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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 7/12

Whoa you guys. There’s a lot of #DCmusic happening this weekend! Here are our show picks.

Friday 7/12:
The Washington CityPaper presents an interesting genre pairing at the Luce Unplugged series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum this evening. Acoustic lap guitarist Daniel Bachman shares the stage with experimental hip hop act Model Home, starting right after work at 6 PM.

Saturday 7/13:
Check out the new vanguard of DC punk on display Saturday night at Comet Ping Pong. Mock Identity releases a brand new 7″ record, with help from Clear Channel and Taciturn.



Sunday 7/14:
CapitalBop‘s monthly Jazz Loft returns to Takoma Park’s Rhizome to wrap up the weekend Sunday night with thoughtful features of rising DC jazz musicians. This month see hornist Abe Mamet and drummer Keith Butler lead respective groups in showcasing recent compositions.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 7/09

Hometown Sounds is back from a little summer recess with some #DCmusic show picks for the week ahead.

Tuesday 7/09:
Jazz soul singer Cecily‘s new EP isn’t yet posted online, so you’ll have to hear it in person tonight at the release show at Blues Alley with two full band slots, 8 and 10 PM.

Wednesday 7/10:
Velvet Lounge‘s Facebook event for Wednesday‘s show asks “Do You Want 6 Pack Abs and Some Music?” The bands, which hopefully will not perform shirtless, are Red Medicine, Owl Pack and Graffiti Soundstage.

Thursday 7/11:
Summertime in DC means it’s time to head to Fort Reno for the venerable concert series featuring the city’s freshest bands. This Thursday the park hosts The Norms, The OSYX, and dirt eater.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 6/28

#DCmusic every single night. That’s our mission. Here’s our picks for live music all weekend long.

Friday 6/28:
Tonight the Pie Shop hosts Babylon-residing roots reggae band Shamans of Sound and psychedelic jammers Gordon Sterling & The People. Shout out to the Pie Shop for supporting DC music!

Saturday 6/29:
Saturday night the Pie Shop hosts looooong time faves & vets of our Millennium Stage series, folk rock band The Beanstalk Library playing two marathon sets. Opening the night is Nitepool, aka BABA YAGA, a new band from Dan Abh. Double shout out to the Pie Shop!

Sunday 6/30:
Get shoegaze-y and post-rocky at Galaxy Hut on Sunday night with two loud bands, Koshari and The Orchid. Come hungry, eat up all their tater tots and try as many niche craft beers as you can.

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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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