Don’t Miss: Flosstradamus @ 9:30 Club, 12/28/17

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Flosstradamus (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)

As we approach Christmas, things sometimes get a little sleepy in DC — but not this year! As evidence, trap titan Flosstradamus is coming to town right after Santa to spin a big set at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 28. Floss arrives on his Flosstradamus: In Hi-Def Tour, celebrating his 2017 Ultra Music single “How You Gon’ Do That” featuring Cara and other new music.

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Music Park: Metronomy @ Brooklyn Steel — 11/13/17

Metronomy 05 Joseph Mount fronts Metronomy at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on Nov. 13, 2017.

Although famously self-reliant, Joseph Mount likes a good team — and he’s got one in Metronomy, his four-member (five when touring) English indie pop band.

In performance, Metronomy always show some team spirit through color coordinated outfits (occasionally the same matching outfit), but against that backdrop the individual bandmates shine through their own contributions, as demonstrated in a sold-out show at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on Nov. 13.

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Music Park: Charly Bliss @ Black Cat — 10/22/17

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Charly Bliss brings boatloads of energy to the Black Cat on Oct. 22, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

There are certainly bands that make great records but when you see them live there’s something missing, and then there are bands that make great records and their live show takes those already-great songs and transforms them. They become the catalyst for an amazing experience, and you can’t help but get drawn in.

In this latter category, you will find the manic, organized chaos of New York-based band Charly Bliss. And on Sunday night, whether the squeals of guitarist and frontwoman Eva Hendricks were of pure energy or pure joy — that feeling was palpable!

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Music Park: Torres @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/29/17

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Torres brings power and truth to the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

Mackenzie Scott is a powerful force. Her confessional lyrics seem magnified by the force of each performance, and on Friday night at the Rock and Roll Hotel it was no different –just as mesmerizing and just as strong as ever.

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Don’t Miss: Rainer Maria @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 9/28/17

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Rainer Maria (Photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Brooklyn emo band Rainer Maria released five studio albums and then apparently called it a day in 2006. It is a pleasant surprise then that the emo trio returned with S/T, an album of new material released in August via Polyvinyl Records. Rainer Maria are currently on tour with a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 28.

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