Most of the victims of the terrorist attacks on Paris last November died in the Bataclan concert hall. For tour managers tasked with taking care of bands, the job has changed.
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Berry, who turns 90 Tuesday, is a rock deity, but there are many for whom he is merely a famous name. NPR’s Andrew Limbong was among the uninitiated — until now.
The forthcoming album from the experimental rock band comes with a plastic bag containing 2 grams of Don Joyce’s cremated remains.
One of D.C.’s seminal punk bands, Bad Brains, is among the 19 nominees for the class of 2017 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Citing its “unique mix of breakneck-paced hardcore punk and dubby reggae,” the Hall included the band Tuesday on a list that also proposes Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction and Depeche Mode among first-time nominees.
In an excerpt of a book dedicated to the classic soul album Donny Hathaway Live, author Emily Lordi looks at the ingredients that make Hathaway’s cover of “A Song for You” such an achievement.
“It can be really tough to be bold,” says the Norwegian art-pop singer of her approach to performance. On her sixth album, Blood Bitch, she aims to balance provocation and complexity.
Solange calls her new album “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.” It’s a floating melange of R&B, bold in its quiet and understated sounds, bolder in its message.
Two books about two crucial years in the story of rock and roll, taken together, reveal how the genre shrank to become the playground of white men with guitars.
The pan-generational duo Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pay tribute to the modular synth pioneer. “Don Buchla made it possible for me to share the way I hear and connect with the world.”
Public Enemy, The Roots, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour and D.C.’s own Experience Unlimited are scheduled to play opening weekend of…
In 2016, the fact that one of the biggest pop hits of the year owes its success almost entirely to the Internet is no longer a surprise.
The late hip-hop producer left behind troves of unfinished music. How do you dig into the vault of an artist like Dilla and assemble an album that remains true to their creative vision?
D.C. musician Mary Timony already has a sterling rock ‘n’ roll résumé — with her bands Ex Hex, Wild Flag and Helium, the guitar virtuoso has played festivals and roomy clubs all over the world. But next week Timony dives into an even more glamorous gig: She’s temporarily joining The 8G Band, the in-house group for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
This post has been updated. Except for a few rarities, it’s not hard to find music from Dischord Records. The seminal D.C. punk-rock label…
Takoma “T-Rex” Radio, otherwise known as WOWD-LP, comes on the air July 16 at 94.3 FM, with a desire to give Takoma Park a DIY media outlet.
The Lumineers are among many artists frustrated by people on their mobile devices during performances. Their singer explains why they’re asking fans to lock up their phones with a new technology.
Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Chuck Brown may be the best-known musical legends out of D.C. But they’re not the…
After four contentious hearings and more than three months, artists have agreed to vacate the D.C. building known as Union…
This summer, WAMU is turning over our airwaves to musicians from D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We’re doing that with a…
Update, July 5: The Fort Reno concert schedule has been posted on fortreno.com. Update, July 5: The first Fort Reno show…