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August 2018

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August 20
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Rock & Roll Hotel is closed tonight. For more info, go to the ABOUT US SECTION

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August 21
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Rooftop Opens at 8pm

August 22 @ 8:00 pm

Rooftop Deck & Bar opens at 8pm Kitchen CLOSED Happy Hour ALL NIGHT LONG.

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Rooftop Opens at 8pm

August 23 @ 8:00 pm

Rooftop Deck & Bar opens at 8pm Kitchen CLOSED/strong> Happy Hour ALL NIGHT LONG

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Rooftop Opens @ 6pm

August 24 @ 6:00 pm

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

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The 9 Songwriter Series

August 24 @ 9:00 pm
$16

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing together in a unique and captivating format, telling stories, and often sitting in each each other and making up music on…

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Ethan Spalding & The TRAPROCK BAND

August 25 @ 9:00 pm
$12

Born and raised in NW Washington DC, specifically the Takoma Park neighborhood. Ethan Spalding is the originator of a new music genre, TRAPROCK, which synthesizes his varied music experiences and his approach to life. Ethan’s TRAPROCK “evolution revolution” incorporates big 808’s, heavy guitar riffs, and soul-shattering drums in a full live-band experience. His lyrics reflect his life as a professional music artist. Ethan is a has been performing LIVE in the Washington, DC metro area for 10 years at ALL…

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Deejay Life

August 31 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

Deejay Life has been featured at clubs and lounges all over the east coast and the Caribbean. Based is Washington DC, he has been featured at major clubs and lounges throughout the city and the DC area. He is a versatile dj that takes chances and gives good folks a good time! He is a dj’s dj with a large record collection and passion for dj culture. Life has played along with some of the best dj’s in the world…

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BACK TO THE 90s: TRIBUTES TO GREEN DAY | FOO FIGHTERS | LIVE

August 31 @ 9:00 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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September 2018

ROOFTOP DJ: VIBES

September 1 @ 4:00 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 | ROOF DECK | 21+ | DJS 4PM-8PM

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ALEXNOIZE

September 1 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

British DJ and Producer alexNOIZE’s ear for music has always been his biggest talent, and this evidently shines through in every mix he makes or pla…ylist he curates. Originating from a primarily 90-early 2000s Hip Hop/RnB/UKG background, he took his love of those genres to develop his own style of DJing which used them with a mixture of personally chosen House and Future Bounce records- proving to be very popular with crowds in the UK and across the pond in…

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Fady D

September 2 @ 4:00 pm
FREE

Born and raised in Cairo and originally inspired by the French touch scene, Fady D blends the old and the new with an upbeat disco flavor. He aims to bring traditional Middle Eastern instruments and samples into modern house sounds, to introduce new and contrasting moods into the ever-transforming dance music scene.

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Deejay Life

September 2 @ 9:00 pm
FREE

Deejay Life has been featured at clubs and lounges all over the east coast and the Caribbean. Based is Washington DC, he has been featured at major clubs and lounges throughout the city and the DC area. He is a versatile dj that takes chances and gives good folks a good time! He is a dj’s dj with a large record collection and passion for dj culture. Life has played along with some of the best dj’s in the world…

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Strung Out

September 6 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JULY 13TH @ 10AM Six years. It’s longer than the president sits in office or most people spend in college. In the music industry, it’s practically an eternity. Bands form, blow up and break up in that time period; new, disturbingly awful trends develop, old forms of media die out, social networks spread their insidious seed through shiny handheld devices no one actually needs but everybody wants. Six years is also the amount of time that has…

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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 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm 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 groves, 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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ROOFTOP DJ: SOL JAMS

September 8 @ 4:00 pm
FREE

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 groves, 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 providiing 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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10-2-3 Saturdays

September 8 @ 10:00 pm
FREE

Fresh off a podium finish at 2017’s RedBull Threestyle US Finals, you can catch Bo providiing 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.

