Backstage: Fierce competition in the D.C. music scene this weekend

WASHINGTON – There is some fierce competition when it comes to this weekend’s top concerts – local bands, hard-touring favorites and classic acts are all hoping to draw their fans to the area’s best venues.

Read on for the highlights.


  • The Hackensaw Boys perform at The Hamilton Live. The band’s neo-bluegrass style is authentic, and their live performances are top-notch.
  • Roots-rock vets Cowboy Mouth are scheduled for an early show at the 9:30 Club. The band’s latest album, “This Train,” features some of their strongest songs to date.

Listen to the title track from the latest Cowboy Mouth album below.



Check out Reverend Horton Heat performing “Spend a Night in the Box” below.

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