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Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

Eric Johnson's reputation as one of the world's most adventurous guitarists wasn't gained by accident.

Music Notes: Saving Himself

Music Notes: Saving Himself

Gary Louris, leader of seminal Americana band The Jayhawks, is back after a dark time and better than ever.

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

A living legend is still rising, still creating, and still very much Herb Alpert.

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

Three talented women, including one superstar, find a common bond and a great band

Music Notes: Rock & Soul on a Roll

Music Notes: Rock & Soul on a Roll

An unforgettable rock and roll band plays to adoring global audiences as their journey unfolds.

Music Notes: Life After the Crowes

Music Notes: Life After the Crowes

Is there life after the Black Crowes? Steve Gorman's new band, Trigger Hippy, proves there is.


Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

Music Notes: Quest to Stay Satisfied

03 November 2014

Eric Johnson's reputation as one of the world's most adventurous guitarists wasn't gained by accident.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Saving Himself

Music Notes: Saving Himself

21 October 2014

Gary Louris, leader of seminal Americana band The Jayhawks, is back after a dark time and better than ever.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

Music Notes: Continuing to Rise

08 October 2014

A living legend is still rising, still creating, and still very much Herb Alpert.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

Music Notes: It’s All About Connecting

26 September 2014

Three talented women, including one superstar, find a common bond and a great band

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Rock & Soul on a Roll

Music Notes: Rock & Soul on a Roll

12 September 2014

An unforgettable rock and roll band plays to adoring global audiences as their journey unfolds.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Life After the Crowes

Music Notes: Life After the Crowes

12 August 2014

Is there life after the Black Crowes? Steve Gorman's new band, Trigger Hippy, proves there is.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Cockburn’s Cosmos

Music Notes: Cockburn’s Cosmos

07 August 2014

Bruce Cockburn has used his ever-evolving faith and passion to craft brilliant music for 40 years.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

Music Notes: Newport Jazz

14 July 2014

Newport's 'diplomats of jazz' talk to Washington Life about the storied festival's 60th year.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: Beyond Hotel California

Music Notes: Beyond Hotel California

06 June 2014

Former Eagle Don Felder discusses his solo career and the highs and lows of rock and roll life.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Love, Truth & Justice

Music Notes: Love, Truth & Justice

19 May 2014

Tom Goss' life as a gay man resonates in his music in deeply personal and political ways.

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Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

Music Notes: Reviving Genesis

24 March 2014

Guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett brings back the music of the influential band he helped make famous.

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Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

Music Notes: Southern Rock’s Ambassador Endures

10 March 2014

Doug Gray is still playing because, well, his heart and soul tell him to.

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Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

Music Notes: Humbly Carrying the Torch

16 January 2014

Rock music's current guitar master triumphs with his new band while paying homage to those who came before.

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Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

Music Notes: Classic Rock Lends a Helping Hand

07 November 2013

Support from rock legends like Lynyrd Skynyrd helps American Freedom Foundation get by.

Posted in Charity Spotlight

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

Music Notes: 21st-Century Rock ‘n’ Roll Killers

04 November 2013

Tennessee's J. Roddy Walston and The Business prove hard work and 'killer' licks bring success.

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Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

Music Notes: Still Nuthin’ but a Party

21 October 2013

J Geils' frontman Peter Wolf continues to tear up the stage as a soloist.

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Music Matters: A New Vintage

Music Matters: A New Vintage

28 August 2013

The New Vintage Jazz and Wine Fest had fans groovin', on a Saturday afternoon.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: The Ballad of Henry Paul

Music Notes: The Ballad of Henry Paul

20 August 2013

A Southern rock legend finds new life while clinging to past glory.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Meeting on the Long and Winding Road

Music Notes: Meeting on the Long and Winding Road

16 July 2013

Paul McCartney Nats Stadium concert hits home for one lifelong fan.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Kindred Spirits Unite

Music Notes: Kindred Spirits Unite

11 June 2013

Warren Haynes, National Symphony Orchestra channel Jerry Garcia at Wolf Trap.

Posted in Features

Music Notes: On Set with 8112 Studios

Music Notes: On Set with 8112 Studios

05 June 2013

WL goes behind the scenes for the making of the music video "Things Can Only Get Better."

