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Monday, July 21

Alarms & Controls, Talk It, Dissonance @ Fort Reno

RiYL: Fort Reno shows that hopefully won’t get canceled because of rain

Nothing, Ceremony, Iron Lung, Young Trynas @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: bands who here recently


Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Wanted Man @ DC9

RiYL: records described as a “road raging, all night party”

Lionel Richie, Cee Lo Green @ Wolf Trap

RiYL: “Hello,” “Endless Love

Veruca Salt, Battleme @ Black Cat

RiYL: bands who reunited after “explosive break ups”

Tuesday, July 22

Vans Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: bands you probably don’t care about, teenagers

Vans Warped Tour - Presented by Journeys

The Clientele, Dot Dash @ Black Cat

RiYL: “equal parts Monkees, surrealist literature, and Felt records”

Lemaitre, Strangers @ DC9

RiYL: Norwegian electronic duo

Us the Duo, Caroline Glasser @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: solo artists who fell in love and now sing together

Us the Duo

Catscan!, Morus Alba, Easter Teeth @ Electric Maid

RiYL: “Jackie Chan,” shows I’ll be shooting


Ballad’ve, Family & Friends, Stranger In the Alps @ Bathtub Republic

RiYL: “shape-note singing, folk, blues, and old time”


 Bobby Rush @ The Hamilton

RiYL: American blues

bobby rush

Wednesday, July 23

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nicole Atkins @ DAR Constitution Hall

RiYL: “scary good rock master class”

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Flume @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: twenty year-old producers

Drenge, Wax Witches @ Black Cat

RiYL: post-grunge


Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Odwalla88 @ U Hall

RiYL: “electronic psychedelically-goopy splendor”
avey tare

Curren$y, Major Van Winkle @ Howard Theatre

 RiYL: “Jet life, maxing and relaxing”

Empresarios @ Friendship Heights Village Center

RiYL: “Tropicaliente”


Walk the Plank, Ma Jolie, Great Apes, Centerfield @ DC9

RiYL: hardcore bands who will play any and every basement, community center and dive bar

Walk the Plank

Thursday, July 24

Beck @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: headliners who decide to open for themselves


The Fresh & Onlys, The Shilohs @ DC9

RiYL: music written on isolated horse ranches

Title Tracks, The Effects, Myrrh Myrrh @ Fort Reno

RiYL: members of Q & Not U and Paint Branch

 Unrehearsed DC Live @ Vendetta

 RiYL:  Tara Trinity featuring Polynesian dancers
RiYL: new music


Ex Hex, Hospitality, Soccer Team @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Mary Timony

Friday, July 25

Kiss, Def Leppard @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL:  sex, drugs, rock and roll, $$$, arm

Alma Tropicalia, Black Masala @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: Brazilian Funk


Reginald Cyntje @ Twins

RiYL: trombonist


The Antlers, Mr Twin Sister @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: Brooklyn indie rock

The Antlers

Neutral Milk Hotel, Circulatory System @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: security trying to take your phone away because you might take a photo

Neutral Milk Hotel

Mint Condition @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: American R&B

Mint Condition

Diiv, Regal Degal, Lodro @ Black Cat

RiYL:  reverb, all the reverb

Braid, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Marietta @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: 90’s post-hardcore


Saturday, July 26

Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Ben & Jerry’s


Will Eastman, Keenan Orr @ U Hall

RiYL: “everyone’s favorite dj”


Dennis Edwards & His Temptation’s Review @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: “a classic”

dennis edwards

Reignwolf, Wanted Man @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “electric Canadian blues”


Ziggy Marley @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: six time Grammy award winner

ziggy marley

Stereosleep @ Tree House Lounge

RiYL: drink specials created by the band


Sunday, July 27

Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: Under the Influence of Music tour, a 99.9% chance you’ll be getting high

Grieves, Sonreal, Fearce Vill @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: Hip hop, alternative


Saint Rich, Rusty Maples @ DC9

RiYL: indie-rock

rusty maples

The Kooks, Clara-Nova @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “She Moves in Her Own Way.”

The Kooks