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Don’t Stay Home This Week 6/24

#DCmusic all week long. Why stay home? Here are our picks!

Monday 6/24:
Catch the young, awkwardly charming DC rock band Dougie play tonight at Clarendon’s Galaxy Hut alongside legendary producer Don Zientara. Check out their single “Big In Japan”, recorded for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest earlier this year, below.


Tuesday 6/25:
Without 7DrumCity and The Pub & The People, you might end up seeing New Kids On The Block at Capitol One Area Tuesday night. Instead, acquaint yourself with Argentine-raised, Fairfax-residing guitarist/composer Cristian Perez at their FREE, Live & Local series starting at 6 PM.

Wednesday 6/26:
Instead of writing anything for this show, we’re just going to copy text from the Facebook event for this. “Super Fun N Hot Show at Rhizome! Dumb (Vancouver, BC) Cool N Prolific Neurotic Punk, Boston Cream (Boston, MA) Mutant Freakout Party Music, Clear Channel (DC) Gay Space Communism But Dub Punk, Knife Wife (DC) Surreal N Fun.” Yup, that’ll do for a Wednesday night!


Thursday 6/27:
Funky fun party band Zen Warship is kicking off Thursday night‘s jams at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown opening for Brooklyn’s Walk Talk, featuring members of Pimps of Joytime.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 6/21

We’ve got a theme going in this weekend’s #DCmusic show picks. All the shows are release parties for singles, EPs and albums! Congrats to all the awesome bands for loosing more tunes on the world.

Friday 6/21:
If soulful blues rock is your jam, head to Pearl Street Warehouse tonight to hear Songs of Love, the new EP by Bobby Thompson & Friends. Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Heart start out the night at 8 PM.

Maybe oddball bedroom pop is more your jam? David Klinger’s band Forgetter previews the new album Parts of Anything on Blight Records with a single release show tonight at the Pie Shop with OG Lullabies and Pearie Sol.



We also have some fine sludgy garage punk on offer this evening. Teen Mortgage plays their brand new EP LIFE / DEATH tonight at Comet Ping Pong, along with Ménage À Garage and Liquid TV, fka The Shandies. Presented by DC’s finest freelance shutterbug Roxplosion.



Saturday 6/22:
All that and there’s still two days left in this weekend! Saturday night at the Pie Shop freak indie folk band Reed Appleseed release their sophomore EP Tangerine into the world. Watch the music video for its lead single “Gun To My Head” below.

Sunday 6/23:
Still got room in your heart for new music? Sunday night Ripping nasal pop band Frass Green offers up their brand new album For You at the Pie Shop, along with NC’s Computer Science and the mysterious Icky Bricketts.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 6/17

Be a part of the vibrant #DCmusic community by seeing these and other live music events all week. Here are our picks!

Monday 6/17:
Most, but not all, of instrumental math-rock band ShowPony live in Pittsburgh now. Tonight‘s your chance to catch them live at Slash Run playing with fellow DC band California Accent and Chicago’s Rust Ring.

Tuesday 6/18:
Founded by three black women who love music, the DC Music Summit “supports musicians in building their creative business and create sustainability through their craft.” Tuesday night the Anacostia Arts Center hosts a fundraiser for the summit featuring Sir EU, Kromanauts, Jenna Camille and lots more.

Wednesday 6/19:
We just checked and there’s still tickets available to see post-punk buzz band Flasher at Comet Ping Pong on Wednesday night with Portland’s Lithics. But you’d better grab then now. Seriously.
Sadly Flasher has pulled out of this show. Lithics are still playing, and refunds are available.

Thursday 6/20:
Cerebral indie rock band Skydiver celebrate the release of their debut EP at the Pie Shop Thursday night along with two always solid recommendations, Collider and the Duskwhales. Preview the new Skydiver single “Lend Me A Hand” below!



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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 6/14

How could you stay home when there’s so much going on? Here are our #DCmusic picks for the lovely weekend ahead.

Friday 6/14:
In case you didn’t notice, indie soul groovers Oh He Dead is blowing up with the viral success of their Tiny Desk Contest entry. Catch them open for Charleston SC’s Little Bird tonight at Songbyrd in AdMo.

Saturday 6/15:
The quirky quality music curated by The Caribbean returns to Rhizome all day Saturday for the third annual Seventh Stanine Festival. See Tristan Welch, Jon Camp, Tone, Kamyar Arsani of Time is Fire, Chad Clark & Erin Nelson of Beauty Pill and lots more.






Sunday 6/16:
Finish off the weekend with a swank date night at The Speakeasy at the Alex inside Georgetown’s The Graham Hotel. Fresh off featured spots at the epic DC Jazz Festival, Sunday night catch the sweet sounds of the Nicole Saphos Trio.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 6/10

Hometown Sounds strongly encourages you to not stay home, because then you’d miss all this great #DCmusic.

Monday 6/10:
DC jazz great Samuel Prather leads the quartet version of his Groove Orchestra tonight in a free show at Ivy City Smokehouse in connection with the sprawling DC Jazz Fest, along with vocalist Akua Allrich.

Tuesday 6/11:
Garage and surf rock take the stage Tuesday night at Slash Run when DC faves Venray and Apollo 66 open for TN’s Mouth Reader.


Wednesday 6/12:
Some people love the lyrics most, and some love the music most and often can’t even make out the words. If you’re the latter, or you’re game to give the words a rest for a night, head to Evening Star Cafe‘s upstairs Majestic Lounge in Del Ray this Wednesday for ambient guitarist Tristan Welch and post-rock duo Ice Out.


Thursday 6/13:
The Smithsonian American Art Museum continues their prestigious and long running Luce Unplugged series highlighting the brightest in the DC music scene this Thursday with a special duo performance from Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley of the Bumper Jacksons.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 6/07

Don’t even think about staying home this weekend. Live music forever!

Friday 6/07:
For DIY house show enthusiasts, Dwell is one of the last remaining haunts in DC these days. Tonight the folky/indie rock vibes ring out with The North Country, Fiona Kohrman (ex of The El Mansouris), and Adele Marie & The Milkweeds.



Saturday 6/08:
The energy and drive behind the inclusive, feminist organization This Could Go Boom is infectious. Catch their disease Saturday night as their monthly showcase hits the Dew Drop Inn with Wicked Sycamore, Ms Fridrich‘s Sarah Flippert, Boss Company and When Particles Collide all the way from Bangor, Maine.

Sunday 6/09:
The only bar that matters in Arlington, Galaxy Hut saves Sunday night with two DC energetic indie rock bands, Trajectories and Pompeii Graffiti.


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Don’t Stay Home This Week 6/03

There’s DC music to check out every night of the week, and we pick out our faves each week. See you at the show.

Monday 6/03:
The Monday night deal at Galaxy Hut tonight gives you Pearie Sol and recent podcast guest feature Erotic Thrillers for only $5.


Tuesday 6/04:
Free Live & Local, how does it get better than that? 7DrumCity presents Tuff Lover, side project of Bottled Up’s Nikhil Venkat, at The Pub & The People Tuesday night.

Wednesday 6/05:
Synthpop band Skyline Hotel headlines Georgetown’s Gypsy Sally’s on Wednesday night, supported by Dark Trilobite, a young band formed from Bach2Rock Bethesda’s Band Program.

Thursday 6/06:
The bad news is that Loi Loi‘s globe-trotting front woman Kristie Di Lascio will soon depart DC for more far flung adventures. Catch her trademark diva style one last time this Thursday at the Pie Shop along with Lotion Princess and Stronger Sex.



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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 5/31

Holy crap, June is here. How did that happen? Big months shouldn’t sneak up on you like that. Anyway, here’s our #DCmusic picks to keep you sane and happy for this weekend.

Friday 5/31:
Celebrating the end of their prestigious Spring residence with the Washington Performing Arts Society, DuPont Brass gifts us all a FREE show tonight at 8 PM at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in SE DC.

Saturday 6/01:
Congrats to rising synthpop stars Mystery Friends on the release of their debut full length album Past & Future Self. Show them all the DC love at their album release show Saturday night at Black Cat along with Den-Mate and Del Florida.

Sunday 6/02:
7DrumCity‘s FREE Live & Local series at The Pub & The People fills your Sunday night with delightful songs by Laura Tsaggaris. You’re welcome.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 5/28

Hey DC! We’re back from vacation and ready to rock your world with the best #DCmusic the city has to offer. Here are our show picks for the week ahead.

Tuesday 5/28:
Takoma Park’s Rhizome hosts a night of punky indie rock tonight featuring DC’s Born Dad and Company Calls, along with Atlanta based Gabbie Rotts.


Wednesday 5/29:
Off-the-grid hotspot Dwell offers this lineup for your Wednesday night enjoyment: DC’s lovely indie pop Lotion Princess, gender-less VA neo-soul jazz duo Morning Sunshine, and Rochester’s Calicoco.

Thursday 5/30:
Thursday night‘s lineup at Dew Drop Inn‘s lower level gives you two loud, punk-adjacent bands that we recommend: Heavy Breathing and Des Demonas.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 5/17

#DCmusic. Don’t Stay Home! Shows!

Friday 5/17:
Shamans of Sound, a new reggae band featuring DC music veterans, just released their third single “The Ultimate High” featuring Abhik Saha. Celebrate with them tonight at Tropicalia for their Friday Night Live party, with no cover charge.

Saturday 5/18:
Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown has a fine night of funk Saturday night, featuring Aztec Sun and BOOMscat. Boom.

Sunday 5/19:
Soooo, Sunday night is the finale of a rather popular HBO series. Meanwhile Clarendon’s Galaxy Hut hosts 3 delightful indie rock bands that night, Little Lawnmowers from WV and two of our own, The Meer and Miss, Understand Me. The music starts at 10, which is pretty late for a Sunday but not late enough to watch the whole episode, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.


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