Greta Van Fleet (left to right: Danny Wagner, Jake Kiszka, Josh Kiszka, Sam Kiszka) (Photo by Travis Shinn)
A “kerfuffle” is a commotion or fuss. Surely, local DC101 was thinking of something similarly disorganized when it lifted the name for its annual concert jamboree. That said, the DC101 Kerfuffle at Merriweather Post Pavilion will likely run like a well-oiled machine on Sunday, May 19, considering the high caliber of the bands performing — Greta Van Fleet, Young the Giant, The Revivalists, Tom Morello, SHAED, and The Blue Stones!
Tacocat (Photo by Helen Moga)
Seattle surf punks Tacocat recently released This Place Is a Mess, the band’s fourth studio album, via SubPop! The quartet arrive to perform the new songs at U Street Music Hall on Sunday, May 19.
Jim James (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)
Jim James of My Morning Jacket takes his solo show to 9:30 Club for two nights on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18 — the first night sold out but tickets remain for the second night. You can also still gain access to both nights with a two-night pass.
My Brightest Diamond (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
My Brightest Diamond released A Million and One, the band’s fifth studio album, late last year via Rhyme & Reason Records. The project of singer-songwriter Shara Nova is on tour with a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, May 16.
Nitzer Ebb (left to right: David Gooday, Simon Granger, Bon Harris, and Douglas McCarthy) (Photo courtesy the band)
Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy reformed Nitzer Ebb last year and announced a tour, which includes a stop at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday, May 15.
Platinum-selling duo Frenship — James Sunderland and Brett Hite — have released three singles off their upcoming album Vacation, due for release on May 17 via Counter Records. Frenship headline 9:30 Club on Thursday, June 6, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Slayer (left to right: Paul Bostaph, Tom Araya, Gary Holt, Kerry King) (Photo by Martin Jausller)
Thrash metal gods Slayer are saying goodbye with a farewell tour, and fans in the DC area can see the band one last time — on Tuesday, May 14, at Merriweather Post Pavilion.