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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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Local H Pack Up The Cats Tour

September 10 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JULY 13TH @ 12PM Local H, the iconic alt-rock duo known for their blistering live shows and pioneering the two-piece band set-up, is at the top of their game more than two decades after they first burst onto the music scene. Frontman Scott Lucas, who covers both guitar and bass (through an extra pick up in his guitar), and drummer Ryan Harding have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, buoyed by global touring along with the release…

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SUMAC

September 11 @ 8:00 pm
$12

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 22ND @ 10AM The seed of SUMAC was planted somewhere around the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, sown upon the smoldering ashes of guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner’s former band ISIS. Turner had seen his prior project reach full fruition over the span of thirteen years, and it had reached the end of its lifecycle. ISIS had come to define an entire genre of architecturally meticulous and sonically nuanced metal, but at some point all…

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Yuno

September 12 @ 8:00 pm
$15

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Tigers Jaw

September 14 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 29TH @ 10AM Making yourself vulnerable isn’t easy but it often makes for lasting art and that is certainly true of Tigers Jaw’s fifth full-length, spin. The album marks a new chapter for the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band for many reasons: Not only is it the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, but it was also the first time they had a full month…

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Brodown Throwdown 7

September 15 @ 12:00 pm
FREE

It’s back! The annual, epic return of Brodown Throwdown 7! Brodown Throwdown is Rock & Roll Hotel’s all day party during H Street Festival. Every H Street Festival, thousands of people make Rock & Roll Hotel their destination spot because we’ve been hosting the party to be at for seven years in a row. Our concert hall has live bands performing throughout the entire day and night, and DJs on the second floor dance hall and rooftop bar as well.…

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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 October 20, 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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KERIMtheDJ

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 October 19, 2018

Playing music in clubs since he was 15, Kerim began to harness his skill set in the basements of Brooklyn, New York where he discovered his ability to smoothly mix the foundations of DJing with the expanding technology of the present. After an early career as an actor, and an internship at the legendary Hot 97.1 FM radio station, Kerim decided to make DJing a full-time lifestyle finding mind-bending ways to innovate the field. Kerim has earned a reputation for…

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Rooney

September 22 @ 7:30 pm
$20

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AfterNooner with DC Brau

September 23 @ 3:00 pm
FREE

Celebrate the start of Fall with another edition of AfterNooner on the roof! Brothers Brau and our very own DJ Dusty Bottoms will be spinning on the roof from 3pm-8pm. $5 Brau Cans!

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Graham Coxon

September 23 @ 8:00 pm
$29.50

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 7/27 @ 10AM Known the world over for his work as guitarist and founding member of Blur as well as his solo ventures including the recent score to the acclaimed cult hit Netflix series The End of the F***ing World, Graham Coxon has confirmed his first ever series of one-man shows in North America. The tour will consist of 10 intimate dates beginning September 19th at the Mod Club in Toronto and concluding October 1st at the…

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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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SHAED

September 29 @ 9:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 8/10 @ 10AM SHAED is a Washington, DC-based head-bobbing pop project comprised of multi-instrumentalist twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst and powerhouse vocalist Chelsea Lee. Lee's vocals weave divinely through the Ernst twins' pop-sensible production that can make anyone move. Their debut single, "Just Wanna See," is a genre-bending slow jam that has received international praise and favorable comparisons to bands like Florence & The Machine, Sia, Justin Timberlake, and Sylvan Esso.

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Sanitize

September 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 December 29, 2018

DJ Sanitize keeps the dance floor dirty with a mix of disco, house, funk, hip hop and classic rump shakers. No stranger to the groove, he's opened for acts including Big Freedia and Breakbot. Prepare to percolate. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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October 2018

Tove Styrke

October 1 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 29TH @ 10AM The Swedish pop star Tove Styrke is back and it's all about getting close (with no clothes) on her forthcoming amazing new single "Say My Name." Almost two years have passed since her album Kiddo was released in June 2015 -- highly acclaimed by critics and celebrated by fans. This time around, Tove Styrke turns her gaze inwards: it's soft with a whispering, gentle, yet strong voice. "Say My Name" is about wanting…

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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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Great Lake Swimmers

October 6 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 22ND @ 10AM 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of Great Lake Swimmers. Over seven albums, multiple EPs, live broadcasts, and reissues, the Toronto-based project led by singer-songwriter Tony Dekker has established itself as a beloved indie folk act in their native Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them “a national treasure” while their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk…

