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Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: Music

Bob Dylan

Flasher, Post Pink, Puff Pieces @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Priests, Young Trynas, Big Hush

Inter Arma, Withered, Genocide Pact @ DC9

RiYL: Cough, Krallice, Mutant Supremacy

 Phoebe Ryan, Cardiknox, Secret Weapons @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: mashups of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Miguel’s “Do You,”


Ambrosia @ AMP

RiYL: “Biggest Part of Me”

Duskwhales, Island of Misfit Toys, A MARC Train Home, Lenclair @ Union Arts

RiYL: Vampire Weekend, of Montreal

Jessy Lanza, DJ Taye @ DC9

RiYL: Caribou, Junior Boys

Los Van Van @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Sierra Maestra, Issac Delgado

Los Van Van

Zella Day @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: Halsey, Lana Del Rey

Misled Youth, Iron Cages, Regulator, Pink Film @ Chill Factory

RiYL: Mark Jubert with an economics degree


Title Tracks, Bad Moves, Strange Avenger @ Fort Reno


Guided By Voices, Nap Eyes @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Pavement, Pixies

Guided By Voices

Humble Fire, DAIS, Stranger in the Alps @ DC9

RiYL: The National, Local Natives, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Iguanas @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band

The IguanasNothing, Citizen, Culture Abuse @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Deafheaven, Slowdive


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Melissa Etheridge @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: Heart, Debbie Harry

Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo and Melissa Etheridge

The Split Seconds, Wild Love, More AM Than FM @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Cutting Out”



5 Seconds of Summer @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: One Direction, All Time Low

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Be Steadwell, NUEX, Anastasia Antoinette @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Café

BRNDA, Bueno, Governess @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Babe City

Carolyn Wonderland, Toronzo Cannon @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Dale Watson, Kat Edmonson

Carolyn Wonderland and Toronzo Cannon

Los Cafres & Estelares @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Nonpalidece

Soul Rebels, People’s Blues of Richmond @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Merryland

Soul Rebels

Sick of It All (30 years: 1986-2016), Street Dogs, King Ly Chee @ Black Cat

RiYL: Agnostic Front, Madball


Big Hush, Wildhoney, Swings, Mal Devisa, Leapling, Two Inch Astronaut, Dove Lady, Nox @ Hole in the Sky 

RiYL: DZ Tapes

Emily King, PJ Morton @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Tamia, Erykah Badu

Emily King

Jail Solidarity, Clean Girls, Multicult, Psychic Subcreatures @ The Pinch

RiYL: split tape releases

Merryland Music Fest @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: String Cheese Incident, Lotus, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Protoje, TAUK, ELM

Merryland Music Fest, Day ONE

Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones

Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens and Kevin Jackson

Shenandoah Run @ AMP

RiYL: benefit shows for Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being

Toby Keith @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw



Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge, Saint Asonia @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: Slipknot, Godsmack

Luciano @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Dennis Brown

Merryland Music Fest @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Grace Potter, Greensky Bluegrass, Langhorne Slim & the Law, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Cris Jacobs Band

Merryland Music Fest, Day TWO

Steve Gunn, Spacin’ @ Black Cat

RiYL: Kurt Vile, Robbie Basho