Dead Kennedys (Art courtesy Eventbrite)
The Dead Kennedys, one of the most infamous punk bands of all time, celebrated their 40th anniversary last year with the release of a limited edition box set last year, published via Manifesto Records.
To further celebrate 40 years, the punk legends perform at 9:30 Club on Wednesday, March 11.
The Districts (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Philadelphia’s The Districts hit 9:30 Club on Tuesday, March 10, in support of You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere, their new album available on March 13 via Fat Possum.
Wire (Photo courtesy Clarion Call Media)
Legendary English post-punks Wire are touring in support of their new album Mind Hive out now via pinkflag. Frontman Colin Newman and company perform at Union Stage in DC on Monday, March 9.
Skillet (Photo courtesy Atom Splitter PR)
Hard rockers Skillet released Victorious, the band’s 10th studio album, last year via Atlantic Records. The hard-touring band performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, March 8, and drummer Jen Ledger opens the show with her own project, Ledger.
Outside the Rock and Roll Hotel during the 2010 H Street Festival. (Photo by Metal Chris)
Parklife DC is sad to learn the Rock and Roll Hotel, a pioneer in the redevelopment of DC’s Atlas District, has closed its doors forever immediately, starting today.
Destroyer (Photo by Ted Bois)
In support of the band’s new album, Have We Met, Destroyer plays Black Cat on Monday, March 9.
The Yawpers (Photo by Megan Holmes)
Denver punk-garage trio The Yawpers roll through DC on Sunday, March 8, for a show at Pearl Street Warehouse. They’re touring in support of their new album Human Question, released last year via Bloodshot Records.
The Lil Smokies (Photo courtesy IVPR)
Progressive bluegrass band The Lil Smokies released of their third studio album, Tornillo, last month. Recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, with producer-engineer Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Midland) Tornillo is a focused and refined representation of the sound The Lil Smokies have become known for, Live For Live Music deeming the release “…an album with a point to make.”
The Lil Smokes stare a bill with Joe Pug at 9:30 Club on Saturday, March 7.
Wovenhand (Photo by Simon Skreddernes)
The music of Wovenhand and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards has always had an unparalleled intensity. David’s rich, billowing and emotive voice is always the driving force of his music, but it’s catapulted by his spellbinding ability to transform instruments that many people might consider mundane relics — be it banjo, accordion, lesser-known folk instruments from around the world, or even an electric guitar — into devices of dark fury and poignant beauty.
Wovenhand returns to DC to open OM at Black Cat on Monday, March 2.
of Montreal (Photo by Christina Schneider)
of Montreal released UR FUN, the band’s 16th studio album, via Polyvinyl Records last month. of Montreal plays 9:30 Club on Monday, March 2, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.