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Milo Greene

October 9 @ 8:00 pm
$20

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 8/10 @ 10AM Adult contemporary is characterized by its exceptional euphony. In skill, it effortlessly mingles sounds. In intent, it envelops itself in harmonies. In spirit, it has the beguiling ability to disarm listeners. That’s why L.A.’s Milo Greene, the always-evolving indie-pop band, chose the genre as its muse—even naming their third album, Adult Contemporary (out September 7th, Nettwerk). Toeing a line between emotional intensity and light-hearted humor is important to Milo Greene, because they’ve never really…

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Tribulation

October 11 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JULY 13TH @ 10AM Countless bands have gotten the trajectory wrong. Too many haven’t figured out the musical calculus. More than is fair have veered off the proverbial map never to be heard of again. And they’ve all suffered greatly from it. Not Tribulation. From 2009’s The Horror to 2013’s The Formulas of Death, the Swedes secretly figured out how to refactor death metal’s tenets to their favor. No more were Tribulation merely the product of their…

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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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Young Rising Sons

October 14 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! Fueled by a fierce chemistry and brother-like camaraderie, Red Bank, New Jersey-based foursome Young Rising Sons deliver anthemic alt-rock that's uplifting and infectious but unshakably honest. As heard on their debut single "High," lead singer/guitarist Andy Tongren, lead guitarist Dylan Scott, bassist Julian Dimagiba, and drummer Steve Patrick give serious depth to their stylish, summery sound through fearless recognition of life's less-than-sunny moments -- a dynamic that inspired SiriusXM Alt Nation and tastemakers across the globe to…

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Little Dragon

October 17 @ 8:00 pm
SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT 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 years but the making of…

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Little Dragon

October 18 @ 8:00 pm
$35

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW! 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…

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GLORIETTA

October 19 @ 8:00 pm
$22

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 22ND @ 1PM GLORIETTA is: Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit) Noah Gundersen Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child) David Ramirez Adrian Quesada (Brown Out, Black Pumas) Jason Robert Blum The brainchild of Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Glorietta was born out of a desire to collaborate with friends that Vasquez has collected over the last ten years. Those friends; Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Grammy award winner Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Black Pumas), and Jason Robert…

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KERIMtheDJ

October 19 @ 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 19, 2018

Playing music in clubs since he was 15, Kerim began to harness his skill set in the basements of Brooklyn, New York where he discovered his ability to smoothly mix the foundations of DJing with the expanding technology of the present. After an early career as an actor, and an internship at the legendary Hot 97.1 FM radio station, Kerim decided to make DJing a full-time lifestyle finding mind-bending ways to innovate the field. Kerim has earned a reputation for…

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White Ford Bronco

October 20 @ 7:30 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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Mass Appeal

October 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 October 20, 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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White Ford Bronco

October 20 @ 11:00 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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Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System

October 26 @ 9:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Grammy winning dub & reggae pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrating the 45th anniversary of his landmark album “Blackboard Jungle Dub”, the world’s first dub album.  Scratch, now 82 years young, will embark on a tour across North America performing his 1973 studio masterpiece live in its entirety for the first time, aided by the technology of NYC's Subatomic Sound System, his hybrid band of new school electronics and veteran Jamaican musicians from the Black Ark era…

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Lemuria

October 30 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 8/10 @ 10AM Lemuria is an American Indie Rock band. They formed in 2004 in Buffalo, New York, in the landing of an apartment stairway above the greatest diner in the world, Amy’s Place. 15 years of touring, 4 albums, and dozens of 7"s later, the band is much different than it was when it began; Lemuria changes with the varying and dynamic interests of its constituents, and avoids being pigeon holed at all costs. “Recreational Hate”…

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November 2018

Polyphia

November 3 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 8/10 @ 12PM Blending technical, weaving instrumentations with hip-hop, jazz and R&B influenced grooves, Polyphia has created a massively impressive sound that is all their own.

