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Finding a Voice: Singing in a Politics Town

Mike Rowan | Posted 08.28.2013 | DC
Mike Rowan

It surprises no one that D.C. is filled with Hill staffers and lawyers. But how many people realize that our nation's capital is overrun by choirs?

Sweetlife Festival Is Saturday!

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

Get ready to rock! And prepare to get wet. The fourth annual Sweetlife Music and Food Festival, one of the area's largest fests, is Saturday at Mer...

The Most Anticipated Show Of The Year

Posted 02.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the nation's capital produced two music scenes still being heard throughout the world, go-go and hard...

D.C. Gets Its Own Version Of Coachella

Posted 02.14.2013 | DC

One of D.C.'s finest bands will be raising money for two of D.C.'s finest causes. This Friday, The Evens, Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) and A...

LOOK: DC Record Fair Outgrows Its Venue

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.28.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Vinyl District, the popular music blog and app based in Washington D.C., kicked off collecting season with their first D.C. Record F...

TODAY: Where Do I Vote?

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.06.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 1. Vote Find your polling place. 2. Election Night Jam At Kennedy Center Enjoy jazz from Jason Moran & The Bandw...

Meet Sasha Lord, The Person Behind The Music At Comet Ping Pong

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2012 | DC

For this installment of The Huffington Post's "My D.C." Q&A series, we chatted with Comet Ping Pong booker/promoter Sasha Lord. Sasha Lord is leavi...

Concert Whereabouts (Sept. 24 - Sept. 30)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I'll be missing out on our wonderful area's musical events this weekend in favor of a Pearl Jam show benefiting the campaign of Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Sincerest apologies to Crystal Castles, Crocodiles, David Byrne and St. Vincent -- Missoula calls.

Concert Whereabouts (Sept. 4 - Sept. 9)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.04.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Now that you have hopefully, and properly, celebrated the contributions of the labor movement to American society by enjoying a long weekend, it's time to get to work. But not work exactly. Actually, not work at all...

Metro Holding Auditions For Station Performers

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Do you dream of performing at a Metrorail station entrance? Opportunity beckons! The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority w...

PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Summer Concert Institution Fort Reno Announces First 2012 Date

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The summer music tradition appropriate for the whole family returns Monday, June 18. The Fort Reno summer concert series has long be...

Concert Whereabouts (June 4 - June 10)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I end my week how it begins, with singers small in stature, but big in both range and personality.

Concert Whereabouts (May 28 - Jun. 3)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.29.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Overall, it's a generally light week for me, but between Miranda Lambert and Big Freedia, you'll at least see a nice cross section of what makes this country of ours so great.

Gary Sinise Advises National Mall Concertgoers To Leave, Seek Shelter

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The National Memorial Day Concert has been canceled due to a line of thunderstorms that moved into the District of Columbia on Sund...

Concert Whereabouts (May 14 - May 20)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.15.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Joshua Tillman takes everything he learned from being in Fleet Foxes and makes it a whole lot less boring. As Father John Misty, Tillman doesn't stray far from what made his band so popular, but picks up the pace just enough.

D.C. Music Legend's Mystery Illness Revealed

Posted 05.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Legendary musician Chuck Brown, D.C.'s "Godfather of Go Go,” has been hospitalized since mid-April, when he canceled a show at the new...

Concert Whereabouts (Apr. 30 - May 6)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 06.30.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Marilyn Manson will likely not be the strangest show of the week. These acts run the gamut from the incredibly beautiful to the slightly bizarre. There will be voices and sounds on display that might even have a touch of both.

LOOK: Ian MacKaye's Surprise 50th Birthday Party

Posted 04.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Legendary D.C. musician Ian MacKaye's surprise 50th birthday party "was like all the D.C. punks paying tribute to the Don Corleone of th...

Concert Whereabouts (April 16 - April 22)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 06.17.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Back to nearly a full week of music in D.C. for me. Cheyenne Marie Mize at Black Cat, Möbius Strip and The Andalusians at Crooked Beat Records, Shpongle at the 9:30 Cluband and the list goes on...

See and Be Scene

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

We're going to rely on you, the artists, to find other creative people and foster innovative sounds. I pledge that I'll buy your stuff. But don't expect preferential treatment because of where you're from. The scene is dead. Long live the scene.