Bentzen Ball (@ Lincoln Theatre) the comedy spectacular continues thanks to our friends at BYT! Come see some of the most hilarious names in comedy in the beautiful theatre (conveniently located across from the metro and next to Ben’s Chili Bowl…SCORE!)
Bentzen Ball Music Show (@ Lincoln Theatre) the beautiful marriage of music and comedy together for Bentzen Ball. What could possibly be better?
My Sunshine Has Come (@ Lincoln Theatre) heal your soul with this free show from Beyond Mask Expressions.
Fiona Apple (@ Lincoln Theatre) the remarkably prolific and moving songstress has already filled one night, and we simply can’t let her go that easy! Alongside up and coming singer-songwriter (and stellar guitarist) Blake Mills, this is a show for the books!
Barenaked Ladies (@ Lincoln Theatre) they brought the party for the Last Summer on Earth at Merriweather, and we were all smiles. Prepare to hear sunny new tracks from Grinning Streak as well as old favorites that first captured your hearts!
Lissie sold out U Hall show, and she’s back for more! The impossibly cool, powerful lyrics, and a show that will leave you completely breathless. Prepare to rock.
Phantogram a band that came onto the scene hard and heavy, their melodic electronic sensibilities matched with cool vocals and an energetic live performance is a winning combination for their first headlining show at the club.
Marco Benevento (@ U Hall) multi-instrumentalist from Brooklyn has graced the U Hall stage before and we couldn’t be happier to be hosting him again. His moving set is sure to tug at the heart strings and tickle the intellect.
Chris Cornell (@ Lincoln Theatre) We don’t have to tell you who he is, right? Okay, fine, (for those late to the party) he’s the absolutely incredible lead vocalist and guitarist of Soundgarden and Audioslave. And he’s hitting the stage solo in the stunning Lincoln Theatre. Yep. It’s special as hell.
Camp Freddy: This isn’t just any cover band—why wouldn’t you want to see Dave Navarro do his best Cheap Trick? Roll call: Billy Morrison, Dave Nevarro, Matt Sorum. Prepare to rock.
Toad the Wet Sprocket Named for a Monty Python skit and set to release a new album this year, you don’t want to miss this troupe as they beautifully walk you down memory lane, and feed you new tunes that are as consistently awesome as the old.
J. Roddy Walston and The Business Semi-local rockers will bring some good old-fashioned whiskey soaked rock when they grace the stage. You’ve seen ‘em burn it down as openers, now prepare for total chaos as they headline their first night at 9:30 Club.
All Good Presents Leftover Salmon Describing themselves as “polyethnic cajun slamgrass,” this jam band is sure to jam its way into your hearts this Fall.
All Good Presents Lotus (x2) We know you just need to dance, so we’re giving not one but TWO NIGHTS of these jammers. Get your mind right, get your friends, and get on these tickets before they are gone..they ALWAYS sell out.
Kate Nash Touring on her March release Girl Talk, this British songbird is equal parts beauty and brain and perfectly poised to unleash her powerfully clever tunes on you.
All Good Presents Conspirator You’re gonna want to pull out your light-up gloves for this one—this group is about to serve up some dank electronic jams à la Disco Biscuits or Lotus.
The White Mandingos (@ U Hall) Featuring Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer and MC Murs, these guys play an infectious hybrid of hardcore punk and hip hop.
Biffy Clyro (@ U Hall) Oft described as the Weezer of Scotland, these guys tour on the delightfully well-received January release, Opposites. Catch them here and be able to say you saw them before they were huge.
Middle Distance Runner (@ U Hall) Brilliantly mellow yet still danceable indie rockers are young veterans of the D.C. music scene. After well received albums and live shows, they have laid low for a while and we are honored to play host to one of their first live sets in D.C. in far too long!
NEEDTOBREATHE (@ U Hall) Another one of those “Wait…Did they say U Hall?” Yes we did. Yes these lovely southern rockers usually sell out our club with ease. The lesson? Get on your tickets for an extra special intimate show and probably a nice preview of releases to come!
Franz Ferdinand (@ Strathmore): These pioneers of contemporary indie rock are coming stateside to rock the Strathmore stage! As we are unable to resist their combination of infectious Britpop beats and heavy guitar riffs, we’re completely beside ourselves. But…seriously, who did people listen to before Franz Ferdinand?
