Jill Wheeler



Folksy crooner Livingston Taylor to perform at the Birchmere in VA

The Birchmere will be graced with Livingston Taylor, an artist who is sadly not very well-known for anything other than that one time he hit number 30 on the charts with “I Will Be in Love with You,” this coming Thursday. Some people will look at him and just see the great James Taylor’s brother, and, while they share the same North Carolina twang and stand with a similar stature, Livingston’s talent is not one to be overlooked.


Chromeo to play at 9:30 club this weekend

On Feb. 5 and 6, the electro-funk duo by the name of Chromeo will grace the 9:30 club for an all-out dance party. The duo, formed by Dave 1 on vocals and guitar, and P-Thugg on synthesizers, talk box, and keyboard, made a name for themselves last year when they played on Live with Daryl Hall and then recreated the performance at Bonnaroo.


Deer Tick bites Black Cat with fun, unforgettable D.C. show

When Deer Tick played the Black Cat last week, there was something about the sound that reverberated through the room, the lightheartedness of the band and the energy of the crowd that made the show extraordinary. The Providence, R.I.-based band made a splash with their first two albums, “War Elephant" and “Born on Flag Day.” Their growly country sound booked them on tours with Neko Case and Jenny Lewis, and even got a boost from NBC News anchor Brian Williams on his music podcast.


Chuck Brown revives go-go

When most people hear go-go, they think white knee-high boots and short dresses, but that’s not go-go at all. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, go-gos were clubs, and in the D.C. area, go-go became a musical genre and a way of life characterized as a fusion of funk, hip-hop, and R&B with a strong community following. For many years, groups tried to take it out of the D.C. area, but it never caught on anywhere like it had in its birthplace.


D.C. club gets partisan

Last Tuesday night, Black Cat held the indie extravaganza also known as the Partisan Tour. The tour showcased four bands under the independent record label Partisan Records — Deer Tick; Dolorean; Chris Denny and the Natives; and Holy Sons.

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