Click Track: In concert


Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/02/2012

So how was that Lauryn Hill show?

A surprising and provactive show from consistently inconsistent performer.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lauryn Hill

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/24/2012

In concert: Rick Ross at DAR Constitution Hall

Not many people showed up, but those who did got to see a slightly different side of the rap superstar.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rick Ross

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 02/17/2012

In concert: Zola Jesus at U Street Music Hall

Solemn swaying, soft blue lighting, tension and release.

By Aaron Leitko  |  06:12 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Zola Jesus

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012

In concert: Theophilus London at 9:30 Club

The rising hip-hop star was as romantic as a 24-year old Brooklyn rapper can be.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  02:33 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Theophilus London

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/06/2012

In concert: Red Baraat at U Street Music Hall

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Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 02/02/2012

In concert: Anthony Pirog at Twins Jazz

A small crowd, but some unique musical ideas.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Anthony Pirog

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2012

In concert: Lamb of God at 9:30 Club

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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 01/27/2012

In concert: Miranda Lambert at 1st Mariner Arena

The contry superstart showed off her entire musical arsenal in Baltimore.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Miranda Lambert

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 01/25/2012

In concert: Ryan Adams at the Music Center at Strathmore

The singer-songwriter showed off his best and worst qualities during a two-hour set.

By Chris Klimek  |  05:21 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Ryan Adams

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

In concert: Real Estate at Black Cat

The New Jersey group has what it takes for a long career.

By David Malitz  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Real Estate

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/23/2012

In concert: Jimmy Cobb at Bohemian Caverns

The 83-year-old jazz drummer is still a powerhouse performer.

By Michael J. West  |  10:44 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jimmy Cobb

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/20/2012

In concert: Rudresh Mahanthappa at Blues Alley

The saxophonist showcased a complex and funky sound at Blues Alley on Thursday.

By Aaron Leitko  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rudresh Mahanthappa

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/19/2012

In concert: Screen Vinyl Image at Black Cat

The local duo plays songs that are meant to be felt as well as heard.

By Patrick Foster  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Screen Vinyl Image

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 01/17/2012

In concert: Cults at Black Cat

Not much mystery, but plenty of great pop songs.

By David Malitz  |  11:37 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Cults

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/11/2012

In concert: Buraka Som Sistema at U Street Music Hall

The Portuguese group played to a shouting, hopping, arm-thrusting crowd.

By Mark Jenkins  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Buraka Som Sistema

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 01/05/2012

In concert: Lady Alma at Blues Alley

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lady Alma

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 12/28/2011

In concert: Thursday and Screaming Females at 9:30 Club

Could one of them be the future of Jersey rock?

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Thursday, Screaming Females

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Dead Prez performs Occupy DC

The multi-faceted protest movement is still groping for a soundtrack.

By Chris Richards  |  03:55 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dead prez

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/19/2011

In concert: Gary Clark Jr. at Red Palace

Rising blues guitar star lives up to the hype.

By Megan Buerger  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Gary Clark Jr.

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/14/2011

In concert: Beirut at 9:30 Club

It was more marching band than rock band at the first of two sold-out shows at 9:30 Club.

By Chris Klimek  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Beirut

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011

In concert: The Barr Brothers at Jammin’ Java

The Montreal alt-folk group delivered a dazzling performance.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Barr Brothers

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011

In concert: Tori Amos at DAR Constitution Hall

Monday’s concert showcased her new album of songs based on classical compositions and her still-amazing voice.

By Dave McKenna  |  12:57 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Tori Amos

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2011

In concert: G-Side at DC9

The Huntsville, Ala. duo showed why its star is on the rise.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  G-Side

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/05/2011

In concert: William Parker at Bohemian Caverns

The bassist who is a leading figure in experimental jazz debuted his Organ Quartet on Sunday night.

By Michael J. West  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  William Parker

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/02/2011

In concert: Mac Miller at Fillmore Silver Spring

The 19-year-old Pittsburgh rapper topped the charts last month with his new album “Blue Slide Park.”

By Chris Richards  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mac Miller

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

In concert: Avey Tare at U Street Music Hall

The solo show by the Animal Collective member was a tedious trudge through murky sounds.

By David Malitz  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Avey Tare, Animal Collective

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/29/2011

In concert: Marketa Irglova at 9:30 Club

Oscar-winner Marketa Iglova could have used her usual musical partner at 9:30 Club on Monday night.

By Chris Klimek  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Marketa Irglova

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/22/2011

In concert: Curren$y at 9:30 Club

An injured foot meant he had to stay seated, but it worked for the New Orleans rapper.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Curren$y

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011

James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss and others celebrate country music at White House

James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss and others celebrate country music at White House.

