May 19: Lee Fields & The Expressions, 9:30 Club
Catch this incredible soul singer while supporting DC Central Kitchen for SOUNDBITES.
May 23: Shooter Jennings, The State Theatre
Join Shooter and put the O back in country.
June 3: Charli XCX, U Street Music Hall
Can't wait to dance around/point at people to "You (Ha Ha Ha)" -- obsessed with that song.
June 4: Best Coast, 9:30 Club
Rock out to the vibes of too-cool-for-school Bethany.
June 4: Earth Wind & Fire, Wolf Trap
::krista dies of happiness::
June 6: The National with Dirty Projectors, Merriweather Post Pavilion
If Dirty Projectors play their Usher cover at this show, we may actually die.
June 7: Cut Copy, 9:30 Club
A perennial TIOJ favorite, these Aussies are not to be missed!
June 7-9: The Governor's Ball Music Festival, Randall's Island, NYC
The lineup for this year's festival is INSANE. Like everyone TIOJ loves insane. From Kanye to Alt-J to Haim to The Avett Brothers to Cut Copy, this entire lineup gives us butterflies.
June 11: Of Monsters and Men with HAIM, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Our favorite Icelanders AND our favorite trio of sisters -- such a dream TIOJ lineup!
June 12: Animal Collective with Dan Deacon, 9:30 Club
If you haven't seen either of these bands live, prepare yourself for an unforgettable, trippy night.
June 13: RAC, U St. Music Hall
The best remixers out there are back in DC for another great All Things Gold party.
June 14: Bright Light Bright Light, Brett, Betty Who, AND Misun, Living Social's 918 F St.
DAYUM this is a fun lineup. Perfect Friday night concert!!
June 15: Twin Shadow, Black Cat
It should really only take you five seconds to say yes to going to this show.
June 16: The xx & Grizzly Bear, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Well, if this isn't an indie rockers dream pairing, I don't know what is.
June 18: The Postal Service, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Our favorite classic indie band is FINALLY making music again and we're so pleased they'll be gracing MPP with their presence!
June 18: AM & Shawn Lee, U St. Music Hall
When you table your music as electro soul you've pretty much made us puddy in your hands.
June 19: Dawes with Shovels and Rope, 9:30 Club
TIOJ faves Dawes and Shovels and Rope are just taking a break from their tour dates with Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals to play for us. No big deal.
June 19: Rogue Wave; Caveman, Black Cat
Long-time favorites Rogue Wave are finally back with a new album. Pair that with new band Caveman and you've got yourself a solid show.
June 19: The Hood Internet, U St Music Hall
Sooooo tempted to run over to U Hall after our separate shows at 9:30 and Black Cat to see our most favorite mashup artists.
June 20: Billy Idol, Wolf Trap
Whether you worshiped Billy Idol growing up or just loved him in The Wedding Singer, you're bound to enjoy an evening with him out in VA.
June 20: The 1975, U St. Music Hall
Our favorite Brit boys are back and will be the perfect Firefly eve concert for us!!
June 21: CHVRCHES, Black Cat
If you aren't able to make it Firefly to catch CHVRCHES with us, then you MUST see them at Black Cat. These Scots are it.
June 21-23: Firefly Festival, Dover, DE
We may or may have purchased our tickets a year early since last year was just THE BEST. With this year's lineup, we're guessing it'll be the same.
June 25: Counting Crows, Wolf Trap
Relive the '90s while lounging out on the Wolf Trap lawn!
June 25: Shakey Graves, The Hamilton
Between Shakey Graves, Wild Child, and Marmalakes, this is going to be a glorious night of indie folk rock.
June 27: The Temptations, Wolf Trap
Picnicing + the music of The Temptations = perfect summertime evening
June 28: Richard Cheese, 9:30 Club
Can't make it to a Vegas lounge to hear Richard Cheese croon Snoop Dogg? Lucky for us, he's bringing his act here!
July 10: Chance The Rapper, Fillmore Silver Spring
Catch the rapper behind our blog theme song opening for Mac Miller!
July 11: She & Him, Wolf Trap
Put on your cutest vintage dress, grab your suspenders-wearing boyfriend and cuddle up to the crooning of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.
July 11: Sons of Bill, The Hamilton
Check out TIOJ's favorite boys from Charlottesville at this sweet venue (we would so be there if we weren't hopping on an international flight at the same time. Look out, Europe.)
July 13: Diamond Rings, 9:30 Club
Our favorite Canadians will be supporting OMD at 9:30 -- need to *FINALLY* see this dude live!
July 15: Barenaked Ladies AND Guster AND Ben Folds Five, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Well, this "Last Summer on Earth" tour is pretty much the most perfect lineup for a summer evening chilling out at MPP (and throwing back to high school in the best way possible). Wanna picnic with us?
July 20: fun. with Tegan and Sara, Merriweather Post Pavilion
This combo of not-that-young indie rockers and talented sisters are a great excuse to hike up to MD for the evening.
July 21: The Monkees, Warner Theater
This is actually really really tempting...
July 24: Brandi Carlile with The Lone Bellow, Wolf Trap
As we discovered last summer, Brandi Carlile is just too cool. And we love that she keeps bringing our faves on tour with her (remember when Wolf Trap was the biggest place the Lumineers had played??).
July 25-28: FloydFest, Floyd, VA
Awesome indie folk-ish music + camping in beautiful SW VA --> where do we sign up?? Includes The Lumineers to Edward Sharpe to Michael Kiwanuka to Blizen Trapper. Shucks.
July 26: Michael Kiwanuka, 9:30 Club
One of our most favorite voices in music -- we couldn't be more excited to see Michael headlining this show.
July 26: The Lumineers, Merriweather Post Pavilion
This wonderful folk pop band just keeps getting bigger and bigger! Major props to them for headlining the awesome outdoor venue!
July 26: Carbon Leaf, The Hamilton
Nothing better than a summer evening with these great Richmond rockers.
July 29 & 30: Beyoncé, Verizon Center
No explanation needed.
August 1: O.A.R. with Allen Stone, Merriweather Post Pavilion
Let's be real, summer isn't summer without an outdoor O.A.R. concert.
August 2: Lil Wayne, Verizon Center
August 8: Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
WHY AREN'T THEY COMING TO DC???? rude.
August 10: The Killers, Merriweather Post Pavilion
One of our all-time favorite bands -- if you have never seen The Killers live, you MUST ASAP.
August 15: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Wolf Trap
Our favorite badass lady singer is back at it -- we definitely recommend checking Gracers out if you have yet to see her live. You will not be disappointed.
August 31-September 1: Made in America Fest, Philadelphia, PA
Mrs. Carter herself is headlining the second year of Jay-Z's festival... and when you add Walk the Moon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Imagine Dragons, and so many other TIOJ faves to that line up? We love it.
September 26: Walk The Moon, 9:30 Club
Our most favorite band is coming back to headline 9:30 Club. Looking forward to seeing them for the, er, tenth? time...
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