Old-school punk, new-age rock, and the famous H Street Festival take over DC to kick off September!
On The Hill:
The California punk legends of Strung Out are headed to Capitol Hill this week. Despite the recent release of their acoustic EP, the band will be kicking it old school for this show. They are celebrating their punk roots with the 20th anniversary of their classic album, Twisted by Design, played in its entirety, along with all of the hits. Don’t miss Strung Out on September 6 at the Rock & Roll Hotel. Tickets are available here.
Known for their passionate, emotionally-driven music and the layered vocals that comes from having two singers, east-coast indie rock band Tigers Jaw is headed to DC for an intimate show. Their retro vibe has also gained them fans around the world since their first release in 2006. Despite a short hiatus, the band is back with an album that feels more like Tigers Jaw than ever before. The band’s fifth full-length album, Spin, received rave reviews from fans and critics. Head out to the Rock & Roll Hotel on September 14 to see Tigers Jaw, The Sidekicks, and Cave People. Get your tickets now.
Ethereal, mesmerizing, and artistic are the first things that come to mind when talking about the midwest indie rock of Foxing. Incredible vocals, sharp guitar work, and a slight electronic background create the band’s unmistakable sound. Their most recent release, Nearer My God, has been well-received by fans new and old upon its August 10 release date. Check out Foxing at Union Stage on September 6. Tickets are available here.
Nothing But Thieves is the English rock band the radio didn’t know it needed. With goosebump-invoking vocals and anthemic instrumentals, the band seamlessly transitions between intimate indie songs and tracks that are arena-ready. Their debut self-titled album quickly rose to the top of the charts upon its release in 2015 with their follow-up, Broken Machine, following suit in 2017. Singles such as “Wake Up Call,” “Trip Switch,” and “Sorry” have brought the band’s name both stateside and worldwide. Don’t miss this show on September 7 at the 9:30 Club. Get your tickets now!
Saturday, September 15, the H Street Festival returns to DC. This festival featuring live music, food, arts & crafts, a beer garden, and more will span eleven city blocks! Thousands will flock to the neighborhood from noon to 7 pm to enjoy all the festival has to offer. As far as music goes, there will be plenty of local and regional performers with Go-Go music, R&B, jazz, rock-n-roll, soul music, gospel and more.
Amos Lee, a Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter, has a knack for touching on real human emotion with his down-to-earth, heartwarming lyrics. His folk and blues roots shine through with his entrancing voice and rhythmic guitar. Amos Lee is currently on tour in support of his seventh studio album, My New Moon, released at the end of August. This is a great show for fans of artists similar to Andy Grammer and The Lumineers. Catch Amos Lee at the Lincoln Theatre on September 18. Tickets are available here.
Rock & Roll Hotel
- 12/8: Cloud Nothings
The Miracle Theatre
- 9/23: Noah Gundersen
Fillmore Silver Spring
- 11/7: POND
This is Brittani’s last The Set List with us. We will miss her and her bi-monthly column, as well as her artist interviews, but she is off to new adventures! Have a wonderful time in the West Coast, Brittani!