Concerts on Concerts on Concerts

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Happy midterm season! As you dive into the papers and exams, don’t forget to plan a breather by exploring the wonderful area we live in. Concerts, specifically, are a great way to blow off steam! Here are some upcoming performers you might be interested in checking before you head out for spring break.

National Symphony Orchestra @Concert Hall, Kennedy Center – February 21st, 22nd, February 23rd Going to see an orchestra can be very relaxing and exciting for classical-music-enthusiasts and those new to the genre. You should also try to take opportunities to head over to the Kennedy Center whenever you can! Check here for timings and tickets.

Georgetown Cabaret @Fur Night Club – February 21st This 37th annual rock show is one you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets here!

Imagine Dragons @ The Fillmore Silver Spring – February 22nd A personal favorite of mine. Get your tickets  now! You know everyone will be heading there this Friday!

Lupe Fiasco @ The Filmore Silver Spring – February 27th Need I say more? It’s Lupe, nuff’ said. Get your tickets here 

Aaron Carter @ Jammin’ Java – March 10th If you get back early enough on Sunday from spring break, you should take a trip down this memory lane! Tickets are available here.

With that said, good luck on your midterms and don’t miss out on these opportunities!

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I Wanna Dance And Love And Concert. Not Again

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Do you like music, dancing, music and dancing, and being around good looking people that also like music and dancing? Chances are, the answer to all of the above is yes, so check out these concerts around town that are guaranteed to more than satisfy.

Avicii @ D.C. Armory — February 1st Rage with Avicii at the D.C. Armory. Sweat included. Read more here!

Luca Bacchetti @ U Street Music Hall — February 2nd Check out this DJ from Barcelona at U Street Music hall. Free for 21+! Information here

Bon Jovi @ Verizon Center – February 10th Rock and Roll? Why not. It’s now or never. Okay, sorry; I had to. More information here

Madeon @ 9:30 Club – February 21st Topping off our international flow is French house/electro/pop producer Madeon. Oui Oui?

Cold War Kids @ 9:30 Club – April 11th  THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME IN CONCERT AND I KNOW ITS LIKE A MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY BUT I JUST GOT SO EXCITED WHEN I SAW THIS. ERR’one needs to go. And buy tickets. Now.

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Sick of Rhino? Go Do Something Different.

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That’s right. Do you know how much goes on in this crazy city? Below are some happenings around D.C. that you just might not have known about — hey, neither did I until I took the time to look it up for you!

Kennedy Center

Louis C.K. – February 1st The crude and very hilarious comedian takes the stage at Kennedy Center. Check out Louie and his standup on Netflix to see him in action. More information here

National Ballet of Canada – January 18th to 27th A nice and classy change of pace! More information here 

9:30 Club

Rufus Wainwright – February 12th The guy puts on a really awesome and really weird show. When I saw him in New York, he came out in a black cape, performed, and then walked off. End of show. Lots of candles everywhere. It was cool. Find more information here

The Dropkick Murphys – March 10th You don’t even have to ship up to Boston to see them: Just get on the Metro. Find more information here

Black Cat

The Growlers – January 22nd Cool surf-rock band. They seem a bit crazy so I’d imagine the show would be a fun time. Find more information here

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – February 26th He’s a singer-songwriter that could be cool to check out.  More information here

The Fillmore

Grits and Biscuits – January 18th Literally, no idea what this is, but I dare you to go. So intrigued by the name. Check it out here

Blackberry Smoke – February 8th Country band that has performed with the Zac Brown Band recently, so if you’re into that country twang, maybe you’ll like the very mysterious Blackberry Smoke. More information here

 

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