Come Early For… Openers You Must See
allisondesy | Jul 25, 2017 | 11:00AM |

As the dog days of summer stretch on, shows throughout the city only get better. With a different venue and opener every day this week, you can finally give yourself a break from the monotony that late July can bring. Grab an early dinner, slip out of work early, but do whatever you gotta do to catch these great groups play all around D.C.

ALL TALK, Aerial View, Keeper @ Fort Davie

All Talk just might redeem the entire “indie rock” genre. Reminiscent of Vampire Weekend, All Talk’s dance-y beats and sharp vocals are catchy to say the least. This music is ideal for laying in your favorite patch of grass while reading a book under the sun. Don’t miss All Talk’s opening set at Fort Davie on Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Friday 11/10
FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party @ FotoWeek Central
$45.00 / $60.00
To celebrate the 10th annual FotoWeekDC festival, FotoDC has partnered with Spain Arts & Culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute as the 2017 FotoWeekCentral Campus. FotoDC & BYT Present: FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party! Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more spread across our two-campus FotoWeekCentral as we launch the 10th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! The FotoWeekDC 2017 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation Be among the first to view this year's exhibitions at our two-campus FotoWeekCentral: Magnum Photos Present: Magnum 70 at 70 An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years. Including seminal works by Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Martin Parr, and Christopher Anderson, the exhibition spans the globe and covers regional events such as Arab Spring, South Africa under apartheid, and the recent migration crisis. SPAIN arts & culture presents: Cislancerus A project by Thenesoya Martín De la Nuez and Aníbal Martel Cislanderus is cultural project that gives a face to the Canarian descendants in the US. The exhibition shows the faces, and also the voices, of the so called “isleños” from Delacroix Island, the descendants from Baton Rouge, Reggio and San Antonio, Texas. The visitor will delve deep into their work as fishermen and hunters, and discover the ways in which they fight on a daily basis to preserve an unprecedented historical and cultural legacy. FotoDC Presents: FotoWeekDC 2017 Contest Winners See all the winners from the FotoWeekDC 2015 photography contest, featuring both single and series winners in the Fine Art, Photojournalism, and Photographer's Choice categories. View the gallery of 2016 winners here. Also featuring the winners of our 2017 FotoDC:STYLE spring photo competition. Featuring hot jamz from: Ayes Cold & and more TBA! Croosh Deets: Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7:30pm-11pm @ FotoWeekCentral Since FotoWeekDC is celebrating our 10th anniversary bigger and better than ever, FotoWeekCentral will be spread across two campuses this year, @ SPAIN arts & culture and the Mexican Cultural Institute! SPAIN arts & culture 2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St NW Washington DC 20009 Special $45 early bird tickets on sale now! Price goes up soon! This is a 21+ event There is no dress code! Support from SKYY Vodka Stay informed
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BRNDA, David Nance, and Staffers @ Slash Run

BRNDA’s music feels like it’s made by a good friend. I feel proud of them, and vaguely attached to this band that I have not yet seen live or met in person. If you like the muffled guitar and garage-core lyrics of The Strokes, you will definitely enjoy the sounds of BRNDA. Make sure to get to Slash Run early and grab a beer before their set begins.


MY FRENCH ROOMMATE and Jagwar Ma @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Very few things give me the urge to get up and dance. Mr French Roommate’s self-titled album is one of those things. MFR delivers the synthpop, dancepunk, and darkwave I’m searching for in every facet of my life. The sounds are reminiscent of Porches, The Cure and Joy Division, while still being entirely unique and new. Head on over to Rock & Roll Hotel early and catch My French Roommate doing that thing they do so well.


FRATERNAL TWIN, Stolen Jars, Bellows @ Songbyrd

Fraternal Twin is one of the softest bands I have ever listened to. If you’re looking for something delicate and sweet to kick off your weekend, this is absolutely it. With more than enough variety to keep things interesting, you’ll definitely want to get to Songbyrd early to check them out.


THAYLOBLEU, Company Calls, and More AM Than FM @ Comet

I’m not normally one for guitar-heavy modern rock n roll bands. I can, however, get down with Thaylobleu’s unique poetic lyrics backed up by some genuinely great guitar and bass playing. This certainly isn’t your mom’s rock n roll. Swing by Comet early for some delicious ‘za and some top notch rock music to go alongside. Check out the song “Too Much” from their newest release, Oscars & Jellyfish.

CONCEPT COLLECTIVE, Kaelan Brown, and Harry J & The Blue Chips @ Black Cat

Concept Collective is a D.C.-based art and music collective that produces sounds to rock the entire DMV. Mark my words, Concept Collective are R&B superstars that have just yet to be discovered. Listen to”Chop Cheese and Faygo” below, it gives me major “Mask Off” by Future vibes and I love it.