Rayna Gellert and Kieran Kane (Photo courtesy the artists)
The godfather of Americana music is coming to DC metro to perform in at the Institute of Musical Traditions in Rockville, Maryland. Kieran Kane will perform with prodigious fiddler Rayna Gellert in what is sure to be a show to remember at the School of Musical Traditions on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Jon Spencer (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)
Jon Spencer recently released his debut solo album, Spencer Sings The Hits!, via In The Red Records. He’s bringing his solo show to the Black Cat as Jon Spencer and The Hitmakers on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The Revivalists (Photo by Zackery Michael)
The Revivalists recently dropped Take Good Care, their most recent studio album, via Loma Vista Recordings, and they have embarked on the Take Good Care Tour. The band performs at The Anthem on Friday, Jan. 11.
Leyla McCalla (Photo courtesy Shore Fire Media)
On Jan. 25, Leyla McCalla will release The Capitalist Blues, her third studio album, via PIAS. On the road to that release, the singer-songwriter will bring her protest songs to The Hamilton Live on Friday, Jan. 11.
Gwar performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 29, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Gwar stormed 9:30 Club recently, touring in support of their latest album, The Blood of Gods. Ben Eisendrath braved the torrent of thrash metal madness to capture some pictures of the mayhem!
Ricky Skaggs (Photo courtesy Absolute Publicity)
Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs is still going strong, entering both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the IBMA Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame last fall. After a performance at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards in November, he’s coming around to The Birchmere for a show on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (He’s also there on Saturday, Jan. 12, and that show has sold out.)
J2B2 (Photo courtesy the band)
Guitarmaster John Jorgenson released From the Crow’s Nest, a new album with John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, or J2B2, in July via Cleopatra Records. John and the band perform their new songs at City Winery on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Trombone Shorty (Photo courtesy the artist)
Looking for something to do on New Years Eve? Look no further than The Anthem for a night full of fantastic music as Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue take over the big stage with some help from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Trouble Funk! Catch this funky show at The Anthem on Monday, Dec. 31.
GWAR (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Intergalactic scumdogs Gwar invade DC to take over 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 29 with music from their new album, Blood of Gods.
Too Many Zooz (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)
New York City brass band Too Many Zooz call themselves a brasshouse group. That is to say, they make brass music that is also house music. Curious? You can hear them for yourself when they perform at 9:30 Club on Saturday, Dec. 22 with Big Something.