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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 17

Swearin’, Title Tracks, Beach Week @ Black Cat

RiYL: listening to good music at good shows at Black Cat Backstage

Anthony Pirog @ Galaxy Hut

RiYL: ambient experimental St. Patty’s Day

Swamp Poodle, Lynn Hollyfield, Hardcore Whalers @ Tree House Lounge

RiYL: Alchemical Records St Patrick’s Madness

Tuesday, March 18

The Doozies @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: “chill burger music groups”

Greys, The Fordists @ DC9

RiYL: being gray

Jack Wright/Andrew Drury/Patrick Crossland :: Lg Saxophone Ensemble :: Double Date @ Union Arts

RiYL: more saxophones than you can count


Wednesday, March 19

Typhoon, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Wild Ones @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: bands whose only Facebook description is “death affirming”


Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, We Came as Romans, Born of Osiris, Crown the Empire @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: ripping your skinny black pants like a teenage girl, screamo metalcore bro

Arborea, Marian McLaughlin, Anthony Pirog @ The Dunes

RiYL: posters that are hard to read

High Waisted, Fire & the Wheel @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: bands “backed by three long haired hunks”

The Queens – Maimouna Youssef, Tamika Love Jones, Violet Marley @ Anacostia Arts Center [1231 Good Hope Rd SE, WDC]

RiYL: people who have done Lorde covers

Imarhan Timbuktu @ Bossa Lounge

RiYL: music from Northern Mali for $5

Washington Women in Jazz Festival Mary Halvorson, Allison Miller, Sarah Hughes, Jaimie Branch, Karine Chapdelaine, Amy K Bormet @ Union Arts DC

RiYL: Women in Jazz festival nights. (More shows from the Washington Women in Jazz Festival can be found here.)



Thursday, March 20

Cut Copy @ echostage

RiYL: knowing things get worse before they get better

Cut Copy

End Crimes, Thee Lolitas, DJs Baby Alcatraz, Mad Squirrel, Collin @ Black Cat

RiYL: benefit for the Travis Jackson Memorial Fund

Rac, Prides, Speak @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: musicians who failed music theory in college

Friday, March 21

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: having no actual ties to NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

The Pizza Underground @ Black Cat

RiYL: pizza, Macauley Culkin, Hole in the Sky’s _ARTSHOW05: The Pizza Factory

The Colourist, Night Terrors of 1927, The Wind & The Wave @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: finding people in underused warehouses

The Colourist

Yonatan Gat (ex-Monotonix) @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: fuzzy guitars and worldly drums

Gangstagrass w/ The Walkaways and Wes Tucker & The Skillets @ Artisphere

RiYL: “foot stompin’ knee slappin’ butt shakin’ good times”

BIG Something, B Side Shuffle @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: funk and wailing saxes

Big Something

Saturday, March 22

Aer, RDGLDGRN @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: taking photos of photos of people taking photos

Drive-By Truckers, Blitzen Trapper @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: rowdy high-concept music

Drive-By Truckers

Loud Boyz, True Head, LURVE, Dealbreaker @ DC9

RiYL: drinking beer in laundromats

Dum Dum Girls @ Black Cat

RiYL: cute girls with leather jackets and great hooks

Lydia, Hrvrd, Golden Sun @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: ambient indie music

National ShamrockFest 2014 @ RFK Stadium Festival Grounds

RiYL: Dropkick Murphys, Black 47, Carbon Leaf, The Fighting Jamesons, Kilmaine Saints, Gaelic Mishap, Gobshites, Dublin 5, the Rockets, White Ford Bronco, Go GO Gadjet, Icewagon Flu, Redline Addiction, plus DJs Chris Styles, Dave Russell (Flipside), Freezie, Pat Premier, Neekola, Lil Fos’, DJ Flow, 2NUTZ, Rene, Clinton Matthews, Brad Piff

Sly 45 @ Acre 121

RiYL: cover bands


ilyAIMY, The Honest Mistakes @ The GallAerie

RiYL: acoustic grunge

Sunday, March 23

Drive-By Truckers, Blitzen Trapper @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: second night of Drive-By Truckers

Holly Hunt (ex-Floor), Hollow Leg, Paranoid Minds, Javla, Public Suicide @ The Dougout

RiYL: walls of amps

ShowPony, Lilac Daze, Pendrifter, Empty Vessels @ CD Cellar

RiYL: donating money to bands so they come back