On Tap Music

  • Bringing It Back to Bourbon Street with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Posted on July 28, 2015

    New Orleans is inseparable from the history of, the core of, and the very meaning of the word “jazz.” Jazz was only able to emerge in New Orleans d...

  • Don't Be Caught Off-Guard: Your Music Festival Camping Checklist

    Posted on July 23, 2015

    Are you headed to a music festival this year? Many millennials decide to camp out for the weekend when attending these events. The following festiv...

  • Talking with Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket

    Posted on July 17, 2015

    The difficult to classify band, My Morning Jacket has been rocking stages since 1998. With the release of The Waterfall, their 7th studio album, My...

  • The One and Only Fantastic Negrito

    Posted on July 16, 2015

    Many performers can sing about “the blues” but Xavier Dphrepaulezz, the man behind the rising musical force that is “Fantastic Negrito,” has lived ...

  • Taylor Swift Captivating in DC

    Posted on July 15, 2015

    One of the most fascinating things about Taylor Swift’s music career, especially her live repertoire, is how every tour and every album seems so di...

  • DC Shows Metric Arena Love

    Posted on July 14, 2015

    The transition from the club stage to the arena stage can often be a deciding factor in an artist’s career trajectory. Can the sense of intimacy an...

  • R5 Brings the Fire to Wolf Trap

    Posted on July 13, 2015

    Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, brothers Riker, Rocky, Ross and sister Rydel Lynch were always musically inclined. In 2007, the family deci...

  • Defining the Indefinable Sound: Punch Brothers at Wolf Trap

    Posted on July 10, 2015

    “The labels aren’t for us,” said Chris “Critter” Eldridge, guitarist for Punch Brothers, in a recent interview with On Tap. “We’re not concerned wi...

  • Reconsidering Country Music and Luke Bryan

    Posted on July 2, 2015

    For those who have never been to a “modern country” concert (a concert thrown by the likes of a Jason Aldean or Florida Georgia Line), they’re esse...

  • In the Mix with DJ Heat

    Posted on June 27, 2015

    Native Washingtonian Nicole “DJ Heat” Mosley has been spinning records for nearly two-thirds of her life and still finds it as exciting as she did ...

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