What concerts should you see to start the new year?
2020 is here. Happy happy. A new decade, a new attitude. Well, the attitude to witness live music should always persist.
Here we crunch down the traveling musical performances into an easy list to scan and act on.
So plate that last slice of Christmas Pudding, pour whatever’s left of the eggnog, get comfortable and check out these concerts.
Scythian @ The Hamilton Live (1/4/20) (Preview)
Elizabeth II (Opening for The Can’t Evens) @ Songbyrd Music House (1/11/20) (Pro Tip: A local rock band led by guitarist Beth Cannon.) (Preview)
Temples @ U Street Music Hall (1/20/20) (Preview)
Sweethearts of Americana @ Pearl Street Warehouse (1/23/20) (Pro Tip: Three local country artists, Karen Jonas, Lauren Calve, Mink’s Miracle Medicine.) (Preview)
Grace Potter @ The Anthem (1/25/20)
Nada Surf @ Black Cat (1/29/20)
Caamp @ 9:30 Club (1/30 & 1/31/20) (Preview)
Greensky Bluegrass @ The Anthem (1/31 & 2/1/20)
joan @ Songbyrd Music House (2/8/20) (Review from 2019)
Blue Öyster Cult @ The Birchmere (Alexandria) (2/9/20)
Bat for Lashes @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue (2/18/20)
Annie Hart @ Songbyrd Music House (2/21/20) (Pro Tip: One of the members of Au Revoir Simone.)
Broke Royals @ Pie Shop (2/22/20) (Pro Tip: Read our interview from 2019.)
Vérité @ U Street Music Hall (2/28/20)
Drive-By Truckers @ 9:30 Club (2/28 & 2/29/20)
Secret Beach @ Songbyrd Music House (1/10/20) (Pro Tip: An indie folk band from DC, who has been around for just a year.)
The Paranoyds @ Comet Ping Pong (1/30/20)
Echosmith @ 9:30 Club (2/12/20)