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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 31

Grouplove, Ms Mr, Smallpools @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: the second of three sold-out shows

Cosmonauts @ Black Cat

RiYL: “equal parts by polo-shirts and MDMA”

The Plums, Chester Hawkins, Tag Cloud @ Galaxy Hut

RiYL: wondering what you’re about to see, “DEEPEST-tissue drone.”

Thick As Blood, Leaders, Face All Fears, Conquer the Oceans @ Empire

RiYL: Thick as Blood since it’s their farewell tour

Tuesday, April 1

Grouplove, Ms Mr, Smallpools @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: their third consecutive night of sold-out 9:30 Club shows

Childish Gambino @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Donald Glover

Goldfish @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: people who think they’re re-inventing the DJ, people who are difficult to Google

Wednesday, April 2

Real Estate, Pure X @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: cleaner, more well-rehearsed records, openers who also opened for Youth Lagoon at 9:30 Club

Real Estate

Protest the Hero, Battlecross, The Safety Fire, Intervals, Night Verses @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: bands who are supposedly “one of the most forward-thinking bands in the metal world today”

Johnny Stimson, Sturgill Simpson, Pleasure Curses @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: Communion DC

Case Conrad, Mittenfields, King of Prussia, Girafftermath @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: Swedish indie pop

W.C. Lindsay, Broken Gold @ Black Cat

RiYL: bands who describe themselves as “the Beastie Boys watching The Breakfast Club at Warped Tour.”

 Thursday, April 3

Eisley, Merriment @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: tours that only consist of the same family

Dullard Aardvark @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: Ramtin Arablouei’s electronic solo project

Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Northcote @ DC9

RiYL: believing the American dream is a broken promise

Skaters, Team Spirit @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: forming bands after meeting people in “a really fancy-ass house”

Thollem/Chase, Laughing Man, Dave Klinger @ Union Arts

RiYL: Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Feedel Band @ Bossa Bistro

RiYL: Ethiopian Funk, Soul and Jazz

Friday, April 4

Kraftwerk @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: all the dance music from the last 30 years

Kraftwerk: 3-D Concert

Awthentik @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: album release shows

Elikeh, Alma Tropicalia, Backbeat Underground @ Black Cat

RiYL: bands with “no borders, exploring global themes and personal odysseys.”

PLOY, Beyond Modern @ Strathmore

RiYL: local DC electronic line ups I’m stoked for, new songs by PLOY

Silver Palms @ DC9

RiYL: bands who opened for The Orwells in February and were horrible.

Stranger in the Alps, Aaron Tinjum & the Tangents, The Low Bends @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: DC Indie Folk

Uncalled4 Band @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: reunion shows

The Very Small, Bearshark @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: comparing bands to soufflés and slow-cooking

Saturday, April 5

Gramatik, Branx, Gibbz, Russ Liquid @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “maturing from a curious kid to a world-class producer”


Grandmaster Flash, Jahsonic, DJ Detroyt @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: supposedly one of hip-hop’s greatest innovators


Jukebox the Ghost, Holychild @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: bands playing two sets a show of covers and originals

Rocket from the Crypt, Dar Sartain @ Black Cat


Tunde Olaniran and DJs rAt, Mother Shiester, Underdog @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: fundraising for Allied Media Conference

The Cowards Choir and Lauren Calve @ IOTA

RiYL: bands who got their photo taken by Bob Boilen

Cavale (album release show), Joy Cut, Pleasure Curses, Furniteur @ The Dunes

RiYL: shows featuring first albums and first shows

Sunday, April 6

Juicy J @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: what you saw in March

Shpongle: the Museum of Consciousness Tour @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “explorations into the unclassifiable music frontiers”

Shpongle: **NEW DATE**

Elsinore, Sons of Steve, Go Cozy @ DC9

RiYL: Midwestern pop music

Bandhouse Gigs presents A Tribute to George Harrison @ The Hamilton

RiYL: George Harrison

A Tribute to George Harrison