Bluebeat DC, Jump Up Records, and Songbyrd have teamed up to present the inaugural Capital Ska & Reggae Review, showcasing vintage Jamaican sounds from four incredible DC bands — ska-jazz legends Eastern Standard Time, fresh off their European tour for their hometown record release party for new studio album Time For Change, along with The Fuss, The Scotch Bonnets, and The Loving Paupers, and DJs Chuck Wren, Crown Vic’s Weird World, and Bobby Babylon — at Songbyrd Music Café on Friday, May 24.
Passion Pit (Photo by Steven Brahms)
Passion Pit’s debut album Manners turns 10 years old this year, and the neo-psychedelic band will perform at The Anthem on Saturday, May 25, on its Manners 10th Anniversary Tour.
Emma Ruth Rundle (Photo by Geert Braekers)
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and visual artist Emma Ruth Rundle, touring with post-rock titans MONO, performs at Union Stage on Thursday, May 23.
Aly & AJ (Photo courtesy No Big Deal PR)
Iconic sister duo Aly & AJ — Alyson and Amanda Michalka — will perform at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Wednesday, May 22, in support of their five-track record, Sanctuary.
Evanescence (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, Grammy-winning Evanescence will perform at The Anthem on Wednesday, May 15, with their dramatic and dynamic sound, which has been termed gothic, gothic metal, gothic rock, nu metal, symphonic metal, and more.
The Twilight Sad (Photo courtesy Clarion Call Media)
In support of their new studio album, It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, Glasgow’s The Twilight Sad will bring their raw, dynamic sound to U Street Music Hall on Sunday, May 12.
The Dream Syndicate (Photo by Linda Pitmon)
From their beginning in a Los Angeles basement in 1981, The Dream Syndicate’s neo-psychedelic sound has been wildly influential in the indie-rock scene and most notably the Paisley Underground. The band will perform at U Street Music Hall on Friday, May 10, in support of their sixth studio album, These Times (which drops *this* Friday via Anti-Records).