Annie Lennox beguiled us in the MTV age. Now she calms us down online.

Nearly 40 years after Eurythmics hit it big with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” the singer keeps her chin up in a world of anxieties.

By Allison StewartJune 30, 2022

Pretty Bitter draws inspiration from the music of movies and TV

The band will perform at Comet Ping Pong on July 1 and Pie Shop on July 3.

By Chris KellyJune 29, 2022

NSO throws John Williams a birthday bash fit for the big screen

Steven Spielberg, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daisy Ridley, Yo-Yo Ma, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and a full house turn out to celebrate the storied composer at 90.

By Michael Andor BrodeurJune 24, 2022

For Nikhil Rao and Bottled Up, making music is finding relief

The D.C.-born band will perform at Comet Ping Pong on June 25.

By Chris KellyJune 22, 2022

3 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

Machine Gun Kelly, Corinne Bailey Rae and Purity Ring perform.

By Chris KellyJune 22, 2022

Beyoncé’s ‘Break My Soul’ wants you to move your body

The first single from her forthcoming album, “Renaissance,” is here.

By Chris RichardsJune 21, 2022

On his surprising new dance album, Drake steps on his own feet

“Honestly, Nevermind” is a welcome change of pace for the ubiquitous superstar, but it ultimately feels more careless than carefree.

By Chris RichardsJune 20, 2022

NSO takes on Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and the racket of the audience

Pianist Stewart Goodyear and guest conductor Kazuki Yamada joined the orchestra for a night plagued by disruptions.

By Michael Andor BrodeurJune 17, 2022

Pusha T could rap forever, but only on his terms

At an age when most rappers drop off, Pusha T has figured out how to stay consistently at the top of his game.

By Julian KimbleJune 17, 2022

The music of John Williams is more than just Hollywood movie scores

The 90-year-old composer is being honored June 23 at the Kennedy Center with a National Symphony Orchestra birthday bash featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Steven Spielberg and Anne-Sophie Mutter.

By Michael Andor BrodeurJune 17, 2022

Japanese Breakfast’s ethereal pop cools a humid night at Wolf Trap

During the band’s charming but uneven set at Wolf Trap on Wednesday evening, Zauner’s singing and dancing were mesmerizing.

By Patrick FosterJune 16, 2022

Something in the Water hints at something in the air

Pharrell’s big music festival lands in D.C. this weekend, asking a tacit question: Is music shaped by where we are on the planet?

By Chris RichardsJune 16, 2022

Six acts you shouldn’t miss at Something in the Water

Pharrell Williams brings his three-day music festival to downtown D.C. over Juneteenth weekend.

By Chris KellyJune 15, 2022

Flasher reimagines its approach but keeps its punk spirit

The band has a record release party at Comet Ping Pong on June 17.

By Chris KellyJune 15, 2022

4 concerts to catch in the D.C. area over the next several days

Umi, Ambar Lucid, Anteloper and Arlie perform.

By Haben KelatiJune 15, 2022

Julee Cruise’s voice floated out of ‘Twin Peaks’ and into reality

The late singer’s dreamlike music feels inextricable from David Lynch’s vision. Can we hear it on its own terms?

By Chris RichardsJune 13, 2022

Phoebe Bridgers makes being sad feel okay

At the first of two sold-out shows at the Anthem in D.C., the 27-year-old rising star faced the void with jokes and solidarity with her faithful fans.

By Hau ChuJune 12, 2022

Aldous Harding takes audience on a stirring quest for unexpected tones

New Zealand singer Aldous Harding performed songs from her album “Warm Chris” for a capacity crowd at D.C.'s Miracle Theatre.

By Mark JenkinsJune 12, 2022

At the Kennedy Center, Hancock’s well-worn tricks still surprise

The pianist kicked off his tour and gave funky, experimental character to jazz standards and his own tunes alike.

By Michael J. WestJune 11, 2022

Home Rule Music Festival keeps the spirit of Black Fire Records alive

The June 11 event will feature jazz and go-go music and end with a screening of a documentary about the venerable D.C.-based label.

By Michael J. WestJune 10, 2022