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Monday, March 2

Mary Mary @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Viewing Parties, getting tickets by being invited

BLKKATHY, Lowercase Letters @ Black Cat

RiYL: Velvet Rope era Janet Jackson

Stronger Sex, Black Checker @ The Beehive

RiYL: flower beards

Tuesday, March 3

 Gang of Four @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: the post-punk group, not the political faction composed of four Chinese Communist Party officials

Gang of Four

Wednesday, March 4

GRANDEUR @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: RAW DC, local independent artists

The Juliana Hatfield Three @ Black Cat

RiYL: Become What You Are

Saints of Valory @ DC9

RiYL: “bands that swing for the bleachers, crafting dramatic, sweeping, arena-ready rock filled with elegant pop hooks, shimmering guitars, and emotionally genuine lyrics.”

Champion Sound @ Flash

RiYL: open night mics

Thursday, March 5

Linear Downfall, Paperhaus @ DC9

RiYL: The Flaming Lips

Pat Green @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: winner of a Grammy for Best Country Song in 2003

Pat Green & Josh Abbott Band

Crystal Youth, Candice Mills, One Love Massive @ The Gryphon

RiYL: “jazz singer, meets piano bar, meets cabaret, meets DC 2014.”

French Horn Rebellion @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: the band’s bio including “French horn is hard to play. Making hot beats is fun. Let’s make a band.”

French Horn Rebellion

Justin Jones @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: “A Texas Troubadour Tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Steve Earl”

LOGIC @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: music videos filmed also at UMD, Gaithersburg

Friday, March 6

Cursive @ Black Cat

RiYL: The Ugly Organ

Hundred Waters @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: Nicole Miglis

Hundred Waters

Demetri Martin @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: Demetri Martin three times this week

Demetri Martin: The Persistence of Jokes

Prinze George @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “indie pop royalty status”

DJ Ayes Cold @ Tropicalia


Saturday, March 7

Of Montreal @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Kishi Bashi


Young Rapids @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Pretty Ugly, album releases

The Young Rapids

Murder by Death @ Black Cat

RiYL: the gloomiest of indie-rockers, horror movie soundtracks

Lexie Mountain Boys, Greys, Chandos, Adventure, Jimmy Whispers @ DC9

RiYL: Carpark Records

carpark sweet 11 x 17

Kickoman @ Haydees Restaurant

RiYL: Latin Reggae

Taylor Carson @ IOTA Club and Cafe

RiYL: 75 minute opener sets

Sunday, March 8

RuPaul’s Drag Race @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: RuPaul’s Drag Race without RuPaul

RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons (NEW DATE)

Rare Essence, EU featuring Sugar Bear, Black Alley & DC Loves Dilla @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: benefits to send people to SXSW

Erik Deutsch @ Bohemian Caverns

RiYL: Outlaw Jazz