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The Postal Service @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
The Postal Service and Ra Ra Riot perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
The Mountain Goats, The Baptist Generals @ 9:30 Club
Knife Party & BT @ Echostage
Knife Party headlines Mega Glow on Friday, May 24, 2013, and BT headlines Dreamscape on Saturday, May 25, 2013, both at Echostage in Washington, DC.
Lorelei @ Black Cat Backstage
Kvelertak @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Norwegian metal band Kvelertak performs at Rock & Roll Hotel on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Paramore @ Fillmore Silver Spring
Paramore and Kitten perform to a sold-out Fillmore. Silver Spring, MD. Saturday, March 18, 2013.
Hecht Company Warehouse on New York Avenue NE
The old Hecht Company warehouse on New York Avenue NE will soon be transformed into an office complex. All it needs is tenants.
Sweetlife Festival 2013 @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
Photos from the 2013 Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD. Bands included Gary Clark Jr., a DJ set by John Thornley of U.S. Royalty, Kendrick Lamar, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Solange, Youth Lagoon, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Additional photos from all sets can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire.
The Airborne Toxic Event @ 9:30 Club
Marnie Stern @ Black Cat
Marnie Stern and Barren Girls perform at the Black Cat backstage on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Paint Branch, Deathfix @ Black Whiskey Opening
The Breeders Play "Last Splash" @ 9:30 Club
Johnny Marr @ 9:30 Club
The Franklin School on 13th Street NW is up for redevelopment. It's in need of some work.
A Virtual Tour of D.C.'s First Walmart Building
Here's a look at the coming JBG development at 1st and H streets NW.
Solange @ 9:30 Club
New Orleans Bingo Show with Special Guests @ Kennedy Center
Photos from the New Orleans Bingo Show at the Kennedy Center on Saturday. The show included special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band, GIVERS, Big Freedia, Fleur De Tease, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Helen Gillet, Noisician Coalition, Young Fellaz Brass Band, and Mystic Pony Aerial Troupe. Additional photos from all sets can be seen here. All photos are for sale. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Chelsea Light Moving, Marco Fuscinato @ Black Cat
Photos: Bad Religion @ 9:30 Club
Sigur Rós @ Patriot Center
Iceland's Sigur Rós perform at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Sunday, March 24, 2013.
Excision @ Echostage
Vaski, Paper Diamond, Excision and Dirtyphonics perform at Echostage's reopening show on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Photos: D.C. Goes to SXSW 2013
Photos: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds @ Strathmore Music Center
Old Town St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria, VA Saturday, March 2, 2013
Eivør @ Millennium Stage
Faroese vocalist Eivør Pálsdóttir performs a free show at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, as part of the Nordic Cool 2013 festival.
DC Funk/Punk Throwback Jam @ 9:30 Club
Photos from Sunday's Funk/Punk Throwback Jam at the 9:30 Club, as part of the events around the opening of the Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery. Additional photos can be seen here. All photos are for sale. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Jonathan Richman @ 9:30 Club
Meshuggah @ Fillmore Silver Spring
Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Coheed & Cambria @ 9:30 Club
Coheed & Cambria, Between the Buried and Me, and Russian Circles perform the second of two sold-out nights at the 9:30 Club. February 5, 2013.
Doro @ Empire
Doro, Sister Sin and A Sound of Thunder perform at Empire (formerly Jaxx) in West Springfield, VA. Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Buke and Gase @ DC9
Buke and Gase performing at DC9 on Saturday, February 2, 2013, with Ahleuchatistas opening.
Polar Bear Plunge 2013
17th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge, January 26th, 2013Sandy Point State ParkAnnapolis, MD
Morrissey @ Strathmore Music Center
Paint Branch @ Red Onion Records
Jucifer @ Black Cat Backstage
Jucifer and LTW perform at the Black Cat backstage - Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
Made in the USA
The Alliance for American Manufacturing has outfitted its new office with all-American-made furniture. Well, almost.
Delta Rae @ 9:30 Club
Delta Rae, The Wild Feathers, and Jillette Johnson play to a sold-out 9:30 Club on Saturday, January 5, 2013.
The North Country @ Rock & Roll Hotel
The North Country, Pree and Ballad've perform at Rock & Roll Hotel on Friday, January 4, 2013.
Salad Days Benefit, Day 1 @ Black Cat
Art Basel Miami
Art Basel, Miami Project, Untitled, Scope, Art Miami, Context, and more. December 4-9th, 2012.
Nada Surf @ 9:30 Club
Mark Eitzel @ Black Cat Backstage
Ted Leo @ Bradley Manning Benefit, St. Stephen's Church
The Who @ Verizon Center
The Joy Formidable @ St. Stephen's Church
The Joy Formidable performs a benefit show for Positive Force DC at St. Stephen's Church, Saturday, November 10, 2012.
