17 May 2017


The Set List: May 17-31

Incredibly talented musicians are coming to DC! Legends, newcomers and local performers will be in music venues near you over the next two weeks. Don’t miss your chance to pick up tickets while they’re still available.

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On The Hill:

At only 17, Tim Bettinson has created a name for himself with his ambient project, Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Ethereal, dreamy, melodic and soulful are just a few things that come to mind when you experience VSC’s music. Bettinson showcases his transcendent, yet powerful vocals over electronic-influenced beats on his debut album, Revival. This show is for fans of acts like Bon Iver, Ben Howard, and Jaymes Young. You can see Vancouver Sleep Clinic at the Rock & Roll Hotel on May 26. Pick up your tickets here.

Around DC:

DREAMCAR combines the musical talents of No Doubt members as well as AFI’s Davey Havok. These guys have been creating music together since 2014, but have now released their debut self-titled album to share their exciting and energetic jams with the world. While the music creates a sense of nostalgia as a result of their combined experience, it also looks to the hopes of the future. DREAMCAR will perform on May 18 at the 9:30 Club. Get your tickets now.

Karl Denson is a legendary funk and jazz musician who has been involved with some of the best performers in the world, including The Rolling Stones. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe has been called one of the best live bands on the planet. Now you have the opportunity to see them live. KDTU’s performance in DC will also feature the incredible keyboardist, Melvin Seals. Attendees can expect to hear new music as well as older material. Don’t miss KDTU at the 9:30 Club on May 19. Get your tickets here.

Though Lewis Watson’s second album is a departure from his mainly acoustic debut, it is still just as beautiful, honest and intimate. Lewis Watson, an English-born singer-songwriter, follows up his debut with a gritty, more electronic, and more coherent release with Midnight. If you like musicians such as Ed Sheeran, you will love how Watson’s dreamy voice and calming melodies capture the attention of the audience every time. Watson will be at U Street Music Hall on May 20. Buy your tickets here.

If you’re looking to spend your night supporting local music and a good cause, look no further than Stone Driver. This critically acclaimed DC-based rock band draws influence from acts like Pink Floyd and Alice in Chains to create their own take on blues-rock and progressive rock. This show benefits the Joe Strummer Foundation, which supports musicians and projects looking to create empowerment through music. Come out to Black Cat on May 25 to support good music and a good cause. Pick up your tickets here.

Frightened Rabbit has had great success in the UK with their album, Painting of a Panic Attack, peaking at number 9 on the UK Albums Chart. With their new and well-received release, their success has now come across the pond. This indie rock band is known for their emotional, honest, and beautifully-worded lyrics. The anthemic songs touch on real emotions and connect to the listener. Frightened Rabbit will play on May 31 at the 9:30 Club. Get your tickets now.

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Don’t miss more music coming your way in two weeks!


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