By Brian Ossip, Arielle Hixson and Nia Hightower, DC Music Live
Looking for something to do during the next week? There are a ton of killer shows coming up. Check out our list, then check out a few shows.
The Beach Boys – June 15
Feeling like going taking a trip back in time? The Beach Boys will be playing a 50th anniversary concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion this evening. This 50th anniversary tour is the legendary fab five’s first concert series in almost two decades, but that doesn’t mean the influential rock band hasn’t been busy. The Beach Boys made an appearance at the 2012 Grammy Awards and also has a new studio album that’s underway. So tonight won’t be a concert to be missed! Bring your California-guy/girl-surfer spirit and check it out tonight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $45-125.
Yes, the DC Jazz Festival is over, but that doesn’t stop the city’s local talent from feeding the masses. It’s jazz night at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre with D.C. jazz musicians Akua Allrich, the Jolley Brothers and Jess Righthand Quintet. Allrich headlines the show with the Jolley Brothers, and it could be fun to see which languages the D.C. native sings in tonight. Twins Noble Jolley Jr. and Nathan Jolley make up the Jolley Brothers. With Noble on piano and Nathan on drums, the duo make jazz a family affair. Local jazz newcomer Jess Righthand opens tonight’s show with vocals. The outdoor show begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free.
Puscifer – June 15
If you’re a fan of either Tool or A Perfect Circle, the odds are you’ve heard of Puscifer, another project coming from Maynard James Keenan. Keenan, front man for both Tool and A Perfect Circle, created Puscifer as a way to express his “creative subconscious.” He’s the only permanent member of the band, and has often been described as a solo project. He’ll be performing at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets, which are still available, are $53.64, after all of the fun Ticketmaster service fees.
Dave Matthews Band – June 16
After taking most of the last year off, road warriors Dave Matthews Bandare back at it this summer doing what they do best: hitting the road for a summer full of jam-packed shows! The veteran group released their last studio album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, back in 2009, but that hasn’t slowed the band down a bit. If you’ve never seen the band live, you should definitely check them out; their live shows are experiences not to be missed. They’ll be playing Jiffy Lube Live. Gates open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $53-$89.
Bruce In The U.S.A. – June 16
Are you a Bruce Springsteen fan? Maybe haven’t had the pleasure of seeing him live, or just can’t wait until September when he comes back around for the second leg of his Wrecking Ball tour? Well, Bruce In The U.S.A. has got you covered! The world’s #1 Bruce Springsteen tribute band will be hitting the stage this weekend at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, and is guaranteed to be a great time for any Boss fans. Show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $19.
Down Wilson – June 21
The alternative rock group from Arlington, Down Wilson, will be playing a free show during the Golden Triangle Summer Concert series in Farragut Square next Thursday. The group got its unique name as a tribute to its Arlington home when singer/guitarist Kevin Sambat was driving through Wilson Boulevard for his weekly acoustic shows. Down Wilson plays a melody of rock beats – from classic, and modern rock to hip-hop and 80s throw back, this band will get you to start dancing as soon as you get off work! Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Free.