Earth @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Earth, Eagle Twin & Stebmo performing at Rock & Roll Hotel. November 9, 2012.
Dinosaur Jr @ Black Cat
Epica @ Howard Theatre
Dutch symphonic metal band Epica kicks off their fall U.S. tour at the Howard Theatre. October 23, 2012.
Cat Power @ 9:30 Club
How the Other [Insert Tiny Fraction] Lives
Saturday was open house(boat) day at the Gangplank Marina on the Southwest Waterfront—a glimpse into the homes of those who choose to live a gently rocking life. Here's a virtual tour.
Divine Fits @ 9:30 Club
The Hold Steady @ U Street Music Hall
Silversun Pickups, Cloud Nothings @ 930 Club
Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012
Various performers at Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2012. Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD. October 6, 2012.
Peaches @ Howard Theater
David Byrne & St. Vincent @ Strathmore Music Center
The Afghan Whigs, School of Seven Bells @ 930 Club
Inside the Abandoned Old Hebrew Home on Spring Road NW
Adorned by time-worn Stars of David, with locked doors but running air conditioners, the Old Hebrew Home on Spring Road NW has long been a mystery to neighbors---until one day, its door was suddenly slightly ajar. Step inside...
Florence & the Machine @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
COLUMBIA, MD: Florence and the Machine perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion. September 19, 2012. © Brandon Wu / for the Washington City Paper.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Nationals Ball Park
Additional photos from the show can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Psychic Paramount, The Vandelles @ 930 Club
Photos the sets of The Jesus & Mary Chain with openers The Psychic Paramount, and The Vandelles on Sunday at the 930 Club. Additional photos from all sets can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Sugar/Bob Mould/Edie Sedgwick @ 930 Club, Mission of Burma @ Black Cat
Photos the sets of Bob Mould and Sugar covering the classic "Copper Blue" with openers Edie Sedgwick on Friday at the 930 Club. Photos are also included from the Mission of Burma show at the Black Cat the same night. Additional photos from all sets can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Rodriguez @ Sixth & I Synagogue
Photos from the sold-out Rodriguez show at Sixth & I Synagogue on Thursday. Additional photos can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Lorelei, Deathfix @ Black Cat
The Dismemberment Plan, Deleted Scenes @ Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
I:Scintilla @ Spellbound
Chicago's I:Scintilla performs at Spellbound/Recessions in downtown Washington DC. Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Photos: Mayor Interrupted
Mayor Vince Gray's welcome speech to the Gobal Village at the International AIDS conference is interrupted by activists.
The Gaslight Anthem, Dave Hause @ U Street Music Hall
Rally for Vince Gray
Supporters of Mayor Vince Gray held a small rally on the steps of the Wilson building today.
Best Coast, Those Darlins @ 930 Club
Additional photos from both sets can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
These United States, Henry Clay People @ Black Cat
Photos from Saturday's These United States and Henry Clay People show at the Black Cat. Additional photos can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Planes, Trains, and Conspiracy Therories
The fight over Metro's Silver Line is driving Loudoun County a little bit crazy.
Subterranean Punk-House Blues
Subterranean Punk-House Blues: The brief, wondrous life of Subterranean A, D.C.’s most unusual DIY venue
Fiona Apple @ Warner Theatre
Photos from last night's sold out Fiona Apple show at the Warner Theatre. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Little Richard @ Howard Theater
Photos from Little Richard's show on Saturday at the Howard Theater. See additional photos here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire
Vector Trio @ Artomatic
Vector Trio performs at Artomatic in Crystal City - Saturday, June 16, 2012.
Janel and Anthony @ Iota
Janel and Anthony performing their CD release show at Iota, Arlington, VA, June 7, 2012.
Kwame Brown Will Resign
Council Chairman Kwame Brown leaves his office amid reports of his imminent resignation.
Eviction 917 Maryland Ave, NE
U.S. Marshals carrying out an eviction order against Dawn Butler 917 Maryland Ave., NE. June 5th, 2012
Radiohead @ Verizon Center
Photos from last night's sold out Radiohead show at the Verizon Center. All photos are for sale. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Rosedale Rec Center Opening
Rosedale Recreation Center and Pool Grand Opening 1701 Gales St., NE May 25th, 2012
Garbage @ 930 Club
Garbage at 930 Club on Wednesday. Additional photos can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Chuck and [Your Name Here]
Chuck Brown used to pad his appointments by 20 minutes on either end—whether it was a public performance, a quick lunch, or a doctor’s appointment. Everywhere he went, people stopped him and asked to have a picture taken with him. And Brown never turned down a request. He was, quite possibly, the most photographed man in D.C. As D.C. mourned, we asked readers to send us their quickly snapped pictures—at concerts, at sporting events, on the street—standing next to Brown. No surprise: In each and every shot, he’s flashing the same smile.
