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Sweetlife Festival grows from backyard concert to big attraction for music fans

In April 2010, a small Washington, D.C., restaurant chain staged a concert for 700 people in front of its Dupont Circle location. On Saturday, the same chain expects to stuff the mighty Merriweather Post Pavilion with 20,000 strong.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 10:54am EDT

Tags: Sweetlife, festival, Jonathan Elbaz, Capital News Service

9:30 Club named best ‘big-room' venue in US

The D.C. area offers a plethora of venues to catch live music, but one local institution has a better main room than any other in the country.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 02:48pm EDT

Tags: 9:30 Club, Rolling Stone, music venue, big-room

Amazon sends digital copy of vinyl purchases

"Old-school" music listeners have something to new to cheer about.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 12:49pm EDT

Tags: Neal Augenstein, Amazon, MP3, vinyl, records

Fountains of Wayne back on the scene with three acoustic shows

Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood, the songwriting duo behind pop band Fountains of Wayne, are always on the verge of never working together again.So naturally, they're about to play a few acoustic shows together.

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 01:21pm EDT

Tags: bands, Concert


Twitter music app to blend tunes, social

Twitter's new music discovery app will make streaming songs easier on mobile devices, while simultaneously engaging Twitter users.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 02:47pm EDT

Tags: Twitter, Neal Augenstein, Data Doctors, CNET


Off-beat music rocks D.C. area this weekend (VIDEO)

Bored with the no-show snow? Backstage's Tim Bracken suggests a few concerts to brighten up your weekend.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 09:24am EST

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, birchmere, Rock & Roll Hotel, concerts backstage, concerts


Diary of an inaugural ball hopper

Six inaugural balls. Three nights. WTOP Living Editor Stephanie Steinberg is on a ball hopping adventure. Follow her journey for inside look at the 2013 inaugural ball scene.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:42pm EST

Tags: inaugural balls, inauguration, food, dining, parties, Stephanie Steinberg

A look at top concert picks through New Year's Eve

With New Year's Eve just around the corner, some may be debating whether to brave the throngs of partygoers or stay home.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 12:17pm EST

Tags: backstage, tim bracken, concerts


Why some harmonies sound better than others

New research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences helps to explain why some tones sound better than others.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 10:54am EST

Tags: max smith, hearing,

Rare photos span 50 years of Rolling Stones

A local gallery founder has a new book out capturing the frenzy of the Rolling Stones through photographs.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:19pm EST

Tags: rolling stones, 50th anniversary, Govinda Gallery, Neal Augenstein

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