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Monday, September 22

MO, Holychild @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: a mix of indie, pop, hip-hop, electro and soul


Needtobreathe @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: Christian alt-rock, no spaces

The Cave Singers, Luke Temple @ DC9

RIYL: Seattle neo-folk

Swing Jam @ The Argonaut

RIYL: traditional jazz, western swing

The Jackfields, The Andy Bopps @ Galaxy Hut

RIYL: “pop, psychedelic and guitar music”

Tuesday, September 23

Coheed & Cambria @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: progressive rock, hair

twenty | one | pilots @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “elements of hip-hop, indie rock and punk”

Twenty One Pilots

John Kadecik and DC Mystery Cats @ Gypsy Sally’s

RIYL: tributes to Jerry Garcia

Wednesday, September 24

Blueheart Revival @ Gypsy Sally’s

RIYL: listening parties

Blueheart Revival  Album Release Listening Party and Acoustic Performance

Coup Sauvage & the Snips @ Black Cat

RIYL: bands “inspired by 60’s Motown, 70’s European variety shows, 80’s Solid Gold dancers, and 90’s warehouse parties”

Lydia Loveless, Tomas Pagan Motta @ DC9

RIYL: drinking, songs about drinking, ‘good’ country

Gianmarco @ Howard Theatre

RIYL: “the most important Peruvian singer internationally”

Thursday, September 25

 The Black Keys @ Verizon Center

RIYL: “blues-soaked duos”

Lily Allen @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: Kanye, Chinese food

Lily Allen

Angea Shiek, Margot MacDonald, Carolyn Crysdale @ IOTA Club & Cafe

RIYL: CD releases

Future Proof, Kabob O Taj, New Retro @ DC9

RIYL: soul, funk, hip hop

Friday, Saturday 26

 Banks @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “Downcast electronic pop”


Bonobo @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: dj sets

Bonobo (DJ Set)

Christopher Owens @ Black Cat

RIYL: the band Girls

Sean Barna, Pleasure Curses, Vita and the Wolf @ Paperhaus

RIYL: EP release parties

The Hummingbyrds, Dustbowl Revival @ Gypsy Sally’s

RIYL: “old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail”

No Kings Collective @ Wonder Bread Factory

RIYL: group exhibition pop up art project

Westmain @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RIYL: local rock & roll

Saturday, Saturday 27

Shindig Festival 2014 @ Carroll Park

RIYL: Jane’s Addiction, Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Fishbone, Halestorm, Lucero, J Roddy Walston & The Business, Larry and His Flask, The Mahones, The Bots, Charm City Devils, Bad Seed Rising

Real Estate @ Flying Dog Brewery

RIYL: alternative indie rock at a brewery

Real Estate

Walk the Plank, Holy Mess, Protagonist, Teen Agers, Stephen Lee @ BDU House

RIYL: asking a punk for directions in McLean

Clarendon Day @ Clarendon Metro Station

RIYL: day to celebrate Clarendon, chili cook off

Petworth Jazz Project @ Petworth Playground

RIYL: free outdoor live jazz series

She Keeps Bees, Wanted Man, Shilpa Ray Band @ The Lot at Atlantic Plumbing

RIYL: neighborhood block parties

Flashband Free Speech Project @ Club Heaven & Hell

RIYL: freedom of speech

The Walking Sticks @ DC9

RIYL: being in a music video


Ken Wenzel @ Republic

RIYL: acoustic Americana

Backbeat Underground @ Cusbah

RIYL: Free!

Sunday, September 28

 Kasabian @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “aggro, beat-heavy brand of alternative rock”


Bryan Ferry @ Lincoln Theatre

RIYL: leader of Roxy Music

Bryan Ferry

Ron Pope @ Howard Theatre

RIYL: “heartfelt, melodic pop”