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Monday, July 28

Stereosleep, The Black Sparks, The Raised By Wolves @ Fort Reno

RiYL: older bands playing with teenagers

Mates of State @ U St Music Hall

RiYL: marriage, pop, love


Mokoomba (from Zimbabwe) @ Kennedy Center

RiYL: Zimbabwe


Turnstile, Intent, Demolition, Misled Youth, Protester @ The Pinch

RiYL: matching outfits and skateboards


Tuesday, July 29

Bear’s Den, East Ghost @ Black Cat

RiYL: banjos

Marcus Johnson, Sylver Logan Sharp, Marshall Sims @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: jazz, gospel, GROOVEMENT

ShowPony, Deaf Scene, Mariner Project @ DC9

RiYL: math rock


Wednesday, July 30

Carolyn Wonderland, Laura Tsaggaris @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: girls with guitars

Honeyblood, Public @ DC9

RiYL: “no-nonsense bittersweet pop”

Thursday, July 31

The Disco Biscuits @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “trancefusion”


Claw, Urban Cartel, Teem Coolin, Cynical Minded, Big E, & District Kingz @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: lions

Vunderbar, Paperhaus, Acme, Wanted Man @ Ft. Loko / BBHQ

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Give, Protect-U @ Fort Reno

 RiYL:  electronica

James Taylor & His All-Star Band @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: rock & roll hall of famer

Smash Mouth, The Raised By Wolves @ State Theatre

RiYL: art, class

Friday, August 1

Ashanti (album release concert), GoGo Morrow @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: album release shows

Feel Free, The Elegant Plums, Irresponsible @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: “soulful, catchy vocals”

Organix Trio (Jamal Moore, Jeron White, Trae Cruddop), Trio OOO (Aaron Martin, Luke Stewart, Sam Lohman), Brian Settles Trio (Brian Settles, others TBA) @ Union Arts

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Pile, The Public, Two Inch Astronaut, Collapser, Jail Solidarity @ The Dougout

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Jared Logan, Max Silvestri @ Black Cat

RiYL: comedy

Dan Deacon, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flux Pavilion, Sleigh Bells, Trippy Turtle, Wave Racer, Cashmere Cat, Children of the Night, Wolfgang Gartner @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Mad Decent Block Party

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Taking Back Sunday @ Power Plant Live

RiYL: questioning why you’re going to go see Taking Back Sunday for $5


Saturday, August 2

French Admirals, Exit Vehicles, Kelly Ann Beavers, Pat Frank @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: indie rock duos

Rememberables, Makeshift Shelters, Growing Pains, Cross Eyed @ The Pinch

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Haybaby, Baby Bry Bry & the Apologists, Chimes, The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman @ The Jamjar

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Jebiotto, It Is Rain In My Face, Warm & Comfy, The North Country @ Bathtub Republic

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Teen Mom, Harmonic Blue, Real Clothes, Ezra Mae & the Gypsy Moon @ Ezra Mae’s

RiYL: In It Together Fest


The Effects, Loud Boyz, Meridian, Hold Tight!, The Public, State Lines, Two Inch Astronaut @ St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana @ Jiffy Lube Live

RiYL: “Bless the Broken Road,” “Soak Up the Sun”

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Raheem DeVaughn, Talib Kweli, Junkyard Band, Backyard Band, RDGLDGRN, Jeorge Tandy Jr., Roman GianArthur, DJ Quicksilva @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

RiYL: Summer Spirit Festival


Uncalled 4 Band (U4B) @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL: go-go music

Sunday, August 3

Baby Bry Bry @ Kennedy Center

RiYL: Listen Local First

Cesspool, Mannequin Pussy, Sun Young, Shark Week, Crumms @ Crack Rock Creek Church

RiYL: In It Together Fest

Pony Bones, Meridian, What Moon Things, Spoonboy, Pree, Brnda, Marian McLaughlin @ Paperhaus

RiYL: cellos

Keyshia Cole @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RiYL:“Long Way Down,” “Next Time”