Kid Congo Powers & Garbage Zone @ Comet Ping Pong
Photos from Saturday's Kid Congo Powers show with openers Garbage Zone at Comet Ping Pong. Additional photos can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Fishbone @ State Theater
Photos from Thursday's show at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Additional photos can be seen here. Please do not use photos without requesting permission. All photos are for sale. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Nick Cave with Lesole's Dance Project
Street Arts in the Park Yards Park, Entrances at 3rd, 4th, & Water Streets, SE May 12th.
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Play "Tyranny of Distance @ Black Cat
Ted Leo reconvened his Pharmacists on Monday night to play all of "Tyranny of Distance" to a sold out crowd for the 10th anniversary of the record's release. Additional photos can be seen here.
Sweetlife Festival 2012 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Photos from Saturday's Sweetlife Festival 2012 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD. Additional photos from all sets during the festival can be seen here.
Bad Brains, GZA @ Howard Theater
Photos from Friday's sold out Bad Brains show, with GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, at the Howard Theater. Additional photos from both sets can be seen at here.
Scream @ Positive Force Benefit
chickfactor Magazine 20th Anniversary, Night 1 & 2
Photos from the chickfactor magazine 20th anniversary, nights 1 and 2, held at Artisphere this weekend.
Wild Flag @ 930 Club
Photos from Wild Flag's sold-out 930 Club concert on Monday, 4/2. Additional photos can be seen here.
Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center
Photos from Sunday's sold out Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band show at the Verizon Center. Additional photos can be seen Between Love and Like.
Heat Wave: DC Goes to SXSW 2012 in Photos
Photos from DC's own Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds, Soccer Team, and The Mean Jeans at SXSW 2012. Additional photos can be seen Between Love and Like.
The Black Keys @ Verizon Center
Photos from Friday's sold-out Black Keys show at the Verizon Center, Washington, DC. See additional photos at Between Love and Like.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 4, 2012.
How does a fledgling station compete with all-news behemoth WTOP? By reporting the weather every four minutes.
Elikeh Afropop @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Photos from Saturday's Elikeh Afropop show at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Additional photos can be seen at Between Love and Like.
Guns and Roses @ The Fillmore
Photos from Thursday's sold out Guns and Roses show at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. See additional photos at Between Love and Like.
Mike Isabella Preview of Bandolero
Mike Isabella previewed potential dishes for his new Mexican themed restaurant, Bandolero.
Marion Barry Campaign Kick-off
Re-election Campaign Kick-off at Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2427 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue, SE.
Dance Rehearsal, Company E
Paul Emerson's Dance ensemble Company E in rehearsal at THEARC on Mississippi Ave SE, February 13th.
Youth of Today
The Black Sparks plays a Positive Force benefit for the All Ages Movement Project at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation.
Photos: Occupy D.C. Deadline Day
A noon deadline for occupiers to stop "camping" in the park has come and gone.
NoMa Filling Out
Every piece of land in NoMa---a dead zone just a few years ago---is either built out, under construction, or spoken for. Here's a tour of the happenings.
Occupy U.S. Conference of Mayors
United States Conference of Mayors, 80th winter meeting. Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW.
Top 10 Snowflakes On Washington City Paper Parking Deck
Just how many pictures of snow will Washingtonians click on? When light flurries swept through D.C. on Jan. 9, 2012, Washington City Paper decided to find out
Harry Thomas Jr. Pleads Guilty
Harry Thomas Jr. becomes the first D.C. Councilmember to quit over misconduct, pleading guilty to two federal felonies after a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Attorney into whether Thomas pocketed taxpayer money intended for children's programs. (He did.)
Beauty Pill's "Immersive Ideal"
For two weeks in July and August, the D.C. band Beauty Pill recorded its next album in Artisphere's Black Box Theatre. As part of a project called "Immersive Ideal," the sessions were open to the public. The second part of "Immersive Ideal" begins Saturday, Jan. 7 at Artisphere, where the band is presenting some of the finished recordings.
Harry Thomas Jr.'s House
The scene outside Harry Thomas Jr.'s House as Federal agents conduct a search and seize vehicles.
Turkey Bowl 2011
D.C. Interscholasic Athletic Association Title Game November 24, 2011. Dunbar beats Coolidge 33-21. Eastern High School.
Occupy D.C. Pumpkins
This past Saturday, Occupy DC participants mixed a little fun into their protesting by carving pumpkins.
Twenty-five photographs from the last twenty-five years, in no particular order.
The Last Library of Congress Darkroom Prints
For the first time since 1938, the Library of Congress has stopped selling silver gelatin prints of images in its collection. Earlier this month, freelance printer Franz Jantzen developed his final batch, including iconic images by Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, and Dorothea Lange.
