upcoming concerts

July 23-27: FloydFest, Floyd, VA
If at all possible, you must get to FloydFest. Between headliners like Ray LaMontagne and Ben Harper and up-and-comers like the River Whyless and Adam Ezra Group, this festival guarantees to be full of incredible music.

July 26: The Dan Band, The Birchmere
You better believe we're grabbing our parents and going to see this Wedding Crashers-famous band sing jazzy versions of explicit rap songs. It's gonna be great.

July 27: Darius Rucker, Wolf Trap
I literally cannot think of a better summer evening than sitting on the Wolf Trap lawn, drinking wine, and listening to Darius.

July 27: The Kooks, 9:30 Club
We will forever associate The Kooks with this amazing dancer (and their happy tunes, of course).

July 28: Mates of State, U Street Music Hall
We had so much fun seeing this amazing indie husband-wife duo and it's a sure bet they'll be even better in our most favorite venue!

August 1: Mad Decent Block Party, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Get ready to RAGE with Diplo's label Mad Decent featuring a lineup including Chance the Rapper, Outkast, and so many more awesome musicians!

August 1: Youngblood Hawke, U Street Music Hall
Come running to see these indie poppers!

August 2: Summer Spirit Festival, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Enjoy a summer day with this stellar lineup featuring Janelle Monae, Lauyrn Hill, RDGLDGRN and more! 

August 2: Runaway Dorothy, Hill Country BBQ Backyard
Spend the perfect summer evening at Hill Country's outpost in the National Building Museum while you listen to this wonderful Americana band. Perfect, we tell you.

August 6: Passenger, Echostage
Get ready to swoon to the gorgeous vocals of this charming Brit!

August 7: David Gray, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Grab someone you like to snuggle with and enjoy the lovely tunes of David Gray as you lounge on the beautiful lawn of MPP.

August 9: Jim Gaffigan, Wolf Trap
Okay okay okay, so this isn't technically a musical concert, BUT Jim Gaffigan is funny and you should see him live. Or at least read his book Dad Is Fat.

August 11: One Direction, Nationals Park
To everyone over the age of 16 in the entirety of the Southeast quadrant: godspeed.

August 13: Agnes Obel, 9:30 Club
This Danish singer's mellow music completely captivates us and will be totally entrancing live.

August 14: Donovan Frankenreiter, The Hamilton
Get ready for the happy, summery vibes of Donovan! If you missed Jack Johnson's show earlier this summer, this will be the perfect make up!

August 14: Miniature Tigers, U Street Music Hall
We've been loving everything off this bands latest album Cruel Runnings (uh, duh) and are so intrigued to see this live!

August 15: Boyz II Men, The Fillmore Silver Spring
{Insert middle school dance reference here.}

August 15: Kings of Leon with Young the Giant, Jiffy Lube Live
Holy indie rock, is this an incredible pairing! We want to go to there.

August 21: Robyn and Royksopp, Wolf Trap
This is the weirdest venue for this incredibly fun and incredibly Scandinavian lineup but it's guaranteed to be amazing!

August 22: Bear in Heaven, Rock & Roll Hotel
Check out the mellow indie sounds of these guys as a cool way to kick off your weekend! 

August 24: THUMPERS, Rock & Roll Hotel
These poppy Brits are FINALLY coming stateside for a lovely summer evening performance!

August 29: Drake vs. Little Wayne, Jiffy Lube Live
Ohhhhh shit -- Weezy vs. Drizzy. Who are you pulling for?

September 2: Spoon, The Lincoln Theatre
One of the bands that TIOJ first bonded over is finally back with a new album and a sure-to-be-great show in this historic theater!

September 3: Bleachers with Misterwives, 9:30 Club
This is one of our dream lineups come true. fun. drummer Jack Antonoff is killing it with Bleachers, and Misterwives is one of our most favorite rising indie pop groups!

September 6: Ed Sheeran, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Ed Sheeran completely astounded us when we saw him live before he blew up and befriended Taylor Swift, so we can whole-heartedly recommend seeing this incredibly talented ginger live.

September 8: Sir Sly with Secret Someones, U Street Music Hall
This band wowed us live the last time they were in town and we can't wait for them to do it again. Plus, we're in LOVE with Secret Someones and are so excited to see them!

September 9: Willie Nelson, 9:30 Club
Don't think Willie needs any introduction...

September 12: Honda Civic Tour, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Spend a wonderful evening at MPP with Grouplove, Portugal. The Man, American Authors, and Typhoon!

September 13: Route 29 Revue (feat. Trampled by Turtles, Trombone Shorty, & more), Merriweather Post Pavilion
This lineup of Americana-ish music featuring the above artists, plus Guster, Iron & Wine, and more, is amazing and the perfect way to spend a late summer day.

September 13: All Things Go Fall Classic, Union Market
Holy smokes, is this an incredible one-day festival lineup! Future Islands, Tove Lo, US Royalty, HAERTS, Bear Hands -- the list goes on and on!

September 14: Jack White, Merriweather Post Pavilion
With his latest album Lazaretto getting major acclaim, the ever-so-talented Jack White is back at MPP to put on a sure to be amazing show!

