Going Out Guide: Music


Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Listen now: Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe and more of January’s best concerts

Before you snag tickets, check out this January playlist.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:31 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Festivus, kuduro and Christmas Eve

The Going Out Gurus highlight the week’s best DJs, bands, dance nights and parties.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Want tickets to every 9:30 Club concert in 2013?

The club’s annual raffle offers tickets to hundreds of concerts in exchange for charitable donations.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Chris Richards unwraps Jingle Ball’s tiny pop packages

We predicted it would be one of the most cheer-inspiring events of the holiday season, and if you’re of a certain age, the Jingle Ball delivered like Santa Claus.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012

‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’ to honor Dave Brubeck at the Kennedy Center on Saturday

Saturday’s concert at the Kennedy Center will be dedicated to the late jazz legend.

By Jess Righthand  |  04:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 12/05/2012

“So I had to go on right after [Dave Brubeck], playing piano — terrifying”

The jazz great and 2009 Kennedy Center honoree frequented D.C. venues throughout his decades-long career.

By Jess Righthand  |  02:09 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Holiday beers, Repeal Day and dancing to samba bands

This week’s Nightlife Agenda includes beer tastings for charity, old-school hip-hop and a night of free Brazilian bands and dancing.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Graham Parker and the Rumour, from the Birchmere to the big screen’s “This Is 40”

What do Paul Rudd and Graham Parker have in common? They’re both acting in Judd Apatow’s “This Is 40,” the spin-off to 2007’s “Knocked Up” due out Dec.21.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:25 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012

H Street’s Red Palace to close Jan. 1

Regular performers at the Red Palace were notified Tuesday that the eccentric performance space will host its final event Dec. 31.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Bob Dylan and your favorite relative, both coming to town for Thanksgiving

Two days before Thanksgiving is a fitting time for a Bob Dylan show.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Smokey Robinson will headline free Kennedy Center concert during inauguration weekend

The annual concert will coincide with a busy weekend of inaugural events

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:17 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Free and Cheap, Music | Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/13/2012

U Street Music Hall’s sound system named the country’s second best; 9:30 wins top club award

The subterranean hall’s sound system was named the country’s second best.

By Alex Baldinger  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Concert preview: Benjamin Gibbard at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman performs solo at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Thursday.

By Mark Jenkins  |  05:27 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 10/31/2012

After Sandy, a return to normalcy

Most of Washington is running again, though some weather-related concert cancellations remain.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:50 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Tropicalia: ‘Stepping into a river of culture’ on U Street

What makes this basement bar stand out from other recent arrivals in the neighborhood is that several times a week, the sounds drawing crowds onto the dance floor come from musicians instead of a DJ.

By Fritz Hahn and Jess Righthand  |  02:39 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/25/2012

The mood finally strikes Saint Etienne

The English synthpop trio, visiting D.C. for the first time in a decade, talks about its new record and its groundbreaking career.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012

French Underground, Snallygaster and a blues battle: The Nightlife Agenda

This week’s picks include two nights of parties at the French Embassy, a giant beer tasting and the hunt for D.C.’s best blues band.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Maybach Music Group, Pink: Hot Tickets

Rick Ross brings Wale and Meek Mill to the Patriot Center

By Brandon Weigel  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Opera in the Outfield at Nats Park: What to know before’s Saturday’s ‘Don Giovanni’ show

Where to park, eat and party before the free simulcast of ‘Don Giovanni’

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Music, Music, Theater

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Win tickets to see Frankie Rose at the Rock & Roll Hotel

One drawing winner will receive a pair of tickets to the singer’s Wednesday performance.

By Brandon Weigel  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Madonnarama, Bliss and free Czech beer: The Nightlife Agenda

This week’s guide to D.C. nightlife includes an all-Madonna party, the Bliss Dance Party’s 12th anniversary and an embassy-sponsored night of Czech cinema and Czech beer.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Going to see Bruce Springsteen at Nationals Park? Here are some tips

By David Malitz  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/13/2012

The anatomy of a Bruce Springsteen setlist

Bruce Springsteen treats his audiences to a different experience just about every night, a rarity in this age of arena shows focused on entertainment value moreso than musical content.

