WE LOVE OUR PARTNERS: Showlist DC
For people like me, who are always, always, always going to shows and/or always, freaking always, looking for shows to go to, you often need some guidance. Hence the reason and beauty of our Partner Feature this week: ShowlistDC. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a website that “lists” all the “shows” in “DC” (and the surrounding area)—and vwalah, we have ShowlistDC!
In a more formal description, Showlist DC is “a comprehensive concert calendar that covers DC, as well as, Northern Virginia and the Baltimore area.” The site started listing shows in January of 2011, and last year it listed over 11,000 shows at about 400 venues. Hot dayum! Not only that, but the site includes regular recommendations of upcoming shows, AND an ever-growing list of local bands (AND some awesome ticket giveaways!). It’s basically heaven for DMV music lovers. Isn’t that a saying? The DMV is for music lovers? Sure seems that way based off of this site!
ShowlistDC was founded by Catherine Lewis, who knows her stuff. After working on staff at Pitchfork for 10 years, she now is a freelance music critic and photographer in DC. And if you’re ever lucky enough to run into her at a show, you might even get one of these sick bottle openers (pictured above).