Upstate (Photo by Jennifer Elrod)
Upstate is a unique collective from Hudseon Valley, New York, with three female vocalists and guitarists — Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney, and Allison Olender. On Feb. 8, Upstate will publish Healing, the band’s sophomore album, but first they will open for The Lil Smokies at Union Stage on Friday, Jan. 25.
The Dustbowl Revival (Photo by Talley Media)
The Dustbowl Revival and Hot Club of Cowtown have joined forces for their Across the Great Divide Tour, underway now, where they will perform songs from the first two albums by The Band, as well as some of their own material. The Across the Great Divide Tour lands locally at The Barns at Wolf Trap for a matinee show and for an evening show on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Neko Case (Photo courtesy Anti- Records)
Neko Case released Hell-On, her eighth studio album, last summer to great acclaim, with Paste magazine naming it one of the Top 50 Albums of the Year. Neko’s visiting DC again with two shows, the first of which is sold out. See her at the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The Soft Moon (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Luis Vasquez, better known as The Soft Moon, has spent the past year ruminating to the music of his latest album, Criminal, released nearly a year ago via Sacred Bones Records. He brings further dark contemplations to the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Japanese Breakfast (Photo by Joyce Jude)
Michelle Zauner, better known as Japanese Breakfast, has been touring constantly since the release of her last album, 2017’s Soft Sounds from Another Planet — and she’s not done yet! Catch Japanese Breakfast at Baltimore Soundstage on Saturday, Jan. 19!
Guster (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen)
Boston rockers Guster perform at 9:30 Club on two nights, on the heels of releasing eighth studio album Look Alive. The second of those two nights is sold out, but you can still buy tickets for Guster at 9:30 Club on Friday, Jan. 25.
Super Diamond (Photo by Kris Leifur/Daniel Swan)
Randy Cordeiro calls himself Surreal Neil, and he fronts a band called Super Diamond. If you cannot guess, that band is the nation’s top Neil Diamond cover band, and it is performing at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles (Photo by Allen Clarke)
Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles released a collaborative instrumental album, Heart Songs, via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers on Jan. 11! The duo has hit the road to bring their music to The Birchmere together for two dates on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Vertical Horizon (Photo courtesy the band)
Vertical Horizon released a new album, The Lost Mile, last year, and frontman Matt Scannell is bringing the latest iteration of his band to City Winery on Friday, Jan. 18.
Mineral (Photo by Peter Beste)
The Black Cat may be shuttered throughout January, but it is opening for select shows, including a celebration of the 25th anniversary of emo rockers Mineral on Thursday, Jan. 17. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.