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.
Phosphorescent performs at 9:30 Club on Dec. 11, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
American singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, better known as Phosphorescent, performed new songs at 9:30 Club recently, touring his latest album, C’est La Vie, which was released in October via Dead Oceans. Ben Eisendrath nabbed some photos of the show!
T-Rextasy (Photo by Ulloa Photo and Video Center)
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.
The Blasters perform at Hill Country Live in DC on Aug. 18, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Somewhere in a timeless haven, gents in jeans and jackets pump out stirring rock ’n’ roll, the sort of which forms the sturdy backbone of “American music.” And there in the crux of it, the feisty rockabilly quartet called The Blasters will forever sit, feeding the insatiable appetite for ageless, irresistible tunes that practically demand that you dance along.
The Blasters served up that music in a satisfying show at Hill Country Live on Saturday, and Ben Eisendrath photographed the band and their opener Lara Hope & the Ark Tones.
Aurelio Voltaire (Graphic courtesy Ticketweb)
Dark cabaret artist Aurelio Voltaire released Heart-Shaped World, his 11th studio album, in 2017 via Projekt Records. Now, he’s got some upcoming shows, including a date at Union Stage on Sunday, Aug. 19.
The Social Animals perform at DC9 on July 17, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath/Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
The Social Animals, a rock quartet hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, played at DC9 on July 17, and our friend Ben Eisendrath got some cool shots of the band in action.
Diners gather on Pennsylvania Ave. NW for Diner En Blanc DC in 2017. (Photo by S Pakhrin)
Every year, thousands of diners gather for the world-famous Diner En Blanc, where they wear all white and picnic in a secret location in a major city. This year, in Washington, DC, Diner En Blanc takes place on Aug. 25, and you can sign up for the waiting list to receive an invitation!
Diplo (Photo by Shane Lopeges)
Moonrise Festival is the region’s biggest electronic music festival, and this year it’s bringing along artists like Diplo, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Vince Staples, and more! Make plans to go to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 11-12!
Washington monuments along the National Mall in DC (Photo by Coast Guard News)
People go hiking for different reasons. It can be to explore a new location, exercise, spend some quality time outside, or even as part of a gastronomic day out as in the case of our Excursion: Happy Hour Brewery Hike. That 4.1-mile hike featured stops at 3 different brewing companies in Washington: Hellbender, 3 Stars, and Denizens, and was the perfect combination of exercise and relaxation.
Now, we present to you another hiking suggestion, and it does not involve booze this time (feel free to stop at any establishment though). There will, however, be plenty of history along the way. And what better time to hike DC than the Independence Day holiday?
Anthrax performs at Jiffy Lube Live on June 10, 2018. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: Insomnigraphic/GrillworksBen)
Slayer recently said goodbye in a farewell tour at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and the thrash metal legends brought along friends — including Anthrax, Behemoth, and Lamb of God — to rock the night away with them. Ben Eisendrath was there to photograph hair and fingers flying as the four bands kicked ass on their guitars.