By David Malitz  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Bob Dylan, Green Day, Rihanna: Hot Tickets

Three of the biggest names in music are coming to town.

By Brandon Weigel  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Thievery Corporation, whiskey and a spelling bee: This week's Nightlife Agenda

This week’s top nightlife picks include an outdoor concert by Thievery Corporation, the launch of a locally owned whiskey and an adults-only spelling bee for charity.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Passion Pit, Wiz Khalifa: Hot Tickets

The breakthrough electropop band tours behind new album “Gossamer.”

By Brandon Weigel  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 08/28/2012

Maryland Live! Casino offers bands as well as slots

Rams Head Center Stage, opening this weekend, brings a 500-capacity concert hall to the Arundel Mills casino development.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:18 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 08/27/2012

The Labor Day weekend Nightlife Agenda

The last three-day weekend of summer features DJ spinning old-school hip-hop, deep funk and dirty south beats, a singles party for college students and a tribute to Michael Jackson.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  06:31 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Best practices for scoring Virgin Mobile FreeFest tickets

Tens of thousands will try to score tickets. Here’s the best way to get them.

By David Malitz  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Crystal Castles: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Nas, pumpkin beer and a food truck festival: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Nas celebrates his new album at the Park at 14th, Dogfish Head releases its pumpkin beer, and parties mark the imminent end of summer.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 08/15/2012

John Legend, Trey Anastasio: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:07 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Chuck Brown Day, Dogfish Head beer and the State Department: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

A cavalcade of go-go legends pays tribute to Chuck Brown at the Washington Convention Center while Dogfish Head Alehouse and Nellie’s Sports Bar celebrate anniversaries.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012: Skrillex and ZZ Top — together at last

The annual mega-festival has arguably its most diverse lineup to date.

By David Malitz  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Jack White, Skrillex, Nas, M83 to perform at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Reunited local favorites the Dismemberment Plan, classic rockers ZZ Top and more also on the bill.

By David Malitz  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Aretha Franklin, Waka Flocka Flame: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:49 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Trillectro, Calvin Johnson and Truth Thomas: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

This week’s highlights include a music festival where hip-hop meets electro, a reading by local poet Truth Thomas and an unusual concert by K Records founder Calvin Johnson.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/03/2012

Virgin Mobile FreeFest set for Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Lineup for two main stages and Dance Forest will be announced soon.

By David Malitz  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/01/2012

Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup predictions, part 2

Guessing the acts at the area’s biggest annual festival.

By David Malitz  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Bluejacket beers, a Jerry Garcia tribute and Run for Cover

Try new local beers, honor the former Grateful Dead vocalist on his birthday and rock out with cover bands for a cause at the Black Cat.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Five thoughts on the eve of the Everclear-Sugar Ray-Gin Blossoms show at Wolf Trap

Hey, remember the ‘90s? Five thoughts on the eve of the Everclear-Sugar Ray-Gin Blossoms show at Wolf Trap

By David Malitz  |  06:28 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012

National Tequila Day and anniversary parties: Nightlife Agenda

Celebrate National Tequila Day, honor some local events celebrating their first anniversary and tell the world what grinds your gears.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Hot Chip: Profile and playlist to prep for Sunday’s concert at Merriweather

Sunday’s show represents a leap for the London band, who have made a home of the smaller 9:30 Club on previous tours.

By David Malitz  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Rascal Flatts, Kendrick Lamar: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:29 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo, Zac Brown Band: Hot Tickets

D’Angelo is in full-on comeback mode.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:56 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Bastille Day, bourbon and Woody Guthrie: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Taste American whiskey, celebrate French independence and honor one of this country’s greatest folk singers.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Flo Rida, the Internet: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  06:28 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/03/2012

July 4 parties and JulyPA: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Celebrate America’s birthday with pool parties and open bar-fueled concerts, taste IPA beers from around the world and dance to a D.C.-born DJ who’s going to Ibiza.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Aerosmith’s Jiffy Lube Live performance postponed

Vocalist Steven Tyler requires “vocal rest.”