By Chris Richards  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dierks Bentley, James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, The Band Perry, Lauren Alaina, Mickey, Dairus Rucker

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 11/18/2011

In concert: LMFAO at Fillmore Silver Spring

It was quite a party. Obviously.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  LMFAO

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Country Music Association Songwriters Series at Library of Congress

Patty Loveless and Clint Black may have been the big names, but Bob DiPiero and Tim Nichols stole the show.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Clint Black, Patty Loveless, Bob Di Piero, Tim Nicols, Todd Lombardo

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/17/2011

In concert: Kid Rock at Fillmore Silver Spring

He may have matured, but Kid Rock still knows how to party.

By Chris Klimek  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kid Rock

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/16/2011

In concert: Meshell Ndegeocello at the Birchmere

The famously funky bassist dials it down.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Meshell Ndegeocello

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/14/2011

In concert: Foo Fighters at Verizon Center

By Aaron Leitko  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/14/2011

In concert: Dean & Britta’s “13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” at the National Gallery of Art

By David Malitz  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dean & Britta

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/09/2011

In concert: Shelby Lynne at the Birchmere

At a solo acoustic show, the singer’s voice was on full display.

By Scott Galupo  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Shelby Lynne

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2011

In concert: The Drums at Black Cat

It doesn’t get more retro than this ‘80s-loving quintet.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Drums

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 11/07/2011

In concert: Peggy Sue at Montserrat House

The U.K. folk trio mines American sounds.

By Mark Jenkins  |  09:42 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Peggy Sue

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West triumphant at Verizon Center

Two of music’s biggest names delivered a performance matching their starpower.

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jay-Z, Kanye West

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/01/2011

In concert: Panic! at the Disco at 9:30 Club

The melodramatic rockers delivered a playful and fabulous Halloween show.

By Dave McKenna  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Panic! at the Disco

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 10/31/2011

In concert: Sting at Constitution Hall

He’s still plenty spry for his 60 years.

By Dave McKenna  |  10:42 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Sting

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 10/24/2011

In concert: Metronomy at Rock and Roll Hotel

The U.K. group brings to mind any number of British bands from the last three decades.

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:37 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Metronomy

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 10/20/2011

In concert: J. Cole at Fillmore Silver Spring

The chart-topping rapper showed off his star power.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  J. Cole

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/17/2011

Sunday in the Country f. The Band Perry, Josh Turner and more at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Country superstars closed out the Merriweather Post Pavilion concert season.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Band Perry, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/10/2011

In concert: Scream tour at DAR Constitution Hall

Young acts Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, Hamilton Park and the OMG Girlz played for an even younger crowd.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mindless Behavior, Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Hamilton Park

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2011

In concert: Volta Bureau at Artisphere

D.C. electronic trio offers up a tantalizing live debut.

By Megan Buerger  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Volta Bureau

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 10/06/2011

In concert: Jens Lekman at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

The Swedish crooner’s show at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue was subdued but charming.

By David Malitz  |  05:38 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jens Lekman

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 10/04/2011

In concert: Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Birchmere

The local favorite showcased highlights from throughout her career during a two-hour show.

By Scott Galupo  |  04:57 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mary Chapin Carpenter

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/04/2011

In concert: Bryan Ferry at the Music Center at Strathmore

The crooner’s sold-out show could have used a few more surprises.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Bryan Ferry

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/03/2011

In concert: Danny Brown at 9:30 Club

If the hallmarks of a compelling MC are still clever lyrics and rocking a crowd, Brown’s live show helped silence the skeptics.

By Sarah Godfrey  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Danny Brown

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/03/2011

In concert: Madeleine Peyroux at Strathmore

There was nothing wrong with Madeleine Peyroux’s concert at Strathmore on Friday night that a few vibrant changes of pace couldn’t have fixed.

By Mike Joyce  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Madeleine Peyroux

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/03/2011

In concert: Bettye LaVette at Atlas Theater

The veteran soul singer is not known as a songwriter, yet it doesn’t seem quite right to call her a cover artist.

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Bettye LaVette

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2011

In concert: Enrique Iglesias at Patriot Center

By Dave McKenna  |  04:46 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Enrique Iglesias

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/28/2011

In concert: Laura Marling at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

The 21-year-old British singer-songwriter should have let the songs speak for themselves.

By Chris Klimek  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Laura Marling

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011

In concert: Foster the People at 9:30 Club

The audience cheerily sang along to “Pumped Up Kicks,” a bouncy hit that assumes the viewpoint of a guy who’s apparently about to perpetrate a mass murder.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Foster the People

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/26/2011

In concert: Wilco at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Through a bevy of stylistic shifts, the band still lets is freak-flag fly in a live setting.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Wilco

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 09/26/2011

In concert: The Rapture at U Street Music Hall

The New York dance-punks come back to town in support of their first new album in five years.

By David Malitz  |  05:31 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Rapture

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/26/2011

In concert: We Are Augustines at Red Palace

The Brooklyn band connected with the audience at its first Washington concert.

By Megan Buerger  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  We Are Augustines

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/22/2011

In concert: Deadmau5 at Fillmore Silver Spring

The rising electronic music superstar gave a performance to please old fans and new.

By Megan Buerger  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Deadmau5

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/21/2011

In concert: Van Hunt at the Birchmere

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Van Hunt

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/19/2011

In concert: Chris Brown at Verizon Center

By David Malitz  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Chris Brown

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 09/19/2011

In concert: Anthony Pirog Ensemble at Veterans Plaza

By Mark Jenkins  |  10:21 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Anthony Pirog, Sonic Circuits

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/15/2011

In concert: Barry Manilow at Warner Theatre

By Dave McKenna  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Barry Manilow

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/12/2011

In concert: Toby Keith at Jiffy Lube Live

By Scott Galupo  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Toby Keith, Eric Church

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 09/08/2011

In concert: Com Truise at Black Cat

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Com Truise

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 09/07/2011

In concert: John Hiatt at Wolf Trap

By Dave McKenna  |  04:11 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  John Hiatt

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/06/2011

In concert: Blake Shelton at Maryland State Fair

By Emily Yahr  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Blake Shelton

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/31/2011

In concert: Vieux Farka Toure at 9:30 Club

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Vieux Farka Toure

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011

In concert: “The Message in the Music” at the Washington Convention Center

Celebrating the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Thursday night, gospel and R&B stars tried to fill the Convention Center with joyful noise.

By Chris Richards  |  01:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Patti LaBelle, Eddie Levert, India.Arie, Idan Raichel, Anthony Hamilton, Naturally 7, Nolan Williams Jr., Voices of Inspiration Choir, the Impressions, Ray Chew

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 08/24/2011

In concert: Jessica Lea Mayfield at Iota

By David Malitz  |  05:32 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jessica Lea Mayfield

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/24/2011

In concert: Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars at the Birchmere

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Categories:  In concert

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/22/2011

In concert: Ke$ha at Patriot Center

The sleaze-pop star’s Sunday night concert was glittery, energetic and never boring.

By Megan Buerger  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Ke$ha

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 08/19/2011

In concert: Identity festival at Jiffy Lube Live

The festival offered ten hours of ear-bruising dance music.

By Chris Richards  |  06:43 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kaskade, Rusko, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost!, Modeselektor, Crystal Method, Rusko, Datsik

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/17/2011

In concert: Bob Dylan at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The living legend is returning to the role of frontman as his Neverending Tour rolls along in its third decade.

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Bob Dylan

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/16/2011

In concert: Darkest Hour at 9:30 Club

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Darkest Hour

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 08/15/2011

In concert: Patrick Stump at Rock & Roll Hotel

The Fall Out Boy singer showcased his upcoming solo material and plenty of instrumental prowess.

By Dave McKenna  |  05:15 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Patrick Stump

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 08/15/2011

In concert: Kendrick Lamar at 9:30 Club

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Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kendrick Lamar

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/15/2011

In concert: My Morning Jacket at Merriweather Post Pavilion

By Aaron Leitko  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  My Morning Jacket

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/15/2011

In concert: Tim McGraw at Jiffy Lube Live

By Scott Galupo  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Tim McGraw

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/08/2011

In concert: Jill Scott at Verizon Center

The standout soul singer delivered a confident performance that ran the gamut of emotions.

By Rhome Anderson  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jill Scott

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/03/2011

In concert: Gillian Welch at the Music Center at Strathmore

Gillian Welch’s return was well worth the wait.

By Chris Klimek  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Gillian Welch, David Rawlings

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/02/2011

In concert: Bon Iver at 9:30 Club

One of the most buzzed about acts of 2011 lives up to the hype and then some.

By David Malitz  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Bon Iver

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/02/2011

In concert: Merle Haggard at the Birchmere

The country legend a performance worthy of his legacy.

By Dave McKenna  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Merle Haggard

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 08/01/2011

In concert: Dolly Parton at Wolf Trap

By Chris Richards  |  04:53 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dolly Parton

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011

In concert: Britney Spears at Verizon Center

The pop icon pleased the crowd without putting in much effort.

By Dave McKenna  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Britney Spears

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/01/2011

In concert: Black Eyed Peas at Merriweather Post Pavilion

By Aaron Leitko  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Black Eyed Peas

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011

In concert: Keith Urban at Verizon Center

During a mostly-scripted concert, the moments of improvisation provided welcome relief.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Keith Urban

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 07/27/2011

In concert: Mountain Man at Iota

The trio performed an enchanting set of songs based around unadorned vocals and harmonies.

By David Malitz  |  03:40 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mountain Man

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/25/2011

In concert: Hayes Carll at Rock and Roll Hotel

The singer-songwriter pleased a very packed house on Saturday night.

By Scott Galupo  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Hayes Carll

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Be (non-)specific: Hayes Carll on Mary Matalin, James Carville, his musical inspirations, prison gangs and the first cassette he ever bought

The Austin-based singer-songwriter dishes on a variety of subjects in advance of his Saturday show at Rock & Roll Hotel.

By Allison Stewart  |  12:54 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Hayes Carll

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/19/2011

In concert: Gang Gang Dance at Rock and Roll Hotel

Monday’s performance from the avant-garde Brooklyn group wasn’t quite worth the long wait.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Gang Gang Dance

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 07/18/2011

In concert: EMA at Red Palace

A newcomer who isn’t afraid to go to some dark places.

By David Malitz  |  06:49 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  EMA

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/18/2011

In concert: Miranda Lambert at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The country star’s fiery songs pleased a packed house at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

By Dave McKenna  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Miranda Lambert

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/15/2011

In concert: Mana at Patriot Center

The rock-en-Espanol superstars deliver an evening of bombast.

By Mark Jenkins  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mana

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/13/2011

In concert: Soundgarden at Patriot Center

During a deafening two-hour set the reunited grunge torchbearers delivered the hits, but reveled in the smoggy stoner-rock of their deep cuts.

By Aaron Leitko  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Soundgarden

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 07/11/2011

In concert: Khaira Arby at Red Palace

The “Nightingale of Mali’s North” played a set that was dynamic, sweeping and seamlessly incorporated many styles.

By Mark Jenkins  |  11:28 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Khaira Arby

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 07/11/2011

In concert: Animal Collective at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Maryland natives and experimental pop superstars performed at the venue that its breakout album was named after.

By Chris Richards  |  10:09 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Animal Collective

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 07/06/2011

In concert: John Maus at Black Cat

Over-the-top antics and not much more from the electronic musician.

By David Malitz  |  05:08 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  John Maus

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/05/2011

At Essence Music Festival, R&B superstars, rookies and veterans gather under one roof

A recap from Saturday’s performances at the Essence Music Festival

By Bethonie Butler  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kanye West, Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/05/2011

In concert: R. Kelly at Verizon Center

A short and confusing concert from the R&B star.

By Chris Klimek  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  R. Kelly

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 06/24/2011

In concert: Youssou N’Dour at Lisner Auditorium

The Senegalese star offered two different and rewarding sets at Lisner Auditorium.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:24 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Youssou N'Dour

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/24/2011

In concert: OK Go at the Kennedy Center

The power-pop favorites brought their big bag of tricks to the Kennedy Center for a free show.

By Chris Klimek  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Ok Go

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 06/23/2011

In concert: Sade at Verizon Center

On her first tour in nearly a decade, Sade proves to be more than worth the wait.

By David Malitz  |  06:07 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Sade

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/20/2011

In concert: “Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown” tour at Regency Furniture Stadium

Thanks to Nelson, Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser, Saturday’s concert was coherent, purposeful and came with an invigorating whiff of danger — as if a big, bad biker gang had descended upon a teeny-tiny baseball stadium.

By Chris Richards  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Willie Nelson, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Brantley Gilbert, Lukas Nelson

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 06/20/2011

In concert: Designer Drugs at U Street Music Hall

The New York duo played a raucous set on Saturday night — but was it really them?

By Megan Buerger  |  12:19 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Designer Drugs

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/16/2011

In concert: Katy Perry at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Empowerment and groan-inducing double entendres from the pop star at a sold-out Merriweather Post Pavilion.

By Aaron Leitko  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Katy Perry

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 06/14/2011

In concert: Natasha Bedingfield at Birchmere

Plainly, with Brit-pop of the sort Bedingfield normally produces, less is not always more

By Dave McKenna  |  05:25 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Natasha Bedingfield

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/14/2011

In concert: “A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans” at the Kennedy Center

An immensely satisfying end to the D.C. Jazz Festival.

By Mike Joyce  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rebirth Brass Band

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/14/2011

In concert: Musiq Soulchild at the Birchmere

The R&B star has staying power but sometimes loses control of his voice.

By Rhome Anderson  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Musiq Soulchild

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 06/13/2011

In concert: Pusha T at U Street Music Hall

One half of the Clipse and Kanye West’s frequent recent collaborator is still working his way into a solo star.

By David Malitz  |  06:45 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Pusha T

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011

In concert: Phish at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The reunited jam band heroes seem invigorated and more focused.

By Aaron Leitko  |  01:30 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Phish

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/13/2011

In concert: Bright Eyes at Wolf Trap

Conor Oberst has traded in confessional folk-rock for arena-ready sounds.

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Bright Eyes

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 06/13/2011

In concert: Bobby McFerrin at Warner Theatre

Bobby McFerrin’s voice was a uniquely impressive instrument Saturday night at the Warner Theatre

By Mike Joyce  |  11:25 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Bobby McFerrin

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 06/10/2011

In concert: Mumford & Sons at Merriweather Post Pavilion

It’s not a cheery thought for a band enjoying its stealth rise to the most rarified stratospheres of rock stardom, but should Mumford disown his sons?

By Chris Richards  |  03:39 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Mumford & Sons

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/09/2011

In concert: Dengue Fever at Black Cat

Led by Cambodian-born vocalist Chhom Nimol, Dengue Fever played an upbeat and enjoyable show at Black Cat on Wednesday.

By Mark Jenkins  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dengue Fever

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 06/08/2011

In concert: The Caribbean at Velvet Lounge

Local trio adds some punch to its airy songs.

