This edition of The Set List brings you a few fundraiser shows that support great causes. They bring chill pop and some nice rock to round it all out. Also, if you’re looking to get out of the city, Firefly Festival is June 15-18 in Dover, Delaware. The lineup features The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Bob Dylan, and many more, with single-day tickets starting at only $89.
On The Hill:
Day Wave is the solo project of 27-year-old Jackson Phillips. His honest, dreamy pop has gained major attention around the world, thanks to his catchy single, “Drag.” His guitar-driven music boasts catchy melodies built on electronic tones. This really is the perfect chill summer night music. You can catch Day Wave at the Rock & Roll Hotel on June 17. Pick up your tickets here.
If you’re in the mood for a bigger venue, head over to The Theater at MGM National Harbor. Deftones, Rise Against, and Thrice will be bringing rock to DC on June 14. Deftones, a California-based alternative metal band, has been around for a while and they are still as strong as ever. Since their formation in 1988, Deftones has heavily influenced the progressive rock scene and many of today’s bands. Co-headliners Rise Against, formed in 1999, have also made their mark with their own punk style. Rise Against cites among its influences the iconic, groundbreaking music of DC’s hardcore leaders, Minor Threat. This is bound to be an incredible show, so pick up your tickets now.
The Climate Ride at Glacier National Park is a 6-day, 211-mile ride through 3 national parks and 2 countries. Local conservationist Stephanie Compton is taking it head on, but she needs your help. Funds raised at the Glacier Ride Fundraiser show will support her participation and benefit the Glacier National Conservancy. This show at U Street Music Hall on June 15 features indie rockers Color Palette, as well as other local bands and DJs. Keep in mind this event is for those 18 and over. Click here to donate directly, and here for the full lineup and tickets.
Maryland-based band Two Inch Astronaut has just put out their new album, Can You Please Not Help, and they’re bringing their music to DC for a record release show. These (somewhat) local punk rockers boast strong vocals, powerful guitars, and catchy lyrics. Two Inch Astronaut will be performing at Black Cat on June 18. Pick up your tickets now.
Gifts for the Homeless is a non-profit organization led by volunteers within DC’s legal community that works to help the local homeless population. Each year, GFTH hosts a battle of the bands featuring DC’s best lawyer musicians to raise money for their cause. Last year’s event brought in over $230,000! Banding Together 2017 will be held on June 22 at Black Cat. Get your tickets here and support a great cause!
Wes Swing’s music lands somewhere in between the world of pop and symphonic sounds. This works better than you might expect. The combination of soft, poetic vocals and prominent cello parts makes the music powerful, yet calming at the same time. This Virginia-based musician will perform alongside art-folk duo Lowland Hum, who have received critical acclaim from around the country since their formation. Don’t miss this show at U Street Music Hall on June 25. Buy your tickets now!
Rock & Roll Hotel:
U Street Music Hall
- 7/21: Frank Iero
Get out there, support great causes and fantastic music!