Don’t Miss: VANS Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/16/17

GWAR GWAR (Photo courtesy Freeman Promotions)

We’re looking ahead to next month and to VANS Warped Tour, which is bringing quite an eclectic mix of metal acts particularly to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, July 16.

Here are three acts to consider checking out while you’re there — including hardcore shockmasters GWAR!

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Don’t Miss: Jack Johnson @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 6/11/17

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Jack Johnson (Photo by Morgan Maassen)

Folk rocker Jack Johnson is planning to release a new album later this year, and he meanwhile has been on a US tour that keeps him on the road through July. Jack stops at Merriweather Post Pavilion locally on Sunday, June 11, and a very few tickets remain for the show!

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Don’t Miss: Gorillaz @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/17/17

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Gorillaz (Portrait by Jamie Hewlett)

Gorillaz, the world’s must successful virtual band, will release Humanz, this Friday, April 28, via Parlophone and Warner Bros. Records. And your favorite animated band — Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs, and 2D – will hit the road for their first US tour in seven years, including a stop at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 17. Tour venues in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia already have sold out, but tickets remain for Merriweather!

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DJ Park: Deadmau5 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 4/8/17

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Deadmau5 atop his technologically advanced 2.1 Cube at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on March 29, 2017. (Photo by Charles Kang.)

The spring night began in anticipation as fans awaited from high in the lawn to deep in the pit for Joel Zimmerman’s performance. And Joel, better known as Deadmau5, delivered a performance I’ll always remember at Merriweather Post Pavilion on April 8.

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Don’t Miss: Spoon @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, 7/30/17

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Spoon (Photo by Zackery Michael)

In a few short weeks, Spoon will find themselves in a three-night residency at SXSW, and then the very next day they will release their new album Hot Thoughts on Matador Records. Spoon will then continue a tour that will eventually land them at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, on Sunday, July 30.

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Music Park: Bands Performing at Firefly Music Festival Playing Nearby, June 2016

The Backyard Stage at night at Firefly Music FestivalThe Backyard Stage at night at Firefly Music Festival (Photo Credit: Danilo Lewis)

We all know the 5th Annual Firefly Music Festival is coming to Dover, Delaware from June 16-19.

We all know you want to go (and there are still passes here).

But for whatever reason, you can’t make it. Well, not to fret, you can still catch many of the artists and bands nearby in the DC area!

 

For those of you going, this also serves as a good list of bands to catch at Firefly.

Two Door Cinema Club
Local show: Black Cat, Tuesday, June 7
Firefly: Thursday, June 16 @ 10:00pm

CHVRCHES (preview)
Local Show: Rams Head Live!, Sunday, June 12
Firefly: Saturday, June 18 @ 6:00pm

Ellie Goulding
Local Show: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Monday, June 13
Firefly: Friday, June 17 @ 8:30pm

Whilk & Misky
Local Show: U Street Music Hall, Wednesday, June 15
Firefly: Thursday, June 16 @ 8:30pm

Tame Impala and M83 (together)
Local Show: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Thursday, June 16
Firefly: Friday, June 17 @ 9:30pm (Tame Impala)
Firefly: Saturday, June 18 @ 9:00pm (M83)

AlunaGeorge
Local show: 9:30 Club, Friday, June 17
Firefly: Thursday, June 16 @ 9:45pm

Fitz & the Tantrums
Local show: 9:30 Club, Saturday, June 18
Firefly: Friday, June 17 @ 6:15pm

Oh Wonder
Local show: 9:30 Club, Tuesday, June 21
Firefly: Thursday, June 16 @ 8:00pm

Silversun Pickups and Blink-182 (together)
Local show: Merriweather Post Pavilion (Kerfluffle), Saturday, June 26
Firefly: Saturday, June 18 @ 8:15pm (Silversun Pickups)
Firefly: Sunday, June 19 @ 6:45pm (Blink-182)

 

If I find others, I’ll add them!