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:33 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Caribbean

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 06/06/2011

In concert: Herbie Hancock at Merriweather Post Pavilion

By Mike Joyce  |  12:21 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Herbie Hancock

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/06/2011

In concert: Kenny Chesney at FedEx Field

By Scott Galupo  |  10:35 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kenny Chesney

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/31/2011

In concert: Gil Scott-Heron tribute at Bohemian Caverns

D.C. pays tribute to the revultionary performer with a sprawling six-hour show at Bohemian Caverns.

By Mark Jenkins  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Gil Scott-Heron

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/31/2011

In concert: Beach Fossils at Millennium Stage

Relaxing indie rock for a hot day.

By Aaron Leitko  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Beach Fossils

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/28/2011

In concert: Armin Van Buuren at Fur

The lordly Dutch disc jokey was as fun to watch as he was to listen to.

By Megan Buerger  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Armin Van Buuren

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 05/27/2011

In concert: Raphael Saadiq at 9:30 Club

R&B crooner Raphael Saadiq weaved his discography into a story at 9:30 Club.

By Rhome Anderson  |  07:50 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Raphael Saadiq

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 05/26/2011

In concert: Paul Simon at DAR Constitution Hall

Paul Simon’s sold-out show at Constitution Hall was a showcase of songwriting majesty and modesty.

By David Malitz  |  03:59 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Paul Simon

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 05/26/2011

In concert: Big Freedia at DC9

By Rhome Anderson  |  07:29 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Big Freedia

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/24/2011

In concert: The Cars at 9:30 Club

The new wave greats of the ’80s revisisted the classics and played some new material as well at their sold-out 9:30 Club show.

By Dave McKenna  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Cars

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/23/2011

In concert: Sugarland at Merriweather Post Pavillion

The wildly successful country duo ended their Sunday concert — the day after the non-end of days — with an R.E.M. cover.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Sugarland

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/20/2011

In concert: Tune-Yards at Red Palace

At a sold out Red Palace, Merrill Garbus built her songs from scratch but her snarling vocals were often the highlight.

By Chris Richards  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Tune-Yards

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/16/2011

In concert: Fleet Foxes at DAR Constitution Hall

The Seattle folk band played a rapturously received set with a bit too much dead time.

By Chris Klimek  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Fleet Foxes

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/13/2011

In concert: Court Yard Hounds at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks tone it down with their side project.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Court Yard Hounds

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 05/13/2011

In concert: Adele at 9:30 Club

She’s got a great voice, but until Adele won’t fulfill her promise until she finds some songs that serve it justice.

By Chris Richards  |  12:28 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Adele

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/11/2011

In concert: My Chemical Romance at 9:30 Club

Glam, punk, emo, art rock — My Chemical Romance did it all at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, and did it all big.

By Dave McKenna  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  My Chemical Romance

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 05/10/2011

In concert: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

The folk legend continues his long journey.

By Scott Galupo  |  06:34 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011

In concert: Dirty Beaches at Black Cat

For Dirty Beaches, the sounds of the '50s are always on repeat.

By Aaron Leitko  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dirty Beaches

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/09/2011

In concert: James Blake at Rock & Roll Hotel

By Chris Richards  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  James Blake

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 05/04/2011

In concert: Diego Garcia at DC9

The former Elefant frontman gets lonely at DC9.

By Mark Jenkins  |  04:50 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Diego Garcia

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/02/2011

In concert: Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Strokes salvage a mostly lackluster day of music at Merriweather.

By Chris Richards  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Strokes, Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, U.S. Royalty, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Theophilius London, Sweetlife Festival

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011

In concert: Kylie Minogue at Patriot Center

It was a spectacle of epic proportions as the diminutive pop star’s concert made for an escape to another world.

By Megan Buerger  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Kylie Minogue

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011

In concert: Greyson Chance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

The 13-year-old has the talent to make it big, but still needs some practice.

By Dave McKenna  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Greyson Chance

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011

In concert: A-Trak at U Street Music Hall

The former turntable champ continues his transition from DJ to rock star.

By Megan Buerger  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  A-Trak

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011

In concert: Rise Against at 9:30 Club

It was a night of sincerity and dedications as the Chicago rockers played at a sold-out 9:30 Club.

By Dave McKenna  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Rise Against

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 04/25/2011

In concert: Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs at U Street Music Hall

Two emerging rappers displayed very different personas at Sunday night’s sold-out concert.

By David Malitz  |  05:37 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 04/25/2011

In concert: Kim Nazarian with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011

In concert: Chris Cornell at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

Soundgarden’s frontman plays a stripped-down set full of hits and covers.

By Dave McKenna  |  05:07 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Chris Cornell

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/15/2011

In concert: Cake at 9:30 Club

The first of the band’s three sold-out shows this weekend sure wasn’t lacking for banter or vibraslap.

By Chris Klimek  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Cake

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/11/2011

In concert: Juanes at the Patriot Center

The Colombian pop idol elicited constant screams during a passionate performance at the Patriot Center.

