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Monday, July 14

Baby Bry Bry & the Apologists, Aloners, Tiger Horse @ Fort Reno

RiYL: lounge punk

The Early November @ Jammin’ Java

RiYL: I Can Make a Mess, Ace Enders, bands I forgot existed

Sara Bareilles, Lucius @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: “Love Song”

Tuesday, July 15

Twin Forks, Seryn @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Chris Carrabba, losing all sense of time

Teen Liver, Swimsuit Addition, Peoples Drug @ The Rocketship

RiYL: garage rock, bad Instagram photos

Miner @ Black Cat

RiYL: folk-rock formed around a husband/wife duo

Los Pericos @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: Argentine reggae rock

Lightshow, Phil Ade, DJ Kidd Marvel @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: hip-hop

A3C festival Circuit Featuring: Lightshow & Phil Ade

Warehouse, Go Cozy, Narrator, Amandels, Anchor 3 @ The Dougout

RiYL: funky genre-bending nights in Northeast

Wednesday, July 16

The Fray @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: “How to Save a Life”

Matty B @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: children who are Australian rappers

Thursday, July 17

Priests, Sotano, Puff Pieces @ Fort Reno

RiYL: punk at Fort Reno

Queens of the Stone Age, St. Vincent, Brody Dalle @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: being cool

Queens Of The Stone Age

Puss N Boots @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: collaboration between Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper

Puss N Boots feat. Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper

Cheers Elephant, The Trillions @ DC9

RiYL: “tight, rootsy, psychedelic poprock”

Friday, July 18

Fall Out Boy, Paramore, New Politics @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: indefinite hiatus, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”

Fall Out Boy, Paramore

Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: mid-90’s twee-pop

Camera Obscura

Little War Twins, The North Country, Alex Vans & the Hideaway, Mink’s Miracle Medicine @ Black Cat

RiYL: “Mixing soul, punk, and rock with just a dash of electronics”

Misled Youth, Social Damage, Zero Progress, Rash Tongue, Public Suicide, Stand Off @ Ft. Loko

RiYL: “DCHC for the youth, by the youth”


The Sea Life, Pygmy Lush @ American Art Museum

RiYL: dream pop at the museum, 3 Stars Brewing Company

Technicians, Caustic Casanova, Emily Danger, ShowPony @ Velvet Lounge

RiYL: birthday parties and 7″ releases

Saturday, July 19

Drop Electric, Margot MacDonald @ Artisphere

RiYL: “multimedia examination of human existence”

Girls Rock! DC Camper Showcase @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Girls Rock! DC, female youth playing at the 930 Club

Mac DeMarco, Calvin Love, Delicate Steve @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: maturing singer/songwriter/producer

Mac DeMarco

O.A.R., Phillip Phillips, Saints of Valory @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: bands from Rockville, Maryland and then went to college together

O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips

Big Hush, Yonatan Gat, BRNDA, DJ Ayescold @ The Lot at Atlantic Plumbing

RiYL: DC shoegaze meets Tel Aviv/Brooklyn Manic Rock

Jay Brannan, Dead Professional @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: funny, sweet & sad folk songs

Jay Brannan

Give, Fell To Low, Zoom, Protester, Pure Disgust @ La Casa

RiYL: “revolution summer rockers”

De La Soul (25 year anniversary), DJ Zu, Dillon Cooper @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: 25 year anniversary of hip hop groups

Lucero and Bosley @ Flying Dog Brewery

RiYL: live music playing at the brewery

Miranda Sings @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: international YouTube sensations

Miranda Sings

Olivia Neutron-John, Feral Future, Nox, I Im Eye My @ CD Cellar

RiYL: “aggressive bedroom pop”

RX Bandits & the Dear Hunter @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: “third wave ska revival”

Technophobia, Void Vision, Curse @ Black Cat

RiYL: cassette release parties


Sunday, July 20

Queen + Adam Lambert @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: questioning why Adam Lambert is playing with Queen

Queen + Adam Lambert

Bebel Gilberto @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: people who are in love and having to hear them sing about how in love they are

Bebel Gilberto

Turnpike Troubadours @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: Oklahoma-based roots bands

Royal Blood @ DC9

RiYL: “anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass”