News

What news is going on in and around the DMV Music scene?  

We want to bring you the latest and greatest.  These are just a few of the things you can expect to find here:

  • New album releases by Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia artists.
  • Low Ticket Alerts
  • Venue Openings

These are just a few of the things we are planning.  Keep an eye on this page for all the relevant news.

The Marcus King Band Makes Its Awaited Debut at 9:30 Club Tonight
The Marcus King Band (MKB) returns to the DMV area tonight, headlining the historic 9:30 Club in the middle of[...]
Lydia Night Of The Regrettes On Feminism, The Birthplace Of Punk, And…Hair
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Kimbra Talks Self Care, Cross Country Moves, and Her Favorite Spot In DC
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Harry Hudson: Transforming Devastating Experiences Into Captivating Art
Harry Hudson has gone through no shortage of trials and tribulations in his young life...and he's poised to share his[...]
Spafford Announces Winter Tour with Stops in DC and Charlottesville
Spafford announced their winter tour today with stops in DC and Charlottsville.The February 9 show at the 9:30 Club will[...]
Funk Parade Announces New Leadership
The annual Funk Parade, held on the U Street corridor each summer, announced new leadership yesterday. The MusicianShip DC, a[...]
West End Blend Brings The Funk To Tropicalia This Friday
Connecticut based soul-funk ensemble West End Blend brings their lively and retro, yet contemporary, sound to Tropicalia in Washington, D.C.[...]
Laura Gibson Playing DC9 After Recent Release of Latest and Best Album
Laura Gibson is a storyteller. While her music has always been lyric-driven, this is her first album after receiving her MFA[...]
Dark Star Orchestra Returns to The DMV to Play a Local Show
Dark Star Orchestra is returning to Washington DC's  Anthem on December 1st, 2018 to recreate a historic show that the[...]
Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms Co-Headlining The Anthem This Weekend
The key to staying fresh is trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone, and taking risks. For that[...]
Don’t Miss “John Kadlecik & Pals” Celebrating John K’s Fourth Annual Thanksgiving Run At Gypsy Sally’s This Week
There are two things that John Kadlecik is very known for throughout the DMV - being a world-class musician who[...]
AZTEC SUN RISING: DC’s Hottest Band Is Ready to Make the Leap
Every Tuesday, the musicians in AZTEC SUN leave their day jobs around the District and head to Eckington to practice[...]
Riding A Wave Of Success, Bryce Vine Returns To DC This Thursday Evening
Background info: Bryce Vine is currently having a real moment with his song “Drew Barrymore” – over 53M streams, Top 20 at Pop[...]
Davy Knowles Returns to Pearl Street Warehouse for a Night of Electric Blues Rock
Blues guitar player Davy Knowles returns to Pearl Street Warehouse this Saturday, November 3 – nearly a year to the[...]
Lettuce and Turkuaz to Funk Up DC this Saturday
In what will be undoubtably be the "Funkiest Fall" event in the DMV, Lettuce, Turkuaz, and special guests and friends will be[...]
Twiddle Performs Two-Night Run At The 9:30 Club This Weekend
Vermont jam-band stalwarts Twiddle are set to play two nights at the 9:30 Club this weekend in DC. On Friday night,[...]
Sure Sure Return to DC9 For Their Second D.C. Show In 2018
Sure Sure has a thing for repetition. The bright and bouncy indie pop quartet is returning to DC9 for the[...]
Lily Allen Embarks On Her First North American Tour In Four Years
"After hearing [Lily Allen] wield her sharp tongue for so long, it's nice to hear her lead with her heart."Pitchfork,[...]
Fruition and Lil Smokies – Hot off Festy, to Descend on DC
You might have missed them at Delfest (2017 and 2018); you might have missed them last week at Festy -[...]
“This Could Go Boom!” Record Label Will Amplify Gender Marginalized Voices
You know that sensation before some shows when things feel electric? That palatable vibrancy in the air? That was the feeling[...]