By Dave McKenna  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Juanes

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/11/2011

In concert: Brett Eldredge at Cancun Cantina

The Nashville newcomer faced the challenge of keeping a live performance going when its biggest moment was utterly tragic.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Brett Eldredge

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/08/2011

In concert: “Acoustic Africa” at Lisner Auditorium

Thursday’s concert featured compelling collaborations from Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi and Afel Bocoum.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Habib Koite, Oliver Mtukudzi, Afel Bocoum

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/07/2011

In concert: Marsha Ambrosius at Birchmere

The former Floetry singer moaned and cooed through her Wednesday night perfomance at the Birchmere.

By Dave McKenna  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Marsha Ambrosius

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 04/04/2011

In concert: Lil Wayne at Verizon Center

The resurgent rapper, making his first Washington appearance since serving eight months in prison, was in top form at a sold-out concert.

By Chris Richards  |  11:28 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Click Track, In concert, In concert | Tags:  Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 04/04/2011

In concert: Ginuwine at DAR Constitution Hall

The local R&B star brought a bag of antics to the stage, but not enough variety.

By John Murph  |  11:24 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert, In concert | Tags:  Ginuwine

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/30/2011

In concert: Kaki King and Joe Robinson at Birchmere

King gave a loopy performance, armed to the teeth with an array of guitars.

By Mike Joyce  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert, In concert | Tags:  Kaki King, Joe Robinson

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/28/2011

In concert: Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard at the Kennedy Center

It was an expectedly exceptional evening of jazz at the Kenendy Center, even if there was no collaboration.

By Mike Joyce  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/25/2011

In concert: Jeff Beck at 9:30 Club

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist dazzled, as expected.

By Dave McKenna  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jeff Beck

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011

In concert: Off! at Red Palace

The punk rock supergroup’s brief songs packed plenty of punch.

By Mark Jenkins  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Off!

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/23/2011

In concert: Janet Jackson at DAR Constitution Hall

Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour came to Washington, making good on its title, with the singer delivering a panoply of chart-toppers for a cozy crowd of three-thousand.

By Chris Richards  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert, In concert | Tags:  Janet Jackson

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/22/2011

In concert: Salem at Rock & Roll Hotel

It’s taken just a year to go from blog buzzband to playing for 40 people.

By David Malitz  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Salem

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/22/2011

In concert: Torche at Jaxx

Torche made sure its metal had a little humor.

By Dave McKenna  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Torche

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 03/18/2011

In concert: The Pretty Reckless at Jammin’ Java

“Gossip Girl” star Taylor Momsen tries her hand at being a bad girl rock-and-roll star.

By David Malitz  |  06:26 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Pretty Reckless

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/16/2011

In concert: Lucinda Williams at 9:30 Club

No surprise here — an astonishing performance by one of the best songwriters in the game.

By Dave McKenna  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lucinda Williams

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/15/2011

In concert: Chateau Marmont at Velvet Lounge

French group Chateau Marmont is a prog band in disco clothing.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Chateau Marmont

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011

In concert: The Ex at Black Cat

Through numerous lineup changes, the Dutch anarcho-punk quartet remains a vital live force.

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Ex

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 03/14/2011

In concert: Robert Glasper at Bohemian Caverns

At a sold out Bohemian Caverns, pianist Robert Glasper continued in the legacy of Ramsey Lewis and Les McCann by bringing a modern perspective to jazz.

By John Murph  |  11:43 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Robert Glasper

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 03/13/2011

In concert: Tyondai Braxton and Wordless Music Orchestra at Library of Congress

Tyondai Braxton joined Wordless Music Orchestra for an evening of experimental music at Library of Congress.

By Aaron Leitko  |  07:19 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Tyondai Braxton

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/11/2011

In concert: Wild Flag at Black Cat

Indie rock’s newest supergroup makes its D.C. debut at the Black Cat.

By Mark Jenkins  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011

In concert: Nicole Atkins at Rock Roll Hotel

Nicole Atkins showed superstar potential at the Rock & Roll Hotel.

By Dave McKenna  |  11:00 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 03/08/2011

In concert: Yelawolf at Rock Roll Hotel

Alabama rapper Yelawolf proved why he’s being tabbed as a 2011 breakout artist with a masterful performance at Rock & Roll Hotel.

By David Malitz  |  05:04 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 03/02/2011

In concert: U. Shrinivas at Millennium Stage

U. Shrinivas opened the Kennedy Center's "Maxiumum India" festival with a fabulous, free concert on Tuesday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) "Maximum India" may be all downhill from here. Mandolinist U. Shrinivas, who inaugurated the Kennedy Center's three-week Indian...

By Mark Jenkins  |  02:15 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/28/2011

In concert: Wanda Jackson at 9:30 Club

Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson delighted with stories and songs at 9:30 Club on Friday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By the time Wanda Jackson was the age Miley Cyrus is now, she'd already had her own radio show, scored...

