Shows To Get Pumped For This Week
clarissa | Dec 2, 2013 | 12:30PM |
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Brightest Young Things and Chris Naoum of Listen Local first team up every week to bring you the list of shows you should definitely attend.

Monday, December 2

Vegas with Randolph (CD Release), Jamie & Steve (from “The Spongetones”), The GoAround @ Jammin’ Java

RiYL: music that’s been called the “thinking man’s party music”

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Saturday 10/29
The Bentzen Ball Presents: John F. O'Donnell @ DC Improv Lounge
$10.00 / $10.00 John F. O'Donnell One Hour Comedy Special Taping Directed by Fugazi's Brendan Canty ~~CROOSH DEETS~~ Saturday, Oct 29th, 2016 6:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Show 9:15pm Doors / 9:45pm Show DC Improv Comedy Club 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 $10 tickets on sale now! This is an 18+ event. ~~~~ John F. O'Donnell is psyched and honored to be taping his first one-hour stand up special during Bentzen Ball 2016 at the legendary DC Improv. John F. O'Donnell (JFOD) is currently a 'Political Correspondent' on the comedy news television show 'Redacted Tonight w/ Lee Camp' on RT America. According to the Comedy Central Insider, "John F. O'Donnell is one of the more explosive comics in New York City. On stage, he's like a tightly capped liter of soda filled with lit fireworks." John has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times and The Huffington Post, as well as being one of Comedy Central's Fresh Faces of Comedy. Most recently, JFOD has been given a Congressional Press Credential and will be covering the Presidential Debates on location for 'Redacted Tonight,' which, if you know him, seems like a terrible breach of security. This very special stand up event will be directed by the brilliant composer/producer/filmmaker and founding member of Fugazi, Brendan Canty. Watch JFOD on Redacted Tonight: ~~~ Thanks to our sponsor: ~~~ More Bentzen Ball shows available at: Stay informed:
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Short Lives, The Mind Set @ Galaxy Hut

RiYL: fake Polaroids

Tuesday, December 3

Hadag Nahash @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Chanukah

Hadag Nahash

The Walking Sticks, Pleasure Curses, White Gold with Alex T of Paperhaus, Br’er @ The Dunes

RiYL: twins, laying in the grass

Alarms & Controls, Soccer Team, Talk It @ Black Cat

RiYL: getting CDs for going to shows

Bombino @ The Hamilton

RiYL: members of Ifoghas tribe

The Melodic, Vikesh Kapoor, Bird Courage @ IOTA

RiYL: Latin folk from London


Wednesday, December 4

Jagwar Ma, Fascinator @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: American Apparel

Holograms, TV Ghost @ DC9

RiYL: Stockholm

Intent, New Brigade, Unified, Zoom, Protester @ Casa Fiesta

RiYL: seeing five hardcore bands in two hours, DIY hardcore waffle house flyers


Megadeth, Fear Factory, Nonpoint @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: 80’s hair, trash metal, symphonies of destruction, hating Obama

Never Shout Never (the Xmas Tour), The Downtown Fiction (acoustic) @ Jammin’ Java

RiYL: people who have made Bryan of BryanStars cry

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Thursday, December 5

Phantogram, Until The Ribbon Braks, Weeknight @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: bands who write and record in barns


The Walking Sticks @ DC9

RiYL: seeing the same band a second night at a different venue.

Blueheart Revival (featuring Bobby Thompson and Tommy Lepson) @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: being “born out of the emotional desperation”

Blueheart Revival (feat. Bobby Thompson, Tommy Lepson)

Hugh Cornwell, Dot Dash @ Black Cat

RiYL: British people, The Stranglers

Friday, December 6

NOFX @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Fat Mike, punk


Dark Star Orchestra (continuing the Grateful Dead Experience) @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Grateful Dead, but not

Dark Star Orchestra


The Riverbreaks, Mission South, The Sea Life @ Black Cat

RiYL: songs written in a Costa Rican jungle

Thee Lolitas, Musicband (ex-Goons), The Brooklyn What, The Sniffs @ The Pinch

RiYL: donation-based shows

Skelliton, Equiknox, Color School @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: French army, snakes

South Rail @ Acre 121

RiYL: hanging out on train tracks


Justin Trawick Trio @ The Hamilton

RiYL: playing under Christmas lights

Legs Like Tree Trunks, Cope Ascetic, The Raised By Wolves @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: feather boas and trombones

Here We Go Magic, Paperhaus @ Paperhaus

RiYL: birthday parties, Paperhaus because it’s their last DC show for awhile


Saturday, December 7

Dark Star Orchestra (continuing the Grateful Dead Experience) @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: another night of not Grateful Dead

Dark Star Orchestra


Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases), Psychic Babble @ Ottobar

RiYL: Circa Survive


The Bottom Dollars, The Nuclears, The Mellish @ DC9

RiYL: bands CMJ names as “Professional Sonic Assassins”

Matthew E. White @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: people who say that they’re “Spacebomb”

Nervosas, Pygmy Lush, Priests, Dudes @ the Pinch

RiYL: punk and fried pickles



Vinny Vegas, Beauchene Skulls, Moniker, Bravenoise @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: whales

Fire & the Wheel @ IOTA

RiYL: projections as part of your promo shots

The 9 Songwriter Series @ Black Cat

RiYL: seeing nine singers for $10

Black Masala @ Acre 121

RiYL: gypsy

Sunday, December 8

History Repeated, Sick Sick Birds, (Stop Worrying &) Love the Bomb @ Smash! Records

RiYL: Corn that has been prepared by Kyle Corn and the Baltimore Orioles because that’s what they like

JD Samson & MEN, Ex Hex, Coup Sauvage & the Snips (7″ release show), DJ Dean @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: electronic-feminist-punk

Max Bemis (Say Anything), Matt Pryor (the Get Up Kids / the New Amsterdams), Sherri DuPree Bemis (Eisley), Perma (Max Bemis & Sherri DuPree Bemis), Merriment @ Ottobar

RiYL: Say Anything, husbands and wives playing together


Rock-N-Shop @ Black Cat

RiYLgetting awesome punk Christmas presents, garage sales

Sinister Haze, Corsair, Genocide Pact @ The Pinch

RiYLdoom death metal

Moon Taxi, the Shack Band @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Nashville, photos that cut people off