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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 3/22

A #DCmusic show for every style and every night. Don’t stay home this weekend.

Friday 3/22:
Tonight Dupont Underground welcomes a night of music, art and shopping with some of Southeast DC’s finest performers and artisans. Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society’s Mars Urban Arts Initiative, the evening features current artist-in-residence VeVe & Tha Rebels, visual art installation “Ground Up” produced by Tendani, and a pop-up shop from 8 Arts & Culture.

Saturday 3/23:
Indie rock band Trajectories just released their debut EP You Want It You Got It today. Frend plays their very last show as a DC band before most of them move to Philly to focus more on music. Tuff Lover make “crestfallen compositions for broken people”. All this and more happens at DC9 on Saturday night.



Sunday 3/24:

Galaxy Hut. Sunday night. Piramid Scheme. (New lineup!) Erik Bradford. (Short Lives!) 9 PM. Five dollars. Let’s go.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 3/18

Twice a week we recommend shows to fill your evenings with the diverse sounds of #DCmusic. We call it Don’t Stay Home. Here we go.

Monday 3/18:
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival kicks off today, and we might run out of pixels recommending all their fantastic shows to you. Start with tonight‘s All-Stars show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage featuring Amy K Bormet, Ana Barreiro, Karine Chapdelaine, Shannon Gunn, Sarah Hughes, Shacara Rogers, and YaShauna Swan, and follow their packed calendar for lots more mind-blowing jazz throughout March.

Tuesday 3/19:
Doomy MA band Elizabeth Colour Wheel headlines a show Tuesday night at the VFW 9274 in Falls Church, supported by three dark DC area acts we dig: skygazers The Orchid, dystopian post-punk band Tired All The Time, and ambient guitarist Tristan Welch.


Wednesday 3/20:
The GoldPants Party is back at Dupont Circle’s Sauf Haus this Wednesday night. Host Ginny Hill brings together singer-songwriter Nardo Lilly and hard rock trio A Shrewdness of Apes.

Thursday 3/21:
DIY hotspot Dwell hosts a night of experimental electronic and acoustic sounds Thursday night with Teething Veils of Etxe Records, electronic producer Tony Cruise and Philly/DC ensemble Tadzio on Blight Records.



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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 3/15

Do. Not. Stay. Home. Go see #DCmusic instead! How about these shows?

Friday 3/15:
What’s up my NOVA peeps. Live music is scarce in the burbs, but we’ve actually got a show pick in Tysons Corner tonight! Backbeat Underground, vets of our Millennium Stage series, bring their jazz & soul groove to the 1st Stage Theater tonight at 8 PM.

Saturday 3/16:
In case you missed the many times we have plugged Loi Loi’s record release show on Hometown Sounds, let’s make sure everyone is covered. Saturday night, 10 PM, eat some delicious Comet Ping Pong pizza and then hear Born Dad, Millennium Stage alums Light Beams, and then the dark sensual synthpop of Me Dystopia.



Sunday 3/17:
Keep the weekend going until late Sunday night and catch two charismatic DC bands, the theatrical MUNDY and saucy Honey, open for performance art group Princess at Comet Ping Pong.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 3/12

DC, the sun is setting an hour later so that’s one less reason to stay home. Here are our #DCmusic picks to check out for the week ahead.

Tuesday 3/12:
Georgetown’s Blues Alley hosts a quartet of DC’s leading jazz figures on Tuesday night. Drummer Sriram Gopal‘s 2016 album The Fourth Stream provides the source material, and trombonist Shannon Gunn of the Bullettes, guitarist Garrett Gleason, and bassist Benjamin Rikhoff fill out this powerhouse group. Choose your set now, 8 or 10 PM.

Wednesday 3/13:
On Wednesday at 6 PM the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage partners with Strathmore’s prestigious Artist-in-Residence program to present soul singer Cecily. Celebrating Women’s History Month, Cecily will focus on the contributions of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, Gladys Knight, and others with Love & Freedom: A Tribute to Women of Soul.

Thursday 3/14:
Too many great options on this night. We give our Thursday night nod to Slash Run‘s bill featuring Mystery Friends and Maryjo Mattea, two choice pop/rock acts with brand new singles for your weekend playlists.


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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 3/08

In honor of International Women’s Day, this weekend edition of Don’t Stay Home features female-identified #DCmusic shows to show our support!

Friday 3/08:
For their own recognition of International Women’s Day, tonight College Park’s MilkBoy ArtHouse hosts an all-female lineup to celebrate empowerment with the cheeky name MilkGirl. See Sahara, Nalani & Sarina, The OSYX and Black Folks Don’t Swim? while benefiting the worthy nonprofit Girls Behind The Rock Show.

Saturday 3/09:
Bumper Jacksons frontwoman Jess Eliot Myhre leads a new group called The Honky Tonk Heroes for a two-stepping dance party at Hill Country BBQ Saturday evening. Polish up your best boots for well- and lesser-known country classics from a dedicated performer that knows her stuff.

Sunday 3/10:
The Brixton‘s weekly DC Jazz Jam devotes the entire month of March to a series called #InstrumentalLadiesofJazz. This Sunday Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra saxophonist and frequent experimental collaborator Sarah Marie Hughes leads the house band and whoever else shows up with chops and passion.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 3/04

Welcome to March! Don’t stay home! All those Netflix series will still be there forever.

