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January 2018

CLOSED

January 17 @ 8:00 pm

Rock & Roll Hotel is closed tonight. For more info, go to the ABOUT US SECTION

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Boozy Bingo

January 18 @ 7:00 pm

Rock & Roll Hotel Boozy Bingo is every Thursday in December and January on the 2nd floor. First game starts at 8pm. Bar opens at 7pm and it's happy hour until 9pm. $4 Bud/Bud Light and $7 Grey Goose all night long. Winning Bingo Prizes include free drinks, free food, concert tickets and more!

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2000’s INDIE DANCE HAPPY HOUR

January 19 @ 6:00 pm
FREE

2000’s INDIE DANCE HAPPY HOUR DJ Craig Boarman (Ottobar, Baltimore) spins Franz Ferdinand, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc Party, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, & More! FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 21+ | 6PM – 9PM

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YACHT

January 19 @ 9:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH @ 10AM YACHT began as the solo project of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and multimedia artist who dropped out of high school in the 90s to play drums in a touring punk band with his older brother. In the latter part of the decade, he brought his DIY sensibility to laptop production, partnering with vocalist Khaela Maricich to release two albums with The Blow, an off-kilter pop group that gained a loyal following after 2006’s…

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Wanted Man

January 20 @ 8:00 pm
$12

“Wanted Man’s songs are about what we are, working people in America at a very strange time,” says songwriter Kenny Pirog. Formed in Washington D.C., Wanted Man plays rock ’n’ roll music as it once was, yet as it has never been. Over three years Kenny Pirog (vocals, guitar), Anthony Pirog (lead guitar), Scoops (bass, ask him about his name, you won’t be disappointed), and Rick Irby (drums) have crafted a sound usually only heard in one’s imagination. The release…

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Mass Appeal w/ Dj AutoRock

January 20 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 21, 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. EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIAL 1AM – 3AM: $5 BUD/BUD LIGHT //…

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Mystery Friends

January 26 @ 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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Object Collection – It’s All True (an opera based on the Live Archives of Fugazi)

January 27 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating indefinitely

$20

TICKETS GO ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH @ 10AM It's All True ​is​ ​an​ ​opera-in-suspension​ ​from​ ​New​ ​York​ ​ensemble​ ​Object​ ​Collection​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​complete​ ​live​ ​archives​ ​of​ ​iconic underground​ ​band​ ​Fugazi. Grounded​ ​upon​ ​the​ ​Live​ ​Archive​ ​series​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Washington​ ​DC​ ​outfit,​ ​composer​ ​Travis​ ​Just​ ​and​ ​writer/director​ ​Kara​ ​Feely's​ ​work​ ​uses only​ ​the​ ​incidental​ ​music,​ ​text​ ​and​ ​sounds,​ ​none​ ​of​ ​Fugazi's​ ​actual​ ​songs.​ ​An​ ​obsessive​ ​leap​ ​into​ ​1500​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​gig​ ​detritus​ ​spanning shows​ ​from​ ​1987​ ​to​ ​2002,​ ​and​ ​encompassing​…

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February 2018

Jen Cloher

February 1 @ 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT

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 @ 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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My Friday’s Over You w/ Jackson Kachor

February 2 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 6, 2018

My Friday's Over You w/ Jackson Kachor "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 | EVERY 1ST FRIDAY | 21| | 930PM - 3AM

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Beauty Pill

February 3 @ 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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TROPIXXX: Night Out

February 3 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 7, 2018

TROPIXXX is expanding their popular dance parties with a new residency called TROPIXXX: NIGHT OUT. Expect all the dance music you love to hear with the specialties of the TROPIXXX collective. The Clown Prince, Mathias, The Lothario, and Jackson Kachor bring their unique expertise to blend decades of dance floor hits with the TROPIXXX flavor, guaranteed to make it the best NIGHT OUT. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | EVERY 1ST SATURDAY | 930PM - 3AM

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High On Fire

February 6 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 10AM It was the late, great novelist and caffeine enthusiast Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) who said, “Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.” And yet High On Fire have managed to do all three. Since the Oakland power trio’s inception in 1998 they’ve released six earth-splitting albums, each seemingly more unstoppable than the last. Forever haunting the halls of the Iommic Temple—the band’s own philosophical monument to Black…

