When Music Attacks! Fall 2013

I haven’t received a 9:30 Club email in a good long while that makes my all my epidermis green with envy!  And what slays me is that when I am home in December visiting DC/MD from South Africa, there will be approximately no shows because the holidays are not a time of year that bands tour. Le sigh. These are just the highlights!  I recommend all of them.  Please go. I can’t but you can.  


I’m doing this by venue instead of date because it’s easier.  

The shows I think you would most enjoy are bracketed with ** to signify my deep envy.


This show is sequentially furthest away but in terms of significance and awesomeness is the most important.

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL @ DAR Constitution Hall

Friday, January 31, 2014
7pm Doors
Presale is Thursday, August 1 from 10am – 10pm
Password is dreamgirl
There is a 4-ticket limit.
click here to purchase tickets
Public On sale is Friday, August 2 at 10am


These are shows at the 9:30 Club that you need to see.

M 9/23 Okkervil River w/ Torres

M 9/30 Stars w/ High Highs

** Tu 10/1 Daughter || british, amazing, listen to Youth and fall in love **

Sa 10/5 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Su 10/13 Bonobo w/ Paul Basic

W 10/16 Noah and The Whale w/ LP

M 10/21 Toro Y Moi w/ Classixx (live)  || chill-wave and dance aka take your crush to this show and boogie

** Su 10/27 Man Man Late Show! 10pm Doors  || get wiley and whimsical **

Tu 10/29 Frightened Rabbit 6pm & 10pm Doors

** Tu 11/12 & W 11/13 Gary Clark Jr.  || Fuck you if you don’t go to this show.  Listen to Bright Lights and be overcome by excitement. ** 


These are the bands at the Black Cat that you should see.

Thursday Sept 5NIGHT BEDS  – $12 Backstage / Doors at 8pm

Friday Sept 13 – BLACK CAT 20th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

GRAY MATTER / GIRLS AGAINST BOYS (w/ special guest appearance by DAVID YOW) / TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS / THE SHIRKS / THE MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE / plus DJ ALEC MACKAYE  /// $20 Mainstage / Doors at 8:00

** Friday Sept 27BLITZEN TRAPPER || Tickets on sale Friday Aug 2 because this is going to sell out.   $18 Adv/$20 DOS Mainstage / Doors at 9:00 **

** Wednesday Oct 9 – MOUNT KIMBIE  || new album is so good. If you’re trying to make a new friend or a new lady-friend/man-friend, I recommend this show.   // $15 Adv/ $18 DOS / Mainstage / Doors at 8:00 **


And because I know you all love him….

** Tuesday October 1 Ben Sollee @ Rock N Roll Hotel  // $15 | Doors @ 7:00 | Show @ 8:00 **

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