By Analeigh Hughes

The wide array of concert venues in the Washington, D.C. area means that during any given week, there are concerts of different genres happening. While the artists in this playlist are just a few of many headlining nearby shows, it serves as a preview of what’s to come to the D.C.-music scene.

Niall Horan

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017

The Fillmore Silver Spring

The One Direction alumnus is currently on tour after releasing his first solo album, “Flicker,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. He’ll be coming to The Fillmore Nov. 4 and has already announced a concert Aug. 31 at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. Expect to hear radio hits such as “Slow Hands” and “This Town,” but definitely give some of his newer songs a listen, such as “On the Loose.”

 

Macklemore

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

The Fillmore Silver Spring

Macklemore will also be stopping at The Fillmore this month. The Gemini Tour is supporting his new album of the same name, which is his first album since 2005 without Ryan Lewis. With the majority of his songs featuring another artist, such as Lil Yachty in “Marmalade”, it will be interesting to see how he incorporates this into his tour.

 

Bleachers

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

9:30 Club

Bleachers is the solo act of Fun. band member and songwriter Jack Antonoff. They are currently on tour supporting their third album, “Gone Now,” which was released in June. Expect to feel like you’re in the ‘80s when listening to their music, because their music is inspired by the soundtracks of John Hughes movies. “Don’t Take The Money” is the perfect example.

 

Lady Gaga

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Capital One Arena

Although Lady Gaga has recently been presenting a more toned-down image, you can still expect to see the over-the-top showmanship she’s known for on her Joanne World Tour. While setlists show that she will be performing many of her older hits, you can also expect to hear some of her newer songs, such as “A-YO.”

 

The Front Bottoms

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

The Fillmore Silver Spring

Fresh off of a summer tour across the United Kingdom with Blink-182 and Frank Turner, The Front Bottoms are currently touring to support their new album “Going Grey.” They’ll be playing The Fillmore on Black Friday, so you can work off your Thanksgiving dinner by rocking out to songs such as “Vacation Town.

 

Dua Lipa

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

The Fillmore Silver Spring

Dua Lipa has risen to fame in the past year after being featured on Martin Garrix’s song “Scared to be Lonely.” She released her self-titled debut album in June, and is touring the U.S. for the second time this year. Her catchy song “New Rules” is currently tearing up the charts, but her album is full of other songs that are chart-toppers in the making such as “Lost in Your Light,,” a duet with Miguel.

 

Jay-Z

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

Capital One Arena

One of the most iconic rappers of our time will be coming to the Capital One Arena this month. His thirteenth album, “4:44,” is his first album in four years and is seen by many as a response to Beyoncé’s 2016 album “Lemonade.”  Beyonce makes a guest appearance on the song “Family Feud,” where Jay-Z raps about the couple’s alleged problems, and even alludes to “Becky With the Good Hair.” If this tour is anything like the Lemonade tour, it’s going to be one for the books.

 

Wolf Alice

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

9:30 Club

The British alternative-rock band will be performing in the District for the second time this year in December. They’ve been around since 2010, but gained much of their fanbase while touring with labelmates The 1975. Their guitar and synth-heavy music has a similar sentiment to The 1975, yet lead singer Ellie Rowsell gives the band a unique sound. “Heavenward” is a great example of this.

 

Lil Uzi Vert

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

The Anthem

Between being featured on Migos’ hit song “Bad and Boujee,” releasing his long-awaited album “Luv is Rage 2” that debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and having his own hit single “XO Tour Llif3,” it’s safe to say Lil Uzi Vert has had a busy year. However, he’s not done yet. He’s embarking on the 16*29 Tour from mid-November to December. If you like his chart-toppers, listen to “Sauce it Up” for more of his unique, staccato style of rapping.

 

 

Featured Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fabio Sola Penna’s Flickr account.

Analeigh Hughes is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at analeigh@terpmail.umd.edu.

 

 

 

 

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