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November 2017

The Black Heart Procession

November 18 @ 8:00 pm
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$15

PERFORMING 'ONE' IN ITS ENTIRETY After Three Mile Pilot began an open-ended hiatus in 1997, singer/guitarist Pall Jenkins and multi-instrumentalist Tobias Nathaniel embarked on a darker, more subdued journey as The Black Heart Procession. In the many years and albums since, the band's line-up has expanded and contracted, but at its heart and soul remains Jenkins and Nathaniel, creating timeless, heart-wrenching classics that are adventurous, eclectic, and consistently brilliant. In 2017, they'll bring you their first record, from start to…

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MASS APPEAL

November 18 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 17, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, U Street Music Hall and other venues around DC over the last 10 years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop. Come to prepared to sweat.

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#SummitSaturdays

November 18 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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Modern English

November 21 @ 8:00 pm
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$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH @ 10AM Modern English are an English rock band best remembered for their songs “I Melt with You,” “Hands Across the Sea,” and “Ink and Paper”. The group disbanded for a period in 1991, but later recorded in 1995 with some new members. Given Modern English’s roots were post-punk icons Wire and Joy Division – dark and austere while still melodic and passionate – it was strange to be treated like the new Duran Duran,…

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BACK TO THE 90s: TRIBUTES TO INCUBUS | ALANIS MORISSETTE | PRESIDENTS OF THE USA

November 24 @ 8:00 pm
$15

Back to the 90s (BTT90s.com) is a DMV-based concert series tributing the best of 90s grunge and alternative music!! BTT90s concerts showcase three bands that are each devoted entirely to covering songs from a specific 90s band. In any given night, you can see bands tributing Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, or Stone Temple Pilots that bring you right back to your flannel shirt days. With over 20 bands in the BTT90s concert series rotation, every concert series showcases a…

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Street vs. Spice

November 25 @ 10:00 pm
$13

Oh my god, we’re back again! (Say you’ll be there) The team behind BEY VS. JAY night return for a special thanksgiving weekend versus edition: BACKSTREET BOYS vs SPICE GIRLS Girl power is going up against TigerBeat crushes to showcase throwback pop music’s top hits. SPICE UP YOUR LIFE on Saturday, November 25th and show that you’re LARGER THAN LIFE. Bonus life points if you dress up as one of the Backstreet Boys or Spice girls! Your host/DJ Basscamp will…

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#SummitSaturdays

November 25 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Some Loud Thunder” 10th Anniversary Tour (MOVED TO DC9)

November 29 @ 8:00 pm
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$9

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED TO DC9. ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR ROCK & ROLL HOTEL WILL BE VALID FOR THE DC9 SHOW. TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT DCNINE.COM Let me explain. Some Loud Thunder was an album written mostly as a reaction to the not unwelcome but still uncomfortable great interest in the band’s first album, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Depending on who you asked, in 2007 the band was known alternatively as the “real thing” or a…

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December 2017

Do Make Say Think

December 1 @ 8:00 pm
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$15

TICKETS GO ON-SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29th @ 10AM Do Make Say Think came together in Toronto in 1995-96 and self-released their self-recorded, self-titled debut CD in 1997. Constellation Records re-issued this record the following year and have worked with the band on all six records that followed. The band members continue to be Ohad Benchetrit, David Mitchell, James Payment, Justin Small and Charles Spearin – and all continue to call Toronto home. Do Make Say Think have consistently released superlative…

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Name Drop w/ Nick Names

December 1 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2018

Drink, Dance, Don't be a weiner. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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Jacob Banks

December 2 @ 8:00 pm
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$16

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY AUGUST 18th @ 12PM Like all trailblazers, Jacob Banks defies any and all boundaries. His ear-catching signature sound remains equally steeped in the swing of R&B, the grit of rock ‘n’ roll, the gusto of hip-hop, and the power of pop. The singer/songwriter moved from Nigeria to Birmingham at the age of 13, and began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 20. He got his start recording songs for friends to listen to…

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CANINE TEETH x WEII Present: TRAK MEET

December 2 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 3, 2018

TRAK MEET Break a sweat every first Saturday, with resident DJ’s Canine Teeth and Weii. Whether you are running the trap of trotting the globe be prepared to go the distance. Guaranteed, your hosts will keep the party popping and moving until you are out of breath. Welcome to the Trak Meet. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 21+ | 930PM - CLOSE BEST PLACE TO DANCE in the Wash.Post Reader's Poll.