VÉRITÉ Starts Her Headlining Tour With A Bang In Richmond, Virginia
October 1st was an evening of many firsts for Kelsey Byrne, better known under her pseudonym VÉRITÉ. Starting her headlining[...]
BREAKING NEWS: Music Community Rewrites Amplified Noise Amendment Ahead Of City Council Hearing
Video coverage of the July press conference:Members of the music community in DC rewrote the Amplified Noise Amendment Act of[...]
Hayley Jane and the Primates To Kick Off Fall Tour At Gypsy Sally’s Oct 4
Hayley Jane and the Primates are kicking off their fall tour with a headlining debut at Gypsy Sally's on October 4,[...]
Internet’s Sweethearts, Milky Chance Continue Last Leg Of Tour In Richmond, VA
Currently one of Germany's hottest musical exports, Milky Chance is bringing their understated grooves to The National in Richmond, Virginia[...]
WATCH: Joan Baez Leads #StopKavanaugh Protesters In Song Outside Supreme Court
Legendary folk musician and lifelong activist,  Joan Baez, has been in DC this week joining the protests against Brett Kavanaugh's[...]
Honey Island Swamp Band Returning to the DMV In October
Just when you thought it was time to drain the swamp, Baltimore and DC area music fans can continue the[...]
Active Bird Community Flocks to DC9 For A Night of Infectious Tunes and Camaraderie
Elementary schools pals and consequential lifelong friends, Tom D’Agustino (vocals, guitar), Andrew Wolfson (vocals/lead guitar), Quinn McGovern (drums), and Zach[...]
The Festy Experience – The Best Family Friendly Festival That You Should Go To
​For the rageaholic, stay up all night festival goers, sadly our season is coming to an end.  For the family[...]
Brooklyn Comes Alive Returns This Weekend – Schedule Announced
This weekend, Brooklyn Comes Alive (BCA) returns to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for its fourth year, and DC Music Review will be[...]
VÉRITÉ Is Ready To Show Richmond, VA Just Why Her EP Went Viral
VÉRITÉ catapaulted to over 150 million Spotify streams with the release of her debut EP Somewhere In Between. PRESS HERE[...]
Midnight North Announces Return To DC at Gypsy Sally’s
Midnight North's Fall tour announcement includes Gypsy Sally's on 15 December.  Their 10-day tour will begin in Solano Beach, Ca,[...]
Devils Backbone Hoopla Festival Has it All
​Basecamp and biking and breweries, oh my!  When I say that Devils Backbone knows how to have fun, I mean[...]
Video Premiere: “Wine Clouds” by DC-band novo (electro soul)
We are very excited to bring you this exclusive video premiere by DC's new electro soul powerhouse, novo. The song,[...]
Lombardi Live Concert to End Cancer with White Ford Bronco at Union Stage Tonight!
We can all agree on one thing, cancer sucks! It affects Please join us on Thursday September 20th for Lombardi Live…Concert to[...]
FIDLAR To Debut New Songs At 9:30 Club
FIDLAR, an acronym for Fuck It Dog, Life's a Risk, is bringing their raucous live show to the 9:30 Club[...]
Railroad Earth And Others Come to The Ardmore Music Hall As The Venue Celebrates Their 5-Year Anniversary
In September, our neighbors to the north in Ardmore, Pennsylvania are celebrating their 5th anniversary with eight concerts.Click for Full[...]
HERA Music Festival Comes To Falls Church This Weekend
​Any time a musician decides to be part of putting on a music festival, you can pretty much guar​​entee it's[...]
Appaloosa Festival: Spend Labor Day Weekend with Great Music and Beautiful Scenery
If you need a great way to cap off summer in the D.C area that gets you a little​ ways[...]
John Kadlecik & Pals Announce Thanksgiving Gypsy Sally’s Run
There are two things that John Kadlecik is very known for throughout the DMV - his Grateful Gospel appearance with Keller[...]
August Sizzles This Saturday as Hot August Music Festival Comes to Cockeysville, MD
What better way to spend a Saturday in August than at the Hot August Music Festival? Our favorite local music[...]
