Category Archives: shows

Don’t Stay Home This Week 12/02

Monday 12/02:
Our favorite bar Galaxy Hut fills your Monday night with music from darkwave act The Neuro Farm and alt-rock band Bite Marks. Come hungry for tater tots!

Tuesday 12/03:
Organized by poet and interdisciplinary artist Elena Botts, Mourning Dove makes sound art compositions of organic field recordings, experimental voice, and minimal instrumentation. Celebrate the release of their new album The Unimaginable through Etxe Records this Tuesday night at Rhizome along with Richmond’s Thin Pigeon, Human Person from Fredricksburg, and DC slowcore act A Deadly Orchestra.

Wednesday 12/04:
Wednesday night’s show at Slash Run will be the last in DC for Natasha Janfaza’s Panini Girlfriend, as she and the members of Taciturn are moving to Arizona. Catch her “punk stuff in marshmallow fluff” one last time along with Weston Smith and two touring acts, Rochester’s Roselove and Stephen Ferm from NJ.

Thursday 12/05:
We are beyond excited to present another Luce Unplugged show this Thursday! Head to the upper floor of the Smithsonian American Art Museum by 6 PM to hear newly-reformed and sounding-better-than-ever indie rock heroes Washington Social Club!


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 11/22

Friday 11/22:
Singer-songwriter Rachel Levitin slings words as a freelance journalist as well as musician, and once even wrote for this very website. See her with a highly talented full band tonight at the Pie Shop along with Olivia Mancini‘s trio and Brassie.

Saturday 11/23:
Two of DC’s funkiest ensembles, Aztec Sun and Backbeat Underground, take over The Wharf’s Union Stage Saturday night for a show benefitting DC Safe.

Sunday 11/24:
Spend your Sunday evening with Charlottesville chill indie pop band Stray Fossa at SongByrd’s upstairs Vinyl Lounge, with local support from LoveJet and a solo set by The North Country‘s Andrew Grossman.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 11/18

Monday 11/18:
Galaxy Hut expands on their usual two-band format tonight with live painting by Zhenya Parish and tarot reading by Miss Kelly D., accompanying experimental sounds from The Andalusian, Peter Serano and Baltimore’s Corey Thuro.

Tuesday 11/19:
College Park’s MilkBoy ArtHouse hosts a night of underground hip-hop Tuesday night with Mello Music Group’s Homeboy Sandman and Quelle Chris headlining, and DMV openers Ardamus, Prowess the Testament, RNL and DJ RBI providing the local flavor.

Wednesday 11/20:
Still looking for a night to check out 7DrumCity‘s new live music space The Pocket? We always recommend checking out garage rock duo Venray, and they’re anchoring a night co-presented by AdMo’s SongByrd along with Nashville’s Ttotals and the mysterious Sparkle Fang.

Thursday 11/21:
Wonderland Ballroom‘s monthly ska night BlueBeat DC hits Thursday night with our punky reggae faves The Scotch Bonnets and New York’s Dunia Best of Agent 99.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 11/15

Friday 11/15:
Thoughtful and mellow folk band Stranger in the Alps led off our #DCmusic podcast this week with a song from their seasonally-appropriate new EP The Days Are Over Sooner. Head to the mysterious Scooby Doo Mansion in Mt. Pleasant tonight to hear the new EP and lots more from Steve Kolowich’s band, and get there at 8 to catch opening solo sets from Bal Boheme‘s Laurel Rose and Nashville’s Scott Faw.

Saturday 11/16:
Soulful jazz vocalist Cecily brings back her Salute To DC show, featuring tunes from her transcendent 2018 album Songs of Love and Freedom and lots more, Saturday evening at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H St. NE.

Sunday 11/17:
Warm Sun is a DC rock supergroup featuring members of The Effects, Beauty Pill, Soccer Team, and The Aquarium. Celebrate the release of their new record Hope You Always Find It Hard To Leave at the Black Cat‘s intimate Red Room Sunday evening with openers Foul Swoops.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 11/12

Tuesday 11/12:
DC9 hosts a dual benefit show tonight for two organizations supporting DC women musicians, Girls Rock! DC and Project Hera. The music starts damn early at 6:30 and includes RoseRiot, Chicago’s Scuttlebuggs, and Tabibito from Nagoya.

Wednesday 11/13:
The time grows short to see live music at Georgetown’s Gypsy Sally’s. Head there Wednesday night to see all-female folk trio Wicked Sycamore open for Pennsylvania bluegrass band Serene Green.

