MC Hammer (Photo courtesy Universal Attractions Agency)
Hip-hop sensation MC Hammer brings his legendary Hammer House Party to D.C.’s new, state-of-the-art venue Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights (1100 Oak Drive SE) on Friday, August 23, presented by SiriusXM Fly with special guests Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kid ‘N Play, Tone Loc, DJ Kool, and Young MC.
Gary Clark Jr. (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Records)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats team up with Gary Clark Jr. for a performance, one night only, at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Brittany Howard (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Brittany Howard, lead vocalist for the Alabama Shakes, soon will release her debut solo record, Jaime, via ATO Records. But about a month prior to that release, Brittany performs two shows at 9:30 Club on Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24!
Vandoliers (Photo by Mike Brooks)
The Vandoliers recently released a new album, Forever, via Bloodshot Records, and the band appears at Pie Shop on Tuesday, Aug. 20, to play their new songs.
Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers (Photo courtesy AXS)
The Wallflowers reunited in 2012 to release Glad All Over, their most recent studio album. Frontman Jakob Dylan is hitting the road with the band again, performing at Rams Head Live on Friday, Aug. 23.
Cage the Elephant (Photo by Neil Krug)
Cage the Elephant released their fifth studio album, Social Cues, in April via RCA Records. “Night Running,” a track on that new album, features Beck! So perhaps then it was natural that Cage the Elephant and Beck would team for The Night Running Tour, which arrives at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 22!
Dodie (Flyer courtesy 9:30 Club)
English singer-songwriter Dodie Clark, best known as simply Dodie, sold out one night at 9:30 Club, and she’s added a second! Touring on Human, her recently released third EP, the young musician is cool, smart, and genuine. You can win tickets to see her at 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 6, with Parklife DC.
The Smashing Pumpkins (Photo courtesy Live Nation)
The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds hit the stage together at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Raconteurs (Photo by David James Swanson)
The Raconteurs reunited for a third album, releasing Help Us Stranger in June via Third Man Records! The skillful bards arrive at The Anthem to play songs new and old on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Sonic Youth (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Sonic Youth released their sixth album, Daydream Nation, on Oct. 18, 1988. The album was an immediate critical success. In celebration of the album’s 30th anniversary, Sonic Youth bandmember Steve Shelley presents a screening of the concert film, Daydream Nation, and a panel discussion at 9:30 Club on Friday, Aug. 16.