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Monday, April 27

O-Town @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: boy bands you thought were done forever.

Tuesday, April 28

Coup Sauvage & the Snips @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Sneaks”


Spandau Ballet @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: being elegant, well dressed, bizarrely obsessed with cleanliness


Adam Kyle @ DC9

RiYL: “Walk On By”

Wednesday, April 29

Toro Y Moi @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “Say That”

The Soft White Sixities @ Black Cat

RiYL: “City Lights”

Water Liars @ DC9

RiYL: “Backbone”

Pinball Tournament @ Black Cat

RiYL: pinball. This isn’t a band. This is literally 9 pingolf holes.

Thursday, April 30

The Kostume Karaoke Invitational @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: PBR, Karaoke, Jameson, not American Idol

Shy Girls @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: “Still Not Falling”

The Wombats @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “Tokyo,” bands I’ve forgotten since 2012

Sheila E. @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: “A Love Bizzare”

The Apache Relay @ DC9

RiYL: “Katie Queen of Tennessee”

Friday, May 1

M3 Rock Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Kix

M3 Rock Festival, Day ONE, Kix

ILOVEMAKONNEN @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: “Tuesday,” Drake

Ex Hex @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Waterfall”

James Bay @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Notting HIlls Art Club

James Bay

Twin Peaks @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “Flavor”

Saturday, May 2

M3 Rock Festival @ Merrweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Queensrÿche

M3 Rock Festival, Day TWO, Europe, Queensrÿche, Tom Keifer

Atmosphere @ Echostage

RiYL: Minneapolis


Alma Tropicalia @ DC9

RiYL: DC Funk Parade 2015

Joe Pug @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: disorientating opening notes

Joe Pug

Daughtry @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: stripped down shows


Two Gallants @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “Crow Jane”

Lee Fields & the Expressions, Trouble Funk @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Funk Parade!

Pokey Lafarge @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Mama Don’t Allow”

Sunday, May 3

Kerfuffle @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Incubus, The Offspring, Panic! At the Disco, Dirty Heads, Big Data, Andrew McMahon, Robert Delong, Coasts

DC101 Kerfuffle

Lord Huron @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Northern Michigan

Lord Huron

Marc Martel @ DC9

RiYL: “The Mercurotti”

Fat White Family @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: literally young white people

Andy Suzuki & the Method @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Born out of Mischief”