Concert Preview: James Blake, Prince of Dubstep

If you haven’t heard of James Blake yet, you will in the next few months. Blake exploded onto the British electronic scene with his self-titled debut album in 2011, offering listeners a smooth blend of electronic, soul, folk… Read More

Concert Preview: Wild Belle comes to U Street Music Hall

If you’re in dire need of something to brighten the somber season of midterms, Vox has the perfect prescription: a light, feel-good concert in the District. Native Chicagoans Natalie and Elliot Bergman make up the duo known as… Read More

Weekly Concert Preview: Saves the Day, Into It. Over It., and Hostage Calm

Every year there is a handful of punk tours that run the length of the East Coast that show-lovers simply cannot miss. This fall’s Saves the Day tour, accompanied by scene favorites Into It. Over It. and Hostage… Read More

Kids These Days: Inventing a genre of their own

How do you categorize a band that ranges from blues, jazz, soul, hip-hop, and R&B, and has a rapper, a keyboardist, a trombonist, a trumpeter, a bass guitarist, a drummer, and a lead guitarist? You invent a new… Read More

Concert Preview: The beautiful chaos of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Aly Spaltro‘s story of stardom is almost as whimsical as her voice. She began her musical pursuits by playing and practicing in the basement of the video rental store at which she was a clerk in her hometown of… Read More

Weekly Concert Preview: Cloud Cult’s brand of dreamy pop coming to the Black Cat

For those of you looking for a spectacle, Cloud Cult’s experimental indie pop should provide a fix. This Minnesota band, which is currently on tour following the release of its latest album, will be coming to Black Cat… Read More

Weekly Concert Preview: Rock out to The People’s Temple and Passing Phases

If Calvin Harris just isn’t your cup of tea, then Passing Phases’s jangly surf rock and the fuzzy psychedelic rock of The People’s Temple just might do the trick. The two bands, both of which released albums in… Read More

Weekly Concert Preview: The Wheeler Brothers bring Texas charm to the Hamilton

Following the current trend in folk-rock, The Wheeler Brothers deliver rock music with a twang. Mellow vocals mingle with bouncy piano notes and the sound of lap steel, bringing an alternative touch to their Americana. The five-piece Texas… Read More

Weekly Concert Preview: Sweet country twang of Gloriana heads to the 9:30 Club

Even if some of us like to pretend that we go to school in the South, it isn’t too often that we see famous country bands at small, local venues in the District. However, on Tuesday Mar. 26th,… Read More

Weekly Concert Preview: Punk rock band Parquet Courts coming to light up the Black Cat

It’s hard to think of a New York band that has received more hype than Parquet Courts, a punk rock group known for their catchy garage band sound and sharply intelligent lyrics. The group is coming to the… Read More