DC brings international music and opportunities to support good causes to your local venues to round out the month of June!
On The Hill:
All the way from Australia comes the indie-rock trio known as Middle Kids. The band is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Hannah Joy, her husband Tim Fitz on guitar, and drummer Harry Day. While the band is just a couple years old, they have already made their mark in music. They just released their debut full-length album this year, but their initial EP gained traction after receiving praise from Elton John. Middle Kids’ heartfelt indie has an interesting slight folk feel that fans have come to love. Don’t miss the show on June 15 at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
The Chicago-based Maps & Atlases combines alternative rock with a bit of electronica to create their own unique sound. Returning from their six-year hiatus, Maps & Atlases is back with a brand new album entitled Lightlessness Is Nothing New. This new album takes their synth-infused rock to a new level with dynamic songs covering the ideas of loss and grief while still sounding like a happy and upbeat album. Check out Maps & Atlases at the Rock & Roll Hotel on June 19. Tickets are available now.
Though they have been around for over 25 years, Face to Face never really lost their touch. The band kicked up their melodic, back-to-basics punk style in their ninth, and most recent, full-length album. The record combines the angsty melodies from when the band first started with the more thoughtful lyrics of the punk veterans. Don’t miss Face to Face on June 22 at the Rock & Roll Hotel. Get your tickets here.
This week, the Gifts for the Homeless (GFTH) Banding Together: Battle of the Law Firm Bands is back in DC for their 15th annual fundraiser. This event allows members of the DC legal and music communities to join forces to raise money for the homeless in the DC area. The Battle of the Law Firm Bands is GFTH’s biggest fundraiser, raising over $325,000 last year. A full list of the 15 bands can be found here. Tickets for the event at Black Cat on June 14 at 7 p.m. can be found here or at the door.
Rich Aucoin‘s current Press On Tour is definitely out of the ordinary. Instead of driving to each city, Aucoin will be biking cross-country to each stop. This massive endeavor is all to raise awareness for mental health, and 100% of the tour proceeds will be donated to Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association. Aucoin’s dreamy pop sound filled with breathy vocals and a catchy beat makes for high energy shows fans will love. Don’t miss this exciting show at DC9 Nightclub on June 20. Buy your tickets now!
The 26th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle takes over Pennsylvania Avenue once again! Known as “America’s Food & Music Festival,” it will feature 30 bands performing everything from rock to reggae to Go-go, alongside plenty of food, drinks, and interactive exhibits. The Plain White T’s will be headlining on Saturday night. To see a full list of performers and learn more about the festival, click here. The event benefitting USO Metro and The Capital Area Food Bank will be held Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24. Affordable ticket options can be found here — only $12 for one day!
Rock & Roll Hotel
U Street Music Hall
- 8/18: Ra Ra Riot
- 7/19: Mourn and Chastity
Fillmore Silver Spring
- 10/4: Thrice
- 10/7: Papa Roach and Of Mice & Men
- 10/21: Lily Allen
- 10/23: Jessie J
- 10/25: The Descendents
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