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#SummitSaturdays

December 2 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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Jay Brannan

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
$15

A Texas native turned New Yorker, Jay Brannan is an authentic, solo singer/songwriter who loves to sing, loves to travel, and writes from the heart. He has been playing his sweet & sad folk songs—tempered with a healthy dose of humor—all around the globe since 2006. He also appeared as an actor in John Cameron Mitchell’s indie film sensation Shortbus, in which his song “Soda Shop” was the highest selling song on the film’s soundtrack album (released by Bright Eyes’…

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Foreign Air & SHAED

December 8 @ 8:00 pm
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$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH @ 10AM Since the arrival of their debut single “Free Animal," alt-pop duo Foreign Air has enjoyed a meteoric rise as one the more recent buzziest new acts, with Pigeons & Planes dubbing them one of "20 Artist About To Blow", cracking Spotify's Viral Top 20 Chart, and earning spins from Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, KCRW, and SiriusXM Alt Nation. The pair ended 2016 with the release of their four-track EP "For The Light” which…

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DJ LIGHTWAVES

December 8 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2018

Whether he’s holding it down for festival sets like the All Things Go Fall Classic or performing with national acts like Madeon and Rae Sremmurd, Lightwaves brings high-energy progressive music to any stage he plays. Seamlessly blending crowd favorites with the newest trends in dance music, Lightwaves always has something new on the decks and constantly strives to push the party forward. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM | 21+

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The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die

December 9 @ 8:00 pm
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$15

TICKETS GO ON-SALE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH @ 12PM The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die have released their third full-length, Always Foreign. Always Foreign follows the Connecticut-bred collective’s acclaimed 2015 album Harmlessness. Produced by TWIABP guitarist Christopher Teti, Always Foreign confronts everything from the opioid epidemic to xenophobia to emotional abuse in relationships. Throughout the album, TWIABP match their sprawling arrangements and layered lyricism with a raw emotionality. “When we started writing we…

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2ND FLOOR DJ

December 9 @ 9:30 pm
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DANCE. HAVE FUN. LET LOOSE. DON'T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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#SummitSaturdays

December 9 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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Converge

December 12 @ 8:00 pm
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$22.50

Converge have announced the upcoming release of The Dusk In Us, the first album in five years from the Boston-based heavy-music innovators. Due out on November 3, The Dusk in Us will be released via Epitaph and Deathwish. As the ninth full-length from Converge (vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller), The Dusk In Us follows 2012’s acclaimed All We Love We Leave Behind. Featured on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list, All We Love…

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Schmalls Fest

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
$25

Schmalls Fest is the best event you'll go to this year. Just ask anyone who came last year. It is a night held in honor of U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Justin Schmalstieg who was killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec 15, 2010 while going above and beyond the call of duty. Those that knew him were not surprised by his actions that night, it was the way he lived his entire life, going above and beyond for his friends,…

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IDK FRIDAYS

December 15 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 16, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! I.D.K. (I don’t know) Fridays is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJs The Lothario and Jackson Kachor. The two specialize in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday. FREE | 21+ | 930PM - 3AM | 2ND FLOOR

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The Virginia Southpaws

December 16 @ 8:00 pm
$12

In 2015, Russman and Greenberg collaborated on a new sound resulting in the release of their first self-titled album, The Virginia Southpaws, written, recorded and produced by the duo. The band's raw roots-rock sound draws heavily from influences, such as the Black Crowes, The Drive by Truckers and Delta Blues greats like Robert Johnson and Skip James. Collectively, the members of The Virginia Southpaws have performed at notable venues, such as The Knitting Factory in NYC, The Rock & Roll…

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MASS APPEAL

December 16 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 17, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, U Street Music Hall and other venues around DC over the last 10 years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop. Come to prepared to sweat.

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#SummitSaturdays

December 16 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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FV, Walkney, & Rent Party

December 21 @ 8:00 pm
$12
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FIRST FLOOR DJ: ZACHESER

December 22 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Based in Washington, D.C.'s burgeoning underground dance music community, zacheser is a hard DJ and producer to nail down. Having attracted attention for his eccentricities both on and off the decks, he continues to push personal boundaries as a curator, musician, and label boss. Known for his border crossing DJ sets that meld house, techno, and disco, zacheser feels just as at home sharing bills alongside the likes of Disclosure, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, and Moon Boots as he is…

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#SummitSaturdays

December 23 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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Ruse de Guerre

December 29 @ 8:00 pm
$12

Ruse de Guerre is a rock band from Reston, Virginia. They played their first show in July of 2015, opening for hometown heroes RDGLDGRN. Less than two weeks later, Ruse de Guerre played their first ever headlining show at Jammin' Java & sold out the venue. They spent the following months playing around the DC and Richmond metropolitan areas, ending the year with another RDGLDGRN show & then headlining the legendary Black Cat. Their debut EP, "Empire", was recorded entirely…

