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June 2018

Rooftop Opens at 7pm

June 20 @ 7:00 pm

Rooftop Deck & Bar opens at 7pm Kitchen CLOSED Happy Hour ALL NIGHT LONG

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Bar Opens @ 7pm

June 21 @ 7:00 pm

Rooftop Deck & Bar opens at 7pm KITCHEN OPEN Happy Hour ALL NIGHT LONG

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Bar Opens @ 6pm

June 22 @ 6:00 pm

OPEN @ 6PM. HAPPY HOUR UNTIL 8PM. ROOFTOP OPEN! COME ONE, COME ALL!

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Face to Face

June 22 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY APRIL 27TH @ 10AM Whoever said that you can’t go home again never told face to face. The melodic punk institution, who will celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band throughout 2016, return to Fat Wreck Chords—the same label who released their classic debut Don’t Turn Away—for their ninth full length studio album, Protection. As Trever Keith explains, this wasn’t coincidence. “The decision to go back to Fat was a no brainer,” he says. “We knew we…

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Rooftop Opens at 3pm

June 23 @ 3:00 pm

Rooftop Deck & Bar opens at 3pm every Saturday for Spring and Summer. Kitchen opens at 4pm $3 PBR TALL BOYS & $6 GREY GOOSE 3PM – 6PM Happy Hour 6pm – 8pm

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The Sword

June 23 @ 9:00 pm
$35

ON SALE NOW!

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Rooftop Opens at 3pm

June 24 @ 3:00 pm

Rooftop Deck & Bar opens at 3pm every Saturday and Sunday for Spring and Summer. Kitchen opens at 4pm $3 PBR TALL BOYS & $6 GREY GOOSE 3PM - 6PM Happy Hour 6pm - 8pm

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Dessa

June 24 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her album Parts of Speech. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, "Congratulations,” has notched over 5 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times Magazine, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, published two…

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We Are Scientists

June 26 @ 8:00 pm
$18

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH @ 10AM COMPANY INTELLIGENCE REPORT 2018 AMERICAN MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ‘WE ARE SCIENTISTS’: ASSESSMENT OF THREAT POTENTIAL TO ‘FANS’, OTHER ENTERTAINMENT GROUPS (LIKELIHOOD OF PERSUASIVE INFLUENCE), AND STABILITY OF CULTURAL NORMS Summary • Primary members Keith Austin Murray, guitar and main vocalist; and Christopher Ian Cain (“Chris”), bass (low pitched) guitar. Live performances include at least one associate using drums; Keith Francis Carne most frequent present-day associate since approx. 2013. • Recent activity surrounding…

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War On Women

June 29 @ 9:00 pm
$12

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY APRIL 20 @ 10AM EST Baltimore’s War On Women were born screaming—at the world, at the status quo, in the face of oppression. The band’s forthcoming album Capture The Flag calcifies that rage, and no one in its wake is safe. Much more than a collection of songs or sonic experiment, Capture The Flag is a call to action that cannot be ignored. Riff-fueled manifestos are nothing new for War On Women. The co-ed feminist punk troupe…

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Mathias

June 29 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until August 31, 2018

Still Ill w/ Mathias. is a dance party where ANYTHING goes. Imagine your favorite playlist on random. You’ll be sure to any & everything from artists like Kaytranada, Jay-Z, Ashanti, Cut Copy, Gucci Mane, Jamiroquai, Fall Out Boy, Anderson.Paak, Disclosure, The Neptunes, Phantogram, Skepta, Justin Timberlake, and many many more. Grab your drink at the bar, hit the dancefloor be ready to PARTY ALL NIGHT. 4TH & LAST FRIDAYS of EVERY month on the 2nd Floor starting at 10pm. No…

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ROOFTOP DJ: BUENOS AIRES

June 30 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until September 29, 2018

BUENOS AIRES is a sunset rooftop getaway like none other. Every 5th Saturday, Alex DB brings you the finest in queer/trans talent in the DMV. Breathe in, breathe out, jam on. FREE | ROOFTOP | 6PM – 8PM | 21+ | HAPPY HOUR 6PM – 9PM

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Paperhaus

June 30 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MARCH 9TH @ 10AM "In-depth conversations about the world and our place within await around every corner, in DC at least. Oftentimes these weighty discussions end at an impasse, each side so confident in the rightness of their held position that there is no change. Every once in a while, however, a new perspective on an old belief is born not through entrenched rhetoric, but candid questions. We’ve all heard it, maybe you even said it yourself:…

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Summit Saturdays

June 30 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular resident 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. FREE | EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+…

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July 2018

After-Nooner with DC Brau and Rock & Roll Hotel

July 1 @ 3:00 pm
FREE

Join us on the roof from 3pm-8pm as we celebrate a Sunday After-Nooner with DC Brau! Featuring Brothers Brau + DJ Dusty Bottoms 21+, FREE!

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10th Annual Washington D.C. Air Sex Championships Open Invitational

July 3 @ 8:00 pm
$15

Air Sex show combines the pageantry and prestige of professional sports with the excitement and creativity of a first-rate talent competition. Think Air Guitar, but instead of pretending to play boring old musical instruments, Air Sex participants have jaw-dropping sexual encounters with an invisible partner (or partners!) using nothing more than the art of pelvic storytelling and pure imagination. Beyond that, it’s a show you’ll have to experience yourself to believe. From city to city, “airsexuals” of all ages, races,…

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ROOFTOP DJ: BEAR HAPPY HOUR

July 6 @ 6:00 pm
FREE

A friendly community fills the rooftop at Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel, DC’s most welcoming celebration for traditional LGBT Bears. A variety of local DJs set a casual mood every Friday during Sunset DJ season. Join us for the start of our seventh year filled with summer drinks and delicious food specials. Friday nights at Rock & Roll Hotel. FREE | ROOFTOP | 6PM – 8PM | 21+ | HAPPY HOUR 6PM – 9PM

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MY FRIDAY’S OVER YOU

July 6 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Work becoming too routine for you? Didn’t finish everything you started? Get everything you wanted out of Friday with resident DJ Jackson Kachor playing your favorite current and throwback party jams. Just maybe you need this, My Fridays Over You. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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ROOFTOP DJ: VIBES

July 7 @ 6:00 pm
FREE

Vibes is all about tropical vibes. Imagine palm trees, beaches, and distant islands. Music from many cultures designed to get you moving. Get lost in the music and catch our vibes. FREE | ROOFTOP | 6PM – 8PM | 21+ | HAPPY HOUR 6PM – 9PM

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NIGHT OUT

July 7 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

NIGHT OUT is expanding their popular dance parties! NIGHT OUT. Expect all the dance music you love to hear with the specialties of the NIGHT OUT collective. Mathias, The Lothario, and Jackson Kachor bring their unique expertise to blend decades of dance floor hits with all the flavor, guaranteed to make it the best NIGHT OUT. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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Summit Saturdays

July 7 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular resident 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. FREE | EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+…

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ROOFTOP: Sunday Vibes with Wade Hammes, Raptorstein & Friends

July 8 @ 3:00 pm
FREE

Join us for some chill afternoon vibes on the roof at Rock & Roll Hotel. Cool drink specials and chill house music all afternoon. More details TBA.

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Quiet Slang

July 12 @ 8:00 pm
$15

NEW DATE- ALL TICKETS FOR 5/19 WILL BE HONORED “Rock and roll is sort of my consolation prize for wanting to have been a writer,” says James Alex. It’s a humble admission from the frontman of Philadelphia’s Beach Slang, a fiery punk quartet whose raucous gigs often find the songwriter’s earnest lyrics bellowed back at him. Still, consider it a feat that fans are even able to hear those words from behind the trembling walls of distortion that serve as Beach Slang’s…

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A Midsummer Right’s Dream: DC’s Pro-Choice Prom

July 13 @ 8:00 pm
$18

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! Lady Parts Justice DC presents A Midsummer Right’s Dream - the District’s second-annual Pro-Choice Prom. Dust off your old prom dress, grab a date, bust out your best enchanted gear and run away with us for a night of live music, dancing, and falling in love in the fairy bower. Break free of your betrothed and escape with emcee Chelsea Shorte to enjoy live music from Turtle Recall. There will also be a silent auction, prizes, and…

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Lightwaves

July 13 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 14, 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 | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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ROOFTOP DJ: Sol Jams

July 14 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2018

Sol Jams is a new monthly party presented by Nick Garcia that will blend house and disco with the sounds of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Nick and monthly guest DJ’s will take you on a global journey with laid-back summer grooves, exploring the deep and extensive roots of dance music around the world. Come get down with us as we celebrate the uniting power of music each second Saturday from April to October, Summer 2018, on the Rock…

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White Ford Bronco

July 14 @ 9:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! White Ford Bronco is influenced by the critical parental advice of Danny Tanner and the food at the Max. And the Peach Pit. The cuckolding of 90210 and Melrose Place. The red one pieces and the authority of David Hasselhoff that looks over the Los Angeles County Beaches. The Reebok Pump. Carlton's dance moves. The sound of a slammer pounding down on a pile of pogs. The snap of a slap bracelet. George Herbert Walker Bush. William…

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10-2-3 Saturdays

July 14 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2018

Fresh off a podium finish at 2017's RedBull Threestyle US Finals, you can catch Bo providing the soundtrack for RnR's newest party, 10-2-3 Saturdays. The music will range from Madonna to Cardi B to Jorja Smith, Prince to Justin Timberlake to Fifth Harmony, Awilo to Kaytranada to WizKid and so much more. It'll be a dance friendly environment so be prepared to break a sweat every 2nd Saturday of the month FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ |…

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Summit Saturdays

July 14 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular resident 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. FREE | EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+…

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Petal & Camp Cope

July 18 @ 8:00 pm
$15

ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE DC9 SHOW ARE VALID FOR ROCK & ROLL

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Japandroids

July 19 @ 8:00 pm
$20

SOLD OUT After playing the last of their 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Celebration Rock, Japandroids took a much needed break to rest and recover after their last show in November of 2013. The band would notplay again for three years. This month, they made their triumphant return to the stage, playing intimate shows in Vancouver, LA, Toronto, London and NYC, in which they treated fans to their favorites from…

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Japandroids

July 20 @ 9:00 pm
$20

SOLD OUT After playing the last of their 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Celebration Rock, Japandroids took a much needed break to rest and recover after their last show in November of 2013. The band would notplay again for three years. This month, they made their triumphant return to the stage, playing intimate shows in Vancouver, LA, Toronto, London and NYC, in which they treated fans to their favorites from…

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IDK FRIDAYS

July 20 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 21, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! IDK. Friday is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJ The Lothario. The veteran specializes in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday, every third Friday of the month. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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ROOFTOP DJ: OZKER

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2018

While the District of Columbia has seen a fluctuation of creative types recently, few artists have made their mark in our nations capital like OZKER. Organic and locally grown, OZKER has established himself with his fun and sophisticated approach to his DJ sets, original music, remixes, and visual art which resonate his obsession for the past with his sights on the future. His devotion to the infectious groove and its counterpart, the bottomless beat, is matched only by his devotion…

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Ezra Mae and the Gypsy Moon

July 21 @ 8:00 pm
$13

Ezra Mae and the Gypsy Moon started seducing audiences with their sultry rhythmic sounds in basements of houses in Washington, D.C. in early 2013, entrancing audiences with their smoky-style and sweet yet soulful energy. Their music is a mixture of good ol’ rock ‘n roll, with a touch of rhythm and blues to keep you in the mood, as they coast across into surf-style grooves, some garage to keep it raw, and a peek-a-boo of psychedelic undertones to move your…

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Mass Appeal

July 21 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel and other venues around DC for 10+ years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop aiming for dance floor anthems and fist pumping party smashers. Come prepared to sweat. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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Summit Saturdays

July 21 @ 11:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30pm on Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2018

FREE

Lights, drinks, and DJs await you at Rock & Roll Hotel's Saturday night party 'SUMMIT'. Hosted by popular resident 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. FREE | EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT | MAIN ROOM (1ST FLOOR) | 21+…

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Nikki Lane

July 25 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! Nikki Lane’s stunning third album Highway Queen, out February 17th, 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock’s most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter, Jonathan Tyler, this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence’s Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane’s new music will resonate as…

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Frass Green

July 27 @ 8:00 pm
$13

One of D.C.'s newest rock acts, Frass Green began as the solo garage project of Joe Antoshak. In early 2018, after putting two albums online and moving to the city, he joined up with Tyler Rippel (bass, vocals), Antonio Peluso (drums) and Matt Lachance (guitar, vocals). The group plans to release some rockabilly music later this year.

