Tag: birchmere

Donnell Rawlings: From aspiring cop to stand-up comedian

By Kassidy McDonald │ [email protected]  Donnell Rawlings thought he wanted to be a cop. It wasn’t until he started heckling comedians at stand-up shows that...

Musician Suzanne Vega on the pandemic, songwriting and her upcoming tour

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Few musicians are as strongly associated with New York City as Suzanne Vega, who grew up in the city and played...

Entertainment venues reopen in phase three

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] For the first time since Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) issued a stay at home order on March 30, local theaters...

Live from quarantine: Local arts organizations adapt to social distancing

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] On Tuesday evening, the night singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton was scheduled to perform at the Birchmere, the seats and stage at...

Amanda Anne Platt charts her own course in country-folk

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] When Amanda Anne Platt opened last week for Amy Ray of Indigo Girls fame, nine years had passed since she...

Q&A: ‘Indigo Girl’ Emily Saliers to play at The Birchmere

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Emily Saliers, one half of Atlanta-based folk rock duo Indigo Girls, will play the Birchmere on Oct. 11 as a...

Los Lobos enter a new dimension

Prolific perennials Los Lobos come to the Birchmere, new album in hand

Flagging down Henry Rollins

In anticipation of his homecoming show, District-native and former Black Flag frontman talks hardcore punk rock, politics and pretending to be a white supremacist

A Guthrie family affair at Birchmere

Arlo Guthrie chooses Alexandria's Birchmere music hall last week to launch The Guthrie Family Rides Again Tour about 40 years after his eminent performance at Woodstock

John Mayall: Still blue after all these years

An interview with a blues icon from across the pond