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For those in the DC metro area who enjoy different types of live music and socializing.

Upcoming events (5+)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

U Street Music Hall

Australian indie rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is coming back to the U.S. to conduct a spring tour. Fellow Australian indie rock band RVG will open the show. For more information about the concert, check the U Street Music Hall website at https://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/1834187-rolling-blackouts-coastal-washington/.

The Specials @ Fillmore Silver Spring

The Fillmore Silver Spring

Before Rancid, before No Doubt, before Sublime, before Goldfinger, before Reel Big Fish, before the Dancehall Crashers, before Big D and the Kids Table, before Streetlight Manifesto. Before all those great skapunk bands of the 1990s and 2000s, there were the Specials. They were the pioneers, and they are back, playing the Fillmore in Silver Spring. Key tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YthLQSqXjLo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbqiCxEIeEo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCZN1rU5co https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmkMEoVb6rA

Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers @ Rock and Roll Hotel

Frontman of Brooklyn indie favorites The Hold Steady, Craig Finn has released three moving solo albums, with a fourth dropping this spring. His work with the Hold Steady weaves stories of a cast of teenage and 20-something, mostly doing stupid things they sometimes regret. His solo work describes older characters, perhaps 30-something or 40-something, sometimes wiser, often not. Sample tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gut1L2L6Ik (the best 9/11 song ever?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCqW7Tt0xfo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjyfzsUcSdU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmt--e07QMg And there's a story behind the name of his backing band, the Uptown Controllers: http://www.citypages.com/music/exclusive-mystery-man-selling-alleged-craig-finn-artifact-speaks-7775930

Kishi Bashi at the 9:30 Club

9:30 Club

Kishi Bashi's performances are pure joy. His musicianship is astounding. There will be violin shredding, and if we're lucky, jazz flute.

Past events (33)

Wooden Shjips

DC9

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