Jamila Woods performs at Union Stage on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Will Colbert)
“What will your legacy be,” poet Margaret Burroughs asked in her poem of the same name. It’s a lofty question, but one not lost on Chicago singer, songwriter, activist, and award-winning poet Jamila Woods during a recent sold-out show at DC’s Union Stage.
Emma Ruth Rundle performs at Union Stage on May 23, 2019. (Photo by Paivi Salonen)
Emma Ruth Rundle dropped by Union Stage recently to perform songs from her last two albums, focusing heavily on 2018’s On Dark Horses, released by Sargent House.
Emma Ruth Rundle (Photo by Geert Braekers)
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and visual artist Emma Ruth Rundle, touring with post-rock titans MONO, performs at Union Stage on Thursday, May 23.
The Dip performs live. (Photo by Abi Kalkur)
Seattle-based soul group The Dip took DC’s Union Stage back to the ’60s recently with their passionate and authentic performance that left the audience wanting more.
Com Truise performs at Union Stage on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Paivi)
Com Truise will release Persuasion System, his fourth full-length album, on May 17 via Ghostly International. Along the way, he recently appeared at Union Stage to present some of his new electronic numbers, and Paivi Salonen caught him in action.
The Dip (Photo by Coco Foto)
In February, Seattle soul septet The Dip released The Dip Delivers, the band’s latest studio album, via AWAL and now they have hit the road with a date at Union Stage on Tuesday, April 16.
Com Truise (Photo by Effixx)
One of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, Com Truise will perform at Union Stage on Friday, April 12, presented in conjunction with Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe.
Chai performs at Union Stage on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
I caught onto Chai in November 2018 and thought that I had to go really far to see them live, but luckily I only needed to catch the metro to Union Stage. Den-Mate and Haiku Hands started the night off amazingly and hope to see them again very soon. After the openers, the crowd started to chant out C-H-A-I, and I was ready for their set to begin.
Greg Norton, bass player of Porcupine, performs at Union Stage on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
Legendary punk-poets The Flesh Eaters came to town to play Union Stage recently for what may be their only-ever DC show. But they brought along as openers rock trio Porcupine, who we hope to see a lot more often in the future. Jason Nicholson took some pictures of Porcupine.
The Flesh Eaters perform at Union Stage on March 16, 2019. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)
For a punk band, it might seem strange to speak of the almost-reverential attitude of their fans. But The Flesh Eaters were never a typical punk band, even in their younger days. Their tracks were always longer, with songwriter and lead vocalist Chris D. (Desjardins) drawing from influences in beat poetry and genre cinema, such as noir, Westerns, and horror. He drew on those influences again in a rare DC show at Union Stage recently.