Jack Johnson (@ DAR): Time for a musical staycation! Make yourself some banana pancakes and pretend like you’re catching waves in Oahu with Jack instead of heading back to your 9-to-5 tomorrow morning.
Volcano Choir (@ 9:30): Shhhh…maybe everyone doesn’t already know that Justin Vernon played with this band long before Bon Iver was a thing. Get your tickets before everyone else is in on the secret.
Herbert Grönemeyer (@ 9:30): Perhaps we don’t often associate the German language with being warm and fuzzy, but we’re selling it short. Even if you sprichst kein Deutsch, allow yourself to get lost in the soulful music of Herbert Grönemeyer, who continues to write music in German because he feels that English fails to capture all the intricacies of language and sentiments he wishes to articulate.
Jake Bugg (@ 9:30): Ahhhh. Between the catchy indie folk of Jake Bugg and honeyhoney’s twangy acoustic rock, this show will be as soul-soothing as slipping into a warm bath. Don’t miss it.
Blowoff (@ 9:30): Get with the program, remove your shirt, and get down with Bob Mould and Richard Morel’s dirty brand of dance mix at our monthly party. If you don’t know, now you know.
Pinback (@ 9:30): We can’t resist Pinback’s perfectly clean, tight prog-rock, especially when combined with Deathfix (featuring DC locals Brendan Canty of Fugazi and Richard Morel). There’s a whole lot of genius in this group of guys, so you better get those tickets fast.
Imagine Dragons (@ Merriweather) you might actually think something ‘Radioactive’ was spilled on this record giving it super abilities, because damn, this band has exploded. Major radio love, a stellar debut, and sold out shows across America and we FINALLY have them. Let’s all rejoice, and also get on those tickets early! We don’t have to tell you how hot these tickets will be, right?
DJ Dredd (@ 9:30) we are seriously in love with all these dance parties that have been going down lately. DJ Dredd ups the ante by combining the holy pop trinity of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince! Grab your friends, and let’s face it, a belt. We know that all asses shall be left on the dance floor that evening.
The White Mandingos (@ U Hall) Bad Brains’ Darryl Jenifer + Murs + Sacha Jekins are The White Mandingos. We probably don’t need to explain that this band is HEAVY (they say it themselves very frequently in their Facebook bio). Heavy themes, heavy tracks, and heavy on the talent. You don’t want to miss this.
The Killers (@ Merriweather) their last show at GMU Patriot Center sold out insanely fast, so naturally this Merriweather ticket is a hot one. Come see the glam, the drama, the anthemic rock soar throughout Symphony Woods this August
Alan Jackson (@ Merriweather) the country musici staple is back, and prepared to bring his own brand of Summer fun to Columbia in September. Hits old and new, sentimental and fun loving, bring the whole family to enjoy Mr. Jackson’s large repertoire.
El-P & Killer Mike (@ 9:30)both hip hop acts highly buzzed about in their own right combine forces to take our stage. With Kool A.D. rounding out the bill, come see these acts before they are too big for the club to hold!
Jimmy Eat World (@ 9:30)is a show that always gets talked about. I mean, it’s been a good bit since we have had them and we still hear “THAT WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER” on a regular basis. The lesson here? Do not wait on these tickets and you can join the masses of happy faces screaming in our crowd.
Bosnian Rainbows (@ U Hall) If you aren’t familiar (or maybe aren’t obsessively following the offshots of The Mars Volta like we are), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Deantoni Parks formed on the heels of TMV’s decision to take a hiatus. Basically, this show is going to be completely kick ass. Don’t miss out.
Vans Warped Tour (@ Merriweather) the yearly festival brings the best of rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, and so much more. Take in the sounds and the sights (half pipes, vendor booths, last year’s massive slip n’ slide) for a day full of the best the classic brand has to offer.
New Order (@ Merriweather) post-punk legends are back and prepared to fill our pavilion with classics as well as new material from their latest album. Whether you have been a long-time fan or a new fan that never had the chance to see them live before, you don’t want to miss out on this unforgettable Summer show.
DJ Lil’e Dance Party (@ 9:30 Club) it’s always a battle royale when you bring DC’s DJ Lil’e to the tables. This time it’s of epic proportions. Who will win out in danceability/nostalgia/fun between Lady GaGa, Madonna, and your favorite classic boy bands? It’s going to be a tough call, but we think you (and your hips/dancing shoes) are up to the challenge.
