Every day is a great day to catch a band or musical group you love. From jazz to pop to classical, we hope you find something in this list that captivates you.
I recently caught Santa Cruz, California-based punk band Good Riddance at Rock and Roll Hotel. Their set was tight: Watching them was rowdy, clean, tinnitus-inducing fun. The band’s energy was excellent, radiating from the stage and drawing die-hards and casual listeners in, side by side. Living on the Hill, it’s easy to take our local music venues for granted, but a Sunday night show at R&R was a ton of fun. If you like punk –especially with a bold message– check Good Riddance out: They are back on tour after a long hiatus.
What’s playing around our local venues, you ask?
12/1/18: Electric Heart * Fix Your Hearts * Casual War, 8 p.m.
12/2/18: The Walkaways//American Opera//Roof Beams, 8 p.m.
12/6/18: The Very Small with Technicians and Honey Kill, 8 p.m.
12/7/18: The Coffin Daggers//Atomic Mosquitos//The Bali Lamas, 8 p.m.
12/8/18: Black Dog Prowl // Shagwuf // Heavy Wire 8:30 p.m.
12/11/18: Gina Sobel & Cecily, 7 p.m.
11/28/18: Trophy Eyes & Seaway, 6:30 pm
11/30/18: Surprise Attack, 9 p.m.
12/1/18: Endless Winter, 9 p.m.
12/2/18: Peter Bjorn and John, 8 p.m.
12/3/18: Eric Rachmany , 8 p.m.
12/6/18: The Ballroom Thieves , 8 p.m.
12/7/18: Amber Run , 8 p.m.
12/8/18: Schmalls Fest , 7:30 p.m.
12/11/18: CAAMP , 8 p.m.
11/29/18: Truck Farmers (Americana)
11/20/18: Rob Patrick (Jazz)
12/1/18: Michael Gude
12/6/18: Only Lonesome (Caveman Bluegrass)
12/7/18: Dial 251 for Jazz
12/8/18: Batida Diferente (Brazilian Jazz)
SUN 12/2: Iconic indie rock/pop trio BETTY will perform a holiday show in the Wine Garden
A few around town:
MSB, 11/29, Pearl Street Warehouse
Sister Sparrow, 11/29 , 9:30 Club
Muscadine Bloodline, 11/29, Songbyrd
DAWN, 12/6, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
GABI, 12/7 – DC9
Wume, 12/8, Slash Run
Try something different?
DeVotchKa: 12/12/18, U Street Music Hall
Bryce Vine: 2/8/19, Union Stage (on sale tomorrow, 10 a.m.)
Spafford: 2/9/19, 9:30 Club
Bob Mould: 2/14/19, 9:30 Club
Conan Gray: 3/29/19, U Street Music Hall
Brit Floyd: World Tour 2019 – 40 Years of The Wall: 3/25/19, Warner Theatre (on sale tomorrow, 10 a.m.)