Concert Calendar: Ben Folds, Wale, Ted Leo

Ben Folds and a Piano Friday, March 26, 930 Club (Sold Out), doors at 8 p.m. Have you seen the Chatroulette piano improv guy yet? If you haven’t, check it out. I promise you won’t see any strangers’… Read More

Concert Calendar: Anvil, Spoon, Alicia Keys

Foreign Born w. Free Energy Sunday, March 14, DC9 ($12), doors at 8 p.m. Foreign Born toured with Cold War Kids and We Are Scientists, but to me, the band’s greatest accomplishment was getting screen-time on Chuck. And… Read More

Concert Calendar: Jay-Z, State Radio, Jack’s Mannequin

State Radio w. Big D and the Kids Table Friday, February 26, 9:30 Club ($20), doors at 8 p.m. State Radio’s The Lefty Rides Again Tour rolls into D.C. tonight with ska staple Big D and the Kid’s… Read More

Concert Calendar: John Mayer, Surfer Blood, Franz Nicolay

The Used w. Atreyu February 17th, 9:30 Club ($25), doors at 6 p.m. Grab your skinny jeans and eye liner, the emo-train is headed to the 9:30 Club. The Used and Atreyu headline next Wednesday in a show… Read More

Concert Calendar: Pianos Become the Teeth and local band The Mostly Dead

Sunday Screaming Females may have been more fitting to see in a basement somewhere in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as they’re often associated with punk bands of that area and the DIY shows that gave them their initial… Read More

Concert Calendar: Amanda Bank, Tea Leaf Green, and Alberta Cross

Saturday Amanda Blank is kind of overwhelming. She mixes club music and hip hop and is one of the loudest personalities to ever grace a stage. But it’s all in good fun. Maybe she isn’t M.I.A., and she… Read More

Concert Calendar: Thievery Corporation, The Slackers, Of Montreal

Of Montreal Sunday The Thievery Corporation have had a huge impact in the city of Washington, D.C. Opening up a recording studio in D.C. where they’ve had the opportunity to continue their unique mixture of dub, acid-jazz, and… Read More

Concert Calendar: Brian Fallon, The New Romans

Saturday If you haven’t yet heard the Gaslight Anthem, you’re missing out on the young, hip version of Bruce Springsteen (I’m not saying that the Boss ain’t hip, I’m just saying he ain’t young). They spin together some… Read More

Concert Calendar: Scream, The Max Levine Ensemble, and The Roots

Sunday Scream was a local punk back when D.C. initiated that whole Dischord thing (having released four albums themselves to the label). These guys play some raw and kick ass rock and roll, somewhat influenced by Bad Brains…. Read More

Concert Calendar: Switchfoot and Cloak/Dagger

Phenomenal Handclap Band Saturday The Phenomenal Handclap Band is equal parts funk, soul, psychedelic, and powerhouse rhythm section. That and their name should be more than enough to spark some interest in seeing these 8 soul-driven folks take… Read More