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Monday, February 23

You Blew It! @ DC9

RiYL: the emo revival

Ariel Pink, Jack Name @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Haunted Graffiti

Tuesday, February 24

Parks & Recreation Series Finale Party @ Howard Theatre

RiYLParks & Rec

Sleater-Kinney @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: riot grrrl

The Dodos @ Black Cat

RiYL: being dark and introspective

Kyle Kinane @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: Comedy Central, Conan

 Cheick Hamala’s Griot Street @ Bossa

RiYL: n’goni


Wednesday, February 25

Misfitz Band @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: not Misfits

Paper Route @ DC9

RiYL: newspapers

Helmet @ Black Cat

RiYL: Betty 20th Anniversary Show

 OCD: Moosh & Twist @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: brothers, families

OCD: Moosh & Twist

Thursday, February 26

Echosmith @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: questions like “How old are Echosmith?”


BRNDA @ Milhouse

RiYL: happy sorry post punk

The North Country, Laughing Man, Stranger in the Alps @ Marvin Center Continental Ballroom

RiYL: Bathtub Republic

The Twilight Sad @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “I Became a Prostitute” and “Reflection of the Television”

Be Steadwell @ Busboys and Poets

RiYL: local songwriter filmmakers

Black Checker @ Black Cat

RiYL: this poster

 Mr. Blonde @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: DC cover band.

Friday, February 27

Wolf Alice @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: alt-J and The Shins

Wolf Alice

Wytold @ Atlas Performing Arts Center

RiYL: “Biggie, Beethoven, Busta, and Bach”

Saturday, February 28

United Nations @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: bands whose social media pages have to be taken down because you know, the international organization United Nations said so.

MOM² @ Lamont Street Collective

RiYL: #BlackArtMatters

The Riverbreaks, Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides, Sam McCormally @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: bands whose interests include hot tubs, Southern literature, basement jam sessions

Big Something, Nappy Riddem @ The Hamilton

RiYL: big things, whatever those things are

Ben Tufts & Friends @ IOTA Club & Cafe

RiYL: donations, cover shows, The Who

Jaz Dux @ Catch 15

RiYL: Chocolate City Collective

Black Masala @ Republic

RiYL: first times

Smoke n’ Mangos @ Acre 121

RiYL: misspelling mangoes, Vans Warped Tour

Smoke n' Mangos Press Image

Sunday, March 1

 Priests, Tenement @ Dance Institute of Washington

RiYL: super early shows