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Tiny Moving Parts

February 7 @ 7:30 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST @ 12PM

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An Evening With Thurston Moore: Music + Radio Radieux : Film

February 8 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely

$20

SOLD OUT NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

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DJ LIGHTWAVES

February 9 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 13, 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 | 21+ | 10PM - 3AM |

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John Maus

February 10 @ 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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Superkick Saturdays

February 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 April 14, 2018

Marvin (The Clown Prince), and our good friend Ryan Andrews (DJ Ryan Andrews) are interested in filling in this residency. They're aware of the format, as they both have played RNR many times. Here's a party description, flyer, and social medias for your consideration: #SuperkickSaturdays Hall Of Fame, 16 time World Tag Team Champions The Clown Prince & Ryan Andrews bring #SuperkickSaturdays to the world famous Rock & Roll Hotel. Every 2nd Saturday will be a battle royal of everyones…

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Shredders

February 11 @ 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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80s Dance Night Reunion: Back to the 80s

February 15 @ 9:00 pm
FREE

Welcome back to the 80's Dance Party at Rock & Roll Hotel. Join us for our reunion event and dance to the best 80's new wave and electronica (Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and more). Don't be a Bif: Come get your gigawatts on and dance with us. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | 21+ | 9PM – 1AM |

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Vim & Vigor (CD Release)

February 16 @ 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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Mass Appeal w/ Dj AutoRock

February 17 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 21, 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. EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIAL 1AM – 3AM: $5 BUD/BUD LIGHT //…

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Two Feet

February 18 @ 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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Phoebe Bridgers

February 20 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 10AM Los Angeles based singer songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has been described as Elliott Smith meets Gillian Welch. Her unique voice has been featured on ABC Family’s Switched At Birth, Sons of Anarchy and an IPhone commercial. Pasadena Weekly says, “Bridgers has made a name for herself in that scene in relatively short time thanks largely to the quicksilver beauty of her voice; sweetly vulnerable, it also has a tensile strength that beguiles listeners.” Bridgers…

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Dear Creek

February 23 @ 9:00 pm
$12

Amongst the orange and red fallen from trees lining the Shenandoah River, the duo of Dear Creek was born. In 2009, singer/guitarist, Kate Potrykus, and guitarist, Alex Salser, could be found writing songs between classes and playing local gigs on the weekends. Soon, Dear Creek grew into a 5-piece, inspired by the sounds of the Appalachian Valley in which they were cradled, and the jazz, blues, folk, and rock music, which moved them to become musicians in the first place.…

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Flynt Flossy And Turquoise Jeep

February 24 @ 8:00 pm
$15

Besides being the rapper behind the viral hits "Did I Mention I Like to Dance" and "Treat Me Like a Pirate," Flynt Flossy is also head of the strange, fun, and mysterious Turquoise Jeep record label/collective. Flossy claims the TJ crew were born on the Internet and not based in any geographic location, but he does admit that he launched the label with R&B singer Whatchyamacallit. Flynt kicked things off in 2009 with an upload of his party rap song…

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Vieux Farka Touré

February 27 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT 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 from wayward youth to happily…

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The Mowgli’s

March 2 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST @ 10AM One of the most exciting things in all of music is discovering a band early on, following them throughout their career and watching that moment as they come into their own. For California alt-pop band THE MOWGLI'S that moment is two-fold on their superb third album "Where'd Your Weekend Go?," due fall 2016. They not only get to share their songwriting growth with fans who have followed the band since they formed in…

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My Friday’s Over You w/ Jackson Kachor

March 2 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 6, 2018

My Friday's Over You w/ Jackson Kachor "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 | EVERY 1ST FRIDAY | 21| | 930PM - 3AM

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TROPIXXX: Night Out

March 3 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 7, 2018

TROPIXXX is expanding their popular dance parties with a new residency called TROPIXXX: NIGHT OUT. Expect all the dance music you love to hear with the specialties of the TROPIXXX collective. The Clown Prince, Mathias, The Lothario, and Jackson Kachor bring their unique expertise to blend decades of dance floor hits with the TROPIXXX flavor, guaranteed to make it the best NIGHT OUT. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | EVERY 1ST SATURDAY | 930PM - 3AM

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Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular

