDT

Sonic Circuits Festival a 'gourmet' experience for the ears

Over the past 12 years, the Sonic Circuits Festival has shown that experimental music is alive and well in the D.C. area.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 08:24am EDT

Drop Electric is making videos and music together

Drop Electric draws influence from electronica and modern rock, but also incorporates a love of movies into its music.

Friday - 09/21/2012, 07:23am EDT

Remembering legendary performances by 'The Boss'

Bruce Springsteen's music speaks to multiple generations, so it's no surprise that the WTOP newsroom has its share of Boss fans.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 04:58am EDT

Bob Mould celebrates 'Silver Age' in new album

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.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 10:22am EDT

Beatles festival takes over National Harbor Labor Day weekend

Gary Jacob isn't shy about declaring that The Beatles single handedly changed pop music as we know it.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 08:40am EDT

Elikeh brings African roots music to D.C.

Songwriter Massama Dogo and his band Elikeh are celebrating the release of their new album with a performance at the Black Cat nightclub Friday.

Friday - 08/24/2012, 10:51am EDT

Shark Week's refined, yet audacious rock 'n' roll

D.C. music fans are buzzing about Shark Week, and it has nothing to do with TV.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:53am EDT

Local band 'stomps' onto Kennedy Center stage

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.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 08:21am EDT

Local campers take the stage at D.C.'s 9:30 Club

Girls are learning to play instruments and write songs in just five days at a camp organized by the nonprofit Girls Rock! DC.

Friday - 08/03/2012, 01:03pm EDT

How did Firefly stack up against the competition?

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.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 08:23am EDT

16 bands to show off talents at IOTA Club

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.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 08:23am EDT
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