Chris Richards

Pop music criticWashington, D.C.

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In today’s festival-crazy music culture, somehow the music became the least important ingredient.

  • Jun 1, 2015

A ranked selection of new recordings we heard in May.

  • May 27, 2015

The 22-year-old says he’s simply telling the truth about the pain of growing up in Southeast D.C.

  • May 22, 2015

Latin Explosion concert at Patriot Center, starring Yandel, Ivy Queen and J. Alvarez, shows reggaeton has plenty of “Gasolina” left in the tank.

  • May 21, 2015

The electronic composer believes, “The present sounds like the future.”

  • May 18, 2015

ESSAY | We can still find the blues inside clubs, bars and guitar shops, but we also hear it everywhere else.

  • May 15, 2015

Tune in, but don’t zone out: The D.C. Listening Lounge’s annual listening party returns.

  • May 15, 2015

As the blues faded from the public consciousness, B.B. King achieved his greatest fame. And that made it so he couldn’t ever take a break.

  • May 15, 2015

The avant-pop singer’s arrival in the rapidly changing city is worth celebrating.

  • May 8, 2015

The Tuvan throat singers perform in Baltimore and Falls Church this weekend.

  • Apr 30, 2015
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