March 6 @ 7:30 pm
$24

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 12TH @ 10AM Adult Swim is moshing its way around the country with an immersive, fan-centric 13-city metal “thrash-tastic” tour featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste in support of the new season of its animated series Mr. Pickles. Along with enjoying face melting guitar riffs, fans attending the Thrash-tacular Metal Tour can take photos in the Mr. Pickles hellacious dog house, purchase exclusive Mr. Pickles merchandise and receive free Adult Swim swag. The new music tour continues…

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Lola Marsh

March 7 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 9TH @ 10AM Yael and Gil’s path as Lola Marsh has already taken them much further than they ever imagined going together and yet, this is only the beginning .The You’re Mine EP perfectly reveals Lola Marsh’s sound, which is at once intimate and cinematic, drawing upon diverse influences including Spaghetti Westerns, Elvis, Edith Piaf, Sufjan Stevens, and the Indonesian and Japanese melodies Yael discovered in her parents’ record collection when she was a child. In…

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Jonathan Wilson

March 8 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 10AM “Jonathan's talent - "mastery" may be more apt - places him among a rarefied class of musical auteur. You'd be hard pressed to find a comparison, or contemporary for that matter, that would do his recent work justice.” - Josh Tillman “To say Jonathan Wilson plays many instruments well would be an understatement. He plays with a rare combination of extreme technical prowess and elusive soul. Maybe it’s his southern roots honed through…

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Alex Cameron

March 9 @ 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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DJ LIGHTWAVES

March 9 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 13, 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 | 21+ | 10PM - 3AM |

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Ezra Furman

March 10 @ 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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Superkick Saturdays

March 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 April 14, 2018

Marvin (The Clown Prince), and our good friend Ryan Andrews (DJ Ryan Andrews) are interested in filling in this residency. They're aware of the format, as they both have played RNR many times. Here's a party description, flyer, and social medias for your consideration: #SuperkickSaturdays Hall Of Fame, 16 time World Tag Team Champions The Clown Prince & Ryan Andrews bring #SuperkickSaturdays to the world famous Rock & Roll Hotel. Every 2nd Saturday will be a battle royal of everyones…

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Skinny Lister

March 13 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating indefinitely

$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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Mass Appeal w/ Dj AutoRock

March 17 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 21, 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. EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIAL 1AM – 3AM: $5 BUD/BUD LIGHT //…

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Earthless

March 20 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS GO ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH @ 12PM Formed in 2001, EARTHLESS prides itself on creating energetic, utterly unique and free thinking instrumental music inspired by an eclectic mix of German krautrock and Japanese heavy blues-rock. The Californian trio has dedicated itself to mastery of the mind-bending jam session, evoking the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath in equal measure. Named after a song title from vintage New York garage-psych band The Druids of Stonehenge, EARTHLESS' sound has been…

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The Wedding Present

March 21 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Palm

March 24 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST AT 10AM Palm plays rock music backwards. Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt’s guitars occupy themselves most often with the pace-keeping work typical of a rhythm section. Meanwhile, Gerasimos Livitsanos’ bass and Hugo Stanley’s drums perform commentary and reportage from their deeply embedded positions at the front. The band is firmly attached to the physicality of rock, but not as much its tone; their instruments tend to sound like any number of things at any given…

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April 2018

Superorganism

April 3 @ 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 @ 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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My Friday’s Over You w/ Jackson Kachor

April 6 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 6, 2018

My Friday's Over You w/ Jackson Kachor "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 | EVERY 1ST FRIDAY | 21| | 930PM - 3AM

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Sorority Noise

April 7 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 12PM SORORITY NOISE write important songs. They go to uncomfortable places, unafraid to let the darkness in – but they’re also not shy at kicking back until the sorrow subsides. They’re songs of confusion, anger, life, death, mental health and, most importantly, hope. They’re what it means to be human. That vulnerability has been Sorority Noise’s hallmark since they formed in 2013, but it’s never been as precise as it is on YOU’RE NOT…

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TROPIXXX: Night Out

April 7 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 7, 2018

TROPIXXX is expanding their popular dance parties with a new residency called TROPIXXX: NIGHT OUT. Expect all the dance music you love to hear with the specialties of the TROPIXXX collective. The Clown Prince, Mathias, The Lothario, and Jackson Kachor bring their unique expertise to blend decades of dance floor hits with the TROPIXXX flavor, guaranteed to make it the best NIGHT OUT. FREE | 2ND FLOOR | EVERY 1ST SATURDAY | 930PM - 3AM

