Summer Music Calendar

Paula Gil-Ordonez

Twenty One Pilots

Friday, June 10, 2016

Merriweather Post Pavilion


Who: Quirky indie rap duo from Ohio

Sound: Poetry-based, schizophrenic pop with shameless and relatable lyrics

Songs to Listen to: Car Radio, Kitchen Sink, House of Gold, We Don’t Believe What’s on TV



Sunday, June, 12, 2016

9:30 Club


Who: Precocious British singer and songwriter who hit it big with a pop cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”

Sound: Stripped-down arrangements and raw, delicate melodies

Songs to Listen to: All You Never Say, People Help the People, Tee-Shirt, Shelter (The xx cover)


Tame Impala and M83

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Merriweather Post Pavilion


Who: Australian indie rockers

Sound: An inventive blend of unique electronic-driven psychedelic alternative rock

Songs to Listen to: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Elephant, The Less I Know The Better, Solitude Is Bliss


Who: French synthrock pop act

Sound: Luscious mix of alternative rock, ambient pop, and progressive texture

Songs to Listen to: Midnight City, Do It, Try It, Raconte-Moi Une Histoire, Go!



Friday, June 17, 2016

9:30 Club


Who: English electronic music duo from London

Sound: Amalgamate electronic pop, UK garage, and left-field hip-hop

Songs to Listen to: Your Drums Your Love, You Know You Like It, Attracting Files, Just a Touch


Oh Wonder

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

9:30 Club


Who: London-based alt-pop duo

Sound: Sparse, mellow, R&B-flecked tunes with smooth vocals and harmonies

Songs to Listen to: Drive, Technicolour Beat, Landslide, Without You



Friday, June 24, 2016

Jiffy Lube Live


Who: Alt-rock band formed in Los Angeles

Sound: Hook-heavy power pop and doses of melodic metal with themes of awkwardness and geekdom

Songs to Listen to: Beverly Hills, Island in the Sun, Undone – The Sweater Song, El Scorcho


Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Jhené Aiko

Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Jiffy Lube Live


Who: Gangsta rap’s signature stylist and superstar from Long Beach, California

Sound: Distinctive, ultra-smooth, melodic drawl, epic freestyling, blunt rhyming style

Songs to Listen to: Drop It Like It’s Hot, Gin and Juice, Tha Shiznit, Who Am I?


Who: Revered rapper and songwriter from Pittsburgh

Sound: Pop hooks, slick production, candid lyrics. He boasts impressive mixtapes and sports anthems

Songs to Listen to: Bake Sale, We Dem Boyz, Black And Yellow, No Sleep


Who: L.A.-based R&B singer/songwriter

Sound: Dreamy, sultry, emotive R&B vocals with a feathery tone and boundless lyrics

Songs to Listen to: Bed Peace, Lyin King, From Time, The Worst


G-Eazy and Logic

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Jiffy Lube Live


Who: “James Dean of rap”, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.

Sound: West coast, alternative, rock & roll infused rap with catchy beats and lyrics

Songs to Listen to: Me, Myself, & I, Runaround Sue, I Mean It, Marilyn


Who: Rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Sound: Left-Field Hip-Hop, introspective lyricism, heavily influenced by Frank Sinatra

Songs to Listen to: 5AM, Fade Away, Driving Ms. Daisy, I Am the Greatest

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