By Chris Klimek  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 02/02/2011

In concert: Robert Plant and Band of Joy at DAR Constitution Hall

Robert Plant's new odes to American music are somehow as outstanding as his old ones. (All photos by Tracy Woodward/TWP) Robert Plant originally got famous exploiting a traditional form of American music — the blues. At a Led Zeppelin show...

By Dave McKenna  |  06:45 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 02/02/2011

In concert: The Radio Dept. at Rock & Roll Hotel

It was easy to forget the Radio Dept. was even playing on Tuesday night. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) With the weather calling for freezing rain and something called ice fog, Tuesday seemed like the perfect night to curl up...

By David Malitz  |  04:45 PM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Radio Dept.

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 02/01/2011

In concert: Best Coast and Wavves at 9:30 Club

Neo-grunge lovebirds Nathan Williams (Wavves) and Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast) played at 9:30 Club on Monday. It was OK, dude. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The '90s are back, and along with flannel, environmentalism and 20-something ennui, the resurgence has...

By Chris Richards  |  03:22 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Best Coast, Wavves

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/31/2011

In concert: Lissie at 9:30 Club

Lissie had liquor on her mind throughout Sunday's 9:30 Club show. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) During Sunday's 9:30 Club show, Lissie made several mentions of having lots of tequila at a previous tour stop and some related misbehaviors. The...

By Dave McKenna  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/31/2011

In concert: The DMV Bounce Beat Teen Awards at D.C. Armory

XIB got things off to a righteous start at Saturday's DMV Bounce Beat Teen Awards at D.C. Armory. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The music sounded like a marching band being swallowed by an earthquake. The dancing looked like a...

By Chris Richards  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  ABM, Reaction Band, TCB, TOB, XIB

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/28/2011

In concert: Ari Hest at the Barns at Wolf Trap

Ari Hest kept things mellow on Thursday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson) Nestled in the cozy confines of The Barns at Wolf Trap on Thursday, singer-songwriter Ari Hest could have had the 150-plus concert crowd in the palm of...

By Emily Yahr  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/26/2011

In concert: Matthew Dear at U Street Music Hall

Matthew Dear during soundcheck Tuesday night at U Street Music Hall. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) When an otherwise mild-mannered performer wants to misbehave, they take on a pseudonym. Think Eminem, Ziggy Stardust, or Chris Gaines. But not Matthew Dear....

By Aaron Leitko  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/24/2011

In concert: The Dismemberment Plan at Black Cat

The Black Cat was full of joy as the Dismemberment Plan reunion kicked off on Friday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafon/FTWP) Michael Jackson would have to rise from the grave and release a new album as good as "Off...

By Chris Klimek  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 01/21/2011

In concert: Kylesa at Black Cat

The Georgia metal quintet tempo-shifted toward transcendence at the Black Cat, Thursday. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) Kylesa is a metal band looking for the perfect beat. On the backstage of the Black Cat on Thursday, the Savannah, Ga., troupe...

By Chris Richards  |  05:40 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/21/2011

In concert: Two Door Cinema Club at 9:30 Club

Two Door Cinema Club puts a peppy spin on the sounds of its influences. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The members of the Belfast-bred dance-rock trio Two Door Cinema Club are barely old enough to drink. But the group's middle-of-the-bill...

By Chris Klimek  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/19/2011

In concert: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Birchmere

The first of three sold-out Birchmere shows from Lyle Lovett, left, and John Hiatt lived up to expectations. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Most singer/songwriter showcases, where multiple artists gather on stage and take turns performing unplugged versions of their...

By Dave McKenna  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 01/18/2011

In concert: Patti LaBelle at the Kennedy Center

At 66, Patti LaBelle still has one of R&B's strongest voices. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Patti LaBelle was in quintessential form Monday night at the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall for its ninth annual "Let Freedom Ring" concert. After Joseph...

By John Murph  |  11:00 PM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/17/2011

In concert: Hume at Black Cat

Britton Powell and Hume eschewed long jams for punchier material. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) On their recent album, "Penumbra,'' Hume is a latter-day prog-rock band, playing extended, serpentine compositions that showcase Britton Powell and Peter Tran's guitars. But that...

By Mark Jenkins  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/17/2011

In concert: Das Racist at Rock & Roll Hotel

Rap group Das Racist is best appreciated online, not in person. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) Q: Are we not meme? A: We are Das Racist! The blog-championed joke-rap group (does it even need to be mentioned they live in...

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/14/2011

In concert: Grant Hart at Black Cat

Much of Grant Hart's set sounded nothing like his famous former band, Husker Du. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) "Are you one of those angels/Who went all the way to Hell?'' The query, posed in the first song Grant Hart...

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/13/2011

In concert: Moombahton Massive at U Street Music Hall

The Moombahton Massive crew, from left to right: David Heartbreak, Quincy, Billy the Gent, Dave Nada, Cian, Munchi and Sabo. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) You don't have to be in great shape to get down to moombahton. The D.C.-born...

