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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, April 7

The Hold Steady, Cheap Girls @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: the city

The Hold Steady

Far Away (Sara Davenport & Brian Franke), Ken Francis Wenzel, Andrew Gaddy, Drew Gibson, and Jackson (of the Weathervanes) @ IOTA Club & Cafe

RiYL: Jackson’s Five Songwriter Series

Tuesday, April 8

Carolina Chocolate Drops @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “dirt-floor-dance electricity”

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Stout, Copstabber, Never Submit, Throwback @ DC9

RiYL: “sinister and menacing sounds”

Young Rapids, The Hecks, Yeesh and Alex Tebeleff @ Union Arts

RiYL: bands we’ve described as “carving out a colorful and dynamic blend of art rock”


Wednesday, April 9

All That Remains, Darkest Hour, Wilson, Wings Denied @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: saying you “have no choice but to be honest” in your bio.

All That Remains

B Side Shuffle @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: a DC Bike Party show

Black Checker @ Wonderland Ballroom

RiYL: Church Night, having to pay for pew seating

Empresarios @ Tropicalia

RiYL: “Kings of Tropicaliente”

The Wanted @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: little teenage girls who think they’re marrying The Wanted

 Thursday, April 10

Miley Cyrus @ Verizon Center

RiYL: not bringing anything that can be used as a projectile, leaving your iPad in the car as you see Miley twerk

Bencoolen, Three State, Bells & Hunters @ DC9

RiYL: Foggy Bottom

Obstruct, C.C. Murder Dogs, Misled Youth, Public Suicide @ The Dougout

RiYL: pre-Damaged City Fest, hardcore


Friday, April 11

Flight Facilities, Will Eastman @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: having 15 million views on your Youtube page

Flight Facilities

The Walking Sticks, The Sea Life, Brenda @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: shows I’m personally stoked for and will probably celebrate my birthday at

Crudos, Government Issue, Rival Mob, Violent Reaction, Green Beret, and Pure Disgust @ St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church

RiYL: Damaged City Fest – Sold Out

Coke Bust, Sh!tstorm, Chain Rank, Zoom @ The Pinch

RiYL: Damaged City Fest After Parties

Title Tracks, Passing Phases, Cane & the Sticks, DJs Kim & Sara @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Travis Jackson Memorial Fund Benefit Show

Cheick Hamala and Congo y Castro @ Tropicalia

RiYL: dazzling musicianship, danceable grooves

Saturday, April 12

Bro Safari, Des McMahon, RaceCarBed, Massacat @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Evol Intent

Bro Safari

Infest, Boston Strangler, Waste Management, Devil’s Hand, the Repos, Culo, Give, the Flex, Clear, Government Flu, Post Teens, Mercy Killings, Draize, Priests, Vile Faith, Bloodkrow Butcher, Bad People @ St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church

RiYL: Damaged City Fest

GoldLink @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: people who won’t show their face to photogs (Seriously, someone go find a better photo of his face.)

The Sounds, Blondfire, Ghost Beach @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Swedish Rock & Roll, shows we’re pumped to shoot

The Sounds

Funk Parade Pig Roast Party @ Local 16

RiYL: all you can eat pork + two beers, fundraising for the Funk Parade

Sunday, April 13

Infest, Blockhead, Red Death @ Dance Institute of Washington

RiYL: Damaged City Fest, Record Swaps

Daniel Rossen (from Grizzly Bear), William Tyler @ 6th & I

RiYL: Grizzly Bear

Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, Rifle Cleaning Party @DC9

RiYL: meeting people “in the basement of a China Town smuggler’s den”

The Obsessives, Page of Concrete, Mobius Strip, Supreme Commander @ CD Cellar

RiYL: benefit shows for DIT festivals