These are the top 5 shows you should see this week
Monday, Jan. 30–BRNDA, Redline Graffiti, Poppy Patica @ Dew Drop Inn. Show 8 p.m./$5-$10 donation
Monday’s show at the Dew Drop Inn offers a little something for everyone. D.C. punks BRNDA, genre-benders Redline Graffiti and Poppy Patica will come together to raise money for Empower D.C., a local non-profit that assists low income residents. See some good music while also raising money for a good cause.
Thursday, Feb. 2–Bad Moves, Bacchae, Light Beams @ MLK Library. Show 6:30 p.m./FREE
The D.C. Public Library has become one of the biggest champions of the D.C. music scene, hosting the bulk of its live concerts at MLK Library. But this spring, the MLK branch will close for renovations, leaving their popular punk basement shows on hiatus. The last show will take place this Thursday, with D.C. pop-punk group Bad Moves headlining.
Art Takes Action is a new arts collective that bridges live show experiences with social activism. Their first show on Friday, Feb. 3 features an impressive lineup of bands, expos and activations at Black Cat’s Mainstage. Downtown Boys, Two Inch Astronaut, Loi Loi and Kosi are slated to perform on Friday, with all proceeds from the show going to the ACLU.
Friday, Feb 3–Nappy Riddem, Jah Works, Mateo Monk @ Gypsy Sally’s. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $12 advance or $15 DOS
Nappy Riddem will bring their unique brand of dancehall funk to Gypsy Sally’s this Friday to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday. In light of everything that’s happening in the world right now, Nappy Riddem’s high-energy, socially-conscious reggae music will provide the perfect escape from all the negativity.
Sunday, Feb. 5–Wylder @ Kennedy Center. Show 6 p.m./FREE
With a knack for crafting infectious, feel-good folk pop, Wylder has built a loyal fanbase in D.C. that’s only swelled within the last year. On Sunday, catch them at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage show presented by Hometown Sounds.