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#SummitSaturdays

December 30 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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NEW YEAR’S EVE BLOWOUT! #NYEDCRNR

December 31 @ 8:00 pm
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$85

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! #NYEDCRNR Tickets have sold out every year since 2006, when Rock & Roll Hotel was established! Ticket includes admission, open bar ALL NIGHT LONG, and limited appetizers and h'orderves. appetizers and h'orderves are served on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8pm - advance sales online promptly end at 6pm EST on 12/31/17 No Dress Code 21 and over only Coat and bag check available Djs will play on 1st and 2nd floor. Rooftop Deck…

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January 2018

Oh So Peligroso

January 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
$12

After a brief 3 year hiatus, DC party rock band Oh So Peligroso is getting back together for one last hurrah. The band is 5 old friends who bonded over a love of music and beer-soaked journeys of heroism. Some are even DC United supporters. Oh So Peligroso brings it back to basics...if you dig distorted guitar hooks, rock steady rhythm sections and melodies for days, this shit is for you. Don't miss your only chance to see these assholes…

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Name Drop w/ Nick Names

January 5, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2018

Drink, Dance, Don't be a weiner. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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The Dream Syndicate

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH @ 12PM Like a lot of bands and other incendiary devices, the Dream Syndicate began in a basement. In the final days of 1981, Dennis Duck, known in the LA scene as the drummer of post-punk stalwarts Human Hands, met up in Los Angeles for a subterranean rehearsal with Steve Wynn (guitar, vocals), Karl Precoda (guitar) and Kendra Smith (bass), three scruffy and noisy kids of no particular renown. Despite mostly consisting of long jams…

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CANINE TEETH x WEII Present: TRAK MEET

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 3, 2018

TRAK MEET Break a sweat every first Saturday, with resident DJ’s Canine Teeth and Weii. Whether you are running the trap of trotting the globe be prepared to go the distance. Guaranteed, your hosts will keep the party popping and moving until you are out of breath. Welcome to the Trak Meet. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 21+ | 930PM - CLOSE BEST PLACE TO DANCE in the Wash.Post Reader's Poll.

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#SummitSaturdays

January 6, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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DJ LIGHTWAVES

January 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2018

Whether he’s holding it down for festival sets like the All Things Go Fall Classic or performing with national acts like Madeon and Rae Sremmurd, Lightwaves brings high-energy progressive music to any stage he plays. Seamlessly blending crowd favorites with the newest trends in dance music, Lightwaves always has something new on the decks and constantly strives to push the party forward. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM | 21+

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Go Mod Go!

January 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
$12

60s Mod meets 60s Go-Go Girls = GO MOD GO! Go Mod Go! is DC's 10-piece all-star band featuring the crafty vocal skills of Jake Starr and Mundy Spears. GMG delivers a high-energy outing of the hippest music from 60’s genres of Mod, French Yé-Yé, American Psychedelic/Garage, Swinging Go-Go big band, & wild Tiki-punk!

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2ND FLOOR DJ

January 13, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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DANCE. HAVE FUN. LET LOOSE. DON'T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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#SummitSaturdays

January 13, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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IDK FRIDAYS

January 19, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 16, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! I.D.K. (I don’t know) Fridays is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJs The Lothario and Jackson Kachor. The two specialize in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday. FREE | 21+ | 930PM - 3AM | 2ND FLOOR

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MASS APPEAL

January 20, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 17, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, U Street Music Hall and other venues around DC over the last 10 years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop. Come to prepared to sweat.

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#SummitSaturdays

January 20, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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Mystery Friends

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$12

Mystery Friends is a band rooted in the Washington, DC-music tradition while forging its own path forward. Since forming in 2016, the band finds its sound from a variety of influences, but they all fit together like a weird, wonderful puzzle. The band has been likened to Chvrches and Talking Heads, among others, but never looks to copy someone else’s sound. Combining powerful vocals, angular guitars, woozy synths, and a funky rhythm section, Mystery Friends makes moderately danceable rock music…

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#SummitSaturdays

January 27, 2018 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's newest Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular DJ Basscamp, this party promises to elevate your weekend with all the top 40/dance hits you love and more. Basscamp’s rare style has matched him alongside artists like Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, Flosstradamus, The M Machine, Ekali, and Ryan Hemsworth. Bring your friends and get ready to dance hard. #summitsaturdays FREE | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+ | 11:30 pm…