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Dr. BadLove and the Remedies

July 28 @ 8:00 pm
$12

Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a DC band, blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electric guitar, bass, synthesizer riffs, and infectious digital drumming. Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musicians multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams (formerly of DC based latin reggae/dancehall band Kickoman), drummer/vocalist Phil Marnell (Lead Singer/Pianist Zen Warship and formerly of The Originators DC ) & lead singer/rapper Chris Bulbulia (of Funk Parade and formerly of Congressional Chorus); and singer/dancer Rachel Johnson…

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The Vaccines

July 31 @ 8:00 pm
$25

SOLD OUT Combat Sports is the sound of The Vaccines being The Vaccines. Their fourth album is the sound of one of the defining British rock and roll bands of their generation at full throttle, setting aside pop experiments and concentrating on what caused the rabid excitement at their arrival in 2010. Combat Sports is a record of guitars, of brevity, of speed, of breathless excitement.“We rediscovered who we were and what kind of band we wanted to be,” says…

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August 2018

The Sheepdogs

August 1 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MAY 18TH @ 12PM Ewan Currie – vocals, songs, guitars, clarinet, drums Ryan Gullen – bass, backing vocals Sam Corbett – drums, backing vocals Shamus Currie – keyboards, trombone Jimmy Bowskill – guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel For a new album that The Sheepdogs didn’t initially set out to make, Changing Colours is a stunning achievement. Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours…

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Black Milk

August 2 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY APRIL 27TH @ 10AM With more than a decade and a half of industry experience and a rich catalog of recordings, Black Milk has transitioned from one of hip-hop’s rising stars to a genre-bending virtuoso with a well-rounded pedigree as a producer, rapper and performer. Acclaimed by outlets such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal, the Detroit-born artist has released seven solo rap albums, a handful of EPs and instrumental projects, and has collaborated…

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Party Like It’s…

August 3 @ 8:00 pm
$12

Party Like It’s...is a 6 piece, high energy band hailing from Washington, DC. With a heavy 90s-influence, a dynamic horn section and a strong female lead (Cathy DiToro), Party Like It’s has played all over the DC area as well as Japan. Since 2013, they’ve been bringing the party everywhere they go - catch a live show and see what the hype is all about!

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DC LatinSound

August 4 @ 8:00 pm
$20

DC LatinSound is a four-piece latin rock pop band from Washington DC consisting of Mauro Mir (Vocal & Rhythm Guitar), Roman Arriola (Lead Guitar), Lula Neira (Bass) and Nelson Alvarez (Drums). The band's distinctiveness is a very characteristic image with a particular iconography and symbology, and a music characterized by ambiguous and transcendental lyrics, complicated arpeggios and a sold rhythmic base. The band's major influences are Heroes del Silencio, The Police, Soda Stereo and the greatest latin singers and songs…

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Alex Lahey

August 8 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 15TH @ 10AM “I’m just some random from Melbourne.” Alex Lahey likes to keep it real. The 24-year-old Australian musician takes her rise up the ranks from music student to ‘an artist with one of the most highly anticipated debut albums of 2017’ in her stride. Lahey sees her life as ordinary: “I fall in love, I have a family, I go out with my friends, I like to have a drink.” However, most people can’t…

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Ruse de Guerre

August 9 @ 8:00 pm
$12

\rüz-də-ɡɛʁ\ Hailing from the Washington, D.C. area by way of Reston, VA, Ruse de Guerre (a term meaning military deception) combines the dynamic sensibilities of alternative rock, the melodic intricacies of jazz and blues, the postmodern lyrical elements of contemporary indie and DIY punk, and a frenetic live energy rooted in the D.C.'s hardcore community. In July of 2015, they played their first show opening for hometown heroes, RDGLDGRN. Less than two weeks later, Ruse de Guerre played their first…

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FuzzQueen

August 10 @ 9:00 pm
$16

Forged in the glowing embers of Washington D.C. following the 2016 election and subsequent Women’s March, the members of FuzzQueen are entrenched in the thriving DIY community of the nation’s capital. While keenly aware of the inescapably political nature of their locale, they coalesce around issues of social injustice and feminine power while also reveling in a “seething tension” that serves to both mirror and confront the political climate through sonic exploration. Following a stint in California, frontwoman Erin Frisby…

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Lightwaves

August 10 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 14, 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 | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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ROOFTOP DJ: Sol Jams

August 11 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2018

Sol Jams is a new monthly party presented by Nick Garcia that will blend house and disco with the sounds of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Nick and monthly guest DJ’s will take you on a global journey with laid-back summer grooves, exploring the deep and extensive roots of dance music around the world. Come get down with us as we celebrate the uniting power of music each second Saturday from April to October, Summer 2018, on the Rock…