By Brandon Weigel  |  05:33 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 06/27/2012

David Byrne and St. Vincent, the Jesus and Mary Chain: Hot Tickets

David Byrne and indie stalwart St. Vincent will perform at Strathmore in September.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:53 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/27/2012

George Clinton brings the funk to Folklife Festival

Free kickoff concert tonight starts at 6 p.m.

By David Malitz  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Soundclash, Port City Brewing and ’95 Live: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Visit Port City Brewing Company’s new tasting room, celebrate 10 years of the city’s best old-school reggae night, and remember Biggie and Tupac at a special Grits & Gravy party.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Morrissey, Peter Gabriel: Hot Tickets

Morrissey is coming to Strathmore in December.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:48 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Outdoor movies and music this week

What’s playing under the stars in the D.C. area.

By David Malitz  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Movies, Events

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Law firm bands to battle it out for charity at Banding Together

The ninth annual battle of the law firm bands hits the Black Cat on Thursday

By David Malitz  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012

A tribute to Chuck Brown, Oddisee and Caribbean Carnival: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Rare Essence and Slick Rick honor Chuck Brown, Oddisee unveils a new album and a weekend of events at the Crossroads kick off Caribbean Carnival celebrations.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Animal Collective, Beach House, Dan Deacon: Hot Tickets

It’s a Baltimore triple threat!

By Brandon Weigel  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Free summer concerts at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre return Friday

The first concert in the Weekend/Going Out Guide series features jazz at Carter Barron.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012

A Def Jam tribute, Sharam and a Pan-American dance party: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

This week’s picks include a Pan-American dance party at Lima and a tribute to Def Jam at the Lincoln Theatre starring EPMD and local hip-hop talent.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Lineup predictions for a potential Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012

Educated guesses and wild speculation about who might play a prospective 2012 edition of the local mega-festival.

By David Malitz  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Gotye, Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Hot Tickets

Before the song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” the name Gotye would elicit blank stares. But now Gotye is Gotye.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:56 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Ted Leo, beer tastings and Capital Pride: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Catch indie rock icon Ted Leo with his original band, taste beers from around the country and dance until the wee hours at the 9:30 Club.

By Fritz Hahn  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Best summer concerts in D.C.

From Miranda Lambert to My Morning Jacket, from System of a Down to Amadou & Mariam — the best music in the D.C. area this summer

By David Malitz  |  03:52 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Justin Bieber, Jason Aldean: Hot Tickets

Tickets for Justin Bieber’s Nov. 5 show at Verizon Center go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:19 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Punk rock karaoke at the Black Cat; Afrojack at the Fillmore

The Going Out Guide’s weekly roundup of the best nightlife events in the D.C. area.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  |  10:38 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Jane's Addiction, the Gaslight Anthem: Hot Tickets

Jane’s Addiction is coming to Baltimore in August.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:39 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Join us for Got Plans? and score DC Jazz Festival tickets

We’re giving away two pairs; just share your favorite things to do during a DC summer

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Summer Guide

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Justin Bieber to play Verizon Center on Nov. 5

The pop superstar comes to the Verizon Center in November as part of his “Believe” tour.

By David Malitz  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Robyn adds second DJ set at U Street Music Hall on July 8

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.

By David Malitz  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour’ comes to the Verizon Center in July

Here’s what to know about “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour,” coming to the Verizon Center in July.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Misc.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Memorial Day Nightlife Agenda: DJs, concerts and pool parties

Essential events for your long weekend include a Eurovision viewing party at the Austrian Embassy, a fundraiser for Wounded Warrors and the season debut of two pool parties.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/21/2012

The Make-Up play secret reunion show at Comet Ping Pong

The band’s first show in more than a decade was a warm-up gig for upcoming London concert.

By David Malitz  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Chuck Brown tributes on the horizon

Chuck Brown’s band performs a tribute to the late Godfather of Go-Go, and local DJs, including Biz Markie, pay homage on Saturday night.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Birchmere debuts new Flex Stage

Alexandria club’s new standing-room area will hold 1,000 people and help the club diversift its booking.

By David Malitz  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:53 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Nicki Minaj, B.B. King: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:53 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Robyn to perform DJ set at U Street Music Hall on July 7

The Swedish pop superstar will be behind the turntables the night before she opens for Coldplay at Verizon Center.

