Jacob Allen leads Puma Blue in a performance at the Miracle Theater in DC on Nov. 20, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Musicians have such an arsenal of effective ways to reach potential supporters these days that genres and categorization become afterthoughts. And today’s resources are empowering a tremendous wave of artists who set out with no intention of adhering to any sort of conventions in the pursuit of their own organic sound.
London-bred singer songwriter Jacob Allen found his through making recordings in his bedroom, and he didn’t even need to leave the comfortable space to create a following. Since cutting and sharing a track called “Only Trying 2 Tell U” on SoundCloud back in 2014, he’s been able to steadily build that fanbase via his musical vehicle known as Puma Blue.
Courtney Marie Andrews performs at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Oct. 8, 2021. (Photo by Casey Vock)
The Miracle Theatre hosted a night of intimate, classic folk and Americana on Friday evening with singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews and duo The Brother Brothers. Andrews’s songwriting and vocals are clearly influenced most strongly by Joni Mitchell, but you can also hear elements of Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, and Carole King. The Brother Brothers’ style have been compared to Simon & Garfunkel, both for their close harmonies and their gentle, soothing melodies.
HR of Bad Brains: Then and Now (Photo courtesy Punk the Capital)
When punk rock erupted in Washington, DC, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. Punk the Capital, a documentary film about DC punk from 1976-83, explores the incredible challenges that this subculture faced when it took root in the Nation’s Capital in the late 1970s.
Catch a screening of Punk the Capital at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Thursday, June 10, at 7pm!
Damien Jurado and Nick Thune perform at The Miracle Theatre on Jan. 16, 2020. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Damien Jurado recently took part in a somewhat unusual performance at The Miracle Theater recently. He split the bill with comedian Nick Thune in an evening titled “Sad Music/Sad Comedy.”
Rachael & Vilray perform at The Miracle Theatre in DC on Feb. 22, 2019. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
One word constantly sifted through my mind recently while attending a Rachael & Vilray performance at The Miracle Theatre on Capitol Hill recently: vintage. The music, the gear from which it resonated, and the venue itself all exuded vintage qualities.
Chatham County Line (Photo by Patrick Shanahan)
Looking dapper in their suits, the men of North Carolina’s Chatham County Line brought their Electric Holiday Tour to The Miracle Theatre on Thursday evening.
Tom Morello billed at The Miracle Theatre on Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
A movie theater is an unusual place to hold a concert, but very little of what happened Saturday night was traditional. Less than a week in advance of the release of his new album, The Atlas Underground, Tom Morello brought an entirely new type of show to The Miracle Theater, a venue where Tom joked about receiving second billing on the marquee to Ant-Man and Hotel Transylvania 3.
Tom Morello (Photo courtesy Mom + Pop Music)
Guitarist Tom Morello will release a solo album, The Atlas Underground, featuring songs like “We Don’t Need You” featuring Vic Mensa and “Battle Sirens” featuring Knife Party, on Oct. 12. But first, Tom performs at The Miracle Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Waxahatchee performs at the Fletcher Opera Theater during the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Sept. 12, 2015. (Photo by James Willamor)
Waxahatchee, the musical project of Katie Crutchfield, serenaded DC’s Miracle Theater on Saturday with her lovely melodies and gorgeous, powerful voice.
Waxahatchee (Photo courtesy Ground Control Touring)
Waxahatchee, aka Katie Crutchfield, will release her Great Thunder EP on Friday, Sept. 7. The next day, she performs at The Miracle Theatre in a show presented by Union Stage.