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10-2-3 Saturdays

August 11 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2018

Fresh off a podium finish at 2017's RedBull Threestyle US Finals, you can catch Bo providing the soundtrack for RnR's newest party, 10-2-3 Saturdays. The music will range from Madonna to Cardi B to Jorja Smith, Prince to Justin Timberlake to Fifth Harmony, Awilo to Kaytranada to WizKid and so much more. It'll be a dance friendly environment so be prepared to break a sweat every 2nd Saturday of the month FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ |…

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nothing,nowhere.(Rock & Roll Hotel 12 Year Anniversary)

August 15 @ 6:30 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MAY 18TH @ 12PM

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Bat Fangs & The Love Language (Rock & Roll Hotel 12 Year Anniversary)

August 16 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 15TH @ 10AM

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The Messthetics (Rock & Roll Hotel 12 Year Anniversary)

August 17 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 5/25 @ 10AM The Messthetics are an instrumental trio featuring Brendan Canty (drums), Joe Lally (bass), and Anthony Pirog (guitar). Brendan Canty and Joe Lally were the rhythm section of the band Fugazi from its inception in 1987 to its period of hiatus in 2002. This is the first band they’ve had together since then. Anthony Pirog is a jazz and experimental guitarist based in Washington, D.C. One half of the duo Janel & Anthony, he has…

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IDK FRIDAYS

August 17 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 21, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! IDK. Friday is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJ The Lothario. The veteran specializes in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday, every third Friday of the month. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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ROOFTOP DJ: OZKER

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2018

While the District of Columbia has seen a fluctuation of creative types recently, few artists have made their mark in our nations capital like OZKER. Organic and locally grown, OZKER has established himself with his fun and sophisticated approach to his DJ sets, original music, remixes, and visual art which resonate his obsession for the past with his sights on the future. His devotion to the infectious groove and its counterpart, the bottomless beat, is matched only by his devotion…

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Sparta (Rock & Roll Hotel 12 Year Anniversary)

August 18 @ 9:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 13TH @ 12PM Sparta is an American rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. Founding members Jim Ward (vocalist/guitarist) and Tony Hajjar (drummer) are also members of post-hardcore group At the Drive-In. Keeley Davis (guitarist) is the former frontman of Engine Down. After the demise of their previous band, At the Drive-In, drummer Tony Hajjar and bassist Paul Hinojos got together and talked about forming a new band. Hinojos contacted former At the…

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Mass Appeal

August 18 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel and other venues around DC for 10+ years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop aiming for dance floor anthems and fist pumping party smashers. Come prepared to sweat. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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Mathias

August 31 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until August 31, 2018

Still Ill w/ Mathias. is a dance party where ANYTHING goes. Imagine your favorite playlist on random. You’ll be sure to any & everything from artists like Kaytranada, Jay-Z, Ashanti, Cut Copy, Gucci Mane, Jamiroquai, Fall Out Boy, Anderson.Paak, Disclosure, The Neptunes, Phantogram, Skepta, Justin Timberlake, and many many more. Grab your drink at the bar, hit the dancefloor be ready to PARTY ALL NIGHT. 4TH & LAST FRIDAYS of EVERY month on the 2nd Floor starting at 10pm. No…

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September 2018

NOTHING

September 7 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 8TH @ 10AM “I don’t feel as though I’ve grown less cynical by any means– maybe just more comfortable knowing that I’m no longer using existence, existence is using me”, chuckles Domenic Palermo when speaking of NOTHING’s third installment, Dance On The Blacktop. Palermo first discovered the title, taken from ancient prison slang meaning a fight or hit during outside recreation, in the works of urban fiction writers Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim. Known for their…

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ROOFTOP DJ: Sol Jams

September 8 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2018

Sol Jams is a new monthly party presented by Nick Garcia that will blend house and disco with the sounds of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Nick and monthly guest DJ’s will take you on a global journey with laid-back summer grooves, exploring the deep and extensive roots of dance music around the world. Come get down with us as we celebrate the uniting power of music each second Saturday from April to October, Summer 2018, on the Rock…

