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Monday, February 9

Jamaican Queens @ DC9

RiYL: three dudes named Jamaican Queens

Brooke Fraser @ Black Cat

RiYL: household names in New Zealand

Tuesday, February 10

Black Lives Matter @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: town hall meetings

Glen Hansard @ Lincoln Theatre

RiYL: The Swell Season

Glen Hansard

KONGOS @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: two really annoying, yet very catchy songs that constantly play on the radio


Party Girl @ Black Cat

RiYL: free film screenings

Wednesday, February 11

Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: post-Black Crowes

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

LVL UP @ Black Cat

RiYL: bands who played at Casa Fiesta in 2012 (RIP Casa Fiesta, the DIY venue)

Thursday, February 12

Phox @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “drinking poisoned groundwater and becoming endowed mutants”


White Reaper @ DC9

RiYL: previews that include “white reaper might suck. because everyone I hate is going”

His Name Is Alive @ Black Cat

RiYL: 25th Anniversaries

Friday, February 13

Sturgill Simpson @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: “an island of hope in a sea of tacky”

Sturgill Simpson

Church Night @ Black Cat

RiYL: communion

Church Night at Wonderland

The Vice & Virtue Valentine’s Burlesque Revue @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: burlesque

JMSN @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: stalker impulses, according to Vice



Saturday, February 14

(Pho)tography @ Hole in the Sky

RiYL: pho, photography, Baby Bry Bry, The UVF Rays, my date idea for Valentine’s Day

Ms. Lauryn Hill @ Howard Theatre

RiYL: spending $175 for Valentine’s Day

Valengrinds Day Massacre @ The Rocketship

RiYL: early benefit shows

Dead Professional @ Rock & Roll Hotel

RiYL: one-man-band turned power trio

SpeakyeasyDC’s Sucker for Love @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: love-fest stories

SpeakeasyDC's Sucker for Love

MIXTAPE @ 9:30 Club

RiYL: DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer

MIXTAPE: Alternative Dance Party

Valentine’s Day Rock & Roll Party @ Black Cat

RiYL: free place to take your Valentine’s date.

Doomtree @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: “Team the Best Team”


Sunday, February 15

The Sea Life @ Comet Ping Pong

RiYL: that mixtape they put out at U Street Music Hall last month

Franz Nicolay @ Black Cat

RiYL: “The Hearts of Boston”

Theophilus London @ U Street Music Hall

RiYL: songs featuring Kayne West

Theophilus London