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Monday, December 8

 Ashley Poole @ DC9

RIYL: whatever VIP tickets mean at DC9

Tuesday, December 9

The Head and the Heart @ DAR Constitution Hall

RIYL: “Let’s Be Still”

The Head and the Heart

Jamaican Queens, Spirit Animal, Paperhaus @ Black Cat

RIYL: people from Detroit calling themselves Jamaican Queens

Wednesday, December 10

Cymbals Eat Guitars @ DC9

RIYL: bands I’ve traveled down to Richmond to shoot on days where I should have been working, celebrating my anniversary, etc…, really good bands

Natalie Merchant @ Lincoln Theatre

RIYL: rescheduled shows, shows where the shutter on my camera was louder

Natalie Merchant

 Robert Randolph and the Family Band @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: locals Justin Jones & The B-Sides opening

Robert Randolph and The Family Band

Thursday, December 11

3BallMTY @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: Honda Civics

Exit Verse @ Black Cat

RIYL: “Seeds”

Black Checker, The NRIs, Sarmust @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RIYL: “A car crash of sneering punk rock and sweet pop melody”

The Weathervanes, Wes Tucker and the Skillets, The Mercy Alliance, Union Street @ Gypsy Sally’s

RIYL: squares

Young Rapids, Friend Roulette, Tiny Hazard, Dave Klinger @ The Pinch

RIYL: holiday parties

Friday, December 12

 Olivia Jean @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RIYL: “Lana Del Ray’s worst nightmare”

HIM @ Fillmore Silver Spring

RIYL: Nightwish, Slipknot, Bam Margera’s Unholy Union

Saturday, December 13

Scythian @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: the band, not the language or the inhabitants of Scythia


Rockin’ the Holidays @ Lincoln Theatre

RIYL: Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington

Rockin� the Holidays

Face, Full Power Blues, Cristopolis Dieguez @ Kennedy Center

RIYL: Chocolate City Rocks

Sara Curtin, The Lucky So & So’s, Three Man Soul Machine @ Upshur Street Arts & Craft Fair

RIYL: arts and crafts festivals in the cold

Sunday, December 14

Netsky: Stay Up with Me US Live Tour @ 9:30 Club

RIYL: drum and bass, not the virus

Netsky: Stay Up With Me US Live Tour

Paperhaus @ U Street Music Hall

RIYL: Kraftwerk’s Trans Europe Express