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10-2-3 Saturdays

September 8 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 8, 2018

Fresh off a podium finish at 2017's RedBull Threestyle US Finals, you can catch Bo providing the soundtrack for RnR's newest party, 10-2-3 Saturdays. The music will range from Madonna to Cardi B to Jorja Smith, Prince to Justin Timberlake to Fifth Harmony, Awilo to Kaytranada to WizKid and so much more. It'll be a dance friendly environment so be prepared to break a sweat every 2nd Saturday of the month FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ |…

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Red Fang

September 9 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MAY 18TH @ 10AM Ever since their inception in 2005, Portland's RED FANG have strived to write heavy, catchy music underlaid with subtle complexities. Founded by David Sullivan, Maurice Bryan Giles, Aaron Beam, and John Sherman, the band had a distinctive and fully-formed sound right from the start: a mix of compelling songwriting and hard rocking euphoria that speaks to the headbanger, the hesher, and the music student alike. The band's two-pronged vocal attack and knack for…

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Yuno

September 12 @ 8:00 pm
$15

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Lightwaves

September 14 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 14, 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 | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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ROOFTOP DJ: OZKER

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2018

While the District of Columbia has seen a fluctuation of creative types recently, few artists have made their mark in our nations capital like OZKER. Organic and locally grown, OZKER has established himself with his fun and sophisticated approach to his DJ sets, original music, remixes, and visual art which resonate his obsession for the past with his sights on the future. His devotion to the infectious groove and its counterpart, the bottomless beat, is matched only by his devotion…

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Mass Appeal

September 15 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2018

AutoRock has played to packed crowds at the Rock & Roll Hotel and other venues around DC for 10+ years. At his long-running party MASS APPEAL, AutoRock plays a funky mix of the best hip-hop, house, disco and pop aiming for dance floor anthems and fist pumping party smashers. Come prepared to sweat. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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Courtney Marie Andrews

September 20 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 15TH @ 10AM Courtney Marie Andrews spent over nine months of 2017 on the road, with multiple trips across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. That’s nothing new for Andrews, though. She’s been touring relentlessly since leaving her Arizona hometown at 16. It’s a life that inspired much of her 2016 breakthrough album, Honest Life. While that album’s themes spoke to the isolation and rootlessness inherent in a life on the road, most of…

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Arthur Buck

September 21 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MAY 18TH @ 10AM Sometimes, the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico, and that time was the fall of 2017. The two musicians, it should be noted, have a history that stretches back decades; among other pairings, Arthur opened shows for R.E.M. in the early 2000s, while Buck has…

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IDK FRIDAYS

September 21 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 21, 2018

What do you want to do tonight? IDK; Friday! IDK. Friday is DC’s best Friday night dance party featuring a heart stopping blend of hip-hop and top 40 anthems selected by resident DJ The Lothario. The veteran specializes in mixing your pop guilty pleasures with long forgotten hits and your favorite new songs. You’ll be dancing and singing at #IDKFriday, every third Friday of the month. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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Rooney

September 22 @ 7:30 pm
$20

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IDLES

September 25 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 8TH @ 10AM IDLES with "Joy as an Act of Resistance" is an attempt to be vulnerable to their audience, to encourage vulnerability; a mere brave naked smile in this messed up new world. They have stripped back the songs and the lyrics to their bare flesh to allow each other to breathe and to celebrate our differences and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them because without our community, we’d…

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SALES

September 26 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 @ 10AM Longtime friends and collaborators, Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, have been known as SALES since 2013 when they released their first single, “renee”. After self-releasing a string of singles online (“chinese new year”, “getting it on”, “vow”), the duo self-released their eponymous debut EP in September 2014 and were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine + BBC 6.  The EP also featured a remix track with electronic producer, XXYYXX. Their debut…

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Miniature Tigers

September 27 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 1ST @ 12PM The sound is important but nothing is more important than the feeling of the sound. When Charlie Brand (vocals, guitar) was writing the newest Miniature Tigers record, he looked to the sum of his musical influences for inspiration. “I wanted to make something like Weezer’s Blue Album—not exactly the album, but the feeling of listening to that album at age whatever. Something with that feeling that could connect with people.” That’s how the…

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Jade Bird

September 28 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MAY 11TH @ 10AM Born in Hexham, U.K., Jade’s early life was spent mainly in flight as an “army brat.” One of life’s few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first via her mother and grandmother, who largely raised her, but later the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith; Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little…

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ROOFTOP DJ: BUENOS AIRES

September 29 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until September 29, 2018

