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PHOTOS: Best Sound Systems In The U.S.

Posted 11.27.2012 | Denver

Sound systems are the glittering jewels of the club world and, as is true with gemology, some just sparkle louder than others. Beatport News ranked...

How to Succeed in Concertgoing by Really Trying: My 24 Hours With The Hold Steady, Beach House and OFF!

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 12.19.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

It was all over: four shows in 24 hours. There's a lot to experience in our city. If you don't mind temporary exhaustion you just might be able to do it all.

Concert Whereabouts (July 30 - August 5)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 09.29.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

It's a week in the D.C.-area of familiar faces, old friends, and those who waited too long to visit. There aren't any headline-grabbing shows or tough tickets.

Concert Whereabouts (July 23 - July 29)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 09.22.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

It certainly would appear that under no circumstances does my week of concerts end the way it begins. Those in attendance on Monday and Sunday nights will likely have little in common by way of musical taste.

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.

Concert Whereabouts (Feb 13. - Feb. 19)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 04.14.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

If the idea of seeing a boy-girl duo playing heartfelt and anxious love songs on Valentine's Day is your idea of a personal hell, Slow Club at DC9 is not for you.

Concert Whereabouts (Feb. 6 - Feb. 12)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 04.07.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

This week demonstrates the difficult life of a person who feels the need to go to as many shows as possible. Strangely, concert promoters will not check to see if you have a (concert) conflict.

Concert Whereabouts

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

This is not, and will not be, a comprehensive concert calendar for D.C. and the surrounding area. This is my schedule. I do my best to go see the best shows our fair city has to offer.