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February 2018

Jen Cloher

February 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$12

ALL DC9 TICKETS WILL BE HONORED TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10TH @ 10AM Jen Cloher's 2013 album In Blood Memory marked the beginning of a new era for an artist who'd spent almost a decade as one of the country's best folk-leaning singer-songwriters. Backed by a formidable trio (Courtney Barnett, Bones Sloane and Jen Sholakis), In Blood Memory is in turn grittier, groovier, more beautiful and more devastatingly honest than any work she's produced before. It was shortlisted for…

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Genocide Pact

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$13

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH @ 10AM Hailing from the chaotic realm that is our nation’s capitol, GENOCIDE PACT has been making pulverizing, relentless death metal since their inception in 2013. Praised by No Clean Singing as “titanically heavy” and Cvlt Nation as “suffocating in the highest, complimentary form of the word, Genocide Pact craft death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing forward to something even greater.” GENOCIDE PACT recently completed recording their sophomore full-length entitled Order of…

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Name Drop w/ Nick Names

February 2, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2018

Drink, Dance, Don't be a weiner. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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Beauty Pill

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$15

Beauty Pill is a DC-based, semi-electronic band led by producer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chad Clark. The band includes Basla Andolsun, Jean Cook, Drew Doucette and Devin Ocampo. After a few critically acclaimed records (The New York Times and The Washington Post, Pitchfork gave their debut 9/10), Beauty Pill amicably parted ways with Dischord Records. The excitement surrounding the return of Beauty Pill is not simply because of the densely constructed and deeply felt music found on their new LP,…

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CANINE TEETH x WEII Present: TRAK MEET

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 3, 2018

TRAK MEET Break a sweat every first Saturday, with resident DJ’s Canine Teeth and Weii. Whether you are running the trap of trotting the globe be prepared to go the distance. Guaranteed, your hosts will keep the party popping and moving until you are out of breath. Welcome to the Trak Meet. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 21+ | 930PM - CLOSE BEST PLACE TO DANCE in the Wash.Post Reader's Poll.

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Thurston Moore: Music + Radio Radieux : Film

February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$18

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH @ 10AM Thurston Moore moved to NYC at eighteen in 1976 to play punk. He started Sonic Youth in 1980. Since then Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. With Sonic Youth, Moore turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n roll – from its inspiration on…

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Yung Lean & Sad Boys

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

$20

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29th @ 10AM

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DJ LIGHTWAVES

February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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Whether he’s holding it down for festival sets like the All Things Go Fall Classic or performing with national acts like Madeon and Rae Sremmurd, Lightwaves brings high-energy progressive music to any stage he plays. Seamlessly blending crowd favorites with the newest trends in dance music, Lightwaves always has something new on the decks and constantly strives to push the party forward. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM | 21+

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John Maus

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH @ 10AM John Maus is a truly enigmatic musician. Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, he’s fashioned the frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His music is a highly mutable affair, whilst often described as retro-futurist on behalf of the 80’s drum machines and synth sounds employed, John’s music is more personal than the nostalgic…

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2ND FLOOR DJ

February 10, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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DANCE. HAVE FUN. LET LOOSE. DON'T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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Shredders

February 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH @ 10AM Shredders is P.O.S, Sims, LAzerbeak, and Paper Tiger of Doomtree. Doomtree started as a mess of friends in Minneapolis, fooling around after school, trying to make music without reading the manual. The group had varied tastes—rap, punk, indie rock, pop—so the music they made together often bore the toolmarks of several styles. When they had enough songs, they booked some shows. They made friends with the dudes at Kinkos to print up flyers.…

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Vim & Vigor (CD Release)

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$15

Vim & Vigor is an ensemble indie pop band from Washington, DC. With influences ranging from Amy Winehouse to Jamie Cullum to The Head and The Heart, Vim & Vigor produces a sound that is unique and earnest with rich harmonies and layers of instrumentation. Vim & Vigor is a band full of team players, often switching leads on vocals and instruments. It's member include: Gabi Schulte on vocals and guitar; PJ Tabit on vocals and keyboards; Tiffany Shanta on…

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IDK FRIDAYS

February 16, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 16, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! I.D.K. (I don’t know) Fridays is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJs The Lothario and Jackson Kachor. The two specialize in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday. FREE | 21+ | 930PM - 3AM | 2ND FLOOR

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MASS APPEAL

February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, U Street Music Hall and other venues around DC over the last 10 years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop. Come to prepared to sweat.