Postcards From Home: The Film and Paper Archive
Selections from my archives dating back to the late 1980s. I'll be adding to this series from time to time.
The Solar Decathlon's CHIP House
A peek inside one competitor in the Solar Decathlon, the CHIP House, designed by the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the California Institute of Technology.
Friday Night Blights
Photographs from DCIAA football games from 2008 to 2011. Read this week's cover story: "Friday Night Blights"
Solar Decathlon 2011: Houses of the Sun
A first look at the entrants in Solar Decathlon 2011, held September 23 - October 2 in West Potomac Park.
Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001
Photographs from a nearly deserted Washington, D.C., in the late morning and afternoon of September 11, 2001.
Nonprofits, art galleries, and party planners are feting D.C.’s graffiti scene. Have they also tamed it?
Over the years, the District has built and then discarded many beautiful schools. Here's a good selection of particularly historic buildings, some of which have made their way back into good use, and others that are still sitting.
Sometimes a Bike is Just a Bike
In this week's cover story, Alex Baca looks at the symbolism—and politics—of bicycling in D.C.
Triple R Rodeo at the 2011 Loudoun County Fair
Triple R Rodeo at the Loudoun County Fair, July 30th, 2011.
Fort Reno Summer 2011
In this week's cover story, Ryan Little chronicles the history of Fort Reno. Here are some photographs from this year's installment of the annual summer concert series.
History of Fort Reno Summer Concert Series
In this week's cover story, Ryan Little chronicles the history of Fort Reno. We asked Fort Reno fans and Washington City Paper readers to submit photos of concerts there in years past.
Downtown Architecture: The Best, the Worst
It's easy to complain about downtown's uninspired, Height-Act-flattened boxy office buildings. And much of the disdain is deserved. But there are a good number of really excellent buildings downtown as well--so after a bit of trashing, we'll move on to some examples.
Walmart, a Tour
Four Washington D.C. neighborhoods will soon have Walmarts very much like this one, in Alexandria, VA.
Metro Crash, 2009
On June 22, 2009 a crash on the Metro's Red Line near the Fort Totten station led to the deaths of 9 people.
Mt. Pleasant Street Police Standoff
Police surrounded a building on the southern end of Mt. Pleasant Street NW on Tuesday, in what D.C. Fire and Emergency Management Services officials called a "possible barricade situation."
Inside D.C.'s Most Powerful Restaurants
Celebrity chefs. Sublime menus. Crowds that don't notice the dull food. In culinary D.C., power takes many forms. A selection of photos from D.C.'s most powerful restaurants.
Today at the Wilson Building: Sulaimon Brown, Harrry Thomas Jr.
Busy day at the John Wilson building today.
Memorial Day Polaroid Veteran Portraits
Many photojournalists spent their Memorial Day on the Mall, trying to get shots of Sarah Palin. But D.C.-based photographer Gerda de Corte had a different mission. She spent the weekend snapping Polaroids of soldiers and veterans—going beyond the roaring Harleys in order to produce a more intimate document.
A survey of the big chunks of metal and concrete keeping our tourists and federal workers safe.
Agnes Bolt's Bubble
Pittsburgh artist Agnes Bolt is currently living in a bubble contraption she built inside art collector Philippa Hughes' apartment.
Riots in Mount Pleasant, 1991
The neighborhood of Mount Pleasant in Washington D.C. experienced riots in 1991 starting the evening of May 5 and continuing through the next couple days.
On The Job With D.C. Animal Control Officer Ted Deppner
Animal control veteran Ted Deppner grapples with man and beast alike.
Photos: Osama bin Laden Dead, D.C. Celebrates
A crowd gathers outside the White House early in the morning on May 2, 2011, after news broke that Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan.
This Week's Page Three Photo
The "Page Three" photo is a Washington City Paper tradition it continues to be called that despite appearing on various other pages of the print edition.
Photos: At-Large Candidates' Forum
At-Large candidates forum held at Black Cat, April 12 in advance of a special election to be held on April 26. Participants included: Patrick Mara, Sekou Biddle, Vincent Orange, Josh Lopez and Bryan Weaver.
Budget Protest April 11, 2011
If the District needed a way to vent its frustration over being denied the right to use locally raised tax dollars how it pleases, it was satisfied this evening, as Mayor Vince Gray and a majority of the D.C. Council sat down in the middle of Constitution Avenue before being carted off in police vans to chants and cheers.
Inkognito's D.C. Street Art
Arts Desk: Meet Inkognito, D.C.’s Youngest, Brashest Wheatpaste Crew
To see more, visit INKOGNITO's Flickr page.
Best of D.C. 2011: Best Use of a Pig Head
Photos: Bruise Cruise
Read the Story: "Bruise Cruise: A Supposedly Punk Thing I'll Never Do Again"