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Jul
17 Fri
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The Escape Artist *EP Release* / Stay / Collider

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 13, 2020 1:45 PM to July 16, 2020 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 17, 2020 12:00 AM to July 17, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Advance $10 | Day of $12
21+

The Escape Artist:
The Escape Artist has gone through several changes over the years, both in personnel and in sound. Formed in the DC/MD area in 2008 by drummer Chad Richman and guitarist Fred Ashworth; they started off as a post-punk quartet with Fred on vocals. Shortly after that, long time friend Sam Ridder-Beardsley joined the band on bass. As time went on, the music under went a metamorphosis; gradually becoming more dynamic, and dream-like. Fred had a clear vision of the direction he wanted the band to go in, but it took a few years of trial and error to find the right people. Three guitarists, several shows, and almost 4 years later, the addition of Ross Kerr (formerly of True Womanhood) on guitar really took the bands sound to a whole new level. Ross's wizard like mastery of guitar effects added a whole new layer of alien landscapes to explore. Eventually it was decided that they would need a new vocalist to better complement their new ethereal sound. In late 2013, the wonderfully talented Wanda Perkins (of Maulrat and The Meer) stepped up to the plate and the rest was history. Her soothing, angelic voice was the perfect match to the bands dense, cerebral, dreamscapes. Fast forward to 2018, Jeff Orrence (also of The Meer, Maulrat) took Sam's place on bass, and they started working on new material for the first time in years. The bands most recent work, "Wildbright" was recorded during the summer of 2019 with Kevin Bernsten of Developing Nations Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD, with additional engineering by Wanda Perkins and Trevor Higgins at the bands practice space in Monrovia, MD. Due out in early 2020, this collection of songs really showcases the musical journey that started so many years ago.

Stay:
Stay is an alternative band from Southern New Jersey. What started as a solo act in 2016, became a full band the summer of 2018.
Their freshman record "iwillneveraskyouto" is scheduled to premier fall 2019. The containing 12 songs gives the audience the full scope of the bands dynamics. Engineer/Producer Jake Clarke of Retro City Studios in Philadelphia had this to say - " last winter I met with Stay to discuss working with them on their debut LP. A lot of hard hours were put into this record. Thereʼs something about a bands first LP that is very special to be apart of. These songs weren't just put together one afternoon, Stay put their hearts into this and it shows." Stay is not just a band, but a family of friends.

Collider:
A welcome change from the current cadre of shoegaze-inspired rock bands - Collider stay smart without being annoyingly intellectual.
Jul
18 Sat
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Natalie Brooke & The Band / Elizabeth II / Pleasure Train

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 18, 2020 12:00 AM to July 18, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 13, 2020 12:55 PM to July 17, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
All ages

Natalie Brooke
FB: https://www.facebook.com/music.nataliebrooke/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataliebrookeonkeys/

Natalie Brooke brings the funk, the rock, the roll, and all of the synthy vibes to the stage with a powerfully energetic 4-piece band based out of the DC area. Channeling the spirit of Stevie Nicks herself on keys & synth, Natalie Brooke will take you through a set of soulful song writing, heavy jams, and licks so hot they'll have the floor melting beneath your feet!

Elizabeth II
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethiiMusic/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethiimusic/
YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYSOwfYIVDc6mT0--5D8jGA

Elizabeth II is a dynamic and punchy rock and roll band from Washington DC. With an eclectic Stevie Nicks nostalgia blended with a new age youthful edge, Elizabeth II combines thunderous vocals with bluesy guitar riffs driven by pulsating rhythms.

Pleasure Train
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pleasur3train/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/pleasuretrainmusic/
YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/Pleasuretrainmusic

Pleasure Train is a Washington, DC area band that incorporates a fusion of styles rooted in groove, alternative, jam, jazz, pop, and house.


Jul
23 Thu
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Tim Kardashian, Superstar: A 40th birthday charity roast

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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NORMAL: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL Public Onsale: March 17, 2020 10:52 AM to July 23, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
FREE
21+

DC's uncensored political comedy troupe, The Constituents, will leave politics and costumes behind for one night only and roast their founding father, Tim Kardashian for his 40th birthday. The Constituents shows have been known as "Saturday Night Live on steroids". Some of the area's best comedians will take the stage to roast Tim, a man with a long one year history of comedy in the DC area.

Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10 to be donated to Hilarity for Charity in Tim's name.

The cast includes family, friends and DC's finest comedians from nearly every stage in the District, including the DC Improv, DC Comedy Loft and DC Drafthouse. Featuring Chris Lawrence as Roast Master, Jon Yeager, Rose Vineshank, Chris Blackwood, Kevin McClain and more.

Join us on Thursday, July 23rd. Doors open at 7:30 PM.
Jul
26 Sun
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Mephiskapheles / The Scotch Bonnets

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 26, 2020 12:00 AM to July 26, 2020 6:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 24, 2020 12:00 PM to July 25, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Advance $10 | Day of $12
Doors 6:30 | Show 7
21+

Mephiskapheles
Mephiskapheles, the band from NYC that helped define third-wave ska, then defied critics by exploring even greater possibilities with its darkly original ska fusion, is coming to Europe for the first time in 20 years. Formed in the East Village of New York City in 1991 by a group of punk rockers/artists/ad guys/jazz musicians, Mephiskapheles played its first show on Long Island. From day one, the band began attracting a diverse, dedicated fan base. Sold-out NYC gigs led to tours with the Buzzcocks and GWAR, and hits on the Hawaiian Islands Chart with three singles from the band's first album, 1994's God Bless Satan, produced by Bill Laswell.

While touring relentlessly, Mephiskapheles followed-up in 1997 with Maximum Perversion, a jazz-influenced work that didn't take long to be hailed as a classic. A deal in 1999 with Koch Records resulted in the band's hard-hitting, exploratory third album, Might-Ay White-Ay. The band released the self-titled EP Mephiskapheles in 2015, featuring the single "Satan Stole My Weed," an instant classic. The Never Born Again EP, released in 2019, brings the band back full circle to its dark and melodic roots.

Fronted by lead singer Invidious aka the Nubian Nightmare, along with the hottest rhythm section in New York, and the Horns of Hell, Mephiskapheles spreads its evil seed with an ongoing reissue program, epic shows, and new music out now.

The Scotch Bonnets
Punky reggae rockers from Baltimore whose infectious energy keeps the party jumping all night, The Scotch Bonnets have been bringing the heat and the good-love vibe since their debut in 2009. The crew is fearlessly lead by singer-guitarist Lady Hatchet.

Aug
2 Sun
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Rachel Levitin & Friends Birthday Bash Featuring Mona Speaks Mountains and Secret Beach

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 2, 2020 12:00 AM to August 2, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 17, 2020 10:21 AM to August 1, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
21+

Aries Season kicks-off with singer-songwriter Rachel Levitin's Birthday, so she's throwing a party at the Pie Shop with a bunch of her musically inclined friends. Join Rachel & her full band, Mona Speaks Mountains, Secret Beach, and some special guests for a night of original songs and a solid amount of guilty pleasure covers.

Rachel Levitin is a positively-charged pop-rocker whose been writing and performing original music for two decades. The Chicago born, Washington, DC based independent artist is known for her original songs, her work as an open mic host at Union Stage and Jammin' Java, her participation in the HERA Music Festival, and many other live music events throughout the DC metropolitan region.

With music as her life-long companion and creative inspiration, it led her to the Interlochen Center for the Arts during high school, through her undergraduate career at American University, the independent release of multiple albums, and multiple performance opportunities at prestigious venues including Washington, DC's Lincoln Theatre, Union Stage, and DC9, and New York City's Feinstein's 54 Below, Rockwood Music Hall and Arlene's Grocery.

Her original songs have led her to performance opportunities most recently opening up for Dan Bern, Emerson Hart (of Tonic), the duo of Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) + Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), and Irish Rock Band The Coronas. Reminiscent of her contemporaries Stevie Nicks, Meredith Brooks, and Sheryl Crow, Rachel is known for her uplifting lyrics and strong, soaring vocals.

Rachel's sound and expertise are well sought after evidenced in her participation as a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Washington, DC's NPR Affiliate 88.5 WAMU FM, and her original songs Get Back Up, Save Myself, Lucky Penny Blues, and Dreaming being featured there and on Northern Virginia's 96.7 WERA FM. In print, she was featured in the March 2018 edition of Arlington Magazine for her original community preservation project called The IOTA Chair.

As an avid promoter of new work and advocate for collaboration, Rachel is always open to hearing from anyone and everyone, both familiar and new, and she looks forward to working with you!


