A new genre deemed “Traprock,” acoustic-indie, and Latin-inspired jams are all on the schedule for your local DC venues!
On The Hill:
DC’s own Ethan Spalding is bringing his new genre of “TRAPROCK” to the Hill this week. He has been performing to crowds in the DC area for 10 years. His passion for live performance comes through in each full-band experience with his panda mascot/hypeman by his side. Various percussion instruments layer over Spalding’s rhyming melodies. Catch Ethan Spalding on August 25 at Rock & Roll Hotel. Tickets are available here.
The Chamanas are bringing the culture of a border region to listeners around the world by melding Latin, pop, and indie influences together. The quartet hails from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The band has collaborated with plenty of other artists and performed at festivals around the world. They lead various top alternative charts on Spotify and top digital sales charts on iTunes. Head out to see The Chamanas at Songbyrd on August 27. Buy your tickets now.
What started as a side project for Modern Baseball singer Jake Ewald, Slaughter Beach, Dog has now morphed into his main endeavor. This new acoustic-indie stance has allowed Ewald to transition to a more fictional writing style. His latest album Birdie was released last year, growing his following even more. The Set List caught up with Ewald ahead of the DC show. Learn more about the project in our interview. Don’t miss Slaughter Beach, Dog at DC9 on August 28. Get your tickets here.
Baltimore-based SUPER CITY and DC-based The Radiographers will co-headline next week. Both bands offer an indie-rock vibe perfect for easy listening and dancing. This show is perfect for fans of Arctic Monkeys and Cage the Elephant. Don’t miss SUPER CITY and The Radiographers on August 31 at Gypsy Sally’s. This show is for those 21 and over. Tickets (only $10!) are available now.
37 years, 19 albums, and well over 1000 concerts and Shonen Knife is still kicking. This female trio, created in Osaka, Japan, is known for their poppy melodies over punk-infused guitar riffs and drums. The band’s fun, original music has gained a cult following over the years without any sign of slowing down. Experience Shonen Knife on September 3 at Black Cat. Buy your tickets here.
Rock & Roll Hotel
- 9/14: Tigers Jaw
- 9/29: SHAED (Learn more about the band!)
- 10/9: Milo Greene
- 10/30: Lemuria
- 11/3: Polyphia
- 12/2: Peter Bjorn and John
- 10/17: Death Cab for Cutie
U Street Music Hall
Fillmore Silver Spring
- 11/23: Fonseca
- 10/25: Big Data