DC Music Rocks Second 9:30 Club Festival Coming this Weekend
Being residents of the DMV, we are lucky enough to have great music nearly every night of the week at[...]
Campdogzz Return To DC On Headlining Tour In Support of New Album ‘In Rounds’
Chicago’s Campdogzz are back in the District, this time headlining their own show. DC Music Review previously had the pleasure[...]
Twiddle Announces 2-Day Halloween Run at the 9:30 Club
Vermont jam-band Twiddle announced a two-night run at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on October 26th and 27th. Twiddle[...]
(Sandy) Alex G Is Bringing His DIY feel to Richmond
At just 23, Alex Giannascoli has managed to squeeze in a musical career rivaling artists ten years his senior. Performing[...]
Toronto Folk Band Wild Rivers to Play Union Stage
Toronto’s Wild Rivers are hitting the road and making a pit stop at DC’s Union Stage this upcoming Thursday, August[...]
“Once In Lifetime” Experience Comes To Wolf Trap When Angélique Kidjo and Femi Kuti Come To Town
Wolf Trap is preparing for a stellar night of pure Afrobeat with an amazing line-up that no one will want[...]
Erika Wennerstrom Coming To Gypsy Sally’s
Erika Wennerstrom boldly leapt from beloved Austin, Texas band Heartless Bastards to pursue her own heartfelt and intuitive solo project[...]
4 Years Ago Today: Phish Gave Merriweather A Night To Remember
Never miss a Sunday show. Four years ago on this day, Phish closed out their two-night run at Merriweather Post[...]
Heather Gillis Band Is Coming To Set Fire To Hill Country BBQ On August 12
The Heather Gillis Band is one of the most explosive acts to hit the music scene in recent years and[...]
A Not To Be Missed ‘Days Between’ Concert Series Is Coming To The Hamilton DC
Each year between August 1 and August 9, the dates known as “Days Between,” Deadheads around the world celebrate the[...]
BREAKING NEWS: Amplified Noise Amendment Act Withdrawn For Summer
With the DC City Council now adjourned until September, the music community can breath  a sigh of relief. The anti-busking[...]
Redefine Your Perception Of Rock N Roll With Quiet Slang
We don't often see punk rock touted for its heart wrenching lyrics, but rather for the punchy drums and distorted[...]
The Monophonics Bring Their Psychedelic Soul Sound To The 8×10 This Sunday
This Sunday, June 24th, the Monophonics will be playing The 8x10 in Baltimore for a night of funky psychedelic soul,[...]
Celebrate The Summer Solstice With An All Star Summer Solstice Jam at Gypsy Sally’s [4-Night Run]
Welcome the first day of the Summer Solstice with a truly amazing four-night run of music at Gypsy Sally’s in[...]
Marco Benevento Coming To The 8×10 In Baltimore
Next Thursday in Baltimore, pianist Marco Benevento will bring his genre bending musical stylings to the 8x10. He has established[...]
15th Annual Gifts for the Homeless Banding Together: Battle of the Law Firm Bands – June 14th
D.C. based non-profit organization, Gift for the Homeless (GFTH) invites you to combine your passion for music with a good[...]
‘Horse Feathers’ Prepare To Showcase New Album At Union Stage Performance
Horse Feathers are among many staple indie bands that have stemmed from the Pacific Northwest: Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses,[...]
The THE BAND Band Comes to City Winery DC this Weekend
To borrow some lyrics from The Band's "Up On Cripple Creek"When I get off of this mountainYou know where I[...]
Shamans of Sound Prepares for Single Release Show at Jammin’ Java Next Friday [Interview/Single Download]
Shamans of Sound is a brand new project featuring veterans of the DC scene coming together to share their love[...]
Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival
Now in it's 8th year, the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival takes place on June 9th.Click for full size[...]
Runaway Gin Brings the Phish Experience to Union Stage
Phish summer tour doesn’t kick off for over a month, but Phans in the DC area were given a taste[...]
