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Blondie, Depeche Mode, and Muse are in town this week and Black Cat’s celebrating twenty years! There are more shows going on this week though.

Monday, September 9

Blondie, X @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: influential punk


The Rosebuds @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: indie rock duos


Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter @ Jammin Java

RiYL: an intimate evening and digital downloads for going to a show



Butch Walker, The Whiskey Gentry @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: pop-rock, power pop

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Tuesday, September 10

Depeche Mode @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: classic new wave synth pop

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Savages @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: British female punk

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Listen Local First: A CALL TO ARMS: Help Ben Tufts Charity Concert @ IOTA

Twenty local musician get together at Iota Club to raise money to replace a local drummer’s stolen gear.

Wednesday, September 11

Muse, Cage the Elephant @ Verizon Center

RiYL: Radiohead influences, progressive rock, electronica, really you should know Muse


Megan Jean & KFB, Nomad, Moonliscious @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: Demented Blend of Americana, Punk, Dance, Avant-Garde


Listen Local First: Church Night at Wonderland Ballroom

Featuring guest musical appearances by Margot MacDonald and Cherry Tree.

Thursday, September 12

Volcano Choir @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: pop rock, indie rock, Justin Vernon, Collections of Colonies of Bees


The Last Bison, The North Country @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: folksy


Listen Local First: DC’s Fair Trade Music Initiative @ The Big Board

Calling All Artists to join Listen Local First, Metro Music Source and Fair Trade Music as they prepare to launch DC’s Fair Trade Music Initiative.  This happy hour will explain how artists can participate and learn more about Fair Trade Music.

Friday, September 13

Black Cat 20th Anniversary Party @ Black Cat

RiYL:  Celebrating Black Cat’s 20th Birthday, The Max Levine Ensemble, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

Eve @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Getting your mind blown

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Mission South, Dirty Names, Tauk @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: indie, alternative roots


Coke Bust, Ruidosa Inmundicia, Genocide Pact, Protestor @ The Pinch

RiYL: hardcore, most likely get punched in the pit


Signing from the Bottom of a Well featuring Susan Alcorn, Erik Ruin, Ember Schrag, Nathan Bell, and Mike Andre @ The Lot At Union Kitchen

RiYL: projections, pedal steel, and voice


Listen Local First: Event Horizon @ Union Art

EVENT HORIZON: Art at the Edge of Space and Time at Union Arts.  Space Art and Experimental Music in an awesome DIY arts apace.  

Listen Local First: Black Masala @ Zeba Bar

Saturday, September 14

Pree, Sarmust, Lies About Butter @ The Lot at Union Kitchen

RiYL: Electric Folk


America Hearts, Drunk Tigers, Mike & Cody @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: local rock and pop

Crushed Out @ National Building Museum

RiYL: country, honky-tonk surf duo

Pyramid Fest 2013 @ Pyramid Atlantic Arts

RiYL: punks getting in your face, mosh pits


Listen Local First: Lindsey Buckingham Palace and Black Checker @ Black Whiskey

Listen Local First: The Shindig @ Carroll Park

The Shindig Festival in Baltimore’s Carroll Park featuring Clutch and The Pie Shop’s favorite The Glenmont Popes!

Listen Local First: Classic Albums 1983 @ IOTA

Classic Albums 1983 – Featuring Beanstalk Library, Future Saints, Selling Fairfax by the Pound and Jonny Grave and the Tombstones.

Sunday, September 15

Pinback, Deathfix @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: indie pop

Insubordination, The Rumble, Interstate Rivals @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: punk/rock/garage


Black Prairie @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: neo-traditional folk