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MITSKI with Elvis Depressedly – Tuesday, July 14 @ DC9 

The third album by Brooklyn’s Mitski, Bury Me at Makeout Creek, was one of the more honest albums of 2014, toeing the line between intimate bedroom folk and unapologetic feminist lofi punk. See her open for the awesome bummer-rock that is Elvis Depressedly at DC9.

BR’ER with Sleepy Kitty – Tuesday, July 14 @ Black Cat

Br’er modulates between minor and major keys with high intensity, splitting their sound between 80s synthpop and mellow chamberpop to dramatic effect. They’ll play first at Black Cat before equally dreamy twee-rockers, Sleepy Kitty.

SEAKNUCKLE with Night Kitchen – Wednesday, July 15 @ DC9

I’ve sung the praises of Seaknuckle before, but I’m willing to sing them again; they’re an awesome, Baltimore-based pop rock band, with a biting amount of comic cynicism in their lyrics and a disproportionate number of tasty riffs. See them before Night Kitchen at DC9.

WANTED MAN with Alfajor – Thursday, July 16 @ Fort Reno

Wanted Man plays blues-infused rock and roll that sounds old and new at the same time, containing elements of roots rock similar to the Black Keys/Jack White, but with a greater emphasis on gang vocals. They’ll play right before Alfajor at Fort Reno on Thursday.

JUNE GLOOM with Witch Coast and Young Rapids – Friday, July 17 @ Ghost Office

Ghost Office in College Park will host six awesome bands Friday, among which June Gloom is a definite standout. The band’s summer EP Dog Days is the sonic equivalent of receiving a hug after a difficult day at work, warm in instrumentation and empathetic in lyricism.