Cute Is What We Aim For (@ 9:30 Club) the pop-punk boys from Buffalo are ready to bring a jolt of youthful energy and edge to our stage. Tongue in cheek lyrics, sly smiles, and big powerful chords are a perfect addition to our Summer schedule.
John Grant (@ U Hall) beloved as part of the Denver alt-rock outfit The Czars, but perhaps even more celebrated for his solo work. Prepare to get up close and personal with the singer songwriter in his intimate 9:30 Presents show at U Street Music Hall.
Muse (@ Verizon Center) the rock powerhouses have returned to complete ma-ma-madness with a new album and hit single, and they’re ready to ignite the Verizon Center with the help of Cage The Elephant. If you remember their very sold out show at GMU Patriot Center a few years back, you know that these are not tickets to wait around on. Don’t miss an electrifying evening in the city with Muse in September!
The Bloody Beetroots the masked dance-punk master returns stateside to bring his brand of dark and edgy electronica to our dance floor. Are you ready?
Honor By August rock and roll born in the District and finally returning (it’s been too long!) to our stage for a Friday night performance that’s sure to be a party. Grab your friends, get your tickets, and celebrate on of the city’s great rock exports.
Blowoff if you don’t know by now, get wise. Prepare to get sweaty when Bob Mould and Richard Morel turn our club OUT for this month’s installment of the popular dance party.
City and Colour YES! The new track release had us super anxious for more, and thank the sweet heavens, we have a tour AND a 9:30 Club date! While his last show was a PACKED sold out house, Dallas didn’t fail to make the performance extremely intimate and moving. Don’t miss out this time!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Our shows on sale this week!
Fall Out Boy (@ GMU Patriot Center) their new single may be titled “The Phoenix,’ but we don’t think FOB ever were truly ever in the ashes. The band makes their triumphant return to Save Rock and Roll. with a 9:30 Club show that literally sold out in minutes, we’re thanking our lucky stars for what’s sure to be an explosive and energetic set at the GMU Patriot Center!
No Scrubs 90’s Dance Party (@ 9:30) ain’t no party like a Will Eastman & Brian Billion dance party! You were here for the sold out new addition, Hot In Herre, now let’s take it back to our 90’s roots for one of the most fun and sweaty nights dancing you’ll ever have on U Street! Always a sold out show, make sure you snag your tickets in advance!
Dandy Warhols (@ 9:30) Courtney Taylor-Taylor and crew return to our stage to celebrate their 13th anniversary with ‘13 Tales of Urban Bohemia.’ That’s a lot of 13, but we are still counting ourselves damn lucky to have this night on our schedule! (And seriously, could it be better timed with the recent Veronica Mars movie rustlings?)
moe. (@ 9:30) the jammy favorites are BACK and gracing us with an intimate club show amidst their summer festival/arena tour. Pinch yourself. THIS IS REAL. So bust out those loose flowy garments and comfy shoes and prepare to let it all hang out for these tunes this May!
Richard Cheese (@ 9:30) you haven’t heard “Get Down With The Sickness” until you have heard it from the sassy, ring-a-ding croon of Mr. Cheese, honestly. Grab your tickets, prepare for martinis, smoking jackets, and probably you losing a little of that martini out of your nose during this hilarious set.
OMD (@ 9:30) they’ve touched us once, and now they are back to touch us twice (oh we went there)! But in all seriousness, these new wave masters have stood the test of time by continuing to expand on their sound, while staying true to their danceable synth roots. And guess what? They’re bringing the new generation with them with an opening set from Diamond Rings. SOLD!
AM & Shawn Lee (@ U Hall) the latest release from the collaboration of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee and his band AM is titled Celestial Ecclectic, and thank goodness for that, because it’s quite hard to put your finger on exactly all of the elements the music encompasses. ESL darlings fuse soul, electro, pop, funk, jazz and about a million other genres into something truly beautiful live.
Selah Sue (@ U Hall) soulful and funky, this chick has major good vibes and a completely magnetic personality. The ‘Ragamuffin’ was even named one of Rolling Stone’s new faces of 2012. Not to shabby! Get your tickets to this show, we have a feeling it isn’t long before you are griping about sleeping on ticket to a sold out 9:30 Club show down the road.