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Monday, March 9

Hozier @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: “Take Me to Church”

Kitten @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “Like a Stranger”

Two Inch Astronaut @ Black Cat

RiYL: people who just played a show with Brian Baker

The Bobby Thompson Project @ Republic

RiYL: southern rock

Self Defense Family @ DC9

RiYL: “oddly compelling rants”

The Church @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: any band who’s first line in their bio is “IT’S A UNIQUE BAND”

The Church

The Heads Are Zeroes, Foehammer @ The Dougout

RiYL: avant-grind, death doom

Tuesday, March 10

Jukebox the Ghost @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: George Washington University

Jukebox the Ghost

The Lonely Biscuits @ DC9

RiYL: formerly known as Gravy and the Biscuits

Pete Rock @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: A Tribe Called Quest

Pete Rock & Slum Village

Wednesday, March 11

G. Love and the Special Sauce @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: The Sugar Blues

G. Love and Special Sauce

Hermitude @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: “Speak of the Devil”

Luciano @ Howard Theatre


Thursday, March 12

Sylvan Esso @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: bands that blew up, bands that I predicted would sell out the 9:30 Club this year

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Batala Washington @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: the fiercest, funkiest women in D.C., Funk Parade

Homeshake @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Peter Sagar

Friday, March 13

8×8: 8 performers, 8 minutes each @ Black Cat

RiYL: Champagne Fever, Bentzen Ball


Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: all the songs from animated films/cartoons you want

When You Wish

The Deadmen @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: D.C. folk-rock collective

Saturday, March 14

Twin Forks @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional as an opener

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U.S. Royalty @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: searching for home

U.S. Royalty

Will Butler @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Arcade Fire

Flashband @ IOTA Club & Cafe

RiYL: Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

Black Dog Prowl @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: “first hometown show in forever”