Music Park: The Rocket Summer @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 8/1/17

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The Rocket Summer performs at Kingdom in Richmond, Virginia, on June 15, 2012. (Photo by Alexandra Bellink)

Bryce Avary aka The Rocket Summer made a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on his Do You Feel 10-year anniversary tour on Tuesday. In doing so, he imparted the rarest of gifts in an attentive audience, stirring the desire to create.

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Don’t Miss: The Rocket Summer @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 8/1/17

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The Rocket Summer (Photo by Ben Zucker)

It’s been 10 years since The Rocket Summer released Do You Feel, breaking ground for Texas musician Bryce Avary. Bryce has been working on a new seventh album as The Rocket Summer, but he’s taking some time to celebrate the 10th anniversary for his influential third album with a tour that includes a stop at Rock and Roll Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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Don’t Miss: Dot Dash @ DC9, 7/19/17

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Dot Dash (Photo courtesy the band)

Terry Banks (guitar, vocals), Steve Hansgen (lead guitar), Hunter Bennett (bass), and Danny Ingram (drums) are well known to DC indie pop admirers as Dot Dash! They also are known for giving away a free song or two, and they have gifted us with another prior to their show at DC9 on Wednesday, July 19, when they open for English indie duo Ultimate Painting.

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Music Park: Firefly Music Festival Pt. 1 of 3 (Dover, DE — 6/16/17)

21Pilots-Jump-Firefly-061617 Twenty One Pilots had a massive crowd eating out of their hands at Firefly Music Festival on Friday, June 16, 2017. (Photo courtesy Firefly Music Festival/Live at Firefly)

The sixth edition of the Firefly Music Festival delivered a diverse line-up over four days of musical performances June 15-18, 2017. Threatened rains stayed away, and artists as different as 21 Pilots, Bob Dylan, and Muse came to stay. An estimated 90,000 people descended on The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware to watch more than 125 acts.

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Snapshots: Broke Royals @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 5/13/17

Broke Royals @ Rock&Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 05/13/2017Broke Royals performs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 13. (Photo by Paivi)

DC rockers Broke Royals played a third anniversary show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday. The gents are in the process of recording their debut full-length album after releasing three well-received EPs over the past few years.

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Don’t Miss: Broke Royals @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 5/13/17

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Broke Royals (Photo courtesy the artist)

DC rock band Broke Royals is headlining the Rock and Roll Hotel on May 13 to celebrate their three-year anniversary. Colin Cross and Philip Basnight promise an energetic show of infectious music to celebrate the occasion.

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Ticket Giveaway: Twin Peaks @ 9:30 Club, 5/9/17

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Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks are hitting a peak this year with the release of a live album, Urbs in Horto, released digitally March 31 and due physically on May 5 via Grand Jury. Twin Peaks are sweeping the nation with a concert date locally at 9:30 Club on Tuesday, May 9. You can win a pair of tickets to go see them, courtesy Parklife DC.

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Don’t Miss: Ocean Park Standoff @ DC9, 2/24/17

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Ocean Park Standoff (Photo by James Minchin)

You might best remember Samantha Ronson, sister to super producer Mark, as one of the buzziest DJs of the last decade.

Lately, Samantha has been focusing on songwriting and building a band — and that band, Ocean Park Standoff, appears at DC9 on Friday, Feb. 24, prior to releasing their self-titled debut EP on March 3 via Hollywood Records.

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