Oct
21
Sun
J Balvin at EagleBank Arena @ EagleBank Arena
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Lily Allen at The Fillmore @ The Fillmore
Oct 21 @ 7:03 pm
Lily Allen at The Fillmore @ The Fillmore | Silver Spring | Maryland | United States

LDN-born Lily Allen is back with her new album No Shame. The last I’d heard from her was about her culturally appropriative video for her single “Hard Out Here,” and since then, I’ve not been able to see her music the same way though I had been a huge fan of hers since 2007. Upon realizing she would be coming to DC, I looked to see what she had been up to. In the four years since Sheezus, it seems the pop star has experienced much growth. Not only has she apologized for the insensitive video, but she wrote a memoir detailing her experiences with motherhood, addiction and the perils experienced since rising to fame at such a young age. In her new album, her maturity is apparent – the cheeky honesty that’s been a hallmark of her music from the beginning now comes forth with a lot more vulnerability and wisdom. Her evolution as an artist makes me proud to be a fan again.

Aspire Presents The Relapse Symphony Reunion Show @ Jammin Java
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Evidence @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Oct
22
Mon
Gallant @ 9:30 Club
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
Elise Trouw @ Jammin Java
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Oct
23
Tue
NSO Pops Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with Live Orchestra @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
NSO Pops Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with Live Orchestra @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The number one reason to go see this show is to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of having an orchestra play you the Star Wars theme (and the other songs from the soundtrack that are arguably much less iconic) note for note while the movie plays in real time. The number two reason is that if you go see this, you will be able to brag to your friends about how cool it was – and no one would be able to top it unless, you know, they were in the original film or something.

We Were Promised Jetpacks @ 9:30 Club
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Kenny White @ Jammin Java
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
Kikagaku Moyo w/ J Fernandez @ Black Cat
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm