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Summer Film Debuts

“Suicide Squad” Aug. 5 “Suicide Squad” is sure to take audiences by storm as Warner Bros. attempts to make a lasting impression on the comic book-inspired film universe. Following the disappointing critical response to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the film is essential to maintain the relevance of DC[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
D.C. Jazz Festival

A Season of Festivals

Dragon Boat Festival May 21 to 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thompson Boat Center 2900 Virginia Ave. NW The Dragon Boat Festival is an annual, two-day event now in its 15th year. Held along the Potomac River, this festival includes not only dragon boat racing but also cultural exhibitions[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments The Guide

The Concerts to Catch This Summer

Georgetown is fortunately situated in the nation’s capital, a global epicenter of live music. Not only has the city inspired innumerable up-and-coming artists, but it also regularly plays host to the world’s top acts and most popular tours. This summer is no exception. For those looking to spend an evening[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments The Guide
The Pantheon of Shred

The Pantheon of Shred

The Warner Theater played host to the Generation Axe Tour, a unique super-group comprised of five of the world’s most respected virtuoso electric guitarists on April 24. No stranger to hosting some of the world’s biggest names, including Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z and The Rolling Stones, the Warner Theater[Read More…]

Father John Misty  played a diverse set to a sold-out crowd at Washington's historic Lincoln Theater.

Concert Review: Father John Misty

Led by singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, Indie-folk group Father John Misty played the second and final night of its sold-out stay at U Street’s Lincoln Theater on April 26. From the start, it was clear the group was no longer touring solely in support of its latest album — 2015’s sophomore studio[Read More…]

ALBUM: ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’

ALBUM: ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’

★★★★☆ “Where Have You Been All My Life” is unique in that it contains no new material, but is a compilation of songs meant to distill the band’s fiveear career into one coherent narrative. The entire 12-track album was recorded in a single day, an ambitious effort to say the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
British rock trio Muse pushed all visual and musical boundaries this week, delivering an energizing set at the Verizon Center, featuring hits such as “Starlight” and “Madness.”

Concert Review: Muse, ‘Drones’ World Tour

★★★★★ Just when you think the era of over-the-top arena acts has passed, British rock trio Muse continues to push the boundaries of the arena-rattling spectacle in support of its new album “Drones.” Expansive anthemic choruses, emotional vocals and legendary riffs accompanied a few dozen trucks’ worth of stage equipment[Read More…]


John Mayer joined the Grateful Dead offshoot, Dead and Company, for a performance at Verizon Center last Friday night.

Concert Review: Dead & Company

★★★☆☆ On Friday night, the audience at the Verizon Center witnessed a marriage of blues virtuosity and jam-band perfection as John Mayer took the stage alongside former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. A diverse crowd of almost 18,000 featured youthful fans of Mayer bonding with[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Sandra Bullock plays "Calamity" Jane Bodine in "Our Brand is Crisis."

Movie Review: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

★★★★☆ From director David Gordon Green comes “Our Brand is Crisis,” a comedy-drama about the 2002 Bolivian presidential elections. Set to be released Oct. 30, the film stars Sandra Bullock as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, an American political consultant called out of log cabin isolation to assist a Bolivian congressman in[Read More…]


Album Review: ‘Live in No Particular Order’

★★★★☆ Los Angeles-based indie-folk act Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros returned to the shelves this week after a two-year hiatus with the release of “Live in No Particular Order,” a triple LP. This comprehensive live chronicle is the band’s first album following the departure of longtime singer and co-founder[Read More…]