Facebook: https://facebook.com/rhlevitinmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rhlevitin
Instagram: https://instagram.com/rhlevitin
YouTube: https://youtube.com/rhlevitinmusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2IDPML5vYws4JcI8NuOwdc
Aug
12 Wed
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John Vincent III

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 12, 2020 12:00 AM to August 12, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 31, 2020 11:55 AM to August 11, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
21+

John Vincent III, a 23-year-old alternative artist, intensified his love of music in Houston, TX in
2014. Gaining inspiration from unique lyricists such as Bon Iver, The Districts, and The Doors,
John Vincent III began the process of his own song creation.

Within the past five years, John has independently written and produced his singles, EP, and
album Songs from the Valley - while doing so, he was able to collaborate on his track "Back
To My Ways" with Austin Texas's Aaron Zachary.

Somewhere along the line of continuous production, a fire was lit under this newly aspiring
artist. After visiting Los Angeles in the Spring of 2016, five months later his sights were set on
serious music achievement. After completely leaving his life back home in Houston, John
prepared for the intense industry in front of him.

A large part of John's musical success came from the undeniable passion and raw personal
experiences that lived inside of him - he went from playing various coffeehouse shows, to
writing new, and successful songs in his small valley bedroom. From learning the struggle of
being an adult, to getting his footing, and making new friends. John's traction was a result of
realizing true artistic struggles, and allowing them to become his personal reality.

Looking back - John credits figuring out what he was doing in this industry, and where he truly
wanted to take it to the importance of the time he struggled. Eventually, he used what he
learned and began writing tirelessly, while supporting himself with a local coffee shop job. Just
when John thought his music career would not be going any further, producer Tyler Neil
Johnson reached out to John with interest in working on his next project together. After a
majority of the songs had been created, John spent 2 weeks in Vancouver, BC perfecting this
eight-track album titled Songs From The Valley. With more music and exciting things to follow,
it's gearing up to be a year full of music from John Vincent III.

Fanfaire
An acoustic trio of delicious 3-part harmonies and instrumental variety, Fanfaire enjoys providing fresh, female takes on cover songs and, with 3 songwriters on board, they provide their listeners with a unique collection of original tunes.
After 8 years of living and performing in Los Angeles, Kim returned to the east coast in hopes of finding some kindred spirits with whom she could continue playing music. Shortly after her arrival to DC, she was met by an impressively talented novelist, ukulele player and fellow mermaid enthusiast, Tanya. The two started meeting regularly, arranging covers they both loved and performing at house parties and art salons. Soon after, to expand their sound, they happily welcomed Meredith (Kim and Meredith perform together in DC's top choir, the 18th Street Singers), along with her genius violin playing and her new love of the banjo, into their rehearsals. Meredith added exactly what Tanya & Kim were hoping for and easily found harmonies and string parts to decorate their sound.
All moms and entrepreneurs, the ladies of Fanfaire are proud to "do it all"; raising kids, running businesses, publishing novels, creating time to play out all around the DMV, and they're currently in the studio, working with grammy nominee Josef Crosby, and are looking forward to releasing an EP later this year.

Aug
13 Thu
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Brett Cameron / Big Like Bear / Jahnel Daliya

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $8.00
DAY OF: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 13, 2020 12:00 AM to August 13, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 4, 2020 2:31 PM to August 12, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $8 | Day of $10
21+

Brett Cameron
An artist who creates a mosaic of genres, textures, and stories, Brett Cameron has attained well over one million overall streams and tens of thousands of fans through his alt-pop releases and high-energy shows. Through appearances in The Huffington Post, wave of good noise, iHeart Radio, PopDust, and 2DOPEBOYZ/Complex Music, opening festivals and concerts for artists such as Kodaline, Jon Bellion, The Black Keys, Teddy Geiger (i.e., Shawn Mendes), Jamie N Commons, Hall & Oates, Drake Bell, The Rocket Summer, and Never Shout Never, and being part of a featured Firefly Music Festival showcase, Brett Cameron has proved his wide-ranging abilities both as a songwriter/producer and as an electric performer.

