Trey Anastasio

Featured above is the one and only Trey Anastasio who will be gracing the stage at The Anthem on Saturday night. Photo by Sean Chagnon.

Week Of:  April 1 — 7, 2019

Summary: April Come She Will

Look what legendary artists are visiting the DMV this week! Trey Anastasio! Billy Idol! Don McLean! Pat MethenyChicago!

And something that I am still so very excited about is the continuation of DIRECT CURRENT which is, "The Kennedy Center's two-week celebration of contemporary culture." The 2019 spring immersion showcases "some of the most provocative, original, and pioneering voices in the arts today... training its focus on new works, interdisciplinary creations in which artistic worlds collide, and innovative responses to topical concerns."

These shows are NOT TO BE MISSED! You could pretty much park yourself at The Kennedy Center all week and see multiple heart-mending art experiences a night. For example (to chose but one to highlight):

  • Tanya Tagaq (FREE - part of Direct Current) at 6p at The Kennedy Center, "isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture. This Inuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive. Her shows draw incredulous response from worldwide audiences, and Tagaq’s tours tend to jump back and forth over the map of the world."

So yes, get to the Kennedy Center this week. (You can see our top picks below or full listings here.)

Plus so many shows by artists we love like:

And MANY INCREDIBLE LOCAL ARTISTS making music this week, including (but not limited to): 

Check out all the picks listed in the links below, with personal choices in bold, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and cool "gems." The weather is nice, spring is here, rebirth your heartbrain and get out there! 


Mon — April 1


DCMR Staff Recs
Monday Night Mics & Jams

Tue — April 2


DCMR Staff Recs
Tuesday Night Mics, Jams & Cool Stuff

Wed — April 3


Thu — April 4


DCMR Staff Recs
Thursday Open Mics & Such

Fri — April 5


DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

Sat — April 6


DCMR Staff Recs
Hidden Gems

Sun — April 7


DCMR Staff Recs
Sunday Night Something New

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Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman is a music lover, dancer, artist, keyboardist, and an avid ukulele player. You may even see her up on stage performing with local DC bands. Above all, Nina is a fierce supporter of the Washington DC local music scene. Nina's talents are mostly behind the scenes where she maintains and curates our event calendar and conducts interviews with local artists. If there is music playing in the DMV, you can expect to see her attending or at least making sure that our audience knows about it.


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