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Tuesday, March 24

Shakey Graves @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: wanting to “burn down [your] life, cut [your] hair off, and run screaming into the woods”

Shakey Graves

Ibeyi @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: Anga Diaz’s daughters


Words Beats & Life Academy @ Atlas

RiYL: end of session showcases, per-vocational school

Hillbilly Gypsies, 10 String Symphony, The Plank Stompers @ Jammin Java

RiYL: All-American Drink Specials

Suds & Strings feat. Hillbilly Gypsies + 10 String Symphony + The Plank Stompers

Wednesday, March 25

 Title Fight @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: “Chlorine”

Swervedriver @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: shoegaze

Milky Chance @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: meeting people on the first day of school, Advanced Music Class

Milky Chance

Thursday, March 26

Kacey Musgraves @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves

Lieutenant @ Black Cat

RiYL: Foo Fighters

Pleasure Train, Max Dvorak, Ryan Langlois, Skydiver, Derek Evry @ Jammin Java

RiYL: getting VIP tickets to a local show at Jammin Java

Jammin Java Local Scene: Pleasure Train + Max Dvorak + Ryan Langlois + Skydiver + Derek Evry

Friday, March 27

James Murphy @ 9:30 Club


James Murphy (DJ SET)

Big Data @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Dangerous” and only “Dangerous” on repeat

Broods @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: the young of certain animals, family


The Harry Bells, Astronaut Jones @ Tropicalia

RiYL: fresh island riddems

Two Inch Astronaut, Black Dog Prowl, Palehound @ Republic

RiYL: “Final Fridays”

Da Big Fella, Pinky Killacorn, Main Girl, Ethan Spalding @ Fillmore

RiYL: “Shake it out” (not off)

Saturday, March 28

Father John Misty @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: unnecessarily long band summary bios

Father John Misty

Misterwives @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: “Reflections”


Sam Prather @ Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

RiYL: Howard University graduates, Groove Orchestra

Mat Kearney @ Fillmore

RiYL: Harmonicas and the mandolin

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Sunday, March 29

Taking Back Sunday @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: 2007, every single Long Island musicians who have also been in Taking Back Sunday at one point or another

Taking Back Sunday

Torche @ DC9

RiYL: “four dudes playing the loudest and heaviest hard rock on the planet”

Lauren Calve Band, The Moon and You, Jamie and James, Ileena Johnson @ Jammin Java

RiYL: monthly concert series to feature female DC musicians.

Her Roots feat. Lauren Calve Band + The Moon And You + Jamie and James + Ileeana Johnson