May 25, 2006
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen cut his latest album, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, live in the studio in only three days. Between some verses, you can even hear him call out the chord changes and lead the band through Pete Seeger's classic catalog. At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Springsteen brings this folk sound infused with a brassy swing to Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge in Bristow, Va. Ticket prices vary. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticketmaster.com.
August 3, 2006
Dashboard Confessional -- Constitution Hall / Dashboard Confessional, known for its intimate live shows with emphasis on audience participation, plays Constitution Hall in Washington Wednesday. The acoustic/electric emo band was originally a solo project by lead vocalist Chris Carrabba, but he decided to add a permanent lineup after three years of calling on friends to play gigs with him. Constitution Hall is at 18th and D streets N.W., Washington. Tickets are $26.50. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Call 410-547-SEAT or visit ticketmaster.
May 31, 1995
The big concert season may be thinner than last year's, but there are still several star acts coming to the area. Here are a few highlights.May rocks to a close tonight with Bonnie Raitt at Merriweather Post Pavilion.June starts with a bang at WHFS' daylong HFStival (Saturday) at RFK Stadium in Washington, headlined by Soul Asylum. Also at RFK, the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan perform (June 24-25). At Merriweather Post Pavilion, look for Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (June 13-14)
May 29, 2003
Chicago / Nissan Pavilion The band ruled '70s pop charts with its catchy, brassy sound. Chicago will be breathing new life into classics at the Nissan Pavilion Tuesday night at 7:30. Tickets are $17.75-$49.75 and are available through Ticketmaster. Call 410-481-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Earth, Wind & Fire / Wolf Trap Earth, Wind & Fire, another brassy band from the '70s, grounded its sound in funk and jazz rhythms and overlaid it with spiritual lyrics. At Wolf Trap on Tuesday night, the band will be performing the classics -- "Can't Hide Love," "Reasons," "Devotion" -- and other material.