One of my favorite festivals of the year is the Washington Jewish Festival, now in its 15th year. It is not a marathon of bands and stages working through a mass of people and weather situations, but more a carefully curated series of concerts that run the gamut from rock to folk to jazz, all with Jewish roots from many corners of the world. The festival runs from June 1st to the 15th and here are just a few videos to give you a taste of what is in store.
Clap your hands for Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah who play with Stagnant Pools this Monday, June 2nd at the U Street Music Hall.
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray swing back to DC at the Black Cat on Wednesday, June 4th, with the wonderful Luray also on the bill.
Everymen will fill out the Velvet Lounge on Friday, June 6th.
Kishi Bashi throws a bash at the 9:30 Club on Sunday, June 8th.
Sean Kuti should make for an excellent evening at the Howard Theatre on Wednesday, June 11th.
Curtis Harding brings a classy style to the DC9 on Thursday, June 12th.
Simone Felice revisits the Hamilton on Friday, June 13th (and it will be a much bigger crowd this time, guaranteed).
But if you treasure your Tiny Victories, see them at the Rock'n'Roll Hotel on the lucky Friday the 13th.