Posted in Features

Pollywood: Sound Milestone

Pollywood: Sound Milestone

26 March 2013

Jazz pianist Keiko Matsui celebrates 25 years at upcoming S&R Foundation gala.

Posted in Editor's Picks

Music Notes: C’mon, Stay Happy

Music Notes: C’mon, Stay Happy

04 October 2012

’70s pop phenom David Cassidy brings his youthful charm and talent to Birchmere.

Posted in Features

Performing Arts: September Highlights

Performing Arts: September Highlights

10 September 2012

Editor's picks for not-to-miss performances this month.

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Music Notes: The Reverend Al Green

Music Notes: The Reverend Al Green

20 August 2012

Still bringin' 'Love and Happiness' to fans. (With video)

Posted in Features

Music Notes: Welcome to the Sweetlife

Music Notes: Welcome to the Sweetlife

10 May 2012

Thousands brave a fickle forecast and long bathroom lines for sweet tunes.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Electric Avenue

Music Notes: Electric Avenue

02 May 2012

Music masterminds perform live for Electric Avenue at the Helix Lounge.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Jazz Musician Ski Johnson

Music Notes: Jazz Musician Ski Johnson

23 April 2012

Ski Johnson blends in hip hop and other influences to come up with a sound that is fresh and unexpected.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Greg Lake

Music Notes: Greg Lake

18 April 2012

1970s musician Greg Lake proves he can still rock on.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Parting Requiem

Music Notes: Parting Requiem

17 April 2012

Choral Arts Society of Washington founder concludes 47-year career with performance of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Costner Dances With Music

Music Notes: Costner Dances With Music

29 February 2012

Award winning actor comes to Maryland ... as the frontman of a country music band.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Pat McGee’s Living Dream

Music Notes: Pat McGee’s Living Dream

06 February 2012

Northern Virginia musician keeps rock and roll dream alive with tireless touring, great songwriting, and staying true to what got him here.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Baskov’s American Tune

Music Notes: Baskov’s American Tune

13 December 2011

A gifted Russian tenor on the brink of U.S. stardom talks about what makes him tick.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: George Winston, Humble Genius

Music Notes: George Winston, Humble Genius

09 December 2011

The supremely gifted pianist talks inspiration, fans and how composing is like giving birth.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: 9:30 Club Tops Worldwide

Music Notes: 9:30 Club Tops Worldwide

16 November 2011

Want to attend the world's top club? Just head down to 9th and V.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Hooked on Fish Bone

Music Notes: Hooked on Fish Bone

11 November 2011

Legendary band screens documentary and performs at Lincoln Theatre (for free).

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Ra Ra Riot

Music Notes: Ra Ra Riot

28 October 2011

Not a soul stood still when Ra Ra Riot took the stage at 9:30 club – they were too busy dancing.

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Music Notes: Taking a “Say Chance”

Music Notes: Taking a “Say Chance”

27 September 2011

Say Chance features talented teenagers who just might attain their musical dreams.

Posted in Front Page Comments (3)

Music Notes: Blues-infused Opening

Music Notes: Blues-infused Opening

09 September 2011

Deep-rooted blues master Keb’ Mo’ brings soulful, storied songs to Strathmore's season opening

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: UkeFest 2011

Music Notes: UkeFest 2011

09 August 2011

Dig out your ukulele from the back of the closet and get ready to strum or just come out as a spectator to UkeFest 2011, where music will be flowing and a Guinness record broken.

Posted in Front Page

Lifestyles: Brothers Behind The Scenes

Lifestyles: Brothers Behind The Scenes

22 July 2011

Two brothers in two different industries raise to the top to provide the DMV with entertainment.

Posted in Features Comments (2)

Music Notes: Irish-Born Siren Imelda May

Music Notes: Irish-Born Siren Imelda May

18 July 2011

Playing for a president, selling millions of records, and getting critical acclaim? You could say things are going well for Imelda May -- just ask this hard working Irish-born siren.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Answering a Familiar Call

Music Notes: Answering a Familiar Call

20 June 2011

Senegalese musician, Youssou N'Dour, influences social change through his music and activism

Posted in Front Page

Night Life: Thievery Corporation is Happening

Night Life: Thievery Corporation is Happening

06 June 2011

Thievery Corporation to take part in a special performance as part of the W Happenings music series.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: CSS at 9:30 Club

Music Notes: CSS at 9:30 Club

23 May 2011

It was a double header at the 9:30 club, with Brazilian pop techo band CSS and ultra edgy singer and bass player Sleigh Bells.

