Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week

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One friendly housekeeping note: If you missed it last week, tickets just went on sale for our three year anniversary show at 9:30 Club. Make sure to get on it before we sell out again! Every ticket sold will benefit the DC Punk Archive-buy here.

Tuesday, December 16-The Deadmen, Carrie Ashley Hill, Brandon Minow @ DC9. Show 8:30pm/Tickets $12

D.C. supergroup The Deadmen will perform for a Toys For Tots donation drive this Tuesday at DC9. Get in the spirit of giving by bringing a toy for a child in need. Meanwhile, you can also catch The Deadmen one last time before the year is over.

Friday, December 19-GIVE @ Comet Ping Pong. Show 10:30pm/Tickets $10

D.C. hardcore group GIVE is closing out 2014 with an album release show this week. The excellent lineup also includes Maryland punk band Big Mouth and Dischord stalwart Red Hare, so expect a packed house at Comet on Friday night. The band will also have 100 green vinyl copies of their new record, Electric Flower Circus, for sale-so make sure to grab one.

Saturday December 20 and Sunday December 21-Thievery Corporation and Fort Knox Five @ Lincoln Theatre. Show 6:30pm/Tickets $55

For all the Thievery fans, this weekend is your one and only chance to see them in concert before the year is up. Although the Saturday show is sold out, there are still tickets available for Sunday. It’s wise to get on those leftover tickets ASAP though-the sell-out status on this second show is very high.

Sunday, December 21-The 9 Singer Songwriter Series @ Kennedy Center. Show 6pm/FREE

Listen Local First will bring together some of D.C.’s best singer-songwriters for one massive (and free) holiday show on Sunday. Some of the standout names on the roster include Alphie and JB from R&B group Lowercase Letters, Seán Barna, Lara Supan from Americana band South Rail and Justin Trawick.

Sunday, December 21-Soulside, Office of Future Plans, Dot Dash @ Black Cat. Doors 9pm/Tickets $15

The D.C. punk documentary Salad Days will finally premiere this weekend at AFI Silver Theatre. To celebrate the release, Black Cat will host two back-to-back shows featuring Soulside’s reunion. The Saturday show was sold out within hours of tickets going on sale, but there are a few more left to the Sunday show. On December 26, Black Cat will also have an encore screening of Salad Days in case you missed this week’s premiere. Tickets for that are just $8.