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Monday, May 19

Augustana, Twin Forks @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “Stars and Boulevards,” “Boston”



Walter Schreifels @ Black Cat

RiYL: one of the most prolific songwriters in the hardcore and post-hardcore scene

Early Swing Jam @ Argonaut

RiYL: Traditional Jazz & Western Swing Jam

Judith Owen, Lee Sklar, Ben Mason @ Gypsy Sally’s

RiYL: free shows, acoustic folk singer songwriters

Tuesday, May 20

The Faint, Suuns @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: New Wave revivalists, the Omaha music scene, bands who make you remember your old shitty retail jobs

The Faint

MØ @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: mix of indie, pop, hip-hop, electro and soul, where you’ll find most of the BYT staff


Wolfmother, Kadaver @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: Australian psychedelic rock


Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim & the Law, The Districts @ Black Cat

RiYL: alt-country and freak folk (except don’t call them that. Deer Tick doesn’t like those words.)

Ex-Cult, The Dead Women @ DC9

RiYL: noise punk band that I’m really excited to shoot


The Woggles, Jake Starr & the Delicious Fullness, The Stents @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Windshield-Steaming Garage Rock


Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists, Homeboy and Johnny Fantastic @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: DC’s lovey dovey lounge-punk cuties

Wednesday, May 21

Tegan & Sara @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Canadians, things being awesome

Tegan and Sara present the Let's Make Things Physical Tour

Pains of Being Pure at Heart/ Fear of Men @ RNR Hotel



Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim & the Law, The Districts @ Black Cat

RiYL: a second night of freak folk

LeAnn Rimes @ 6th & I

RiYL: Bread for the City benefit concerts

Thursday, May 22

Tegan & Sara @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Tegan & Sara enough to see them twice

Tegan and Sara present the Let's Make Things Physical Tour

Deleted Scenes, Celestial Shore, Laughing Man @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: album releases, DC locals, shows I’m pumped to shoot

Tamar Braxton @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Grammy-nominated singer songwriters and television personalities

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Bass Nation DC Feat. Koan Sound & Minnesota @ Howard Theatre

RiYl: Ewun, Gemini, Foreign Beggars

Trans Am, Heavy Breathing @ Black Cat

RiYL: that local electronic dance punk thing

Friday, May 23

Mobb Deep @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Nas, Wu-Tang, 50 Cent

Conor Oberst, Dawes @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: men who used to sound like they’re having a stroke while singing, Bright Eyes

Conor Oberst

Eric Hutchinson, Saints of Valory @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: local singer songwriters, the idea that Skype is putting on tours

Ingrid Michaelson, Storyman, Sugar + the Hi-Lows @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: people whose short bios call him/her a “bona-fide pop star”

Ingrid Michaelson

Chatham County Line

RiYL: Hackensaw Boys, Infamous Stringdusters, Tift Merritt

Jonny Grave & the Tombstones, Shark Week, Benny – with burlesque from Cherie Sweetbottom & Maria Bella and sideshow from Moloch’s Midway @ Black Cat

RiYL: music and burlesque

Kill Lincoln, Thirteen Towers, Frank, Scott’s Run @ Empire

RiYL: welcoming Kill Lincoln after they get back from tour and Canada


Saturday, May 24

Guided By Voices, Doug Gillard @ Black Cat

RiYL: lo-fi pop, beer

Ingrid Michaelson, Storyman, Sugar + the Hi-Lows @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: a second night of Ingrid

Ingrid Michaelson

Rockville Hometown Holidays: Brothers Osborne, Green River Ordinance, Jah Works, the Shack Band, B Side Shuffle, Honor By August, Throwing Wrenches, Mike Surratt & the Continentals, La Unica, US Royalty, Morrison Brothers Band, Elenowenthe Woodshedders, Patuxent Partners, The Sweater Set @ Rockville Town Square

RiYL: Rockville, Maryland

Hometown Holidays Bands



Sunday, May 25

Cass McCombs, Jana Hunter @ Black Cat

RiYL: Americana

Lisa Loeb, Tom McBride @ The Hamilton

RiYL: Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, staying, never aging

Lisa Loeb