Concert Calendar: Talib Kweli and something called the Sweetlife Festival

Peter Bjorn and John w/ Bachelorette Saturday, April 30, 9:30 Club ($25), doors 7:00 p.m. At mention of Peter Bjorn and John, you probably started whistling. But in the five years since they released “Young Folks,”  PB&J have… Read More

Concert Calendar: Titus Andronicus, Trail of Dead, Yelle

Titus Andronicus w/Double Dagger, Dinowalrus Wednesday, April 27, Black Cat ($15), doors at 8 p.m. Titus Andronicus’ debut album The Monitor is a concept album based on the Civil War. Before their performance at Bulldog Alley last spring,… Read More

Concert Calendar: J.Cole, Black Lips, The Kills

J.Cole Sunday, April 17, U Street Music Hall ($25), doors at 8:00 p.m. J.Cole will be on tour this summer with Rihanna, but you can him at U Hall this Sunday. This is a good opportunity to see… Read More

Concert Calendar: Lil Wayne, Mike Watt, Mogwai

Lil Wayne w/ Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker Sunday, April 3, Verizon Center ($49.75), doors at 7 p.m. C’mon, don’t you miss the Verizon Center already? Lil Wayne’s coming to town with a slew of popular rap… Read More

Concert Calendar: Mountain Goats, Lucky Dub, Asobi Seksu

Mountain Goats w/Megafaun Friday, March 25, 9:30 Club ($22.50), 8 p.m. doors The Mountain Goats have been around for a really long time. Singer songwriter John Darnielle has worked with a slew of different musicians. They are currently… Read More

Concert Calendar: U Hall 1 Year Anniversary, DeVotchKa, Salem,

U Hall 1 Year Anniversary Thursday, March 17, U Street Music Hall ($10), 9 p.m. doors U Hall has quickly filled a niche in Washington as the go-to nightclub for dance music. This Thursday, U Hall will be… Read More

Concert Calendar: Loretta Lynn, Sebadoh, Yelawolf

  Loretta Lynn Thursday, March 17, 9:30 Club ($55), 7 p.m. doors The 78 year-old “First Lady of Country Music” has been performing for almost 50 years. Known for hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Lynn had a resurgence… Read More

Concert Calendar: Pogues, Streetlight Manifesto, Dum Dum Girls

Pogues w/Titus Andronicus Wednesday, March 9, 9:30 Club ($55), 7:00 p.m. doors It is NOT too early to talk about St. Patrick’s Day! The Pogues are the quintessential Irish pub rock band. If Shane MacGowan can make it… Read More

Concert Calendar: Bon Jovi, Tennis, Rooney

Bon Jovi Sunday, February 27, Verizon Center ($19.50-$149.50), 6:30 p.m. doors JBJ and company welcome you to “An evening with Bon Jovi.” For about twenty bucks, you can bring the kids too. Look forward to pending a couple… Read More

Concert Calendar: Slightly Stoopid, Drive-By Truckers, Mercies

Slightly Stoopid w/ Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk Wednesday, February 16, 9:30 Club ($29.50), doors at 6:30 p.m. Slightly Stoopid are a dub-punk bad akin to Sublime. Originally founded in San Diego, Slightly Stoopid has played shows around the world for… Read More