The Sherlocks Come Back To DC After An Around The World Adventure
Catch the return of one of UK's hottest bands as they return to Washington DC's DC 9 Nightclub this Monday,[...]
Hayley Jane and the Primates Kick Off May Swing of Tour at the 8×10 this Thursday
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The Hamilton Announces “Days Between” Concert Series
Jerry Garcia was born on Aug. 1, 1942, and died on Aug. 9, 1995. Since his death 23 years ago,[...]
Electro-Indie Pop Artists ‘Stars’ To Headline The 9:30 Club on April 23
Don’t know Stars? No problem. Check out these DCMR favorites:
Ghost Light Prepares for DC Debut at Gypsy Sally’s Next Week [Ticket Giveaway]
DC Music Review is giving away a pair of tickets to see Ghost Light, Tuesday, April 17 at Gypsy Sally's,[...]
DC Music Review Talks with Jesse Royal
Jesse Royal has established himself as one of the next reggae superstars to emerge from Jamaica, and DC Music Review[...]
Sleepy Creek SpringDig is Rapidly Approaching
Sleepy Creek's SpringDig is rapidly approaching. Held in Sleepy Creek on the Potomac (just a river crossing away from Maryland),[...]
Interview with Larry Joseloff of The Jerry Tripsters
On Thursday, March 22, DC Music Review had the opportunity to sit down with Jerry Tripsters bass player Larry Joseloff[...]
Staycation Presents: A Tribute to Radiohead to Benefit Planned Parenthood
Staycation recently announced a Radiohead tribute to benefit Planned Parenthood at the Black Cat on June 2nd sponsored by DC Music[...]
There’s a Pajama Party Before Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and You’re Invited
The Flock is descending on the 9:30 Club for two nights of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong this weekend. Some fans[...]
Yes Darling Comes to Gypsy Sally’s Tonight with The Dan Lipton Trio
Ryan and Hayley take over Gypsy Sally's facebook to promote their upcoming show There is just one week left until[...]
ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ Finale at Infinity Down Farms on April 21st
The ROCKN' to LOCKN' finale is set for April 21st at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia, the home of[...]
Cigarettes After Sex Coming to the 9:30 Club
Brooklyn-based indie band Cigarettes After Sex are midway through their 2018 world tour, making a pit-stop at DC’s The 9:30[...]
Aqueous Kicks off Their 2018 Spring Tour at the 8×10 in Baltimore
Aqueous kicks off their 2018 Spring Tour in Baltimore, Maryland at the 8x10 Club on March 22, 2018.<img class="tve_image wp-image-30155[...]
Indie Rockers Lydia with Moose Blood Perform At The 9:30 Club On Sunday, March 18
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Hot August Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup
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Railroad Earth Plays Two at 9:30 Club This Weekend
Click for full size tour poster Railroad Earth visits the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC this weekend as part of[...]
The Beirds EP Release Party Takes Flight at Songbyrd Cafe this Weekend
Hailing from Washington, D.C., The Beirds are a lively four-piece atmospheric rock band who combine electronic and psychedelic influences to[...]
Electric Beethoven Kicks off February Tour at Gypsy Sally’s on February 21
Next week, on February 21, Electric Beethoven will perform at Gypsy Sally's in Washington DC. In December of 2017, the[...]
Hayley Jane and the Primates Announce Spring Tour with Stop in Baltimore
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LOCKN’ Initial Lineup Announced
LOCKN' is done with their week of announcements, and we now have their initial lineup!Headliners include Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic,[...]
Sleepy Creek SpringDig Announces 2018 Lineup
Sleepy Creek Presentsannounced their 2018 SpringDig festival, at the family-friendly Sleepy Creek venue in Berkeley, West Virginia. The lineup so[...]
Wolf Trap Announces Summer Lineup
Wolf Trap, the gorgeous venue tucked away inside a national park in Vienna, announced their summer lineup earlier today. Highlights[...]
