Live Music

The Double Faces Gogo Band turn it up and wear it out at The Ante Room on Saturday. “When we’re done playing, everyone (onstage and off) is usually tired and ready to go get rest,” says DJ Blacko. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Double Faces Gogo Band

These days it’s rare to find a musical style that remains provincial, but the greater D.C. area’s grip on go-go is still the heart of the genre. Tight funk blended into hip-hop call and response sets the boogie in motion for the Double Faces Gogo Band, formed in C’ville as a tribute to the musical […]

Pale Blue Dot celebrates its newest release, Telescopes, at the Ante Room on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Pale Blue Dot

After leaving Pale Blue Dot two years ago, Tony LaRocco returns from a stint of self-discovery to front the local quartet once again. The modern pop group reveals its soul through lyrics that reflect a sense of nature, space and Buddhist precepts, and its latest EP, Telescopes, produced by Daughtry guitarist Brian Craddock, fuses creative […]

Josh Ritter brings new passion to the stage at The Jefferson on Friday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is on the road again after the release of his eighth studio album, Sermon on the Rocks, which has received a considerable amount of praise. It marks a transformation for Ritter, who, according to Rolling Stone, is “fully reimagining his own art while still holding close to what’s always made him special.” In […]