Concerts

GINO SRJDAN YEVDJEVICH, SINGER OF KULTUR SHOCK. ALI ENRIGHT/THE HOYA

Sarajevo Beer Festival Brings Audiences Together with Cold Brews, Punk and Hip-Hop

The Sarajevo Beer Festival, commonly abbreviated as SBF, drew both old and young attendees, and Bosnian locals rubbed shoulders with tourists from all over the world. The festival embodied a combination of old and new, East and West and familiarity and difference. As Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city, Sarajevo is[Read More…]

VANCE JOY

Concert Review: Vance Joy at The Anthem

Australian indie-folk heartthrob Vance Joy brought his boyish charm, masterful guitar playing and sultry vocals to The Anthem on Tuesday, June 12, as part of a tour celebrating his 2018 album “Nation of Two.” With his humble presence, Joy proved that a simplistic stage and acoustic performance can still create[Read More…]

by June 25, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

CONCERT REVIEW: Old Crow Medicine Show at The Anthem

For just the evening of April 28, the rousing and high-powered sounds of string band Old Crow Medicine Show turned The Anthem into an intimate and lively country bar. With no opening act, the crowd waited with palpable excitement for the band to begin the two-hour experience. Old Crow Medicine[Read More…]

DC’s Most Exciting Summer Musical Performances

DC’s Most Exciting Summer Musical Performances

July 27 Jay Z & Beyoncé at FedExField Queen B and J-Hova are coming to FedExField in Landover, Md., on July 27 and 28 to cement their reign as one of music’s biggest power couples. FedExField, a football stadium with a capacity of 82,000 people, is one of the few[Read More…]

Concert Review: Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Demi Lovato at Capital One Arena

Since her Disney Channel days, Demi Lovato has delivered pop tracks that pack both vocal and emotional punches, and her concert at Capital One Arena on March 24 delivered each musical hit with new intensity. Lovato’s exceptional vocal stamina mixed with her candor and vulnerability enabled everyone in the arena,[Read More…]

MGMT

Concert Review: MGMT at The Anthem

MGMT brought a refreshing nonchalance and whimsical sense to The Anthem on March 15, marrying a subdued stage presence with playful oddities like its lead singer on an exercise bike and a cameo by a child-sized piano. The indie duo, composed of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, is on tour[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, The Guide
Concert Review: Billie Eilish at the Black Cat

Concert Review: Billie Eilish at the Black Cat

Gray-haired, 16-year-old singer Billie Eilish is full of paradoxes. Her voice is light, angelic and mature well beyond her years, but allusions to violence in her lyrics and more ominous production give her songs a darker, biting edge. Her stop at the Black Cat, a music venue in downtown Washington,[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 1 comment Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

G-Eazy at the DAR Constitution Hall

Dressed in an all-black outfit with his hair greased back and gold chains bouncing off his neck, G-Eazy turned the DAR Constitution Hall, a theater-like venue with carpeted floors, into a club last Saturday. As he ripped through songs off his latest album “The Beautiful & Damned,” as well as[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 1 comment Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
KELELA

Concert Review: Kelela at the 9:30 Club

In a performance at the 9:30 Club that was equal parts intimate and transcendent, Kelela returned to her hometown of Washington, D.C., on March 1 to share the fears, heartaches and celebrations that come with rising to stardom as a black woman in America. Kelela and opening act Tiffany Gouché[Read More…]

by March 8, 2018 1 comment Concerts, The Guide
RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Declan McKenna at Jammin’ Java

British singer-songwriter Declan McKenna made everyone feel like his valentine with his Feb. 14 show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. “I’m here to steal your hearts this Valentine’s Day. And I’ve got more crappy lines like that prepared,” McKenna said. A quirky, 19-year-old musician from London, McKenna truly did[Read More…]

by February 16, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide