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Monday, November 3

 Go Cozy, Perhaps, Two Inch Astronaut @ DC9

RIYL: locals, how drummer Ryan Witt doesn’t remember how many bands he’s in

TTNG, Emma Ruth Rudle, Mylets @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RIYL: bands who just shorted their name, This Towns Needs Guns, Minus the Bear meets The Smiths sound

Tuesday, November 4

 Hozier, James Bay @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: young artists who played Sweetlife

Screaming Females @ Black Cat

RIYL: Marissa Paternoster screaming in your face

Screaming Females

String Cheese Incident @ Lincoln Theatre

RIYL: bands who take nine years to release a new album

The String Cheese Incident

Walk the Moon @ U Street Music Hall

RIYL: bands who played at Catholic University last month, bands with mission statements

Walk The Moon

Wednesday, November 5

You, Me, Them, Everybody Live! @ The Wonderland Ballroom

RIYL: Sara Curtin

 Joey Bada$$ @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: really tacky ways how to spell your name, $$ instead of an ‘S’

Paperhaus @ Bathtub Republic

RIYL: BYOB and helping touring bands

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Pup, Typefighter, Chumped @ DC9

RIYL: the punk rock band, not a puppy, people who acknowledge “financial support” from the Canadian government

Syleena Johnson @ Howard Theatre

RIYL: Grammy-nominated artists, VIP reserved seating (but not exact seating) shows

Thursday, November 6

 Parkay Quarts, People’s Drug @ DC9

RIYL: rock juggernauts

Eric Hutchinson @ 6th & I

RIYL: locals coming home, people who played a festival in Annapolis with The Flaming Lips

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Circa Survive, Title Fight @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: seeing Anthony Green in a bigger space, wanting more room than their show at Rock & Roll Hotel

Friday, November 7

 Anberlin @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: Anberlin because this is their final tour

Beach Fossils, The Sea Life, Baby Bry Bry @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RIYL: bands with lots of line up changes, DIIV

Kill Lincoln @ Black Cat

RIYL: local bands’ first time on Black Cat’s mainstage, that special moment for a local band, “Fuck you Alan”

Kill Lincoln

Haerts, Pleasure Curses, ROAM DJs @ Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence

RIYL: Fotoweek!

FotoWeek DC 2014 Opening Party

Secret Cities, Humble Fire @ Comet Ping Pong

RIYL: bands asking you if you’re pumped

Saturday, November 8

 Fitz & the Tantrums, Big Data @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: openers with only one song, “Out of My League”

James Vincent McMorrow @ Lincoln Theatre

RIYL: albums called “We Don’t Eat”

James Vincent McMorrow

Kimbra @ U Street Music Hall

RIYL: twenty-somethings winning a Grammy


Waxahatchee @ Howard Theatre

RIYL: Katie Crutchfield


Sunday, November 9

 Dirty Heads @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: that one song on DC101 that plays all the time “My Sweet Summer”

Dirty Heads

Johnny Marr @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: Morrissey, The Smiths

Johnny Marr

Stevie Wonder @ Verizon Center

RIYL: music, honestly you should know why you should like Stevie Wonder