Big Like Bear
Big Like Bear rocks the DC music scene with great vibes and a blend of funk, blues and pop tunes

Jahnel Daliya
Jahnel Daliya brings her unique blend of folk, pop and rock fueled by soulful vocals and songwriting aimed at finding the light in this sometimes heavy but beautiful world. Her songwriting journey began late in 2013 which lead Jahnel to a series of solo acoustic performances. In 2015 she began performing with her band of local talent hitting some popular music festivals, fairs, conferences and music clubs throughout DC and Virginia . In June 2017 Jahnel released her debut EP "Chase The Moon", four tracks which play like an introduction to her journey discovering herself as an artist. In 2019 Jahnel released her first full length record "Into The Night". It's an electrified indie rock record of eleven well crafted songs that explore the balance between embracing the carefree spirit of living in the moment and being grounded by love and commitment and living through the highs and lows that we all face in one way or another.
Raised in the projects of Brooklyn, New York Jahnel grew up to the sounds of a busy city and 1980's soul, pop, and R&B music. She found a love of singing along to Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul on the radio but it wasn't until she and her mother moved to Virginia that she was able to develop her skill and technique singing in a few Washington DC choirs, Children of the Gospel and Urban Nation. Her powerful vocals can bend from edgy and soulful to richly intimate. With no formal musical training she crafts her song from a very free and innocent place. She credits her prolific songwriting to being an only child and spending her alone time making up stories and songrecords to entertain herself when she wasn't exploring the world outside of her window.
Aug
15 Sat
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Shutter

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NORMAL: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL Public Onsale: May 8, 2020 10:00 AM to August 15, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
All Ages
$10

Shutter
Hailing from Northern New Jersey, Shutter, is a powerhouse of everything you've come to love from the 90's. A Collective Blend of Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, and Grunge all in one package. Shutter brings driving and sludgy melodies based on heavy influence from bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentines, to Silversun Pickups while maintaining a new fresh approach on the Genre. The Northern New Jersey band's debut album "Abandon Your Mind" reminds listeners that dreamy vocals, heavy hitting guitars, and nostalgia will never go out of style.

Sep
7 Mon
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The House You Grew Up In w/ Touch The Buffalo

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NORMAL: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL Public Onsale: April 7, 2020 6:25 PM to September 7, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
21+
$10

The House You Grew Up In
The House You Grew Up In, abbreviated THYGUI, is a 5 piece psychedelic pop-rock band from Washington DC. THYGUI blends the sound and feel of late-60s-era psychedelic rock with the abstract lyricism and flippancy of indie bands of the 90s and 2000s like Pavement and The Unicorns. In recent years, THYGUI's sound has begun to include more churning basslines and dreamy melodies reminiscent of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Beck, and The B-52s.
Formed in 2010 as the solo project of Jordan Brown, the band's songwriter, lead singer and guitarist, THYGUI changed size and composition several times before settling into its current line up. Drummer Raymond O'Mara and guitarist Damon Effingham joined Brown in 2014 and were joined shortly after in 2015 by their childhood friend and bass player, James Howard. Cait Hone joined THYGUI as an additional vocalist in early 2019.

Touch The Buffalo
Touch the Buffalo is a 4 piece rock band, born in Arlington VA in January 2017.
Sep
18 Fri
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Horse Feathers

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $15.00
DAY OF: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 18, 2020 12:00 AM to September 18, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 20, 2020 12:00 PM to September 17, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $15 | Day of $18
21+

Horse Feathers feels like a secret you don't really want to share. Over twelve years and five albums, a passionate fan base has experienced this band as a precious commodity that they want to keep close to their hearts. One reason for this can be found in lead singer Justin Ringle's distinctive voice, at once vulnerable and piercing, and in the quality of the music: gorgeous, lush string arrangements surrounding stark, visceral lyrics whose bite makes a piquant juxtaposition to the surrounding beauty.

Now, however, Horse Feathers has created an album that differs enough from its predecessors to suggest that the cat might get out of the bag. On Appreciation, their sixth full-length and the fifth on venerable independent label Kill Rock Stars, the signifiers of the band are there: Ringle's warm tenor and lyrics that speak of work, love, and other struggles. But on this album less of the song dynamics are achieved with strings and more with an exciting new rhythm section steeped in Northern Soul. Longtime violinist Nathan Crockett and keyboardist Dustin Dybvig provide continuity, but much of Appreciation feels like the best of Ringle's previous musical ideas just took a giant step into a larger arena.

Recorded primarily in Kentucky (at La-La Land Studios in Louisville and Shangri-La Studios in Lexington), the new album features instrumentalists J. Tom Hnatow, Robby Cosenza and R&B vocalist Joslyn Hampton, who helped make Appreciation a mixture of strutting '70s-style country-pop ("Without Applause," "Don't Mean To Pry") and supple soul ("Best To Leave," "Evictions"). But Horse Feathers hasn't gained accessibility at the expense of quality, nor at the expense of their signature instrumentation ("The Hex" might be the only R&B/soul song where the rhythmic lead is played on banjo). For those who crave what NPR called "the densely pretty seethe of Horse Feathers' earlier ballads", the album delivers "Born in Love" and "On the Rise", accentuating the string surge with Hammond organ, piano, tambourine, and finger snaps.
Sep
19 Sat
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Legendary Shack Shakers

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NORMAL: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL Public Onsale: April 20, 2020 12:00 PM to September 19, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
All Ages
$15

Legendary Shack Shakers
The Legendary Shack Shakers' hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the group's time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes "the best frontman in Nashville" in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD "the last great Rock and Roll frontman." Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project 'JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers' lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.

Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs that have been featured on television shows such as HBO's True Blood. Past tour mates and fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror novelist Stephen King, who listed "CB Song" as among his iPod's Top Five in a 2008 Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth of devoted fans over the years has only added to the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward new creative pursuits and barn-shaking tunes.

Sep
28 Mon
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Blitzkid

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
ADVANCED: $20.00
DAY OF: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: September 28, 2020 12:00 AM to September 28, 2020 7:00 PM
VIP Public Onsale: April 13, 2020 11:31 AM to September 28, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 13, 2020 11:30 AM to September 27, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance GA $20 | Day of GA $25 | VIP $50 (inclusive of GA entry + pre-show VIP M&G)
ALL AGES

After eight years of suspended animation, horrorpunk heavyweights, BLITZKID, are poised to pry back the casket lid and escape the grave for a limited run of Spring 2020 tour dates. The ghoulish troupe are primed to play a string of 30 exclusive performances across the US before slipping back into the shadows. GA tickets, along with limited meet and greet options that include early entry, exclusive merchandise and a pre show acoustic performance are available via ticket links provided at www.acwnnprod.com/shows. Get them before they get you!
$20.00 - $50.00
Oct
17 Sat
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King Raam

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NORMAL: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL Public Onsale: March 17, 2020 4:11 PM to October 17, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
All ages
$20

Raam is a New York based Iranian musician now also working in theater and film. He started his musical career as the singer/founder of Hypernova, a post-punk band born in the undergrounds of Tehran in the early 2000's. After several years of rock 'n' roll adventures with his band, he decided to pursue a solo career under the name of King Raam. He spent the better part of the following decade performing and living around the world in places like Toronto, Vancouver, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, New York and Tehran. Raam has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, CNN, PBS, BBC, MTV, Vanity Fair and VICE.

Raam's haunting baritone voice is often compared to Ian Curtis and Nick Cave. His current three-piece band is heavily influenced by Depeche Mode and Sisters of Mercy incorporating darker electronic sounds and beats to their repertoire.

Oct
20 Tue
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Keith Harkin (of Celtic Thunder)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NORMAL: $35.00
VIP MEET & GREET: $55.00
VIP MEET & GREET W/ SOUND CHECK: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL / VIP MEET & GREET / VIP MEET & GREET W/ SOUND CHECK Public Onsale: March 13, 2020 2:43 PM to October 20, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
21+
$35  - General Admission
$55 - VIP Meet & Greet
$75 - VIP Meet & Greet w/ Sound Check

Keith Harkin is an Irish singer songwriter from Derry City, Ireland now residing in Los Angeles CA. Over the last 15 years, his musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back. Including shows for President Obama at The White House, Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, Secretary of State at the Pentagon, Mohamed Ali at Celebrity Fight Night and performing National Anthems at The Garden for The Boston Celtics to name but a few. During his time touring the States, he gained recognition from Grammy Award-winning Producer, David Foster, who then went on to sign Keith as the first artists to the new Verve Records. Keith released his first solo debut album with Foster and Verve Records, where they watched it soar to the number 1 spot on the Billboard charts in Canada & the US. Keith was also the lead singer of the massive Irish sensation "Celtic Thunder" which had huge success with over fifteen #1 records world wide and over a millions in CD sales with numerous PBS specials. Over the past five years since his first release, Keith has been writing all of his own material for his solo records. All four of Keith's solo records have been ranked in the top 10 Charts in both Canada & the US. He is currently working on album #5 in Los Angeles CA.
$35.00 - $75.00
Nov
14 Sat
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Dylan LeBlanc w/ Anthony DaCosta