Thursday 11/14:
Thursday night Comet Ping Pong hosts the long awaited record release party for Matt Dowling’s sophomore album Unwound as Swoll. Blight Records mates Luna Honey and Baltimore’s Abdu Ali fill out a sweet night of dark synth music.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 11/08

Friday 11/08:
First up, two quick reminders of top notch #DCmusic release shows we’ve previously mentioned. The Pie Shop hosts a double release show tonight for synthrock band Color Palette and indie rock queen Maryjo Mattea, along with Flowerbomb.

If blues rock is calling your name tonight, head to Pearl Street Warehouse for the album release show by Bobby Thompson, with support from Karen Jonas.

Saturday 11/09:
This month’s showcase by feminist record label This Could Go Boom! at Dew Drop Inn is dubbed Spacemade Vol. 2, featuring Black Folks Don’t Swim?, Purple Hurt and Bliberation.

Sunday 11/10:
Finish your weekend strong at Smith Public Trust on Sunday night with sublime tunes from Magazine Beach, Uptown Boys Choir and Ohio’s The Cordial Sins.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 11/04

Monday 11/04:
Clarendon craft beer bar Galaxy Hut comes through on a Monday night with singer Laurel Rose’s trio Bal Boheme and a solo set from Daniel Machado of The Restoration from South Carolina, whose new album West was produced by Bal Boheme’s drummer Stephen Russ.

Tuesday 11/05:
Sign-ups are now live for the Tuesday night open mic at Sauf Haus in Dupont Circle. This week’s featured act is The Perfectionists, now fronted by singer Anya Ross of allthebestkids.

Wednesday 11/06:
Make a romantic date for Wednesday evening at the cozy wine bar Bistrot Lepic in Upper Georgetown to see vocal jazz & bossa nova group Véronneau and special guests.

Thursday 11/07:
The first Thursday of the month means that it’s time for Hometown Sounds to host another Luce Unplugged at the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Guitar legend Anthony Pirog of the Messthetics leads a quartet on a wild ride through improvisational jazz. The free show starts at 6 PM so don’t be late!


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 11/01

Friday 11/01:
Long-running post-punk DJ night We Fought The Big One returns to Marx Cafe in Mt. Pleasant tonight with choice records spun by The Caribbean’s Michael Kentoff and two live sets: American primitive guitarist Jon Camp and melodic rocker Jamie Linder.

Saturday 11/02:
Celebrate the opening weekend of The Pocket, the exciting new venue inside 7DrumCity Studios, with Saturday night’s lineup of Jenna Camille, Skyline Hotel and Richmond’s Scuml°rd.

Sunday 11/03:
Cap off the weekend Sunday night with pizza, ping-pong and live music at Comet Ping Pong including mystical punks Time Is Fire opening for Providence’s Minibeast and Control Top from Philly.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 10/28

Monday 10/28:
The Diane Scream Show is DC’s premier (only, let’s be honest) Diane Rehm-themed Talking Heads tribute band, and they play a special one-off show tonight at AdMo’s Songbyrd along with world-groove-jazz trio Djesben. NPR legend Diane Rehm herself is intruiged.

Tuesday 10/29:
The Capitol Lab Band brings their original big band jazz music to Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening. The tunes starts at 6 PM to provide a cool tailgate for World Series game 6.

Wednesday 10/30:
Alternative rock band Higher Numbers and funky hip-hop collective Strangers That Clique come together Wednesday evening at Georgetown’s Gypsy Sally’s one more time before the beloved live music spot shuts its doors later this year for condo redevelopment. Sigh.

Thursday 10/31:
DC’s premier brass bands Black Masala and DuPont Brass throw a special Halloween Night bash at Tropicalia, with a costume contest and DJ sets from v:shal kanwar of Meso Creso.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 10/25

Friday 10/25:
The Ian Svenonious-led “Gospel Yeh-Yeh” band The Make-Up are a critical part of DC music history. Catch a rare reunion show tonight at the Black Cat with Light Beams (our Millennium Stage vets!) and Taraka of Prince Rama.

Saturday 10/26:
Comet Ping Pong has the late night pizza and indie rock your Saturday night deserves. BRNDA (more Millennium Stage vets!) and Poppy Patica open for super-generically-named New York trio Patio.

Sunday 10/27:
The Nats are obviously going to take the World Series in four games flat. That frees your Sunday night up to take in A Night With We Capillaries And The Moonbugs at Galaxy Hut.