Top 5 Shows This Week

Top 5 Shows You Should See This Week in D.C.

Wanted Man

These are the top five shows you should see in D.C. this week. Also, as a friendly PSA, our anniversary show is next week! We’ve got SHAED, Nag Champa, Fielder (formerly known as Dawkins) and OG Lullabies on deck, and of course, cake. RSVP on Facebook and get tickets here!

Tuesday, Jan. 16-Stranger-er Things at Union Stage. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $12

Several artists in the D.C. music scene will live score some of television’s most iconic shows at Union Stage this Tuesday. Reimagine the soundtrack to The Twilight Zone with The Tomato Dodgers, Dr. Who with members of Nag Champa and Twin Peaks with D.C. musician Zack Be.

Friday, Jan. 19-Light Beams and Time is Fire at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Show 6 p.m./FREE

We all have regrets in life–mine is that I never got the chance to write about Light Beams’ last release, and that is an oversight I’d like to rectify here. Released last September, it’s a spazzy eight-song record that’s punk music you can also dance to. It’s as funky as it is hard-hitting, and if you’re free on Friday you’ll want to check out Light Beams’ high-energy show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.


Saturday, Jan. 20Jenna Camille, Mike of Doom, Dreamcast at Flash. Show 7:30 p.m./Tickets $10

This/Side is hosting a live show at Flash Nightclub in Shaw on Saturday night, featuring several rising artists in the music scene that should be on your radar. Bringing her future forward soul to the stage is D.C.’s Jenna Camille along with emcee Mike of Doom and D.C.’s smoothest voice in the game right now, Dreamcast.

Learn more and get tickets here!

Saturday, Jan. 20Wanted Man, Raygunomics, Bottled Up at Rock and Roll Hotel. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $12

Seeing Wanted Man perform live is a cathartic experience that’s nothing short of pure rock ‘n’ roll perfection. The group will headline Rock and Roll Hotel this Saturday with visionary Jamal Gray and his project Raygunomics along with local rockers Bottled Up.

Saturday, Jan. 20SEQUENCE.317 at TBD. Show 7 p.m./Tickets $17

SEQUENCE is a party series that spotlights emerging producers at undisclosed warehouses in the city. This Saturday’s show marks the D.C. debut of Noncompliant, the project of veteran producer DJ Shiva who’ll perform with locals Outputmessage, Tommy Cornelis and Juana.