Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – May 20

Oh He Dead - Photo by Oscar Merrida

Featured above is DC-based, funky indie soul band Oh He Dead who are performing on Friday night at Gypsy Sally's with Gordon Sterling & The People, and again on Sunday at The Pub & The People. Photo by Oscar Merrida IV Photography.

Week Of:  May 20 — 26, 2019

Summary: Most Fests and Fun!

Let's start off with this: DELFEST!! One of DC Music Review's favorite festivals is finally here this weekend with so many fabulous artists coming together in Cumberland, MD. (See our review from last year to get yourself ready and even more pumped for this weekend!) 

And lots and lots of great shows in town (see below), including two performances from the soulful and fresh DC-loves, Oh He Dead, who have been playing in DC since 2015 and recently received some more love from  NPR's All Songs Considered for their real, vibe-y, head-nodding entry into this year's NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert. Plus check out their interview by local legend, WAMU host Kojo Nnamdi!

You can catch Oh He Dead twice this week, on Friday night with the beloved Gordon Sterling & The People at Gypsy Sally's and again on Sunday night for a free show at The Pub & The People.

Plus, so many more great opportunities to see great music are listed in the links below, with personal choices in bold, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and cool "gems" that you don't want to miss.  

Mon — May 20

DCMR Staff Recs
Monday Mics, Jams & Such
Hidden Gems

Tue — May 21

Wed — May 22

Hidden Gems

Thu — May 23

DCMR Staff Recs
  • DelFest (May 23-26) (Cumberland) ft. The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The String Cheese Incident, Trampled By Turtles, Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, I’m With Her feat. Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass feat. The HillBenders, The Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, The SteelDrivers, Sierra Hull, The Gibson Brothers & The Mockingbird Band, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, Larry Keel Experience, The Kruger Brothers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Kitchen Dwellers, Lindsay Lou
    Dré & The Gospel Collective, The Broomestix, Bowman, Bowman & Dré, Front Country, The Sounds of Laurel Canyon, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Pixie & The Partygrass Boys, Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra, Man About a Horse, Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, The Plate Scrapers, Wicked Sycamore, 
    Frank Solivan
  • FunkyFest (May 24-26) (Gimmy Glade, PA
Hidden Gems

Fri — May 24

Sat — May 25

DCMR Staff Recs
Saturday Mics, Jams & Such

Sun — May 26

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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.