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Don’t Stay Home This Week 9/16

Monday 9/16:
“Gentle but fierce pop to tear at your heartstrings”, Ava Mirzadegan’s solo project Pen Palindrome opens for Baltimore’s Friday Junior and Strangepride from New York tonight at Slash Run.

Tuesday 9/17:
Tuesday night the Black Cat‘s intimate Red Room hosts experimental sounds from rapper Sir EU and Priests’ charismatic frontwoman Katie Alice Greer.

Wednesday 9/18:
The summer ain’t quite over yet, so the DC Public Library‘s Punk Archive initiative is hosting one last rooftop show before the season ends. Head to the Woodridge Library in NE at 6:30 PM Wednesday evening to see Clear Channel and Taciturn.


Thursday 9/19:
Hardcore festival Damaged City keeps the spirit alive with a showcase at Slash Run Thursday night. 2016 Fest alums La URSS from Spain join DC punk band Asesinato, featuring members of Rashomon & Guilt Parade, and darkwave act Aertex featuring members of Merchandise, Coke Bust & Blacksage


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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 9/13

Friday 9/13:
DC’s most dedicated concert photographer Roxplosion curates tonight‘s lineup at the Pie Shop on H St NE. Grab your savory pie for dinner and sweet pie for dessert in time to see Piramid Scheme, Capital Offender and Baltimore’s Out of Water Experience.

Saturday 9/14:
Don’t forget about JasonFestII! Here’s what organizer Jason Mendelson says to expect Saturday night at Epicure Café.

Schedule (sort of)
shortly after 7pm: Daniel Ouellette
let’s say, hmm, 7:48, cause why not, Jason Mendelson
around 8:30ish, yeah, it’s Koshari
closer to 9:30pm The Lucky So & So’s
THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME
all times and underwear are subject to change


Sunday 9/15:
Three DC musicians making 2019’s most memorable albums are playing Sunday night at the Black Cat. Matt Dowling’s Swoll moniker makes swirling 80s-style electronic ballads, Anna Connolly is a powerfully confessional singer-songwriter, and David Klinger celebrates the release of the long-awaited Forgetter album Parts of Anything.



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Don’t Stay Home This Week 9/09

Monday 9/09:
Non-binary electronic artist & drag DJ La Roche kicks off another night of impressive music tonight at Comet Ping Pong with NY’s Machine Girl and Five Star Hotel from Pittsburgh.

Tuesday 9/10:
Wailing blues rock band Wanted Man, part of our #DCmusic Millennium Stage series, hit the Pie Shop stage Tuesday night along with The Electric Mud in town from Fort Myers, FL. The photo below comes courtesy of Roxplosion.

Wednesday 9/11:
Rejoice in the astounding new album Anthropocosmic Nest by The Messthetics Wednesday night at the Black Cat, and don’t you dare miss the opening sets from punk band Mock Identity & experimental cellist Janel Leppin. This is one you’ll want advance tix for, trust us.


Thursday 9/12:
Thursday night‘s lineup at the Dew Drop Inn features trip-hop band Luna Honey, another vet of our #DCmusic Millennium Stage series, and esoteric punk performer Pearie Sol open for legendary New York record producer Martin Bisi.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 9/06

This weekend all the #DCmusic shows we’ve picked out are free. FREE! Buy some music or maybe a beer for these hard working souls to show them some love.

Friday 9/06:
How does a FREE back to school punk rock party at the Pie Shop sound? Tonight the purveyors of pies both sweet and savory host an all DMV lineup, just like we like, with Venray, Sister Ex, Creep Crusades and LNT (Like No Tomorrow).




Saturday 9/07:
Caz Gardiner, well known for her soulful ska/rocksteady vocals for The Checkered Cabs, The Ambitions and The Day Laborers, brings her eponymous band playing 60s-influenced soul pop to Solly’s on U Street Saturday night. The music runs from 10 PM to 1 AM and there’s NO COVER, so bring your cool friends.

Sunday 9/08:
Sunday is AdMoDay! Celebrating its astounding 41st year, the day long festival in Adams Morgan presents crowd-pleasing faves Batala, Los Empresarios, Chopteeth, DuPont Brass and lots lots more.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 9/03

Tuesday 9/03:
7DrumCity keeps the music FREE, Live & Local tonight at The Pub & The People with trombonist Shannon Gunn and guitarist Garrett Gleason, two stalwarts of the DC jazz scene, for an evening of improvisation.

Wednesday 9/04:
We really can’t do better than the FB event post for this:
What to expect from Teen Cobra‘s “Teen Cat / Black Cobra” event at Black Cat‘s new Red Room this Wednesday September 4:
– 2 punk-long sets (20+ min each)
– 32 songs. All the songs we know, including a handful of new covers
– Set decoration
– Wardrobe change
– Detailed Playbill with all the information about the show for every audience member
– “The best husband and wife lo-fi rock n roll punk duo in the D.C. right now. Maybe”
See you there!

Thursday 9/05:
We are crazy excited for the first partnership between Hometown Sounds and the Luce Foundation Center’s #LuceUnplugged this Thursday evening. Powerhouse drummer Isabelle de Leon leads a group of DC musicians playing jazz, pop and soul. The curator-led art talk begins at 5:30 and the music starts at 6. As always, there’s no cover and drink specials for your happy hour needs.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 8/26

Monday 8/26:
Anecdotally, the new Pagan Reagan track we spun on our #DCmusic podcast generated a bunch of positive feedback. Check out the psych rock tonight at Galaxy Hut in Arlington along with NJ indie folk band Lowlight.

