Every year, the District hosts a variety of events, bringing the community and members together, to celebrate the arts and culture while building a deeper connection within the community.
Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, the all-girl quartet, Lez Zeppelin, has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around, becoming the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board. Lez Zeppelin stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band’s blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at sold-out frenzied shows around the world.
“They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship” – Jimmy Page
The thing that sets Lez Zeppelin apart is the seamless and unique way they inject their gender-bending performance into the original material. Since Lez Zeppelin’s formation, the group has broken both glass and class ceilings. whether it’s playing on catwalk above Times Square for 40,000, or on the main stage at Bonnaroo, Hellfest and The Isle of Wight; flying to India for a benefit concert for ambulances or taking the stage – twice! — at Madison Square Garden, it’s clear that the unique power, personality and magical force of Lez Zeppelin is far beyond that of a “tribute” act.
Spin Magazine called them “the most powerful all-female band in rock history.” For those skeptics who still dare to ask: can four women pull off the exuberant, powerful and musically intricate performances for which Led Zeppelin are known, a Lez Zeppelin show is nothing short of a revelation.