By David Malitz  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Preakness, a new pool party at the Capitol Skyline Hotel and Lee “Scratch” Perry: Nightlife Agenda

This week’s top after-dark events include Preakness viewing parties, a show by a former member of Vivian Girls and a new pool party at the Capitol Skyline Hotel.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Florence + the Machine, Old Crow Medicine Show: Hot Tickets

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:05 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Cut Copy DJ set and No Age at the Hirshhorn: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

No Age performs at the Hirshhorn’s “Song 1” party, Cut Copy spins at U Street Music Hall and a new summer rooftop party makes its debut.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Lower Dens “Nootropics”: Album review

For second album “Nootropics,” the group has taken its arrangements and stretched everything out

By Brandon Weigel  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Wilco, Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez: Hot Tickets

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco are coming to Wolf Trap this summer for two dates.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:21 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Live music tonight: Nanci Griffith at the Birchmere

Reviewer Geoffrey Himes says Griffith’s “Intersection” is “her most personal, powerful album in 25 years.”

By Geoffrey Himes  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Volta Bureau, a pool party and old-school jams with Biz Markie: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

This week’s Nightlife Agenda includes the first pool party of the year, Queen Makeda’s last night, Timbuktu diva Khaira Arby and an old-school party featuring DJ Biz Markie.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Sweetlife Festival: Set times and a Spotify playlist

Plot your schedule and familiarize yourself with the acts at the biggest edition of the festival to date.

By David Malitz  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Bruce Springsteen, Modest Mouse: Hot Tickets

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have a reputation as one of the best live acts in rock music.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:56 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Ted Leo, the Underground Rebel Bingo Club and 95 Live: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

This week, catch a D.C. indie rock icon, play bawdy British bingo, get down to some of the area’s best DJs and celebrate the music of Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music, Events

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Retro Saturday night: Yacht rock and and That ‘80s Prom

Forget the hits of 2012: Two of Saturday night’s biggest parties want to turn the clock back three or four decades.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Record Store Day

Where to find the exclusive vinyl releases.

By David Malitz  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Hot Tickets: Summer Spirit Festival, Fiona Apple

Few festivals will have as many top-notch R&B performers this summer as the one at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:38 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/18/2012

No Age to perform at ‘Song 1’ event at the Hirshhorn

Fellow indie rock group High Places will also perform on May 11.

By David Malitz  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Museums

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Glen Campbell Tuesday concert canceled; Wednesday show still on, 2 July dates added

His tour bus broke down in Ohio.

By David Malitz  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Cheap Trick, Dave Mason to play Earth Day event on National Mall

Music returns to the National Mall for Earth Day after a one-year hiatus.

By David Malitz  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Eleanor Friedberger, Alex Winston and Forward Festival: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Catch indie singer-songwriters, dubstep DJs, Afro-Latin rhythms and a challenging mixology competition for bartenders.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Garbage, Gin Blossoms, Korn, Reel Big Fish and many more — ’90s bands dominate D.C. concert calendar

If you think all the best music came from the Clinton era, then you’ll love the next few months in D.C.

By David Malitz  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012

DC Brau’s birthday, Scream and a hip-hop bar crawl: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Toast DC Brau’s first year of brewing, go on hip-hop and golf-themed bar crawls, catch trailblazing Wu Tang rapper Raekwon or dance to ‘80s pop queen Tiffany.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Frankie Rose, Stevie Jackson, the Lilys — a Chickfactor anniversary primer and playlist

Getting to know the indie-pop acts playing in Arlington this weekend.

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Vans Warped Tour, the Jacksons: Hot Tickets

In what has become an annual rite of any hard-rock summer, the Vans Warped Tour is set for another go-round.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:51 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Howard Theatre in photos: 30 years after closing, a new look

The historic theater is transformed with a $29 million renovation that modern to the core.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:01 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Bars and Clubs, Misc.

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Tanlines, A$AP Rocky, Of Monsters and Men and more top April concerts in D.C.

Plus, the re-opening of the Howard Theatre adds another new venue to the area’s increasingly crowded live music scene.

