THE WEEK IN SHOWS: 12/25/17-12/31/17

A not very wintry Saturday morning in late December seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let's take a look at what's happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

We're in the final days of what has been a trying year. On the one hand, it's been a terrifying 12 months, full of the worst of humanity (see: the American political arena). On the other hand, 2017 has been full of seriously great music. I'd just like to have the great music without having to worry about the future of mankind. Anyway, I've got high hopes for 2018, and am excited to see what the next 12 months have in store. And now, without further ado, here's a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the greater DC metro area. It's a pretty good week as we wind down the clock on 2017. Bonus: catch yours truly at any show with an asterisk next to it.

And as an aside, if you've got a show coming up you'd like me to consider including in my weekly calendar, just shoot me an email with "Calendar" somewhere in the subject line. Thanks y'all!

MONDAY, 12/25/17

-Merry Xmas, y'all!

TUESDAY, 12/26/17

-Alice Despard (doing Sparklehorse tribute) + Cotton Candy (Galaxy Hut) 

WEDNESDAY, 12/27/17

-Start Making Sense - A Tribute to Talking Heads (The Hamilton)

THURSDAY, 12/28/17

-Flosstradamus + Phantoms (DJ set) (9:30 Club)
-VeVe Marley + Ot To Not To + Luke Stewart (Velvet Lounge)
-Best of 2017 Listening Party (Songbyrd Music House)

FRIDAY, 12/29/17

-Can't Feel My Face 2010s Dance Party (9:30 Club)
-Ruse De Guerre + Castle of Genre + XK Scenario + The Firnats (Rock & Roll Hotel)
-The Rememberables + Reyna Valencia + Bucket (Comet Ping Pong)

SATURDAY, 12/30/17

-Spoon + White Reaper (9:30 Club)
-Ex Hex + Snail Mail + Des Demonas + DJ Mad Squirrel (Black Cat)
-The Delarcos + Sister Ex + FuzzQueen (Slash Run)
-Chiffon + Raygunomics + Dreamcast + DJ Trillnatured (Songbyrd Music House)

SUNDAY, 12/31/17

-Spoon + White Reaper (9:30 Club - includes champagne toast at midnight!)
-Thievery Corporation + Gogol Bordello + Trouble Funk (The Anthem)
-New Year's Eve Blowout (Rock & Roll Hotel)
-New Year's Eve Monopoly (DC9)
-Black Cat New Year's Eve Ball f/ Peaches O'Dell & Her Orchestra (Black Cat)
-Love Canon (Pearl Street Warehouse)
-Bringin' 88 Back: New Year's Eve at The 'Byrd (Songbyrd Music House)
-White Ford Bronco (Lincoln Theatre)
-New Year's Eve Bash at Slash (Slash Run)

[posted 12.23.17]


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