LOCKN’ Confirms Dead & Co Will Headline Two Nights
The rumors were true, and today Peter Shapiro confirmed that Dead & Company will headline two nights of the 2018[...]
Greensky Bluegrass Plays Two in DC This Weekend
Michigan natives Greensky Bluegrass descend upon DC this weekend for a double header in the nation’s capital. First is a[...]
The Hamilton To Host Tedeschi Trucks Band Afterparties
There are two things known for certain that take place each February in Washington DC's music landscape, the Tedeschi Trucks[...]
Listen to GRAMMY WINNING The Infamous Stringdusters’s 9:30 Club Show [AUDIO]
This week, The Infamous Stringdusters won a much-deserved Grammy for the Best Bluegrass Album for 2017’s Laws Of Gravity at[...]
JUST ANNOUNCED: Alan Evans Bringing AZTEC SUN Into His Studio in February
DC funk band AZTEC SUN has been making some big moves, and just announced today that they will be recording[...]
Runaway Gin Announces Their 2018 Winter Melts Tour
Runaway Gin - A Tribute to Phish, the world's most active Phish Tribute Band based out of Charleston, South Carolina[...]
Circles Around the Sun to Headline 9:30 Club Thursday Night
Circles Around the Sun returns to DC on Thursday night, for their first turn at headlining the historic 9:30 Club.[...]
Boombox Comes To The 9:30 Club With Local Band Of Tomorrow Opening
Boombox is coming to the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on January 19th.BoomBox, the electronic work of songwriter, producer and[...]
The Disco Biscuits Bring Fiery Night One Performance to the 9:30 Club [Audio]
The Disco Biscuits opened night one their two-night run of shows at the 9:30 Club and then The Anthem. The[...]
Low Ticket Alert – Antibalas at The Hamilton
Start the New Year off right with Antibalas when they return to The Hamilton Live for two nights!Started by Martin[...]
Frozen Harbor Festival comes to Baltimore
Click on the poster above for a full size image. Frozen Harbor Music Festival is a 2-day festival that consists[...]
John Kadlecik Band Returns to Baltimore Soundstage
Next Thursday, December 28th, at Baltimore Soundstage, The John Kadlecik Band will return to charm city to bring a little[...]
Boat Burning: Music for 100 Guitars Coming to 9:30 Club
Looking beyond the holiday season and New Year's celebrations there is a rather unique performance taking place at the 9:30[...]
Guide to Holiday Concerts and Celebrations in the DMV Region
Updated:  Added December 26th performance by Keller Williams in Fredericksburg, VA'Tis the season to be festive. What better way to[...]
Charm City Bluegrass Announces 2018 Lineup
6th Annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival Expands to Two-Day FestivalCharm City Bluegrass Festival, winner of the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association[...]
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong announce 9:30 Club Run
2018  is looking fantastic for music in the DMV, and it just got a little better with the announcement that[...]
Hall Williams Band Releases Debut Album
The Hall Williams Band is a quartet of seasoned musicians coming from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  They combining roots,[...]
Keller Williams brings his Thanksforgrassgiving to Richmond, VA and Washington,DC
If you live close to Richmond, VA or Washington, DC and are a bluegrass fan, you have an excellent opportunity[...]
John Kadlecik brings his DC Mystery Cats Back to Gypsy Sally’s for a great cause during Thanksgiving Week
In what has become an annual tradition, John Kadlecik brings The DC Mystery Cats to Gypsy Sally's for several special[...]
Jazz is Phish returns to Washington, DC performing at Gypsy Sally’s on November 30th
JAZZ is PHISH returns to Gypsy Sally's  Washington, DC on Thursday November 30th.  If you are a fan of jazz or[...]
[SOLD OUT] Leftover Salmon at Gypsy Sally’s Almost Sold Out
Updated  November 10th at 12:00pm:  Tickets to Leftover Salmon's performance at Gypsy Sally's is officially sold out.Leftover Salmon is coming[...]
Staycation releases Escape Plan
If you have been to a concert in and around Washington, D.C., you have undoubtedly run into one of the[...]