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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.


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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.


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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.


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Don’t Stay Home This Week 10/21

Monday 10/21:
Tonight Clarendon’s Galaxy Hut has two sets of 60’s influenced soul pop from veteran ska vocalist Caz Gardiner, formerly of The Checkered Cabs and The Ambitions.

Tuesday 10/22:
Going out on a Tuesday night is the mark of the truly dedicated. Stay up late at Comet Ping Pong with soulpunk band Lightmare opening for New Jersey’s Delicate Steve.

Wednesday 10/23:
We love plugging the experimental ambient sounds of guitarist Jeff Barksy’s Insect Factory project, as well as the “fiery punk jammers” Panini Girlfriend. See them both open for NYC’s Gold Dime at Rhizome Wednesday evening.


Thursday 10/24:
Are you free Thursday evening? Perhaps we can interest you in anti-capitalist songwriter and The North Country frontman Andrew Grossman and queer feminist band Born Dad at Dew Drop Inn, along with French punks Avenir on Thursday evening? We thought so.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 10/18

Friday 10/18:
The Public Bar‘s grand opening week includes The 5×5 Songwriter‘s Showcase tonight, featuring Dave Phenicie, Pleasure Train, Ya Minko, Chevre from Frederick, and Richmond’s Deau Eyes.

Saturday 10/19:
Organized by our #DCmusic compatriots at Listen Local First, Down in the Reeds is a day-long fall celebration and music festival with a mission of healing through community and music. Set around the amphitheater at the historic campus of the former Walter Reed Medical Center, now called The Parks at Walter Reed, see performances from Aaron Abernathy, Dove Lady, IMKA, Denise Henderson and lots more this Saturday afternoon.



Sunday 10/20:
The Pie Shop‘s Sunday night lineup is especially delicious. See DC indie/dream pop bands Child Ivory, Basil (featuring members of Teen Mom and The El Mansouris) and Lavender, celebrating the release of their new EP Head in the Clouds / Adrenaline.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 10/15

Tuesday 10/15:
Toronto’s Bike Thiefs roll through town tonight playing at Slash Run, and we recommend their DC indie rock openers Weird Babies and Flowerbomb.

Wednesday 10/16:
Rhizome‘s Wednesday night bill features American primitive guitarist Jon Camp and his full band, opening for sonic experimentation from Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond, Milwaukee’s Kendra Amalie and Franco-German bassist and composer Pascal Niggenkemper.

Thursday 10/17:
Darkness falls over the Pie Shop Thursday night with the 7″ release show and tour kick off from Luna Honey. Cincinatti’s Hissing Tiles, GRÜN WASSER from Chicago and DC’s own SYZYGYX round out the sinister lineup.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 10/11

Friday 10/11:
Like the many varieties of sweet & savory pies on offer downstairs at the Pie Shop, different delicious flavors of pop music take the upstairs stage tonight. See The Eli Lev Collective, Nah. and Mystery Friends starting at 8 PM.


Saturday 10/12:
This past summer the trio of Ian MacKaye, Amy Farina and Joe Lally avoided adopting a name in an effort to keep their music offline and in the moment of live performance. Now they’ve settled on the name CORIKY and Saturday afternoon they help to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the DC Library’s Punk Archive initiative at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, along with exhibitions of photography and zines and punk ephemera.

Sunday 10/13:
“Trumpeter Joseph Brotherton holds it down every Wednesday at Jojo on U Street, hosting an eclectic session that features hard-hitting groove adaptations of jazz standards alongside spoken word, Afrobeat and even stand-up comedy. Drummer Kelton Norris… is young, but you can hear him on the bandstand with giants of D.C. jazz like Michael Bowie and Allyn Johnson, executing everything from deep, Blakey-like swing to slick drum & bass grooves.” See both DC jazz musicians lead their own ensembles at CapitalBop‘s monthly Jazz Loft Sunday night at Takoma Park’s Rhizome.

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