Tuesday 8/27:
Americana troubadour Justin Trawick plays The Pub & The People‘s FREE, Live & Local series Tuesday night at 7 PM. Thanks 7DrumCity!

Wednesday 8/28:
Don’t miss an excellent bluegrass and folk bill Wednesday night at the Pie Shop featuring Bearcat Wildcat and vets of our Millennium Stage series, Steve Kolowich’s sublime group Stranger in the Alps.

Thursday 8/29:
Drummer & recent podcast feature Keith Butler Jr. leads his four-person jazz trio Thursday night at Twins Jazz. Grab advance tix for sets at 8 and 10 PM.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 8/23

Friday 8/23:
Tonight Bethesda’s Villain & Saint hosts The 5×5 Songwriting Showcase. Alchemical Records curated the talented lineup of Bellwether Bayou, Mike & Melinda Hamilton, Jason “MetroSongs” Mendelson, Petty Indulgences, and “The Legend of Zelda-inspired heavy metal band” Master Sword.




Saturday 8/24:
Arts event organizers PAKKE have taken this Saturday‘s Near Northeast Cabin Sessions album release show at Cheshire in AdMo to the next level. In addition to an art show from members of the Working Artists group, and of course a live set from the gorgeous indie folk band, Hometown Sounds will lead a panel discussion focusing on this collaborative intersection between the music and visual art. We’d love to see you there.

Sunday 8/25:
Domestic Terror Productions, lovers of loud punk, metal and hardcore sound, host an insane festival across three venues this weekend called Snot Fest. Sunday night‘s “post show” at the Pie Shop was to include a Philly band call the Droogettes, but sadly they can’t make it. The punky all-DC lineup now includes Babies With Rabies along with The Split Seconds, Kromanauts, Capital Offender and The Xiles.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 8/19

#DCmusic is what we’re all about, and nothing compares to the live music experience. Here are our show picks for the week ahead.

Monday 8/19:
Been meaning to check out DC’s newest used vinyl shop Home Rule Records in Brightwood Park? Head there at 5 PM today for an ambient music showcase featuring Beau Finley aka Small Craft of Fuzzy Panda Recording Company, Tristan Welch on Verses Records, and Eric Baylies from MA.


Tuesday 8/20:
Post-grunge band Bleary Eyed recently relocated from DC to Philly. Let’s give them some hometown love at their Tuesday night show at delicous pizza joint Comet Ping Pong along with experimental rock band Dove Lady and Why Bonnie from Austin TX, and Bleary Eyed.


Wednesday 8/21:
Garage rock fans can get their fill Wednesday night at Slash Run when the Hall Monitors and Jake Starr & The Delicious Fullness welcome The Cynics from Pittsburgh & Northern Spain. But get those advance tix quick because this show has a LOW TICKET WARNING!


Thursday 8/22:
Two DC acts stretching the boundaries of indie pop music, Frass Green and Weston Smith, hit the stage Thursday night at DC9 along with Philly psych-garage band Secret Nudist Friends.

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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 8/16

Congrats for making it through another muggy, sweaty week smack in the middle of August. Now let’s celebrate with some choice #DCmusic shows all weekend long. Here are our picks!

Friday 8/16:
DC may be known for angular, difficult post-hardcore music, but there ain’t no shame in loving some well-crafted pop songs. Broke Royals celebrate their new release Saint Luxury at DC9 tonight with fellow pop luminaries Mystery Friends. The music starts at 7:30 so keep that happy hour in check.

Saturday 8/17:
Surely you’ve all heard about the DC Music Rocks Festival taking over the 9:30 Club this Saturday night. Do your homework and stream music by Iza Flo, Empresarios, Eli Lev, Sub-Radio and More AM Than FM to fully appreciate the breadth of talent incubating in our town.




Sunday 8/18:
Sardonic musical troublemakers Jack On Fire showcases their new EP Waiting for the End of the World (featuring the catchy jingle “White Genocide Rah Rah Rah!”) at the Black Cat‘s redesigned Red Room Sunday night along with “sitcom-core” purveyors The Electric Grandmother. Plus, just look at this damn flyer. You can’t miss this.


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Don’t Stay Home This Week 8/13

You know what to do. Don’t Stay Home. See this #DCmusic instead.

Tuesday 8/13:
Pleasure Train describe themselves as purveyors of the #sexgroove, and we cosign that assessment. See them rock out tonight as the featured artists at Sauf Haus‘s open mic night.

Wednesday 8/14:
Wednesday evening the Strathmore‘s free outdoor summer concert series Live From The Lawn features the so-called “Wickedest Band Alive”, go-go legends Rare Essence. Keep the spirit of #DontMuteDC alive!

Thursday 8/15:
DIY haven Dwell hosts an impressive and diverse bill of #DCmusic Thursday night. Pen Palindrome is the solo folky indie rock project of Ava Mirzadegan, and Zarine Kharazian makes jazz/punk music as Miss, Understand Me. Natasha Janfaza fronts “post-sandwich” band Panini Girlfriend, and Evergreen is a brand new trio of Kamyar Arsani(Daf/Ukulele/vocal), Sonia Maria(violin) and Maggie Yakoub (vocals) performing music you could only hear in Egyptian or Iranian cafe’s.



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