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Slothrust

November 8 @ 8:00 pm
$16

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JULY 13TH @ 10AM With their long-awaited third album Everyone Else, Slothrust deliver ten riveting anthems that reward repeated listens. The songs grab the ear and pierce the psyche with complex arrangements and lyrical depth intensified by guitarist/vocalist Leah Wellbaum’s penetrating vocal delivery. Slothrust is Wellbaum, Kyle Bann (bass), and Will Gorin (drums). The trio first staked out their unique strain of jazz- and blues-afflicted rock as students at Sarah Lawrence College. The band’s 2012 debut Feels…

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The Night Game

November 9 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JUNE 29TH @ 10AM When the sun goes down, The Night Game happens. Under the cover of darkness and awash in neon stadium glow, the project first took the field in 2017 led by frontman, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Martin Johnson. A catchy combination of muscular guitars, new wave synths, and big screen-worthy stories seamlessly speaks to the nocturnal nature of their moniker. “The name personifies the emphasis on sports, sex, and the undying quest for the American…

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Fucked Up

November 10 @ 9:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 7/27 @ 10AM Fucked Up | Dose Your Dreams | MRG661 “Never sink and never hide / They tried to break our dream, but child: / Joy Stops Time”. I was sent an unfinished version of Dose Your Dreams so that I might contribute string parts. I couldn’t stop listening to the rough mixes I received. A friend asked me how the record was. I replied, “My God, Fucked Up have made their Screamadelica.” And psych-rock-groove it…

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The Dodos

November 15 @ 8:00 pm
$18

Originally formed in 2006 as Dodobird by multi-instrumentalist Meric Long, unpredictable San Francisco indie rock duo The Dodos acquired their new moniker with the arrival of Logan Kroeber, a fellow West Coast artist whose penchant for experimental drumming and progressive metal melded perfectly with Long's interest in West African Ewe drumming and country blues fingerpicking.

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Caroline Rose

November 17 @ 9:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 8/9 @ 10AM An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty…

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The Weeks

November 18 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH @ 10AM 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…

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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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Deejay Life

November 30 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Fifth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

Deejay Life has been featured at clubs and lounges all over the east coast and the Caribbean. Based is Washington DC, he has been featured at major clubs and lounges throughout the city and the DC area. He is a versatile dj that takes chances and gives good folks a good time! He is a dj’s dj with a large record collection and passion for dj culture. Life has played along with some of the best dj’s in the world…

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December 2018

Soccer Mommy

December 1 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JULY 20TH @ 10AM “I don’t want to be your fucking dog,” sings Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison on “Your Dog,” a highlight from her new album Clean. Over knotty, distorted guitars and churning bass, Allison is equal turns confrontational and vulnerable. “I want a love that lets me breathe/I’ve been choking on your leash.” It’s a mission statement, a reclamation of power, a rewriting of all indie rock’s rules. Soccer Mommy is the project of twenty-year-old Sophie…

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Peter Bjorn and John

December 2 @ 8:00 pm
$25

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 8/10 @ 10AM The secret to longevity is reinvention. Or, at least, it’s the secret to Peter Bjorn and John’s impressively long career, which has spanned nearly two decades and eight albums. Darker Days, the Swedish trio’s eighth full-length offering, is evidence of how evolution and a willingness to shift methodology can bring vast rewards. The three musicians, Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson, began writing almost immediately after releasing their 2016 album Breakin’ Point. That album was…

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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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CAAMP

December 11 @ 8:00 pm
$15

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY JULY 20TH @ 10AM Caamp is a folk trio from Ohio, making beautiful noise. Started by boyhood friends Evan Westfall and Taylor Meier, Caamp came to life in Athens, Ohio. Taylor began penning and playing original songs at coffee shops around Athens in 2013. Evan moved down a couple of years later and together in a hazy attic, enjoying light beers, they would find the heartfelt sound that became Caamp. Since independently releasing their self-titled first record…

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Cavetown

December 13 @ 8:00 pm
$17

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FROM DC9 WILL BE HONORED Robin Skinner makes music by himself, in his bedroom, but his songs belong to the world. As the son of a professional flautist and Cambridge University’s director of music, the 19-year-old UK singer/songwriter—who’s performed under the name CAVETOWN since 2013—has musical talent literally embedded in his DNA. But all that underlying musical theory is nothing without the raw emotional underpinnings that can take a song from technically proficient to…

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Sanitize

December 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 December 29, 2018

DJ Sanitize keeps the dance floor dirty with a mix of disco, house, funk, hip hop and classic rump shakers. No stranger to the groove, he's opened for acts including Big Freedia and Breakbot. Prepare to percolate. FREE | HOTEL BAR (2ND FLOOR) | 21+ | 10PM

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May 2019

IDLES

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$15

ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR 9/25/18 WILL BE HONORED. REFUNDS FOR THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE NEW DATE ARE AVAILABLE AT POINT OF PURCHASE 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…

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