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Monday, October 13

King Diamond @ Fillmore

RIYL: Danish heavy metal

Flying Lotus @ Lincoln Theatre

RIYL: experimental electronic rappers

Flying Lotus

Porter Robinson @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: people inspired to become musicians because of DDR

Porter Robinson

 Blues Monday Pakiva Blues Band @ Republic

RIYL: Blues Monday

 Landlady, Paperhaus @ Black Cat

RIYL: song names like “Washington State is Important”, us

Tuesday, October 14

New Politics, Bad Suns, Somekindawonderful @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: that one New Politics song, “Harlem”

New Politics

Elena & Los Fulanos, Bearcat Wildcat @ 1210 Fairmont Street NW

RIYL: house shows

John Kadlecik & the DC Mystery Cats

RIYL: Jerry Garcia Tribute Bands

John Kadlecik & the DC Mystery Cats


Wednesday, October 15

Jimmy Eat World @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “Sweetness,” shows I’m pumped to shoot

Jimmy Eat World

La Femme @ U Stret Music Hall

RIYL: French surf-pop, super fun shows


Little Dragon @ Echostage

RIYL: not real dragons

Little Dragon

Thursday, October 16

St. Paul & the Broken Bones @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing”

St. Paul & the Broken Bones

Ken Wenzel & Cross Kentucky, Jason Masi Band @ The Hamilton

RIYL: dual CD release shows

Feedel Band @ The Millennium Stage

RIYL: Ethiopian spin on jazz

The Raised by Wolves, Carroll, Clones of Clones @ Velvet Lounge

RIYL: tour kick off shows

Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Young Rapids @ Comet Ping Pong

RIYL: whatever genre ‘dark muscle’ is

Friday, October 17

Warpaint, Liam Finn, Shark Week @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: American indie rock

Julian Casablancas + the Voidz @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “a punk band that can play any style of music”


Joy Buttons, Loud Boyz, The Kickback, The Black Sparks, Pinkwash @ Paperhaus

RIYL: EP release shows

In Gratitude @ DC9

RIYL: Earth, Wind & Fire tributes


Saturday, October 18

Title Tracks, The Sea Life, Stronger Sex @ The Lot

RIYL: catchy power pop

Sunday, October 19

BRNDA, TrunkWeed, Weird Womb @ Communiverse

RIYL: pop punk dance songs

The Circus Life Festival @ Quattro Goomba’s Winery

RIYL: music festivals in a winery, way outside of DC