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Summer in the city starts with Janis Joplin

Music fans who don't make the trip to Delaware's Firefly Festival will find plenty of local options to enjoy this weekend.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 04:57am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, janis joplin,

This summer's free concerts

During the summer months, the D.C. area will play host to a variety of free concerts, highlighting all different genres.

Saturday - 06/15/2013, 07:30am EDT

Tags: summer concerts, free, events, Alex Beall

Maestro's mission: Introduce classical music to skeptics

Silberschlag knows orchestra performances aren't for everyone, but he's working to change peoples' minds.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 04:14pm EDT

Tags: Dana Gooley, Pops on the Potomac, Chesapeake Orchestra, Jeffrey Silberschlag

Chevy Chase's royal rockers band together for charity

It's late Thursday night in Chevy Chase, D.C. Families are quietly going about their business, putting their kids to sleep and getting ready for the next day. But in a garage on the eastern side of the neighborhood, four men are very seriously studying the chord progression of a Top 40 pop hit.

Monday - 06/10/2013, 08:07am EDT

Tags: Dana Gooley, Banding Together, black cat, lawyers, PRINCESS,

Get retro: Fab Faux, Legwarmers spice up music scene (Video)

This weekend your music options include Beatles classics, 1980s music and a couple of legends who have been on the music scene more than 50 years.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:30am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, retro, birchmere, State Theatre, Fab Faux, Legwarmers, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama

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Sound Bites brings block party and bands to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen

DJs and bartenders will soon mix it up at the 9:30 Club. But this time, it's not just for the venue's regular concert go-ers; it's to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 01:08pm EDT

Tags: dc central kitchen, Sound Bites, 9:30 Club, food, events, competition, Alex Beall

Potomac music producer Brenton Duvall tries to spin Internet success into career

Brenton Duvall is the big man on campus tonight. Up on the makeshift stage, he's tinkering with his MacBook's audio settings while red Solo cups are passed around the room. With a playlist full of party music and a hook up to the speakers, he's got a captive crowd of Clemson students ready to rage.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 11:35am EDT

Tags: Capital News Service, Brenton Duvall, Jonathan Elbaz

Sweetlife Festival grows from backyard concert to big attraction for music fans

In April 2010, a small Washington, D.C., restaurant chain staged a concert for 700 people in front of its Dupont Circle location. On Saturday, the same chain expects to stuff the mighty Merriweather Post Pavilion with 20,000 strong.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 10:54am EDT

Tags: Sweetlife, festival, Jonathan Elbaz, Capital News Service

9:30 Club named best ‘big-room' venue in US

The D.C. area offers a plethora of venues to catch live music, but one local institution has a better main room than any other in the country.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 02:48pm EDT

Tags: 9:30 Club, Rolling Stone, music venue, big-room

Amazon sends digital copy of vinyl purchases

"Old-school" music listeners have something to new to cheer about.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 12:49pm EDT

Tags: Neal Augenstein, Amazon, MP3, vinyl, records

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