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Virgin FreeFest is over, but shows do exist after that and some of them are free.

Monday, September 23

Naturally 7 @ Black Cat

RiYL: acapella R&B

Young Roddy @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: hip hop, rap

Blacksmithtomahawk, In Your Memory, The Parsecs, The Melon Farmers @ The Pinch

RiYL: free punk show

Local Natives @ Rams Head Live!

RiYL: dreamy indie rock, style of Grizzly Bear and Arcade Fire

Local Natives

Tuesday, September 24

Cabinet, Holy Ghost Tent Revival @ Jammin Java

RiYL: folk, rock & roll, reminiscent of Grateful Dead


Higher Education @ Loony’s (College Park)

RiYL: reggae

Savoir Adore @ DC9

RiYL: indie electronic post-rock

The End of America @ Black Cat

RiYL: rock, folk


Wednesday, September 25

Ugly Purple Sweater @ Black Cat

RiYL: acoustically-tinged indie rock

Jack Johnson @ DAR Constitution Hall

RiYL: acoustic singer/songwriter

Jack Johnson

Oh Land @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: dance pop, R&B, bubbly electronics

Oh Land

Brickfight, Collapser, Toy Store Riot @ CD Cellar Arlington

RiYL: pay-what-you-can punk shows at record stores

 RiYL: Punk rock


Thursday, September 26

Walk the Moon @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: indie dance rock

Walk The Moon

Bells & Hunters @ Tree House Lounge

RiYL: elements of garage rock, acoustic folk

Koffin Kats @ DC9

RiYL: hardcore

Tittsworth @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: electronic, club, dance, bass

Teen Mom and Brett @ Chez Billy

RiYL: Fuzz pop, electronica


The Good Thing, Candice Mills, and Edy Blu @ Tropicalia 

RiYL: soul, RnB, funky chicks



Friday, September 27

The White Mandingos featuring MURS, Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains and Sasha Jenkins @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL:  legends.

Janel & Anthony @ American Art Museum

RiYL:  classical, avant garde, experimental rock

Reel Big Fish @ Power Plant Live!

RiYL: ska, punk, and free Baltimore shows

WVAU Fall Open Mic @ American University

RiYL: college kids performing at open mic nights


South Rail @ The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

RiYL: Americana, folk rock

South Rail

Second Annual Under: 40 Music Marathon @ Hard Rock Cafe DC

Through Sept. 29
RiYL: Variety, there are more than 60 bands playing.


Alex Vans UltraMegaBigBand, Kid Architect, and These Animals @ Iota Club

RiYL: Indie rock, experimental rock



Doctor Robert & Penny Lane @ The Getaway

RiYL: They’re a Beatles cover band so…



The 25 Project Grand Opening Party

RiYL: Art.



Saturday, September 28

Bastille @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: electro indie pop


Electric Six @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Gay Bar”

Club Scout @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: album release shows where they give you the album just for going

Oklahoma Car Crash @ Queens Castle (VA)

RiYL: emotional punk house shows *contact Oklahoma Car Crash for the address

Local Indie Showcase Featuring: Pet Parade, Tereu Tereu, More Humans, and Bella Russia @Rock ‘N’ Roll Hotel

RiYL: Local music. Indie music. Showcases.



Elikeh with Covered With Jam, B Side Schuffle @ Iota Club

RiYL: Afro-pop, blues, funk




Sunday, September 29

Superchunk @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: indie pop rock


Saves the Day, Into It. Over It., Hostage Calm @ Black Cat

RiYL: emotional punks

Random Holiday, The Oddities, The Occupants, Cowabunga @ Casa Fiesta

RiYL: pop punk


Yo No Say, Electric Fireworks, Ghost Hotel @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: alternative rock, indie pop

Kneebody and Lyle Link Quartet/CapitalBop Jazz Series @ The G40 Art Summit

RiYL: Jazz.