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Two Feet

February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD @ 10AM At 3am in the morning and 3 or so beers deep, New York based artist Two Feet sat restlessly on his friend's couch, The same couch that had also been serving as his bed for the last few months, in an apartment in Harlem. He was putting the final touches on a song he had written earlier that day -- unapologetically titled "Go Fuck Yourself," the track was written in a three…

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Vieux Farka Touré

February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, who died in 2006. Ali Farka Touré came from a historical tribe of soldiers, and defied his parents in becoming a musician. When Vieux was in his teens, he declared that he also wanted to be a musician. His father dissaproved due to the pressures he…

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Diet Cig

February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$18

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH @ 10AM Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday. Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for…

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March 2018

Tyler Childers

March 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10TH @ 10AM Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that's simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers' growth…

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Name Drop w/ Nick Names

March 2, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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Drink, Dance, Don't be a weiner. FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM

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CANINE TEETH x WEII Present: TRAK MEET

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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TRAK MEET Break a sweat every first Saturday, with resident DJ’s Canine Teeth and Weii. Whether you are running the trap of trotting the globe be prepared to go the distance. Guaranteed, your hosts will keep the party popping and moving until you are out of breath. Welcome to the Trak Meet. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 21+ | 930PM - CLOSE BEST PLACE TO DANCE in the Wash.Post Reader's Poll.

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DJ LIGHTWAVES

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2018

Whether he’s holding it down for festival sets like the All Things Go Fall Classic or performing with national acts like Madeon and Rae Sremmurd, Lightwaves brings high-energy progressive music to any stage he plays. Seamlessly blending crowd favorites with the newest trends in dance music, Lightwaves always has something new on the decks and constantly strives to push the party forward. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM | 21+

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Alex Cameron

March 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH @ 10AM Bearing witness to the baroque clusterf*ckery of the world is no longer voluntary. We are all forced to watch. Every possible catastrophe vibrates in our pockets, demanding to be witnessed. In his second album, Forced Witness, out September 8th on Secretly Canadian, Alex Cameron's solution to the difficulties we face is a danceable and dangerous earnestness, a sense of honesty that heals and relieves even as it cleaves us or makes us…

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Ezra Furman

March 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25TH @ 10AM Transangelic Exodus, Ezra Furman’s second album for Bella Union, is a new landmark for the American singer-songwriter: “not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir,” according to its author. “A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga.” The music is as much of an intense, dramatic event, full of brilliant hooks, with an…

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Skinny Lister

March 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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$15

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th @ 12PM They’ve held gigs in Land Rovers. They’ve sung while wing-walking. They’ve toured in a narrow boat. They’ve stomped and jigged on restaurant tables, in hotel elevators and in record label car parks. And wherever they play their lusty shanties, punk folk roar-alongs and crazed whirls of love, fighting and hardcore drinking – be it festival camp-fire, pub snug, Vans Warped Tour or to 5000 people crammed into a tent at Fuji Rock…

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IDK FRIDAYS

March 16, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 16, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! I.D.K. (I don’t know) Fridays is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJs The Lothario and Jackson Kachor. The two specialize in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday. FREE | 21+ | 930PM - 3AM | 2ND FLOOR

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MASS APPEAL

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 17, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel, Black Cat, U Street Music Hall and other venues around DC over the last 10 years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop. Come to prepared to sweat.

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The Wedding Present

March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 27TH @ 10AM 'The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock 'n' Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I'm right and you're wrong!' John Peel. The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles... not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry's game. In 1985 David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records…

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Agent Orange

March 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH @ 10AM The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange, is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast Punk Scene. A small circle of musical rebels who came together to form a movement, they took their place front and center to experience and participate in the explosion of now legendary underground music that was created during the golden era of American…

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Marlon Williams- Make Way For Love Tour

March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$15

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams has quite simply got one of the most extraordinary, effortlessly distinctive voices of his generation—a fact well known to fans of his first, self-titled solo album, and his captivating live shows. An otherworldly instrument with an affecting vibrato, it’s a voice that’s earned repeated comparisons to the great Roy Orbison, and even briefly had Williams, in his youth, consider a career in classical singing, before realizing his temperament was more Stratocaster than Stradivarius. But it’s the…

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April 2018

Superorganism

April 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$13

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW Occasionally, along comes a band that perfectly captures so much of what is thrilling about music right now. In 2017, mining the golden moments of pop’s past, sights firmly set on the giddy possibilities of music’s future, emitting an infectious sense of wonky fun and producing a kaleidoscopic riot of sound and visuals, that band could well be Superorganism. Superorganism is a sprawling, multi-limbed collection of international musicians and pop culture junkies. They number eight in total…

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Screaming Females

April 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH @ 10AM Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). Over six albums and more than a decade of music making, the band has remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. They have also grown into one of the most dynamic and devastating touring bands going today. Out February 23rd 2018, All At Once, is the trio’s most expansive and imaginative work…

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