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Caribbean Carnival, Windian Records and free rockabilly: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Celebrate the kickoff of Caribbean Carnival season, rock out at a two-day festival curated by Windian Records or say farewell to J.P. McDermott, a fixture of the local rockabilly scene.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Bruce Springsteen at Verizon Center: Start time, lottery details

The Boss hits D.C. on Sunday night

By David Malitz  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Drake, Wolf Trap summer shows: This week’s hot tickets

Drake has established himself as one of the biggest rappers in the game, and now he’s putting on the kind of tour befitting such a lofty stature.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:32 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Van Hunt, Recess for adults and karaoke for charity: This week’s Nightlife Agenda

Catch Van Hunt’s soulful funk, sing your heart out to raise money for sick children and spend Saturday night playing Twister, Jenga and other games.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Hot Tickets: The Weeknd, Zac Brown Band

Everything about the Weeknd, the avant-R&B project of Canadian lothario Abel Tesfaye, has been shrouded in mystery.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:59 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Sweetlife Festival adds Zola Jesus, U.S. Royalty, Twin Shadow, Bluebrain and more

The just-announced lineup for “Treehouse Stage” features almost a dozen up-and-coming acts.

By David Malitz  |  03:26 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Fiona Apple concert postponed until March 28

Tuesday concert at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue postponed due to illness.

By David Malitz  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Mad Men,’ Tiesto and the Wedding Present

See Tiesto up close and personal, dress up and drink classic cocktails to celebrate the return of ”Mad Men” or rock out to the Wedding Present’s catalogue of turbulent love songs.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Hot Tickets: the Black Keys, UFC

Miss the bluesy rockers at the Verizon Center? Here’s your second chance to get tickets.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:28 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/14/2012

D.C. bands that could get buzz at SXSW

Hume, Bluebrain, Nadastrom and Oddisee are the locals most likely to make an impact at the annual music festival in Austin.

By David Malitz  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Nightlife Agenda: U Hall turns 2, Black Alley CD album release show

Plus: Zydeco star C.J. Chenier, The-Dream and Mick Rock’s photos

By David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Black Keys at Verizon Center — set times, Metro track work, another local show?

Things you need to know before tonight’s sold-out concert at Verizon Center

By David Malitz  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Hot Tickets: Best Coast, Radiohead, Sweetlife Festival

When you mention summer, it’s hard not to think of Best Coast, the California indie pop band fronted by Bethany Cosentino and whose sun-soaked love songs on the album “Crazy for You” became hits in 2010.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:56 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Avicii, Kid Cudi, the Shins headline Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Explosions in the Sky, Fitz & the Tantrums, A$AP Rocky and Fun are also on the bill for the April 28 concert.

By David Malitz  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Niki and the Dove, Listen Local First

Electro-pop standouts at U Street Music Hall, plus local music in stores on Wednesday and at Mellow Mushroom on Thursday.

By David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/05/2012

A brief history of D.C. and Radiohead and disaster

Radiohead plays Verizon Center on June 3; tickets go on sale Saturday. Prepare for the worst.

By David Malitz  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2012

March’s best concerts

Public Enemy headlines the Hip-Hop Gods tour, Van Halen returns to Verizon Center and D.C. gets visits from standout acts from Sweden, India, China, Mexico and more.

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Hot Tickets: LMFAO, WMZQfest

The electro-pop duo brings the party to the Patriot Center this summer.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:55 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Hot Tickets: The Beach Boys, the Howard Theatre

One of the quintessential summer bands comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion just in time for the warm weather.

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Wale, Mos Def and Bad Brains top Howard Theatre lineup

The historic, long crumbling center of Washington’s Black Broadway will reopen in April.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Tittsworth’s birthday and a drunken spelling bee

This week, one of D.C.’s top DJ throws himself a birthday party, the Rock and Roll Hotel’s spelling bee gets new rules, and Farewell Republic blows the doors off DC9.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Skrillex, Mark Ronson Doc “Re:Generation” Hits Theaters

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  10:39 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Movies

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Hot Tickets: Bill Maher, DJ Shadow

Bill Maher brings his disdain for Washington to . . . Washington.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:24 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 02/15/2012

The Make-Up reunites

One of D.C.’s most beloved rock bands of the ‘90s is back together, at least for one show. (In London.)