BUENOS AIRES is a sunset rooftop getaway like none other. Every 5th Saturday, Alex DB brings you the finest in queer/trans talent in the DMV. Breathe in, breathe out, jam on. FREE | ROOFTOP | 6PM – 8PM | 21+ | HAPPY HOUR 6PM – 9PM

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October 2018

The Frights Hypochondriac Tour

October 3 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 22ND @ 10AM A couple of months after graduating from high school, Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar) and Richard Dotson (bass) got together as The Frights to play a one off 30 minute set as sort of a joke. The feeling they got from the crowd in their hometown of San Diego inspired them to become a "real" band almost in spite of themselves. Along the way, they recruited Marc Finn (drums) and released You Are Going To…

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Blitzen Trapper Furr 10th Anniversary Tour

October 5 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 22ND @ 10AM It was on September 23, 2008 that Blitzen Trapper, after putting out three albums on its own label, released its fourth full-length album, Furr, via Sub Pop. At that time, it was a record that captured exactly where the band’s frontman, Eric Earley, found himself, both literally and metaphorically, geographically and existentially. Not that the Portland-based musician actually remembers much about the creation of the record’s 13 intriguing, spellbinding songs. Or, more specifically,…

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lovelytheband

October 12 @ 7:30 pm
$18

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 8TH @ 10AM A sleek-toned indie pop band, the Los Angeles trio lovelytheband formed in West Hollywood in late 2016. Led by former Oh Honey member Mitchy Collins along with guitarist Jordan Greenwald, and drummer Sam Price, the band debuted in July 2017 with "Broken," a sprightly and infections single that quickly racked up over three million streams on Spotify. Signing with Another Century Records (Sony RED MUSIC), lovelytheband released their debut EP, "everything i could…

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Little Dragon

October 17 @ 8:00 pm
$35

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 15TH @ 12PM Grammy-nominated Little Dragon have announced their long-awaited new album Season High, out now digitally on Loma Vista Records (CD + LP in stores May 5th). This is the first new music from the electro-pop band since they released their acclaimed 2014 album, Nabuma Rubberband. Season High was produced by Little Dragon, with co-production and mixing by James Ford, in their hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.   Discussing the process behind recording Season High, Yukimi muses, “We have grown through the…

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November 2018

Yellow Days

November 20 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE THURSDAY MAY 24TH @ 1PM “I’m​ ​an​ ​old​ ​man​ ​in​ ​a​ ​young​ ​man’s​ ​body,”​ ​says​ ​George​ ​van​ ​den​ ​Broek,​ ​better​ ​known​ ​as​ ​Yellow Days.​ ​Anyone​ ​who​ ​has​ ​spent​ ​some​ ​time​ ​soaking​ ​in​ ​the​ ​18-year-old​ ​singer/songwriter/producer’s voice​ ​might​ ​agree.​ ​Though​ ​his​ ​psychedelic,​ ​lo-fi​ ​music​ ​paints​ ​a​ ​vivid​ ​picture​ ​of​ ​teenage​ ​life,​ ​it does​ ​so​ ​using​ ​the​ ​brushstrokes​ ​of​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​and​ ​heartbreaking​ ​voice​ ​that​ ​could​ ​belong​ ​to​ ​a​ ​man much​ ​older.​ ​With​ ​mournful​ ​cadences​ ​and​ ​ragged,​ ​passionate​ ​extremes,​ ​it’s​…

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December 2018

The Ballroom Thieves

December 6 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY MAY 11TH @ 10AM Darker times make for bolder and, sometimes, brighter art. The Ballroom Thieves - Calin “Callie” Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals) - mine immense melodies and hypnotic hooks from personal stories on their 2018 EP, Paper Crown (Nettwerk Records). Under the cover of vintage jazz-style, the five songs reflect feelings of rootlessness from four nomadic years, bouts of depression, and the ever-looming specter of political unrest hanging…

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Amber Run

December 7 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 1ST @ 10AM Amber Run are British indie three-piece Joe Keogh (Vocal/Guitar), Tomas Sperring (Bass) and Henry Wyeth (Keyboardist), who deliver cinematic pop with a moody and introspective tone. Formed in 2012, the band met at the University of Nottingham and within their first year together self-released their debut 'Noah' EP, performing at Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2013. Their first album ‘5AM’, produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Foals, Two Door Cinema…

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