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From plenty of pop to experimental to punk, we have your nights booked this week.

Monday, September 16

Youth Lagoon @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: dreamy, tenacious, lo-fi pop

Youth Lagoon

Sonic Circuits @ Millennium Stage

RiYL: experimental soundscapes

Sonic Circuits (The Kennedy Center)

Jonah Matranga @ DC9

RiYL: emotional indie rock

Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys @ Jammin Java

RiYL: rockability revival, celebrating 25th anniversary tours


From Listen Local First: Nila Kay @ Bloombars

From Listen Local FirstOddisee @ Liv Nightclub
From Listen Local First: Singer Songwriter showcase with Matthew James ScottHarris Face and Davey Brown @ Velvet Lounge

Tuesday, September 17

City & Colour @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Dallas Green’s songwriting abilities in Alexisonfire but toned down, indie folksy

City and Colour

Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Tenement @ Black Cat

RiYL: DIY indie rock, scorching guitars

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O’Brother, Black Clouds, Native, Daylight @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: experimental, post-rock

The Silver Liners (Acoustic!) @ Tree House Lounge

RiYL: local indie pop rock


Wednesday, September 18

Alt-J, Lord Huron @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: folksy, dub-pop alternative rock
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Fat Trel (DMV Life Mixtape Release Show) @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: local rap, East Coast style mixed with a southern touch

Yellowcard @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: that song “Ocean Avenue” but acoustic

Burn Burn Burn, Walk the Plank, BraceFace, The Parsecs @ Casa Fiesta

RiYL: hardcore punk by one Seattle band and three locals shoved in a tiny basement-like show in the attic of a Mexican restaurant

From Listen Local First: David Klinger Johnny FantasticMarian McLaughlin & Ethan Foote @ Mad Momos

Thursday, September 19

Austra @ Black Cat

RiYL: pop, electro beats, artists on Levi’s stores’ playlists

Pet Shop Boys @ Strathmore

RiYL: British duos creating dance pop, dance rock

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Savant @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: electo, dubstep with influences from Bach

Caustic Casanova, Haethen, Sadgiqacea, Admiral Browning @ The Pinch

RiYL: hardcore from Philly and DC

From Listen Local First: Junker GrainBlack Checker Band and The CooLots @ Acre 121
From Listen Local First: Late Night Loft with 19th Street Band @ The Hamilton

Friday, September 20

Imagine Dragons @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL:  synth indie dance pop

Burn the Ballroom, Accidents, Static Scene, Atlas At Last @ DC Speakeasy

RiYL:  blasting power punk

Joe Maye, James Britton @ Ebenezers Coffeehouse

RiYL: “hip pop and rhythmic blues” according to Joe Maye

Joe Maye

The Knocks (DJ Set) @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: dance pop



From Listen Local First: Jonny Grave & the Tombstonesthe Highballers and The Delafield String Band @ DC’s brand new music venue, Gypsy Sally’s
From Listen Local First: Late Night loft with Justin Trawick trio @ The Hamilton

Saturday, September 21

Virgin Mobile FreeFest @ Merriweather Post Pavilion



Paperhaus, Starlight Girls, Zuma @ the Lot at Union Kitchen

RiYL: FREE!!!! and not sold out, bluesy rock

Nappy Riddem, A Band Called Future, Edy Blu, Alific, Candice Mills & Infamous Theys, Rex Riot, Basscamp, Gavin Holland, Lxsx Frxnk, Samy Y. Chris Nitti, Chris Burns, Baronhawk Poitier @ H Street Festival

RiYL: festivals with reggae and funk


Deerhunter, Crystal Stilts @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: garage rock, vintage guitar sounds


From Listen Local First: Brodown Throwdown II @ Rock & Roll Hotel during H Street Festival

Sunday, September 22

Stereophonics @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: British traditional rock, indie pop

Terry Malts, Queen Kwong, Dot Dash @ DC9

RiYL: pop, post-punk


Honor Society, Aaron Camper, Ben O’Neill, Marlee in the Mixx, and Holly Would @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: benefit shows with hip hop and pop


Ms Mr @ Black Cat

RiYL: electro pop

From Listen Local First: Bumper Jacksons @ Tropicalia for Sunday Blues