Around Town: Shuttered DC Music Venues Produce Livestream Concerts

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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!

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Livestream Preview: Odetta Hartman @ Facebook Live, 4/24/20

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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.

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Livestream Preview: Asha Santee @ Facebook Live, 4/17/20

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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.

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Live Review: Bat for Lashes @ Sixth & I — 2/18/20

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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.”

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Live Review: Amanda Shires @ Sixth & I — 2/16/20

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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.

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