By Aaron Leitko  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Dave Nada, Moombahton, Munchi

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 01/10/2011

In concert: Yoro Ndiaye at Millennium Stage

Yoro Ndiaye covered many genres during his Kennedy Center performance. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) The music of singer-guitarist Yoro Ndiaye, whose debut U.S. tour reached the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage on Friday evening, has been called "Senegal folk'' and "acoustic mbalax.'' The...

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:18 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/04/2011

In concert: Lower Dens at Millennium Stage

Baltimore's Lower Dens were a welcome presence at Millennium Stage on Monday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) "Twin Hand Movement," the debut album from Baltimore quartet Lower Dens showed up on a handful of year-end top 10 lists last month....

By David Malitz  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Lower Dens

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/03/2011

In concert: B.B. King at the Birchmere

B.B. King had plenty of fun on stage at the Birchmere Saturday night. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) B.B. King said he still performs around the world because his young great-granddaughter "loves money." But not a soul in the packed...

By Mike Joyce  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/31/2010

In concert: Gogol Bordello at 9:30 Club

Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz was a tour guide of international sounds at 9:30 Club. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Eugene Hutz has restless continent syndrome. The Ukrainian gypsy musician, whose Gogol Bordello played the first of two sold-out nights at...

By Mark Jenkins  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/29/2010

In concert: Fantasia at DAR Constitution Hall

Fantasia seemed out of sorts on Tuesday night. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Fantasia performed at Constitution Hall on Tuesday as if all the public drama she's packed into her years in the spotlight has taken a toll. The 2004...

By Dave McKenna  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Lists: 2010, the year in concert photos

Janelle Monae was one of our favorite photo subjects of the year. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) This year on Click Track we reviewed a whole lot of shows and took a whole lot pictures. Our most tireless freelancer, Kyle Gustafson, picked out...

By David Malitz  |  12:44 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert, In concert

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 12/20/2010

In concert: Justin Townes Earle at 9:30 Club

Justin Townes Earle addressed his demons at 9:30 Club on Sunday. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) How to handle the Himalayan weight of famous fathers and their troubled friends? Justin Townes Earle — son of Steve Earle and namesake of...

By Scott Galupo  |  01:48 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/20/2010

In concert: Liz Phair at 9:30 Club

Liz Phair spent plenty of time in "Guyville" Friday at 9:30 Club. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) Part of Liz Phair's charm when she came onto the indie rock scene in the early 1990s was that she couldn't sing on...

By Dave McKenna  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 12/20/2010

In concert: Usher at Verizon Center

Usher was as smooth as ever at Verizon Center on Friday. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) There were many impressive aspects to R&B megastar Usher's sold-out concert at Verizon Center on Friday night. He glided across the stage gracefully for...

By David Malitz  |  11:30 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Usher

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

In concert: Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Maxwell and more, "Christmas in Washington" at the National Building Museum

The first family joined the star-studded cast at the end of the show. (Yuri Gripas) The 29th annual "Christmas in Washington" concert that taped Sunday night at the National Building Museum was a celebration of inoffensiveness. There were cute children...

By David Malitz  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 12/13/2010

In concert: NPR's "A Jazz Piano Christmas" at the Kennedy Center

Freddy Cole was one of the featured performers at the Kennedy Center's annual "Jazz Piano Christmas." (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) Festive though it was, NPR's "A Jazz Piano Christmas" at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on Saturday night began...

By Mike Joyce  |  02:37 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 12/13/2010

In concert: Julianne Hough at Cancun Cantina

"Dancing With the Stars" winner Julianne Hough is looking to kick start her music career. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) Known for two victories on ABC's hugely popular "Dancing With the Stars," for landing the lead in the upcoming "Footloose"...

By Emily Yahr  |  01:40 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Julianne Hough

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

In concert: N'Dambi at Black Cat

N'Dambi brought a modern flourish to old sounds at the Black Cat on Friday. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) N'Dambi paraded defiant optimism through much of her sizzling show at the Black Cat on Friday night. One of her most...

By John Murph  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/08/2010

In concert: Jeff Tweedy at Lincoln Theatre

Jeff Tweedy was in a good mood Tuesday night at Lincoln Theatre. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) Breaking news, music lovers: Jeff Tweedy can be kinda hard on himself! At his intimate, 95-minute (mostly) solo acoustic set at the Lincoln...

By Chris Klimek  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Jeff Tweedy

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/06/2010

In concert: Warpaint at Rock & Roll Hotel

Warpaint was better at the buildup than the payoff at Rock & Roll Hotel. (All photos by Evy Mages/FTWP) The band that headlined at the Rock & Roll Hotel on Saturday night calls itself Warpaint and plays music rooted in...

By Mark Jenkins  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 12/06/2010

In concert: The Walkmen at 9:30 Club

Hamilton Leithauser led the Walkmen through a pleasingly no-frills set at 9:30 Club on Friday night. (All photos by Josh Sisk/FTWP) If Friday night's sold-out 9:30 Club show by the Walkmen didn't have much of a palpable sense of occasion...

By Chris Klimek  |  11:10 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  The Walkmen