Rockabilly crooner Brian Setzer will bring The Brian Setzer Orchestra to The Anthem for its 15th annual Christmas show on Friday, Nov. 30. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with great music and good fun with one of modern rock’s most accomplished frontmen?
Kurt Vile released Bottle It In, his eighth studio album, in October via Matador Records. He performs with his band The Violators at 9:30 Club on Friday, Nov. 30.
Sister Sparrow (the stagename of Arleigh Kincheloe) recently released a new studio album, Gold, via Thirty Tigers. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are on tour with a stop at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Maryland rapper IDK released IWasVeryBad, his debut studio album, last year via Adult Swim. Next week, he’s coming home to perform a show at U Street Music Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
California DJ Seven Lions, born Jeff Montalvo, has had a busy year! At the beginning of the year, he established his own record label, Ophelia, and promptly released the single “Calling You Home.” He released a bunch more music throughout the year, and he’s coming to play at Echostage on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Young the Giant released their new album Mirror Master last month via Elektra Records, and now they are ready to storm The Anthem on Friday, Nov. 16.
The Joy Formidable released Aaarth, their fourth studio album, in September via Seradom. And the Welsh trio promise a party when they bring the new songs to the Black Cat on Saturday, Nov. 10!
[Editor’s Note: We’ve learned the Loi Loi album release has been pushed back to 2019! We’ve updated this post accordingly.]
DC’s own hometown synthpop group Loi Loi will celebrate the release of a new single at Union Stage on Saturday, Nov. 10, opening Bright Light Bright Light.
Folky soul band Lake Street Dive released a new album Free Yourself Up, their sixth studio record, in May via Nonesuch Records. The band performs at The Anthem on Friday, Nov. 9.