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Brightest Young Things and Listen Local First team up every week to bring you the list of shows you should definitely attend.

Monday, March 3

Mayer Hawthorne, Quadron @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: winning over hearts with your soul

Mayer Hawthorne

Juan Perro @ Howard Theatre – POSTPONED TO 3/9 DUE TO WEATHER

RiYL: “Best Spanish Group of the 1980s”

Pree, White Gold, Raccoon Fighter, Pleasure Curses @ The Dunes – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

RiYL: layered melodies & contagious energy

Weekend, Nothing, Lorelei @ Black Cat

RiYL: shoegaze

Justin Trawick, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Luke Brindley, Mike Clem, Todd Wright, Kevin Dudley, Mary Ann Redmond, Far Away @ Jammin Java – Rescheduled To 4/21 Due To Weather

RiYL: The 9 Songwriter Series Benefiting Ted Garber and Family


Tuesday, March 4

Mike Gordon @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: themes of displacement

Mike Gordon

Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists, Wanted Man, Slothrust @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: being “too realistic for [your] own good”

J. Roddy Walston & the Business, The So So Glos @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: nervous-system disorders, shaking hands

Bob Mould, Chris Brokaw @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: 25th anniversaries of albums

Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook

Miniature Tigers, Bear Hands, Total Slacker @ DC9

RiYL: connecting with people

Public Service Broadcasting @ Black Cat

RiYL: “teaching the lessons of the past through the music of the future'”

Wednesday, March 5

Ex Hex, Foul Swoops @ Black Cat

RiYL: what your older brother’s friends listened to, Mary Timony

Lost In Society, The Rememberables, The Sniffs @ CD Cellar

RiYL: embracing the fuzz pedal

Rathborne, Streets of Laredo, The Petticoat Tearoom @ DC9

RiYL: forcing yourself to be free


Vertical Horizon, Tonic, Dishwalla @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: music “coming from the purest place,” that facial hair


Thursday, March 6

Juicy J,  Travi$ Scott @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: “Hard Out Here for a Pimp”

Peyote Pilgrim, Wyoming Exploded @ DC9

RiYL: cut out heads

Faycez U Know, Sugar Bear of EU, Ras Lidj & Deep Band @ Tropicalia

RiYL: American soul funk band with go go swing

Cheetahs @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: bonding over Seinfeld and hardcore punk


Friday, March 7

Lorde @ echostage

RiYL: never being royals, living that fantasy, strange Grammy performances


Jim Breuer @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: comedy at the 9:30 Club, Half Baked

Jim Breuer

BearShark, Golden Looks @ The Fold, Rockville

RiYL: BYOB shows in Rockville

East Ghost, Playground Etiquette, Black Checker @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: The National w/ more guitars and a slightly higher vocal range, scrabble

Young Rapids, Zula, Friend Roulette, Joe DeGeorge: Sax Machine @ Paperhaus

RiYL: indie pop house shows

Saturday, March 8

Alvin Risk @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: the dance music Illuminati

Alvin Risk

The Orwells, Twin Peaks, Silver Palms @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: “sounding real raunchy n shit”

The Orwells

Uhh Yeah Dude @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “A weekly round up of America through the eyes of two American Americans”.

Uhh Yeah Dude

Ra Ra Rasputin, Pleasure Curses, The Foreign Resort, Ice Cream Cathedral @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: synth-driven performances

Time Columns, the Escape Artist, Jack Nicholson, Technicians @ Joe’s Movement Emporium

RiYL: “posty indie punk with extra rocket sauce,” gazing at shoes, singing about chairs

The Black Sparks, Give, Priests, Vile Faith @ Bethesda Chevy-Chase Regional Services Center

RiYL: riot surf punk, post hardcore

Tedd Hazard, No Stranger, Pete Davis and the Holy Smokes, Oklahoma Car Crash, Chris Ricci @ CD Cellar Falls Church

RiYL: new DIY record store venues, old timey punk

Sunday, March 9

Broken Bells, Au Revoir Simone @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: keeping projects a secret

Broken Bells

Emily King @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: reminiscing over singer/songwriters of the 1970′s

Into Oceans, Stay Strong Cannonball, The Oddities, Red Light Distraction @ Electric Maid

RiYL: pop punk Sundays