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Kings Kaleidoscope

April 11 @ 7:30 pm
$20

VIP TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT https://aftontickets.com/event/978 Seattle based Kings Kaleidoscope uses an eclectic range of modern, woodwind, string and brass instruments for a colorful, stylistic harmony that stands greater than the sum of its parts. The combination of electronic and analogue soundscapes is a love letter to Motown and math rock, with illustrative lyricism that runs the gamut of haunting, uplifting, and resolved. Singer/songwriter Chad Gardner carries these lyrics with a soulful treatment that compliments calculated drum work to…

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Titus Andronicus

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 5TH AT 12PM Since debuting in 2008, Titus Andronicus has been conditioning faithful listeners to always expect only the unexpected, consistently zigging where others would zag and maintaining a steadfast dedication to fearless ambition. With the March 2 release of the new studio album A Productive Cough on Merge Records, +@ has executed the most shocking departure yet—but only if, as ever mercurial singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles insists, “you haven’t been paying attention.” In a move that…

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DJ LIGHTWAVES

April 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 April 13, 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 | 21+ | 10PM - 3AM |

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Lucy Dacus

April 14 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 10AM You said, “Don't go changing. I'll rearrange to let you in and I'll be your historian and you'll be mine. And I'll fill pages of scribbled ink, hoping the words carry meaning.” Then one day, the motorcade, covered in flower wreaths, first in a big parade, will come to take one of us away leaving the other with plenty to read. Lucy Dacus is done thinking small. Two years after her 2016…

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Superkick Saturdays

April 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 April 14, 2018

Marvin (The Clown Prince), and our good friend Ryan Andrews (DJ Ryan Andrews) are interested in filling in this residency. They're aware of the format, as they both have played RNR many times. Here's a party description, flyer, and social medias for your consideration: #SuperkickSaturdays Hall Of Fame, 16 time World Tag Team Champions The Clown Prince & Ryan Andrews bring #SuperkickSaturdays to the world famous Rock & Roll Hotel. Every 2nd Saturday will be a battle royal of everyones…

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IAMX

April 19 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 10AM “IAMX is basically my public therapy,” says Chris Corner. “It’s my way of being able to connect with the world, to pour my heart out and dance at the same time. It’s also an excuse for me to play with who I am, to explore certain parts of my personality that I don’t get to explore in everyday life.” Metanoia, Corner’s sixth studio album as IAMX, is a milestone for the multifarious English…

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Mass Appeal w/ Dj AutoRock

April 21 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 21, 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. EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FREE | 21+ | 2ND FLOOR | 930PM - 3AM LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIAL 1AM – 3AM: $5 BUD/BUD LIGHT //…

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Preoccupations

April 24 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH @ 12PM Preoccupations’ songs have always worked through themes of creation, destruction, and futility, and they’ve always done it with singular post-punk grit. The textures are evocative and razor- sharp. The wire is always a live one. But while that darker side may have been well-explored, that’s not quite the same as it being fully, intensely lived. This time it was, and the result is ’New Material’, a collection that broadens and deepens Preoccupations to…

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May 2018

Protest the Hero

May 1 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST @ 10AM Across Protest The Hero’s cinematic fourth album, Volition, spider-fingered arpeggios, walloping bottom heavy brutality and dynamically theatrical vocals the group have made their stock-in-trade remain unrivaled. Their storied career has earned them a Revolver Golden Gods Award, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Juno nomination, and millions of views online leading to a #1 debut in their home Canada. But it’s the groundswell of loyal supporters who’ve connected with the band’s spontaneity, authenticity…

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The Weeks

May 5 @ 8:00 pm
$15

Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock. That's the sound of Easy, The Week's long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place filled with the ghosts (and gear) of the Replacements, ZZ Top, and Big Star, all of whom traveled to Ardent to create their own landmark albums — Easy finds The Weeks doubling down on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It's swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new light on…

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Fu Manchu

May 9 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH @ 10AM Originally formed in 1985 as a Black Flag-influenced hardcore punk band called Virulence, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard rock’s most celebrated names. The band released its first single “Kept Between Trees” in 1990 and in the years following, helped give rise to a celebrated style of heavy music tagged “stoner rock” alongside peers such as Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Sleep. Since its inception, the quartet has built itself a fanatical…

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