Heading to Austin for SXSW? Then you’ll want to add the Slip Productions & Hood Booking DC Party to your festival itinerary! It’s a FREE event happening on Thursday, March 14th at The Liberty, starting at 11AM, and featuring a reunion by Edsel, Single Mothers, Frank Turner, & more. Slip Productions was started by Courtney […]
By: Taylor Magill Today Is The Day is an American noisecore band from Nashville, Tennessee. Today Is The Day has a diverse sound that includes influences from alternative rock, grindcore, and progressive rock. With lyrical themes including extreme violence, altered states of consciousness, personal struggles, depression, warfare and mental problems such as psychosis, Today Is […]
By: Shelby Lum Is it warm yet? Tomorrow is officially March, and that means we’re ready for the warm weather to roll out! We’re tired of our coats and bundling up! One thing we can’t complain about though is the fantastic events & concerts going on this weekend. Here are TA Live’s Weekend Picks: Friday, […]
By: Ashley Steeley Hailing from New York City, H2O is an American band active in the punk rock scene since 1995. H20 got their start by opening for such acts as Rancid, No Doubt and the Misfits. Once touring, H2O hit the road with bands such as Murphy’s Law, Social Distortion, NOFX, The Used and […]
Oh So Peligroso, a hard hitting post-grunge band, is something that anybody can enjoy. From crushing to jangly, from screaming to crooning, Oh So Peligroso keeps folks entertained. Hailing from Washington DC, the band is comprised of five friends who all studied together at the University of Mary Washington. They joined us for our 5GB […]
By: Taylor Magill Niki & The Dove is a band from Stockholm, Sweden with two members, Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf. Founded in 2010, Malin and Gustaf have spent the time writing together and figuring out the exact niche in the broad world of pop music. Their first single DJ, Ease My Mind, was released […]
By: Shelby Lum At times, bands can list their hodge-podge of musical influences and you are left wondering how they could possibly find inspiration in all of them. Punk bands site the Ramones like it is their job, and the new wave of folk artists never seem at a loss to mention Mumford and Sons. […]
Spirit Animal frontman Steve Cooper is a D.C. area-born talent, uncoiling a multitude of skills that go beyond the realm of melodies, production and body sweat into the worlds of cheffing and web content craftsmanship. KCRW calls him “unbelievable” and Last.fm compares his stage presence to that of “mid-’70s era The Who.” Spirit Animal joined […]
Post-rock band Caspian plays The Rock and Roll Hotel tomorrow in support of their September release, Waking Season, and it’s a must-see for fans of heavy, ethereal rock with a soft instrumental edge. After numerous European and American tours, the band has opened for Fang Island, Cursive and Minus the Bear, and most recently was […]
“Smart metal.” That’s how I’ve heard this band described. The Sword hails from Austin, TX and theirs is not the cliché, pandering machismo metal you may have heard before. They toured with Metallica three years ago, and released a new album, Apocryphon, last month on Razor & Tie and are currently touring in support of the […]
By Justin Beland It’s a rare show at the Rock and Roll Hotel that features only guitar, cello, viola, vibraphone, and drums. But when you have a voice like Mirah’s, you don’t need a whole lot of backup. The Philly-born singer covered topics both simple and horrifying, and through it all her immaculate voice was […]
By Justin Beland Mirah has come a long way since the soft ukulele riff that begins “Million Miles,” the lead-off track to her stellar 2000 debut record You Think It’s Like This, But Really It’s Like This. That album’s music, and the odd cover art depicting its singer wearing massive goggles and barking into a […]
Today, we officially announced our new partnership with The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. The State Theatre, a unique and treasured venue just outside of the D.C. area, recently teamed up with us to bring their customers a great ticketing experience including lower fees, event marketing, promotions, and use of the Ticket Alternative call […]
While most of you are probably more familiar with Angus & Julia Stone, the talented Australian brother and sister folk duo, Angus Stone released his solo album, Broken Brights, back in mid-July. In Broken Brights, Angus takes a laid back and softer approach. He comes off as sensitive, curious, and vulnerable. We caught up with […]
Friday August 17th – John Driskell Hopkins at Swallow at the Hollow
John Driskell Hopkins of country music sensations the Zac Brown Band, will be making a rare solo appearance in Georgia this weekend.
Friday August 17th – The Oak Ridge Boys at Mill Town Music Hall
Their string of hits includes the pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River and many others. See them in Bremen!
Friday August 17th – Lorelei at Black Cat
After playing together for almost 6 years, Lorelei members decided to move to different coasts, and disbanded in 1996. Following this hiatus, the members of Lorelei have found themselves back in DC and playing together again.
Friday August 3rd – Civil Twilight at Rock and Roll Hotel
South African rockers Civil Twilight might have become southern by moving to Nashville, but their roots still come through in their new music.
Friday August 3rd – Cinderella at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Take the kids to Peachtree City for a classic rendition of the Rogers and Hammerstein favorite.
Friday August 3rd – Kool A.D. of Das Racist at The Red Palace
“Das Racist member Kool A.D. has already released two solo mixtapes this year, and now he’s got a new song that doesn’t appear on either of them. O.G. Latin gangsta rapper Kid Frost produced the new weedhead track “Gwyneth Paltrow,” which features Victor’s Das Racist partner Himanshu, and the track’s video, directed by Victor himself, is all creepy footage of Mummenschanz.” –Stereogum
Um, how many of you have had this song stuck in your head over the past few months, cause I know that I have! English indie rockers Scars on 45 have caught a lot of attention on this side of the pond, most notably by well-known music supervisor Alex Patsavas (Twilight, etc) who signed the […]
Friday July 20th – Blair Crimmins & The Hookers at The Earl
Crimmins brings The Hookers out to blast the room with Dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar. Crooning and boozing the night away, he delivers everything you would expect from a man who claims to be possessed by the ghost of an old vaudevillian accordion player
Friday July 20th – Lower Dens at Rock & Roll Hotel
Baltimore-based indie rockers, Lower Dens, have been named “Band to Watch” by hipster blog, Stereogum, so there will certainly be a good bit of skinny jeans at the R&R Hotel.
Friday July 20th – Neko Case at Atlanta Botanical Garden
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Happy Friday the 13th? Superstitious? Then you’re probably steering clear of black cats, ladders, broken mirrors, and cracks in the sidewalk..You should just stay home! BUT that would be LAME when we have so much happening this weekend! We just need the rain to chill out a little and all will be perfect.. Here’s the weekend picks:
Friday July 14th – Girl in a Coma at The Red Palace/strong>
San Antonio indie rockers, Girl in a Coma, are such a bunch of kick-a$$ women that Joan Jett signed them to her label!
Friday July 13th – Murder by Death at Black Cat
Although they were discovered by a hardcore band at a basement show in the punk scene of Bloomington, Indiana, Murder By Death considers horror movie soundtracks to be their main influence!
By Eileen Tilson You might not be familiar with Wynter Gordon, but she has surely made herself a household name. With songwriting credit for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, and Danity Kane, Wynter is no stranger to success. She released her debut album, With the Music I Die, in June 2011 in […]