Kurt Vile and The Violators rock a sold-out Ottobar on July 23, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
There’s something about Kurt Vile that’s hard to pin down, but maybe that’s the point. Listen to any of his solo work that’s been released over the past 10 years and you might see what I mean. Although he has put out several albums over the past decade under both his own name and with various other artists, including Courtney Barnett, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis — and he is a frequent collaborator with the band The War on Drugs — Kurt creates the kind of rambling but layered music that’s hard to pull yourself away from (if you ever wanted to in the first place).
Santigold (Photo by Craig Wetherby)
In commemoration of the recent 10th anniversary of her self-titled debut album, Santigold will come to The Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday, May 6, on her 10 Years Golder Tour. She’ll perform her debut album in its entirety, along with songs from throughout her career, including off her latest mixtape-style album I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions.
Strand of Oaks performs for KEXP on April 16, 2016. (Photo by Dan)
Strand of Oaks, the project of singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter, opened its set with “Weird Ways,” the lead cut from the recently released album Eraserland. Addressing the crowd at U Street Music Hall, Tim stumbled into a joke: “That’s my brilliant commentary: good to play music. Line up that Pulitzer.”
Strand of Oaks (Photo by Alysse Gafkajen)
Strand of Oaks (aka Timothy Showalter) returns to DC with his sixth album, Eraserland, and a performance at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Apr. 11.
Dr. Dog tears it up at Rams Head Live on March 9, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)
Dr. Dog is a powerhouse. Their most recent LP, Critical Equation, which was released last year, is their 10th album. Since releasing Critical Equation, Dr. Dog have been touring constantly, the band recently brought the house down to a sold-out Rams Head Live.
Son Little performs at City Winery on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)
The blues are alive and well, but you don’t have to tell that to Aaron Livingston’s fans. The singer-songwriter, better known as Son Little, blended acoustic blues and vintage soul during a recent show at DC’s City Winery.
Son Little (Photo by Marc Lemoine)
Philadelphia R&B musician Son Little, born Aaron Livingston, will appear at City Winery on Tuesday, Feb. 26. He arrives after releasing his most recent album, New Magic, in 2017.