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Chevy Chase isn’t exactly the part of town that first comes to mind when you are thinking of a good place to catch a live show, but Comet Ping Pong… Read More

Jesse Elliott of These United States

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It’s easy to hyperbolize and describe a highly active band as being the hardest working. But there is no exaggeration in stating that These United States are on their grind.… Read More

Songs for Presidents: Everything’s All Right.

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Last year, J. Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer, and Jefferson Pitcher penned some songs about America’s founding fathers and beyond. The sprawling folk project proved to be an undertaking so large… Read More

The Day Everything Changes. Hopefully.


As you already know, starting tonight, D.C. is going to be open for business for 24 hours a day straight through to Wednesday. Many bars are serving booze until 4am,… Read More

These United States Live at IOTA – 08.08.08

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t’s been quite the busy year for These United States. This past spring they released their (wonderful) debut album, A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden, and then embarked upon a 30+ date U.S. tour.

These United States

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These United States are a band of nomadic travelers led by songweaver Jesse Elliot. Through a blend of folk, pop, rock and electronic accents, their debut album — A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate to the Garden of Eden — makes a major statement in showcasing the talent at hand, and features performances by many of the best musicians DC has to offer.