By David Malitz  |  11:57 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Hot Tickets: Madonna, Miike Snow

The Material Girl is coming to Verizon Center in September.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Charity dance parties and free local beer

This week, sample the work of local homebrewers, dance to old-school bands for charity or take the stage in front of a full band.

By Fritz Hahn  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Events, Music

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/02/2012

February’s best concerts: Rick Ross, Guns N’ Roses

Rick Ross, Guns N’ Roses, Blake Shelton and an array of international musicians visit D.C. in February.

By David Malitz  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Hot Tickets: Guns N’ Roses, Feist

It may be an older version of Axl Rose, and he may be the only original member on the stage, but hey, this is still Guns N’ Roses we’re talking about.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:13 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Dubstep and Hopslam

Taste one of the country’s most sought-after beers, dance to two of the founding fathers of dubstep and check out an up-and-coming jazz vocalist without breaking the bank.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Wammie nominations are heading in the right direction

Taking a look at the ballot, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the Washington Area Music Awards group is trying to break outside of its comfort zone and embrace newer artists.

By David Malitz  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Fat Trel, Bluebrain, Tittsworth, Oddisee

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012

Hot Tickets: Lewis Black, Bruce Springsteen

Politically charged comedian Lewis Black will be performing in the heat of election season.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:07 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Bruce Springsteen plays Verizon Center on April 1

The Boss is back.

By David Malitz  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Fela!,’ Burns Night and Socket Records

Hit a late-night Afrobeat dance party featuring the stars of “Fela!,” raise a glass in honor of poet Robert Burns and hear the latest tunes from bands on the eclectic local Sockets Records label.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Hot Tickets: Lady Antebellum, M83

Is it too soon to think about listening to country while a warm summer breeze blows? Not at all.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:59 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Fatback, strong drinks and high school punks

Our guide to the four-day week includes Fatback’s giant anniversary party, a no-pretense night of punk rock and a beer dinner with very, very strong beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Hot Tickets: Van Halen, Blake Shelton

Van Halen reunion tour comes to Verizon Center in March.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:11 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Nightlife Agenda: Farewell, Gold Leaf Studios

This week’s nighlife highlights include one of the last shows at one of our favorite arts spaces, a hip-hop anniversary party and the uptempo sounds of Angola at U Street Music Hall.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Tailgating returns to Jiffy Lube Live

Concertgoers will once again be allowed to hang out in the parking lot before shows.

By David Malitz  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Hot Tickets: the Ting Tings, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

English indie-pop duo the Ting Tings hasn’t released a proper full length since their 2008 debut hit “We Started Nothing.” That’s scheduled to change in March.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012

The arrival of 2012 brings ‘90s nostalgia

If you yearn for the ‘90s, cover bands and dance parties mean January is your month.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/04/2012

The NSO takes up residence in Columbia Heights

The “In Your Neighborhood” initiative is the orchestra’s effort to reach out to young professionals and audiences unfamiliar to the genre.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Nightlife Agenda: The King and you

Celebrate Elvis’ birthday, watch the college football title game or catch members of the original Wailers on U Street.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

January’s best concerts

If your new year's resolution is to get out and see more live music, the first month of 2012 offers plenty of opportunities.

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Hot Tickets: Lauryn Hill, Red Baraat

While you’re getting your New Year’s Eve plans together, don’t sleep on the chance to get tickets to see the enigmatic Lauryn Hill.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:07 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Five questions for the Post’s music writers

Chris Richards and David Malitz, who will take readers’ questions in Thursday’s Got Plans? discussion, talk about their favorite albums of 2011 and D.C.’s next breakout star.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:11 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Misc.

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Kurtis Blow, the Roots and a Black Cat happy hour

New Year’s Eve is just the beginning. This week, how about seeing a hip-hop legend or sword-swallowers or having a chance to be the DJ?

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music, Events

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Remembering Joe Strummer with music and drinks

Bars honor the late Clash frontman on the anniversary of his death.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Best D.C. music of 2011

The Caribbean, Oddisee, Ben Williams and Outputmessage are among the year’s best locals. W run down the best in rock, hip-hop, jazz, electronic and more.

