Experimental piano players Marco Benevento and John Medeski are jazz-trained fixtures of the jam-band scene who happen to be playing shows locally Thursday. It seemed appropriate to look at how the two stack up.
Before his headlining set at the Rock and Roll Hotel Saturday, Matthew E. White will step back from the spotlight and play guitar for one of his opening acts. It’s just what he envisioned when he founded Spacebomb Records.
Phantogram’s beats have a hip-hop flavor, with hints of 808’s, analog synths, crispy snares and hi-hats. The overall sound is bombastic and high-energy, with Sarah Barthel’s vocals adding dreamlike whimsy
D.C.-born, New York-bred indie rockers The Walkmen are on the verge of going the way of the original Walkman. Bassist/organist Peter Bauer says the band has no immediate plans to continue as The Walkmen after shows in Washington on Saturday and Philadelphia next week.
Usually, when D.C. music scene mainstay Justin Trawick steps to the microphone, it’s to sing. But since August, Trawick, and sound engineer Sean Russell have co-hosted “The Circus Life,” a weekly podcast that mixes interviews with musical performances from local artists.
Given that he released “Wise Up Ghost,” a collaborative album with The Roots, this year, it’s strange that Elvis Costello has been going at it alone on the road lately. As such, we’ve rounded up some of Costello’s songs about loneliness.