Top 5 Shows This Week

Top 4 Shows You Should See this Week in D.C.

Boat BurningBoat Burning; Photo Credit Boat Burning

We’re baaaaack. Here are the shows we’re excited to see this week.

Friday, January 5Lightshow at The Fillmore. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $20

In the midst of all the holiday chaos, you might have overlooked D.C. rapper Lightshow’s new record Kalorama Heights. It’s the fiery follow-up to his three-part Life Sentence series, named after the elite D.C. neighborhood where the Obamas call home. On Kalorama Heights, Lightshow explicitly conveys his desires to achieve even bigger things for the future, moving past his mistakes and shooting for more loftier goals. This Friday, he’ll celebrate his new release at The Fillmore in Silver Spring.

Sunday, January 7Boat Burning at 9:30 Club. Doors 8 p.m./Tickets $25

Bring your earplugs to 9:30 Club on Sunday, you’re going to need them for the guitar spectacle that is Boat Burning’s show. A slew of musicians from the D.C. music scene will come together and perform in a massive guitar orchestra, with award-winning multimedia artist Robin Bell providing visuals to complement the music.

Sunday, January 7Junkyard Band at U Street Music Hall. Show 7 p.m./Tickets $15

Recently U Street Music Hall began a new live music series that spotlights D.C.’s go-go community. Following its successful show with Rare Essence, the club is inviting another legendary group–Junkyard Band–to perform this Sunday.

Sunday, January 7The Nighttime Adventure Society at Union Stage. Show 8:30 p.m./Tickets $12

D.C.’s The Nighttime Adventure Society is calling it quits, but not without releasing one last record. The EP represents the last chapter of a three-part project, and if you missed it somehow, it’s worth your time and attention.  Show The Nighttime Adventure Society a proper send off and celebration at Union Stage this Sunday.