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Music Notes: A Golden Sound

Music Notes: A Golden Sound

11 April 2011

A talented musician in his own right, Scott Harlan also sits behind the board at his very own DC-area recording studio, where he is living his own dream while also working to make other's dreams come true.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Teddy Thompson Slipping In and Out of His Genes

Music Notes: Teddy Thompson Slipping In and Out of His Genes

05 April 2011

As the son of folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson recognizes the influence of his famous parents' genes, but he's also carved a pretty successful musical path all by himself.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Craving More Cravin’ Dogs

Music Notes: Craving More Cravin’ Dogs

24 March 2011

About to celebrate their 25th year together, D.C.-area music favorites Cravin' Dogs have good jobs, nice families, and oh yeah, a darn successful part-time band.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: The Many Sides of Mya

Music Notes: The Many Sides of Mya

08 March 2011

From cassettes to MP3's, Mya has made her mark on the music industry for over a decade and now the D.C. native has returned to her hometown to prepare for the release of her new album.

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Music Notes: Signing up for Camp Freddy

Music Notes: Signing up for Camp Freddy

28 February 2011

Welcome to Camp Freddy: a hard rock super-group cover band turned cherished getaway from the daily rock star grind.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Theophilus London Takes U Street

Music Notes: Theophilus London Takes U Street

25 February 2011

Theophilus London turns U Street Music Hall into a love shack, equipped with screaming female fans, dollar bills, and music that will make you dance

Posted in Features Comments (1)

Music Notes: U.S. Royalty Shines with Mirrors

Music Notes: U.S. Royalty Shines with Mirrors

02 February 2011

D.C. rock band U.S. Royalty generated major heat at Rock N Roll Hotel and kept the chill outside during their anticipated album release concert and after party.

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FYIDC: Experience Yoko K.

FYIDC: Experience Yoko K.

28 January 2011

Musician, Yoko K prepares for her performance at Irvine Contemporary January 29, as she creatively transforms the traditional concert experience.

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Music Notes: Kate Nash

Music Notes: Kate Nash

17 November 2010

British singer Kate Nash combined good humor and quirky lyrics to electrify at 9:30 Club.

Posted in Front Page Comments (1)

Music Notes: Kicking it With “Acoustic Ninja” Trace Bundy

Music Notes: Kicking it With “Acoustic Ninja” Trace Bundy

15 November 2010

Trace Bundy has gone global with an exhilarating and stunning approach that has earned him the intriguing moniker, "The Acoustic Ninja."

Posted in Front Page Comments (1)

Music Notes: Pretty Lights Rocks Bourbon

Music Notes: Pretty Lights Rocks Bourbon

12 November 2010

Pretty Lights, also known as producer Derek Vincent Smith and drummer Adam Deitch, sold out Baltimore's Bourbon Street Ballroom on Tuesday.

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Die Antwoord’s South African Rap

Music Notes: Die Antwoord’s South African Rap

04 November 2010

South African rap project Die Antwoord played the 9:30 club on Wednesday, and helped a crowd of District twenty-somethings understand “zef.”

Posted in Front Page

Music Notes: Bluegrass Rising Over Yonder Mountain

Music Notes: Bluegrass Rising Over Yonder Mountain

22 October 2010

Meet the current kings of progressive bluegrass: Yonder Mountain String Band, who push the boundaries while staying largely true to the genre's roots.

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Music Notes: Michaelson is More Than Bubblegum

Music Notes: Michaelson is More Than Bubblegum

22 October 2010

Folk princess Ingrid Michaelson sold out her 9:30 club show, delivering a varied performance of pop songs, heavy metal and a capella.

Posted in Front Page Comments (1)

Music Notes: The xx

Music Notes: The xx

13 October 2010

British rock trio The XX sold out the 9:30 Club and delivered a glamorous show of special effects, but where was the new material?

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