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Monday, October 27

Ne-Yo @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: R&B singer songwriters, “So Sick,” wearing your hat like this

Wampire, Tops @ DC9

RIYL: poppy surrealism

The Flatliners, Single Mothers, Solids @ Black Cat

RIYL: punk

Tuesday, October 28

Temples @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “West Coast psych band”


Jason Derulo @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: singer-songwriter, people who ahve worked with Snoop Dogg and 2 Chainz

Svika Pick @ Howard Theatre

RIYL: people on reality shows

Wednesday, October 29

Marsha Ambrosius @ Howard Theatre

RIYL: song titles like “Hope She Cheats On You (With a Basketball Player)”

Roomrunner, Jail Solidarity @ Black Cat

RIYL: Jail Solidary’s cassette releases, yes, cassettes.

Thursday, October 30

Riff Raff, Waka Flocka Flame @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: wondering if Riff Raff is a serious thing or a joke, hoping Riff Raff is a joke

Lettuce @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: not food, old school funk


Friday, October 31

Smallpools, Magic Man, Waters @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: bands that described themselves as “a group of brothers with ADD working in their dad’s factory on an assembly line.”

Smallpools & Magic Man

Lo Fang @ U Street Music Hall

RIYL: albums recorded in farmhouses, hotels and studios from Maryland to Cambodia

Lo Fang

Young Rapids, Native America, Split Red @ Paperhaus

RIYL: Halloween shows at house venues

Fleetwood Mac @ Verizon Center

RIYL: bands with numerous line-up changes, bands I didn’t realize still toured

Halloween Cover Benefit Show @ The Rocketship

RIYL: The Stooges, The Rocketship, Gouge Away, The Replacements, Six Fix, Aloners, The Cure, Priests, People’s Drug, Jimmy Eat World, Maloso

Jonny Grave & the Tombstones @ Black Cat

RIYL: Church Night on Halloween

RL Grime @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: trap and bass

RL Grime

Saturday, November 1

Capital Cities @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: “Safe and Sound”

Dum Dum Girls @ Black Cat

RIYL: Burger Records

Halloween Cover Benefit Show @ The Pinch

RIYL: The Nerves, Devo, Adolescents, Green Day, The Germs, Jesus Lizard, Bon Jovi

Run the Jewels @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: Killer Mike, El-P, Big Boi, RATM

Run The Jewels

Sun Cycle @ DC9

RIYL: experimental psychedelic locals


Sunday, November 2

The Glitch Mob @ Echostage

RIYL: that one song for during a Spotify commericial

The Glitch Mob

Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets @ Black Cat

RIYL: Kurt Vile, “Backwater”

The Presets @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: Australian electronic duos

The Presets

This Will Destroy You @ U Street Music Hall

RIYL: Explosions in the Sky

This Will Destroy You