Backstage: After long hiatus, Garfunkel returns to D.C.

WASHINGTON – Here’s a look at this weekend’s top concert picks.

Scheduled for Friday night at the 9:30 Club, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fame performs.

Watch Oberst performing his song “Common Knowledge” below.

Also scheduled for Friday night at the Birchmere, 10,000 Maniacs performs.

Former lead singer Natalie Merchant left the band in 1993, but the group has forged ahead with Mary Ramsey taking over vocal duties.

The band is in the middle of a crowd-sourcing campaign to finance production of an album consisting of traditional folk songs from the British Isles.

Watch 10,000 Maniacs perform “About the Weather” below.

Singer Art Garfunkel is scheduled for a Saturday performance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

Garfunkel is back on stage after a long hiatus. Watch a recent live performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” below.

Scheduled for Sunday at the Black Cat, Cass McCombs performs.

Watch McCombs and his band performing 3 songs from his album “Big Wheel and Others” below.

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