Monday 3/04:
More music at happy hour, please! Epicure Cafe in Fairfax hosts an early show this evening featuring CityWitch, Ms. Fridrich, New Order of Existence and Ashevile’s Polly Panic, the cellist from Rasputina.


Tuesday 3/05:
DC show organizers Greater District Sound Club bring some choice funk bands together at the Passenger for Tuesday night‘s Mardi Gras celebration. For just $9 you get Zen Warship, Surprise Attack and our Millennium Stage showcase vets The Lucky So & So’s.

Wednesday 3/06:
The Dangerous Pie Shop on H St NE brings together two stylistically distinct but complimentary bands Wednesday night. Crooks and Crows of Takoma Park describe themselves as the “outlaws of outlaw country”, while The Caribbean, more alums of our Millennium Stage series, make beautifully dreamy experimental indie rock.

Thursday 3/07:
For their monthly Thursday night series Phillips After 5, the prestigious Phillips Collection hosts a night celebrating radical women on the eve of International Women’s Day. Drummer Isabelle de Leon leads a womxn-identified quartet to entertain with masterful jazz.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 3/01

Are you in need of some live music for your weekend activities? As always, we’ve got you covered with #DCmusic picks every day.

Friday 3/01:
Curious about the Black Cat‘s newly reconfigured Red Room bar? Head there tonight to see DC’s wildest guitar shredder, Anthony Pirog of The Messthetics, perform two sets of his experimental sounds.

Saturday 3/02:
Congrats to shoegaze-core rock band Collider on the release of their new full length album Crossed Hearts! H St’s Dangerous Pies hosts their album release show Saturday night with support from The Rememberables and FuzzQueen.


Sunday 3/03:
7DrumCity‘s weekly “Music on the Patio” series at The Pub & The People brings blues maestro Bobby Thompson to the heated tent this Sunday night from 6-8 PM.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 2/25

Friends, this week sees the end of February and some choice #DCmusic for you every single night. No reason at all to stay home and miss it.

Monday 2/25:
It’s a strong night of dark music tonight at Dew Drop Inn. Alejandro Castaño’s new group Replicant Eyes, repped by Etxe Records, joins Blight RecordsLuna Honey, vets of our Millennium Stage series, and Harrisonburg band Buck Gooter.


Tuesday 2/26:
Tuesday nights are best for discovering new gems and celebrating community at open mic nights and jam sessions. This Tuesday Sauf Haus‘s open mic night in Dupont Circle features hard rock band Black Dog Prowl, and advance sign-ups are open now.

Wednesday 2/27:
DC9‘s bill this Wednesday night gives you four DC rock bands to check off your dance card. Get there early (7:30 PM, champs) to fill your head with PineWalls, The Southern Ocean, The SuperChargers and 1 Identity.


Thursday 2/28:
Finish off February with your Hometown Sounds friends at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. This Thursday our #DCmusic series at DC’s most prestigious free stage brings jazz & soul masters Champion Sound Band to your ears and hearts. If you’re one of the many people we meet that hasn’t yet seen a show at the Millennium Stage, make this your first and grab a good seat when the gates open at 5:30 PM.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 2/22

You’ve made it through another week in this crazy, messed-up, weather-rollercoaster town. How about some live music to celebrate? Here’s our #DCmusic picks for this weekend.

Friday 2/22:
Veterans of our Kennedy Center Millennium Stage series, jazz/hip-hop band The Lucky So & So’s play a couple of sets heavy on improvisation tonight at The Abbey at St. Arnold in Cleveland Park. The no-cover show starts at 9, so come hungry & thirsty.

Saturday 2/23:
Friends, remember last month when we helped premiere the work-protesting music video “Monday” from experimental ambient musician Tristan Welch? Today’s the day his full album 40 Hours drops courtesy of Verses Records. Come to the album release show Saturday at Mobius Records in Fairfax to see Welch perform at 6:30 with saxophonist Ron Oshima and an opening set from Secret Wilderness, aka Jake Reid of Screen Vinyl Image. Welch will sell hand-silkscreened, union-made merch and collect donations for always underfunded addiction treatment center nearby.

Sunday 2/24:
Let’s finish up this weekend with some scrappy queer-friendly bands at Dew Drop Inn. Sunday night‘s lineup includes Panini Girlfriend, Born Dad and Twatsnot (Twatsnot to like?).


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Don’t Stay Home This Week 2/19

Here’s your official Hometown Sounds Don’t Stay Home #DCmusic picks for the short week to come. See you there?

Tuesday 2/19:
Dangerous Pies has a cool VA-heavy bill tonight. Two acts from Charlottesville, improv jazz flutist Gina Sobel and soulful r&b collective Free Union, join a new DC r&b band with a memorable name, Indiana Jonesin.

Wednesday 2/20:
Welp, just in case it doesn’t snow 5 inches followed by a delicious coating of sleet & ice, please head to Sauf Haus on Wednesday night for another GoldPants Party. Open mic hostess Ginny Hill teams up with GoldPants Rentals for a series of shows, this week featuring bilingual folk rock from Elena Lacayo and fun pop-ska covers & originals with Party Like It’s!

Thursday 2/21:
We love Bluebeat DC‘s devotion to showcasing the DMV’s enduring ska scene. Their regular monthly show at Wonderland Ballroom hits this Thursday night with The Scotch Bonnets and Annapolis’s Late Risers.

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