September 16: Sam Smith with BROODS, Echostage
Sam Smith took over U Street Music Hall like a superstar and is moving on to a much bigger venue to fit his extreme talent and even more intense fan base.

September 16: OK Go, 9:30 Club
If their latest video is any indication, this long-time favorite band will put on a very fun and colorful show!

September 17: Metronomy, 9:30 Club
Check out this creative, well-dressed band and get ready for some head-bopping good tunes!

September 17: Paolo Nutini, Lincoln Theatre
This Scottish singer was a favorite of ours years ago and he's finally back crooning to us!

September 17: The Drums, 9:30 Club
Our favorite new-age Beach Boys sounding boys from Cali are FINALLLY back with new music!

September 18: Slow Club, Rock & Roll Hotel
Crying "tears of joy" in anticipation of this show.

September 18: Clean Bandit with Lizzo, 9:30 Club
Between Clean Bandit's hit "Rather Be" and our obsession with Lizzo after SXSW and her latest video for "Bus Passe and Happy Meals," we're dyingggg to go to this show!

September 19: YACHT, Black Cat
This super interesting Cali band puts on an incredible live show -- we totally recommend checking them out live!

September 20: How To Dress Well, U Street Music Hall
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KRISTAAAAA -- best birthday surprise ever!!!

September 25: Lily Allen, 9:30 Club
Any singer who has the balls to name her album Sheezus is a rock star in our book.  

September 25: The Black Keys, Verizon Center
With their newly released album Turn Blue, we guarantee that The Black Keys will put on an incredible show.

September 29: Chromeo, 9:30 Club
Ohhhhhh shit. Get ready to dance and be majorly charmed by this duo.

October 2: Charli XCX, 9:30 Club
TIOJs most favorite pop songstress is back stateside after tearing it up this summer with her feature on "Fancy."

October 3: Sons of Bill, The Hamilton
Our favorite Virginians (and hurricane survivors) are finally coming back to the DMV in support of their fourth album!!

October 6: Lykke Li, 9:30 Club
Lykke Li is back stateside with her gorgeously depressing new album I Never Learn.

October 7: Betty Who, The Fillmore Silver Spring
Amazing Australian songstress and queen of the awkward picture Betty Who is back!

October 11: Bastille, GMU Patriot Center

October 11: Yelle, 9:30 Club
This French electro-popper is coming back stateside to promote her third album and we're sure this concert will be a blast!

October 16: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, 9:30 Club
We LOVED seeing this gospel band at Savannah Stopover this Spring and MUST see them again!

October 17: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, 9:30 Club
After a surprise performance in DC that EVERYONE missed, The Stokes frontman is back (and actually selling tickets) to his DC show.

October 18: San Fermin AND Courtney Barnett, Black Cat
Holy smokes, is this a dreamy lineup! San Fermin was one of the best shows we've seen in 2014 and we've been dying to see Aussie singer Courtney Barnett live!!

October 19: Bombay Bicycle Club with Milo Greene, 9:30 Club
Love the combination of the happy Brits of BBC and the charming and talented musicians in Milo Greene -- this combo is pretty much a TIOJ dream come true.

October 20: Phantogram, 9:30 Club
Jams from Phantogram's latest album have pretty much been on every other blog playlist we've made -- they're definitely worth catching live! 

October 26: Twin Shadow, Black Cat
Check out this incredible and unique R&B singer who always seems to creep on us.

November 1: SOHN with Wet, U Street Music Hall
Holy moly this is a sexy pairing. Get ready to enjoy some fabulous R&B/indie vibes from these two great groups.

November 4: Hozier with James Bay, 9:30 Club
Be still our hearts. The combination of the soothing, genuine voices of these two accented singers is enough to literally stop our hearts.

November 7: London Grammar, 9:30 Club
We cannot get enough of this band and the lead singer's entrancing vocals. Definitely planning to grab our cuddle partners and catch this live!

November 8: James Vincent McMorrow, Lincoln Theatre
JVM was THE BEST show we've been to so far this year -- his swoony falsetto is not to be missed!

November 8: Kimbra, U Street Music Hall
This Kiwi songstress, whose voice you'll recognize from Gotye's "Someone That I Used To Know," is making huge waves for herself and between her killer costumes and serious voice, puts on a great live performance.  

November 10: American Authors, 9:30 Club
These cheery pop singers and former TIOJ babysitters are back in DC! Grab someone who makes you smile and check out these guys live! 

November 19: alt-J, Echostage
Krista's all-time favorites are back stateside to share their new (FINALLY!) album. You MUST see them live if you haven't yet.

November 21: The New Pornographers with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 9:30 Club
The New Pornographers are FINALLY back after years of silence and, when coupled with Pains of Being Pure at Heart, is a show not to be missed.

November 25: St. Lucia, 9:30 Club
St. Lucia's debut album When The Night was so great that the band is back for the "The Night Comes Again" tour -- we can totally vouch that this is a brilliant idea.

December 2: The 1975, Echostage
The Brits have come so far since we saw them at DC9! Grab your tickets and get ready to dance around/get sexy with this awesome band!

Have we missed a good show??
Let us know at info@thisourjamdc.com or tweet us @thisisourjamdc!
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