The holiday season is done and that means live music is filling DC venues once again!
On The Hill:
This month, the Rock & Roll Hotel is all about local music! The District’s own Bleach Bones brings a super fun, post-punk sound to the stage with outstanding guitar work and great vocals. The band has played headlining shows around DC and was featured in City Paper. Their debut EP, “Aid To Navigation,” is out now. Catch Bleach Bones at the Rock & Roll Hotel on January 13. Buy your tickets now.
Elena & Los Fulanos will be your new favorite Latin-influenced group. This DC-based bilingual folk rock band mixes traditional rhythms and catchy melodies to yield a harmonious blend. The music ranges from smooth Americana to soft Latin Rock that everyone will love. The band’s 2017 album Volcán was called “a bilingual folk album for the resistance” by the Washington City Paper. Head down to The Wharf and see Elena & Los Fulanos at the Pearl Street Warehouse on January 13. This show is for those 21 and over. Buy tickets here.
I’m not completely sure what genre I would name Milky Chance, but whatever it is, I’m in love. This German group mixes electronica and indie influences into a sound completely of their own. I saw them at Austin City Limits this past fall and they were amazing. Their energy, passion, and pure talent makes them a band you will want to see over and over again. With immediate hits like “Stolen Dance,” “Cocoon,” “Flashed Junk Mind,” and “Blossom,” it’s impossible to listen and not want to dance along. Both albums, 2014’s Sadnecessary and 2017’s Blossom, hit Billboard’s Rock Albums chart in the top 10. Milky Chance will perform what will no doubt be an incredible show on January 20 at The Fillmore Silver Spring. The very few remaining tickets can be found here.
Howie Day‘s solo career as a singer-songwriter started in the late 1990s as he became known for his extensive touring schedules. Though his first album was self-released, by the mid-2000s Day was signed and his second full-length album had been certified gold thanks to instant Top 10 hits such as “Collide” and “She Says.” His newest album, Lanterns, received favorable reviews as fans were excited to hear a sound reminiscent of his first album. Check out Howie Day’s smooth voice and heartfelt lyrics when he comes to The Hamilton on January 21. Get your tickets here.
Majid Jordan, the duo comprised of singer Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman, is known for their distinctive, atmospheric pop-R&B sound. The Toronto-based group is currently signed to Drake’s record label, OVO, and is best known for being featured on his song “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Majid Jordan’s smooth R&B melodies mixed with addicting electronic beats have gained them fans around the world. The duo is currently touring in support of their latest release, The Space Between. Each ticket for the show will receive a copy of the new album. Head to the Lincoln Theatre on January 23 to check out Majid Jordan. Buy your tickets now.
Denver, Colorado’s husband-and-wife duo Tennis are coming to DC in support of their fourth studio album. Their music – indie-pop with a 70s-style flair– first began when the duo took on an eight-month sailing expedition. Fans everywhere have fallen in love with the band’s retro vibe and prominent use of keys and bass in each song. Their latest album, Yours Conditionally, was released last spring. This was then followed by a performance at Coachella and a tour with Spoon and The Shins. Supporting Tennis is Overcoats, whose debut album sparked sold-out shows and a spot on Billboard’s Best Albums of 2017 So Far upon its release. Don’t miss Tennis and Overcoats on January 24 at the 9:30 Club. Get your tickets here.
Rock & Roll Hotel
- 3/21: Betty Who
- 3/27: Turnover
- 4/2: Cigarettes After Sex
- 4/4: Yo La Tengo
- 4/26: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends
U Street Music Hall
Capital One Arena
- 7/3: Sam Smith
- 5/25: The Kooks
Fillmore Silver Spring
- 3/31: Dashboard Confessional
All of your favorite bands are announcing their spring tours, so keep an eye on The Set List and don’t miss the best acts coming to DC!