You can’t stay a teen mom forever.
Leesburg natives Passing Phases bring their jangly indie-pop to Paperhaus for the final performance in the DC DIT scene mainstay. Passing Phases is joined by Atlanta rock outfit Shepards, who are supporting their recently released Exit Youth. The show is rounded out by dreampop project Universal Friend Rays, which will perform an opening set. The D.C. natives released the 10-minute single “Time Is Moving” earlier this year.
Chicago rapper and hip-hop upstart Chance the Rapper brings his “Family Matters” tour to Silver Spring, and features Atlanta-based artist Metro Boomin, Virginia native D.R.A.M., and fellow Chicagoan Towkio.
Goth-Trad leads a night of electronica with genre-bending tracks that combine elements of electronica, dub and grime. The Japanese producer is joined by British producer Sam Binga and will feature an opening set by Virginia native Malleus.
DC natives Teen Mom play their final show and will showcase songs from the recently released LP Groovy. Fellow locals Go Cozy and BRNDA will perform supporting sets. The latter continues to support their August release, Year of the Manatee.
D.C.’s Humble Fire blends pop influences with blues-influenced alt-rock to form the local four-piece’s driving riffs and strong vocals. Humble Fire is joined by The Effects, a high energy, vintage-tinged garage rock outfit also from D.C. Silver Spring blues-rockers The Sherrod Brothers will perform an opening set, rounding out an excellent bill of local talent.
Republic’s Final Friday features Frederick punk-rockers Lilac Daze, as well as DC locals Shirt/Pants and Witch Coast. Witch Coast is supporting its just-released LP, Burnt Out by 3pm.
New York-based duo Thugfucker leads a pre-Halloween party at U Street with laid-back beats and groove-heavy tracks. Local DJ Edo will also perform, bringing his ambient dance-ready sound to the venue. Atlanta-based techno producer Bobi Stevkovski will perform an opening set.
Black Cat teams up with Punk Rock Karaoke Northeast and Black Lives Matter. The event doubles as a costume party. Black Cat promises spooky surprises and scary fun, so get tickets while you can.
The Howard gets a head start on Halloween with local DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer’s 4th annual Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged at dance party featuring an eclectic mix of pop, electro, and nu-disco grooves.
D.C. ambient artists Reefer’s Union, featuring members of Castles, headline a night of chilled-out, dance-ready tracks at Songbyrd. Montreal pop trio Vesuvio Solo will perform an opening set of their psychedelic-influenced dance-pop, and Brock Boss (of Incredible Change) will perform a supporting set as Half-Metal Alchemist.
DC producers Gent & Jawns will headline a Halloween dance party at U Street with club-shaking beats and dynamic energy. The duo is joined by Baltimore native, LA-based vocalist and producer Jen Lasher for an evening of dance-ready tracks that doubles as a costume party. As if you needed another reason to go, the best costume wins free entry to U Street Music Hall for a year – better plan ahead for this one.
Jonny Grave returns for his annual Halloween appearance at the Black Cat. The evening will feature performances by Jonny Grave and the Tombstones, Sara Curtain and Footwerk as well as burlesque performers Gigi Holliday and Cherie Sweetbottom. Local comedy trio and Black Cat regulars Church Night will host the event, making the Halloween Circus 2015 a must for your Halloween festivities.