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
NORMAL: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
NORMAL Public Onsale: April 21, 2020 3:28 PM to November 14, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
All Ages
$15

Dylan LeBlanc is engaging and soft-spoken in person, yet his striking new album Renegade reflects the power of his live show - one that he simply describes as rock 'n' roll. While the album was recorded in just 10 days and tracked in three, the intensity of the project marks the culmination of more than a decade on the road.
"I like the idea of a renegade - branching off from society or from the structure of the way our world is designed," he says of Renegade, his first album for ATO Records. "It felt right to call it that. I wanted to write about the crueler, nasty aspects of the world and life."
LeBlanc's observations are woven through Renegade, though he's more interested in telling the story than judging the characters for their decisions. The title track, he says, is "about troubled cocky young men charming young women who were intrigued by that way of life, only for it to end in tragedy. I saw this countless times growing up." Later he writes about his personal efforts to become a stronger person in "Born Again," after a childhood of being bullied for his long hair and an adolescence marked by insecurity, fear, and anger.
LeBlanc considers the new album a departure from his past work, but only because there's more of an edge to these sessions, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb in Nashville's Studio A. This time around, LeBlanc primarily stayed plugged in for the sessions, giving Renegade a Tom Petty feel, charged with a streak of '80s rock. "I never really played electric guitar live in the studio like that," he says. "I'm so used to the rhythmic, acoustic thing. It was just like playing in a show."

Anthony Dacosta
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Nov
19 Thu
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The Lagoons

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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DAY OF Public Onsale: November 19, 2020 12:00 AM to November 19, 2020 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 28, 2020 11:03 AM to November 18, 2020 11:59 PM

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Doors 7:30 | Show 8
21+

The Lagoons
The L.A.-raised brother duo have carved out a fresh genre of indie-pop that breathes life into today's music scene. The Lagoons, comprised of Ryan and Joey Selan, found music at a young age. Their love for music evolved to writing, producing, and recording all of their own music in their home studio and have become multi-instrumentalists along the way.
The production duo's unique blend of genres was first heard on their debut single "California" and was followed up by "Gems EP" & "Escape EP". "California" has roughly 40 million streams on Spotify alone. Chances are you've heard this beachy, swoon-worthy track - that was also synced in Netflix's series "Easy," placed in a BMW ad with Kate Upton, and played across Bose stores worldwide.
Their most recent singles "Milagro", "Give It Up For Love" and "Love To Love You have received rave reviews from tastemakers and fans. In addition to being added to numerous Spotify playlists including "New Music Friday", NPR has included The Lagoons in their Heavy Roation for '10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing' and NPR's radio station KUTX featured the latter two tracks as "Song of The Day". The duo will be releasing their upcoming album Spring 2020.
The Lagoons have headlined two national tours to date alongside Tim Atlas and Future Generations. They will be showcasing their never-seen-before 2-man intimate acoustic set featuring acoustic guitar, keyboard, saxophone, and vocals.
Dec
8 Tue
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Kevin Krauter & Why Bonnie

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 19, 2020 12:17 PM to December 7, 2020 11:59 PM

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In music, there's often a tendency to focus on personal pain. It's a useful shorthand for understanding how an artist got to where they are now, but sometimes that heaviness doesn't leave enough room for nuance and change. In his solo work, the Indiana musician Kevin Krauter doesn't flinch when staring down his past, but he doesn't get too obsessed with the dark stuff either.

In 2018, Krauter released Toss Up, a quiet album that was built on intricate guitar riffs that looped back on themselves to create a feeling of sunlit calm. Krauter's sophomore follow up, Full Hand, dives further into the world he's created - one where songs are evocative of late afternoon light, or dust settling on a creaky floorboard, but with lyrics that probe Krauter's personal life, grappling with sexuality and religion, while exploring what it means to grow up, grow more critical, and, in turn, more self-confident.

Across 12 tracks, Krauter tackles these emotional states and ideas through elliptical songwriting that is at once poetic and truthful. "A lot of the lyrics touch on how I was raised religiously, touch on me understanding my sexuality more and more in recent years," Krauter says, "just growing up and becoming more confident in myself...that process of looking inward and taking stock of myself." It's not especially uncommon for artists to probe deep into their own psyche to uncover what makes them tic, but Krauter's light touch feels like something all his own. On Full Hand's first single, "Pretty Boy," he sings, "Look ahead, say I see me now / Smiling at what used to stress me out / Cause it won't be too long, but I'll take my time with it / It won't be too long till I come back home." There's a palpable sense of joy in Krauter's acceptance of dire, stressful moments, and a liberation that comes from hearing him realize that the present will eventually be the past, and he'll be able to look back and find peace.

