Folk singers Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka shared the stage at The Birchmere on Sunday evening, taking turns playing songs and telling stories. In two sets, they entertained the crowd with their heartfelt songs and their trademark humor.
On Jan. 3, punks T-Rextasy release Prehysteria, their follow-up album to Jurassic Punk. Then on Jan. 16, the band performs at Pie Shop, the stage level of Dangerously Delicious Pies, with local punk faves Bacchae. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Earlier this year, folk rock duo The Oh Hellos released Eurus, a new studio album, via their self-titled label. Now that it’s much later in the year, Tyler and Maggie Heath are in a holiday mood, and they drop by 9:30 Club for a Christmas Extravaganza on Wednesday, Dec. 19!
The year 2018 was a busy one for the Dallas, Texas band the Old 97’s. Right on the heels of the critically acclaimed Graveyard Whistling, the band put together their first Christmas album; frontman Rhett Miller released his seventh solo album, The Messenger; and they celebrated 25 years as a band — a major milestone. All of that came together in a terrific concert at Rams Head Live on Saturday.
Patterson Hood, who leads the Drive-By Truckers with Mike Cooley, started writing songs more than 45 years ago. He formed the predecessor to the Drive-By Truckers, Adam’s House Cat, more than 30 years ago, and the Truckers have been going strong for more than 20. In an amazing, sold-out solo acoustic show on Friday night, Patterson showed that he’s every bit in love with songs after all this time.
UK new wave outfit China Crisis dropped by City Winery recently for their first DC show in more than 30 years, and the band and a small crowd shared a simply marvelous time together.
In support of art pop diva Kimbra, Dawn opened the show recently at the Sixth & I Synagogue. This venue was perfect for this special tour, and listening to Dawn in this intimate space made it even better.