By David Malitz  |  01:57 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Hot Tickets: The Bacon Brothers, Lights

What’s on sale this week.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:39 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011

New horizons for Lincoln Theatre, new digs for HR-57

Two local entertainment venues are looking at big changes in coming weeks.

By Jess Righthand and Fritz Hahn  |  01:05 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Theater, Music

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Chrismukkah and James Brown

Make your holidays merry with DJs, local bands, seasonal beers, parties for charity and a Christmas Day spread of ‘80s movies, beer and all-you-can-eat Chinese food.

By Fritz Hahn  |  07:05 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Hot Tickets: Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Coldplay

Got a music fan on your shopping list? Tickets for some of summer’s biggest shows are already on sale.

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:02 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Kennedy Center’s free MLK Day concert with Bobby McFerrin announced

The Kennedy Center announces the latest big name to perform at the annual concert.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Hot tickets: Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys; Wolf Trap summer ‘12

Other shows on sale soon: John Hodgman at the Birchmere, Hot Chelle Rae at the 9:30 Club and “A Prairie Home Companion” at Wolf Trap.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:08 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Carl Bernstein presages decades of Constitution Hall kvetching

One of The Post’s legendary Watergate reporters reviewed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Donovan’s 1967 performance at Constitution Hall.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011

December’s best concerts

Catch rap greats Wu-Tang Clan and the Roots, plus up-and-coming blues-rock gutiarist Gary Clark Jr. before he hits the big time.

By David Malitz  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Hot Tickets: Jim Gaffigan, The Roots, Brad Paisley, Neil Diamond

We’ve got an all-star lineup for you this week, as some big acts announce they’re coming to town.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:50 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Bryan before Ryan at Strathmore Adams-off

If you order your concert tickets by calling the box office, you better enunciate very carefully when ordering tickets to these upcoming shows.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:21 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 11/22/2011

Hot Tickets: Ozomatli, the Yardbirds

Los Angeles Latin fusion band Ozomatli, which recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, returns to the area Jan. 21.

By Brandon Weigel  |  06:51 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 11/22/2011

U Street Music Hall and 9:30 Club partnership brings more bands to U Hall, more DJs to 9:30 Backbar

Zola Jesus, Chairlift and Burka Som Sistema are among the alliance’s early highlights.

By David Malitz  |  02:52 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Bars and Clubs

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Hot Tickets: Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, Rise Against

One parlayed a successful career in rap into acting roles and commercial pitches. The other spent this past summer ascending to the top of hip-hop’s ranks. And both share a particular affection for, ahem, a substance law enforcement officials frown upon.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:54 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 11/11/2011

9:30 Club named Top Club at Billboard Touring Awards

It’s the fourth time the D.C. club has won the award.

By David Malitz  |  10:42 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Hot Tickets: Jeff Mangum, Roger Waters

Until recently, people had heard very little from Jeff Mangum. He helped create the staggeringly beautiful album “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” in 1998 and then, more or less, walked away.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:35 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Mark your calendars for New Year’s Eve

What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Local clubs are already announcing their lineups.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music, Holiday | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Hot Tickets: Miranda Lambert, Shawn Colvin

After burning up the charts with supergroup Pistol Annies, country start Miranda Lambert is on her own again, releasing her fourth studio album, “Four the Record,” just yesterday.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:19 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Tips for watching the Throne at Verizon Center

How to make it a hassle-free night for the year’s biggest tour.

By David Malitz  |  05:57 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Day of the Dead, Peggy Sue and VV Brown

Every Tuesday, the Going Out Gurus highlight the week’s best DJs, bands and parties.

By Fritz Hahn, David Malitz and Rhome Anderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/27/2011

November’s best concerts

TheJay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” tour hits Verizon Center, and rave culture takes over RFK Stadium over Thanksgiving weekend.

By David Malitz  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 10/26/2011

Hot Tickets: Colin Hay, Tito El Bambino

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for Tito El Bambino at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:19 PM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 10/19/2011

Hot Tickets: Puscifer, Band of Horses

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:39 PM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Hot tickets: Drive-By Truckers, Kid Rock

Southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers are in town for a three-night residency.