This sense of acceptance is the backbone of Full Hand, both musically and lyrically. Krauter took stock of the different phases of his life - what he was listening to, how he felt when he was a teenager - and welcomed all of it into his music. This meant that nothing was off-limits. All influences were fair game - from early-'00s emo to late '90s radio rock - and his entire history, instead of becoming something to be ignored or pushed aside, became part of the patchwork of his music. "It's nice to recognize that the instinct is there in me and all I have to do is say yes or no."

Around the release of Toss Up, Krauter shed light on his dominant artistic impulse toward overwhelmingly nice sounds that weave throughout lyrical meditations on personal growth. His vocal lilt on "Opportunity" is so warm, so effortlessly pretty, that you'll almost miss moments of harsh truth like "Wake up to a morning so listless / come to, sun is looming in." By the end of the song, Krauter is alone, left behind, looking at his life and wondering what he's supposed to do next. "It's an easy fallback to be self-deprecating or defeatist in whatever I was I writing," he says. "It was a challenge to myself to see how I could flip it the other way but also be real about it. I don't want to make some sugary, feelgood, all payoff thing because that's not what my life is like."
Jan
9 Sat
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The Schizophonics

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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ADVANCED Public Onsale: May 29, 2020 1:42 PM to January 8, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: January 9, 2021 12:00 AM to January 9, 2021 7:00 PM

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Doors 7:30 | Show 8
All ages

Over the last few years, THE SCHIZOPHONICS have built up a formidable reputation around the world as an explosive live act. Tapping into the same unstoppable combination of rock 'n' roll energy and showmanship that fueled THE MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom, their wild live show is heavily influenced by artists like JAMES BROWN, IGGY POP, JIMI HENDRIX, LITTLE RICHARD, and THE SONICS. Singer/guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Lety Beers formed the band in San Diego in 2009 and have worked tirelessly since then, playing hundreds of shows around the globe and winning 7 San Diego music awards. In 2013 they were recruited as the backing/opening band for EL VEZ, which helped the band make a name for itself in Europe. Since then, they've played in fourteen countries, and supported tours by like-minded acts like ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, LITTLE BARRIE, and THE WOGGLES and have opened for the DAMNED, HIVES and CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Shindig magazine described their live show "Like watching some insane hybrid of WAYNE KRAMER, JAMES BROWN, and the Tazmanian Devil". "One of my favorite live bands ever!" proclaims Tim Mays, who has run the Casbah in San Diego for 30 years and has seen literally thousands of live bands come through his doors. "The Schizophonics bring the goods every time they play," he enthuses.

The band is more than just an outstanding live act, they're also committed to writing great, memorable songs. After releasing 2 singles and an EP over the last few years on Munster, Ugly Things, and Pig Baby Records, they put out their first full-length album in July 2017 titled Land Of The Living on the label Sympathy For The Record Industry with famed record man Long Gone John. In January of 2019 they started work on their 2nd LP recruiting Dave Gardner (Hot Snakes, RFTC) mixing engineer Stephen Kaye ( JD McPherson, Mike Krol) and Pierre De Reeder (Rilo Kiley) to put their live, raw sound to tape. The album titled People in the Sky will be released on October 31st, 2019 on Pig Baby Records.


Apr
20 Tue
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Silent on Fifth St / Granite State / Scissorfist / Gradual Slip

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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ADVANCED: $10.00
DAY OF: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 6, 2020 10:37 AM to April 19, 2021 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: April 20, 2021 12:00 AM to April 20, 2021 6:30 PM

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Doors at 7 | Show at 7:30
Advance $10 | Day of $12
All ages

Silent on Fifth Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhgQg7M5yXM

Granite State
https://granitestatemd.bandcamp.com/album/bleed?fbclid=IwAR2ZADYqn5tlQQ05oA6Z-2sitGfV-NzjJLffEk_iRwos_nMeToPLFu_FBJM


Scissorfist

Gradual Slip
https://gradualslip.bandcamp.com/track/slow-burn?fbclid=IwAR2yUyDaLvT5Br3vboBfAlufkwSoNGkJwRc2Fu5xuW1_hAI9sKKRoxh5EeQ

Pie Shop

1339 H Street Ne
Washington, DC
United States
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