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Christine & the Queens @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Grimes, Marina and the Diamonds

Christine and the Queens

Emblem3, The Ready Set, Megan Nicole @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Fifth Harmony, One Direction

Tatran @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: eclectic instrumental power trio


Cyndi Lauper, Boy George @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: Cher, Madonna

Cyndi Lauper & Boy George

The Bottom Dollars and the Hollows @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: The Clash meets Americana

The Bottom Dollars, The Hollows

Daniel Wyche @ Union Arts

RiYL: Chicago-based guitarist, composer, and improviser

Dowsing, Kittyhawk, Lilac Daze, Oklahoma Car Crash @ The Lab 

RiYL: Brand New, Panic! at the Disco

Flow Tribe @ The Hamilton 

RiYL: The Meters

Flow Tribe

MSTRKRFT, Computer Magic @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: Chromeo, Bloc Party

Nada Surf, Big Thief, Bird of Youth @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: The Offspring, Less than Jake, L7

Nada Surf


Aaron Leitko, Curved Light, Cloning @ Union Arts

RiYL: Modular Synths

Braids, Ginla @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Women, Deerhunter

Charles Brady & His Extraordinaries @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Menahan Street Band, Lee Fields

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils @ Hill Country DC

RiYL: Bruce Hampton

Diarrhea Planet, Soul Call Paul @ Black Cat  

RiYL: Jeff the Brotherhood, Deer Tick

Loud Boyz, Heavy Breathing, Governess @ MLK Library

RiYL: Ceremony, Self Defense Family

Loud Boyz

Third World @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Inner Circle, Steel Pulse

Third World


Adult Mom, Forth Wanderers, and Keeper @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: LVL Up, Frankie Cosmos

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Tha Crossroads

Capital Jazz Fest, Day 1  @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: New Edition, En Vogue, King, and host Donnie Simpson

Capital Jazz Fest, Day One

Henry Butler @ AMP

RiYL: Dr. John, James Booker

Max Major’s Think Again @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: magic

Pinkwash and Flashers @ Black Cat 

RiYL: Dischord Records, Sister Polygon


Br’er, Linear Downfall, Operator, Coup Sauvage & the Snips @ Union Arts

RiYL: songs about a trans woman who was murdered


Capital Jazz Fest, Day 2 Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Brian Culbertson, Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller, Raul Midon, Jazzing Up the Elements: a musical tribute to Maurice White, Take 6, the Isley Brothers, Al B. Sure, SWV, Eric Roberson, Blackstreet

Capital Jazz Fest, Day Two

Foozle, Swings, The Sea Life, Go Cozy, Shirt/Pants – Takoma Trukgarten

RiYL: Main Street Takoma, Babe City Records, all of their drummer Ryan’s bands

Home Body @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Fever-pop duos

Marcia Ball @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Mavis Staples

Marcia Ball

Oh He Dead, Laura Reed, Sub Urban Sol @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: gritty Soul-Americana

Selena Gomez @ Verizon Center

RiYL: Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus

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SOJA, Wale, Allen Stone @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution



Capital Jazz Fest, Day 3 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Will Downing, Fourplay, David Sanborn, Pieces of a Dream, Jarrod Lawson, Mike Phillips, Toni Braxton, the Brand New Heavies, Kenny Lattimore, Rick James’ Original Stone City Band, Tamia

Capital Jazz Fest, Day Three

Years & Years @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Clean Bandit, Tove Lo

Years & Years