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:10 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Hot Tickets: Drake, Bob Seger, BB&T Classic

By Brandon Weigel  |  06:46 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/05/2011

It’s Local Music Day in D.C.

Hear music by D.C.-based acts in local stores and shops today.

By David Malitz  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:51 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Hot Tickets: WMZQ Winter Fest, Ryan Adams, Beirut

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:51 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Weekend Update: Get ready for Oktoberfest

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Movies, Museums, Music, Theater

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Hot Tickets: Sting, Chaka Khan, Wale

By Brandon Weigel  |  06:08 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Weekend Update: The Fillmore’s opening act

Those sounds you hear coming from downtown Silver Spring? It’s the brand new Fillmore Silver Spring, the area’s newest music venue.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:25 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Fillmore opens in Silver Spring — how does it stack up to other local venues?

With the opening of Silver Spring’s new 2,000-capacity venue, we give you an expert’s take on the area’s top 10 rock clubs.

By David Malitz  |  10:58 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Plan your weekend: International arts, H Street Festival

Travel the world with Chinese arts at the Kennedy Center or the All Roads Film Festival.

By Brandon Weigel  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Theater, Music

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Hot Tickets: Sting, Mastodon, Ray Davies

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:07 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Local music roundup: Carolyn Malachi, Deleted Scenes, Oddisee, More Humans

Checking in on some D.C.-based musicians and their new material.

By David Malitz  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Hot Tickets: Daughtry, Holy Ghost!, Anthrax

By Brandon Weigel  |  08:00 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Nightlife Agenda: Brazilian party in Rosslyn, These United States leave D.C. and more

The Going Out Gurus highlight the week’s best DJS, bands, dance nights and parties.

By Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz  |  06:23 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Music

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Plan your Labor Day weekend: Pool parties, NSO Labor Day Concert

By Brandon Weigel  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/01/2011

September’s best concerts

Fleet Foxes, Black Star and Laura Marling are among the best shows in D.C. this month.

By David Malitz  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Hot Tickets: The Pietasters, the Devil Wears Prada

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:09 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Silopanna Music Festival canceled due to Hurricane

By David Malitz  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Hot Tickets: 3 Doors Down, J. Cole, Ziggy Marley

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:47 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Hot Tickets: Chris Brown, Zac Brown Band, John Legend

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Hot Tickets: Foo Fighters, Lupe Fiasco, Sunday in the Country

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:39 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Hot Tickets: The Throne, Odd Future, Das Racist

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:59 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Being annoyed and being annoying at the Bon Iver doubleheader at 9:30 Club

The rights and wrongs of concert etiquette based on two nights of Bon Iver.

By Click Track  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011

August’s best concerts

My Morning Jacket, Thievery Corporation and the end of the Fort Reno and Fort Dupont seasons highlight this month’s concert calendar.

By David Malitz  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Hot Tickets: Fillmore Silver Spring, the Nightwatchman

By Brandon Weigel  |  07:58 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Big Boi on new OutKast music, advice for young rappers and vacationing with Andre 3000

A new OutKast album might be in the works, but first, a cruise to the Bahamas.

By David Malitz  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Fillmore Silver Spring opens Sept. 15 with Mary J. Blige

New venue also hosts Black Star, Blondie, Primus and Cheap Trick in its first weeks.

By David Malitz  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Get your free tickets to Friday’s final Going Out Guide concert of the summer

Carolyn Malachi headlines Neo Soul Beat Night. Pick up free tickets on Friday.

By David Malitz  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Hot Tickets: Thievery Corporation, Tori Amos, Jens Lenkman

By Brandon Weigel  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Music

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Win Big Boi tickets in Thursday’s Got Plans? chat

We want you to take an Outkast song or album title and make it cleverly D.C. themed (puns welcome).

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:42 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Events

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Get your free tickets to Friday’s Going Out Guide Latin Night concert

Orquesta La Leyenda, Verny Varela and His Orchestra and Rudy Gonzalez y Su Locura perform on Friday. Make sure to get your free tickets.

By David Malitz  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Bastille Day highlights: Jazz, champagne and racing maids

See our picks for the best ways to celebrate this week. [ Read more ]

By Jess Righthand and Fritz Hahn  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Bars and Clubs, Music