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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 14

London Grammar, Haerts @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: ultrasound heartbeats

London Grammar

The Kid Congo Powers Hour, New Coke, Sandratz @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: people described as “Been a Cramp, a Gun Clubber and a Bad Seed”

Odonis Odonis, Prisms @ Black Cat

RiYL: surf-gazes

Bun B, Kirko Bangz @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Trillest

True Head, Demands, The Holidays, Mapmaker @ The Rocketship

RiYL: hardcore, never moving

Tuesday, April 15

Black Lips, Natural Child @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Altamont before it all went down”

Cigarette, Netherfriends, Ryley Walker, Br’er @ The Dunes

RiYL: Chicago and DC music

I Break Horses, Rival Consoles @ DC9

RiYL: Stockholm

Wednesday, April 16

Pleasure Curses, Furniteur, Chris Burns @ Corcoran Gallery of Art

RiYL: Corcoran Uncorked: Best &: Brightest

Pat Green, Cory Morrow @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: knowing your limits without testing them

Pat Green

Kadavar, Sons of Huns @ DC9

RiYL: bands inspired by bands who are playing at colleges this week


Cloud Nothings, Ryley Walker @ Black Cat

RiYL: recording projects of teenagers, lo-fi

 Thursday, April 17

French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: describing yourselves as “Cocaine City, Coke Boys!!!” on Facebook

Jowe Head & the Fleeting Glimpses, Foul Swoops, Luke Reddick, DJ Paul Krolian @ CD Cellar

RiYL: Swell Maps

Kill Paris, Candyland, Sumner @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: future funk

We Are Scientists, Paws @ Black Cat

RiYL: songwriters who also give advice on their website

Friday, April 18

Big Hush, Weed, The Grey A @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: fuzzy rock

Black Panties, The Sniffs, Nice Life @ The Pinch

RiYL: punk costume parties

Kill Lincoln, Boardroom Heroes, Still Alive, Collapser @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: our interview with Kill Lincoln

Photo: Our good friend Clarissa from Brightest Young Things came over the other night, bearing PBR and plenty of patience.  We had a blast talking to her about tons of rivetting stuff, including our upcoming tour, Baltimore and DC kickoff shows, our new van "Sheila", Tyler's gambling problem, and vomitting into the Grand Canyon.  </p><br /><p>CHECK IT OUT!</p><br /><p>http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/byt-interviews-kill-lincoln.htm

The War on Drugs, White Laces @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “blurred edges of American music”

The War On Drugs

Saturday, April 19

Andrew W.K. (solo), Adam Warrock, Rare Candy @ Black Cat

RiYL: awesome con

Pentagram, Coke Bust, Satan’s Satyrs, Unholy Thoughts @ American University

RiYL: Pentagram, because it’s their first time performing in a decade, 70s doom legends

The Pietasters, Caz & the Day Laborers @ DC Brau

RiYL: Grand Slam BBQ, DC Brau beer

The Revivalists, Moon Taxi, B Side Shuffle @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: genre-hopping music

The Revivalists and Moon Taxi

Loud Boyz @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: drinking beer in laundromats

Sunday, April 13

Tycho, Gardens & Villa @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: shows in which you should definitely NOT miss the opener


The Coathangers, Chain & the Gang, Audacity, DJ Kid Congo Powers & DJ Baby Alcatraz @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: “Brash Sass Punk Rock”

William Fitzsimmon, Ben Sollee @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist