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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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Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 2/15

President’s Day Weekend! Woo hoo! Gotta love almost all those Presidents. Here’s what we got for #DCmusic for your weekend life.

Friday 2/15:
Three DC indie rock bands fill out an early show at DC9 tonight. Mayors of Marble Falls is a new band born from the ashes of Constant Alarm and Bonjour Ganesh! Ménage À Garage and The Feed never disappoint. Music starts at 7 PM sharp.

Saturday 2/16:
Roxplosion is the ace photographer of the scrappy bands making up the DC music scene, and sometimes he even books his own shows. Saturday night Roxplosion presents a staggering four band bill at Dangerous Pies, including Millennium Stage alums Wanted Man, Teen Mortgage, Sheila and the new lady supergroup The OSYX. “Possibly too much rock and roll for one stage, but necessary permits have been acquired so get ready to say ‘I did not know human beings could play that kind of stuff without being bionic or Jedi'”.

Sunday 2/17:
Three of DC’s essential go-go bands share the stage Sunday night at the Fillmore Silver Spring. See Trouble Funk, E.U. and Rare Essence together and get your fill of DC music history.

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 2/11

We hope you had an awesome weekend seeing #DCmusic. Here’s your week ahead of seeing more #DCmusic!

Monday 2/11:
Happy 15th Birthday to DC9! The perfectly-sized live music and dance club at 9th & U is celebrating with another week of great shows and DJ nights. Tonight they host the upbeat reggae band Kromanauts, along with Dior Ashley Brown and The Cruddy Crankers.

Tuesday 2/12:
AdMo’s SongByrd has your Tuesday night covered. The intimate Vinyl Lounge hosts electro soul band novo, with an opening set from singer/songwriter Azure Vox.

Wednesday 2/13:
Singer/songwriter Justin Trawick is all about teamwork. His immensely successful The 9 Songwriter Series teams up rotating lineups of musicians playing sold out shows at ever-bigger and more prestigious venues. This Wednesday evening, in another of DC9‘s 15th Anniversary shows, Trawick leaves his usual backing band The Common Good at home and presents his song solo. Ukulele darling Louisa Hall opens.

Thursday 2/14:
Welp, it’s Valentine’s Day. Do you have a date you want to impress? Are you flying solo and want some tunes to warm your heart? Head to Dew Drop Inn Thursday night for the lineup of experimental rock band Frend, folky Annie Stokes Duo, and a solo set from Laurel Rose of Bal Boheme.


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