Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon (Photo courtesy of Big Hassle Media)
Acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon have announced plans for an eagerly awaited series of live dates. The brief tour, which marks the duo’s first live run together in more than 16 years, brings them to Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in DC on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Lauren Calve (Photo by Shane Gardner)
DC-area storyteller and songwriter Lauren Calve performs a special show for Sixth & I’s Living Room Sessions on Friday, May 15, on Sixth & I’s Facebook page.
Madame Ghandi (Photo by Rikki Wright)
Sixth & I continues its livestream series today with musician and activist Madame Gandhi, who performs for the Sixth & I Living Room Sessions on Facebook Live today, Friday, May 1.
Songbyrd Music House (Photo by Ben Eisendrath)
While DC’s music venues have been shuttered during the current emergency lockdown, several prominent concert halls have moved to hosting performances online.
So, here’s a round-up of DC venues hosting concerts on Facebook or Instagram along with when you can watch!
Cat Janice (Photo courtesy the artist)
DC indie rocker Cat Janice performs in a livestream on Facebook as part of Sixth & I Living Room Sessions on Friday, May 8.
Odetta Hartman (Photo courtesy the artist)
With a heart-stopping voice and wide-ranging instrumental talent, Odetta Hartman carries cowboy soul into an era where country can clash with computers, and bluegrass isn’t afraid of bass.
Odetta livestreams a performance for Sixth & I Living Room Sessions on Friday, April 24.
Asha Santee (Photo courtesy Sixth & I)
Sixth & I recently launched a new Living Room Sessions virtual concert series designed to spotlight local musical talent during the coronavirus emergency lockdown. Shows stream for free on the venue’s Facebook page.
Catch DC drummer Asha Santee in the next Living Room Session on Friday, April 17, via Facebook Live.
Bat for Lashes performs at Sixth & I on Feb. 18, 2020. (Photo by Nalinee Darmrong)
When Natasha Khan moved to Los Angeles not long ago, she quickly made arrangements to travel north to Santa Cruz to see The Trestle Bridge made famous by The Lost Boys movie, a favorite film. She then began reflecting on an artistic endeavor around a group of Lost Girls, and thus was born the concept for the latest album by Bat for Lashes.
Natasha reflected on the inspiration in concert at Sixth & I recently, where she presented half a dozen songs from the album along with several from her previous four records and covers of several artists who “made her the woman she is today.”
Amanda Shires performs at Sixth & I, Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
Amanda Shires’ Atmostphereless Tour rolled through DC recently for a sold-out show at Sixth & I in Chinatown. The self-described “singing, songwriting, fiddle-playing Texan” performed songs from her catalog of seven solo LPs and from The Highwomen, the all-female country supergroup she formed in 2019 with Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, and Maren Morris.
Bat for Lashes (Photo by Logan White)
Bat for Lashes, real name: Natasha Khan, released Lost Girls, her fifth studio album, last year via AWAL. She followed that up this month with a live EP, The Boys of Summer! Natasha next performs at Sixth & I on Tuesday, Feb. 18.