Jun
18
Tue
Kikagaku Moyo @ U Street Music Hall
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
Kikagaku Moyo @ U Street Music Hall

This Japanese outfit is all about their honoring their psychedelic forefathers. Harnessing all the powers of trippy guitar riffs that can leave your mind wandering and pondering and thinking and blinking. Listening to Kikagaku Moyo (Japanese for geometric patterns) is not dissimilar to taking in a piece of art in a gallery, you need to take time past the initial glance and truly take in the work in totality. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $18. U Street Music Hall: 1115 U St. NW, DC; www.ustreetmusichall.com

San Cisco @ Black Cat DC
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm
San Cisco @ Black Cat DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

“Heartbreak never sounded so good,” is the way San Cisco describes their brand of indie pop quartet describes their more moody tunes. The band generally keeps the sound light and bouncy, but that doesn’t mean the subject matter can’t deal in the serious. With synths, dynamic thumps and appealing vocals, this Australian outfit is one not to miss. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18. Black Cat DC: 1811 14th St. NW, DC; www.blackcatdc.com

Jun
19
Wed
Twisted Melodies @ Signature Theatre
Jun 19 all-day
Twisted Melodies @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

This immersive one-man show performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr. takes a look at the life of 70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, best known for his duets with Roberta Flack like “The Closer I Get To You.” Twisted Melodies provides a glimpse into the musician’s last days, his inner struggle with mental illness and the muses that inspired him. Various dates and times. Tickets $35-$68. Atlas Performing Arts Center: 1333 H St. NE, DC; www.atlasarts.org

Wednesday at The Wharf: Transit Pier Concerts @ Transit Pier
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday at The Wharf: Transit Pier Concerts @ Transit Pier | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Summer never sounded better! Join The Wharf for free concerts on Transit Pier every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 p.m., courtesy of Pacifico. R&B, Americana, Motown, Jazz, Reggae and your favorite pop covers, there is something for everyone. Grab a snack and a beverage (beer and wine if you’re over 21) from Cantina Bambina and enjoy live music and waterfront views.

Lineup:

June 5: Collective Delusion (Rock)

June 12: Jarreau Williams Xperience (R&B/Funk)

June 19: Brent & Co. (Rock/Soul)

June 26: 19th Street Band (Americana)

July 3: Swift Technique (Funk)

July 10: Pebble to Pearl (R&B/Pop Rock)

July 17: JoGo Project (Jazz/Gogo Blend)

July 24: La Unica (Celtic Latin Rock)

July 31: FeelFree (Reggae)

August 7: Air Force Band Max Impact (Classic Rock)

August 14: Jimi Smooth (Motown)

August 21: Justin Trawick & The Common Good (Americana)

Flasher @ Comet Ping Pong
Jun 19 @ 9:00 pm
Flasher @ Comet Ping Pong | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Listening to DC’s own Flasher is like hearing music in a time machine. No matter how new the release, their music contains a timeless classic appeal. From shoegaze to punk, the band has carved out a niche in the local scene, and are often mentioned as some of the city’s best. 2018’s Constant Image provided a look into their inner anxieties and how they overcome them via music and art. Doors at 9 p.m. Tickets $12. Comet Ping Pong: 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; www.cometpingpong.com

Jun
20
Thu
Twisted Melodies @ Signature Theatre
Jun 20 all-day
Twisted Melodies @ Signature Theatre | Arlington | Virginia | United States

This immersive one-man show performed by Kelvin Roston, Jr. takes a look at the life of 70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, best known for his duets with Roberta Flack like “The Closer I Get To You.” Twisted Melodies provides a glimpse into the musician’s last days, his inner struggle with mental illness and the muses that inspired him. Various dates and times. Tickets $35-$68. Atlas Performing Arts Center: 1333 H St. NE, DC; www.atlasarts.org

UniverSoul Circus: We Are One Tour @ National Harbor
Jun 20 all-day
UniverSoul Circus: We Are One Tour @ National Harbor

UniverSoul Circus has established itself as an experience that heavily features talented people of color as performers, making an impact on the international entertainment marketplace. Most recently, the circus was the featured attraction at Global Winter Wonderland, an international pop-up theme park in Atlanta. Over the past 25 years, UniverSoul has had more than 10,000 live performances and been featured in more than 60 million households on television. Various dates and times. Tickets $18-$40. National Harbor: 268 Waterfront St. National Harbor, MD; www.universoulcircus.com

Nicole Belanus at Pearl Street Warehouse @ Pearl Street Warehouse
Jun 20 @ 5:50 pm – 8:00 pm

Falls Church native and singer-songwriter Nicole Belanus stops by Pearl Street Warehouse on Thursday, June 20 with DC indie rock band The Grey A. Similar to Sheryl Crow’s sound, Belanus marries acoustic and folk-rock influences with strong vocals. She just released her fifth original album The Grown Demos, infused with acoustic rock, folk and jazz sensibilities. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Rosslyn Rocks! Summer Concert Series: The Jarreau Williams Xperience @ Central Place Plaza
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rosslyn Rocks! Summer Concert Series: The Jarreau Williams Xperience @ Central Place Plaza | Arlington | Virginia | United States

Bring your friends and head to Central Place Plaza on Thursdays in June to listen to live music. Each week will be a new cover band, and this week is R&B and pop tunes from The Jarreau Williams Xperience. Enjoy the concerts while sipping on a glass of wine or having a beer in downtown Rosslyn’s outdoor space. Must be 21+ (no outside alcohol). 6-8 p.m. Central Place Plaza: 1800 N Lynn St. Arlington, VA

Jun
21
Fri
Firefly Music Festival @ Firefly Festival
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
Firefly Music Festival @ Firefly Festival | Dover | Delaware | United States

Your favorite summer weekend is just around the corner. Three days, several stages and countless bands. Artists include Panic! At The Disco, Tyler, The Creator, Courtney Barnett, Travis Scott, Passion Pit, Post Malone and many more. Various show times and ticket prices ranging from single-day camping passes to weekend passes.