While November was full of great concerts for me like Josh Radin, Damien Jurado, T/N/A/F, Ingrid Michaelson, Girls Guns and Glory, and Starfucker, December is going to be a relatively chill month for live music. (But don't sleep on the new Album releases, like the Hamilton Mixtape and Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love!)
So, for now, I've only got one show planned for this month, but it's going to be an awesome one.
The Old 97s have been around for nearly 25 years now, and they're just as great as ever. They're forefathers of the alt-country movement and have shaped the sorts of country adjacent music that I listen to, and, while there are songs that are still jockeying for this position (and no women jockeying for the position that I know of), "Question" is one of those "man, this would be a great first dance for a wedding" songs out there. "Timebomb" is a consummate classic, and it would be fair to say that a not insignificant portion of my musical tastes and thoughts have been shaped by Rhett Miller, both as a part of the Old 97s and as a solo act.
Other concerts going on in the DC area this month you may want to consider going to:
Wednesday 12/7 and Thursday 12/8 - Fillmore Silver Spring - 94.7 FM Not So Silent Night (two days, see lineup below)
Wednesday 12/7 - Fillmore Silver Spring - 94.7 NSSN Day 1: Mike Posner, Lindsey Stirling, and JoJo
Thursday 12/8 - Fillmore Silver Spring - 94.7 NSSN Day 2: Third Eye Blind w. Wrabel, The Rua
Thursday 12/8 - Birchmere - The Dan Band (yeah, the guys from Old School who "covered" Total Eclipse of the Heart)
Saturday 12/10 - Black Cat - Reverend Horton Heat
Sunday 12/11 - Hamilton Live - Edwin McCain
Monday 12/12 - Birchmere - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Thursday 12/15 - Birchmere - Carbon Leaf
Thursday 12/15 - 9:30 Club - Thievery Corporation
Friday 12/16 - 9:30 Club - Thievery Corporation
Saturday 12/17 - 9:30 Club - Thievery Corporation
Sunday 12/18 - Fillmore Silver Spring - Lauryn Hill
Monday 12/19 - Howard Theatre - MOTH StorySLAM (moved from 11/14)
Tuesday 12/20 - Hamilton Live - Los Lobos
Friday 12/23 - Hamilton Live - Virginia Coalition
Friday 12/23 - Fillmore Silver Spring - 80s and 90s Dance Party with DJ BIZ MARKIE!
Saturday 12/31 - Hamilton Live - $60-85 - Old 97s - this is a new year's eve show and includes a champagne toast at midnight!
'Til next time... keep on listening, keep on singing, and keep live music alive.