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.
June 8-10 – DC Jazz Festival
The DC Jazz Festival continues through June 10 with performances from local jazz vocalists Loide at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Kogod Courtyard and Integriti Reeves at Bohemian Caverns, Moroccan singer-composer-producer Malika Zara at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and more.
Shaolin Jazz: An Interactive Panel on Jazz and Hip-Hop will also be a part of the festival on June 9 at the Jazz Loft Megafest located at 629 New York Ave. N.W.
The Brass-A-Holics will perform two shows June 8 at The Hamilton in tribute to the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown. Brown, who was originally scheduled to perform during the jazz festival, died May 16. The The New Orleans brass and go-go funk band will perform a New Orleans celebration of the life and legacy of Brown. Members of Brown’s band have been invited to participate in the tribute. Visit the DC Jazz Festival website for more information.
Foster The People – June 10
Foster The People, The alternative rock band famous for getting the music industry passionate about “Pumped Up Kicks,” will play Merriweather Post Pavillion this Sunday. Originally from Los Angeles, the band includes keyboard/guitarist/vocalist Mark Foster, bassist Cubbie Fink and drummer Mark Pontius. The concert will also feature performances by British rock band The Kooks and modern jazz singer Kimbra. Get ready for a psychedelic indie rock experience at the Merriweather Post Pavilion….and don’t forget to wear those pumped up kicks of yours. Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $35-$45.
Santigold – June 10
The Brooklyn-based artist Santigold will have a live performance at the 9:30 Club next Monday. Santigold is highly recognized worldwide for her alternative sound with uniquely melodic tunes. Her most recent album in 2008 hit top 10 lists internationally. Artists from Jay Z to the Beastie Boys have collaborated with her on several projects, and she is on her way to dropping her next album very soon. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Check online for more ticket details.
Matt Skiba and the Sekrets – June 10
Matt Skiba, long known for his work as one-third of the group Alkaline Trio, has stepped out on his own for a solo album featuring AFI’sHunter Burgan on bass and My Chemical Romance’s Jarrod Alexander on drums. The album, Babylon, is 10 action-packed rock songs that showcase Skiba’s unique voice and talent. The group will be hitting the main stage at the Black Cat. Doors are at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
The Cult – June 12
their ninth studio album, entitled Choice of Weapon, which was released on May 22, 2012. Show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $40.
The Bouncing Souls w/ the Menzingers – June 12
Punk acts The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers will be in town at the Black Cat. The Menzingers are still out in support of their breakthrough album, On The Impossible Past, their debut album for Epitaph Records. The Bouncing Souls, one of the preeminent punk bands, are out in support of Comet, which was released on June 12, 2012, through Rise Records. For any fans of punk, this is a can’t-miss show. Doors are at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door.