Friday August 3rd – Civil Twilight at Rock and Roll Hotel
South African rockers Civil Twilight might have become southern by moving to Nashville, but their roots still come through in their new music.
Friday August 3rd – Cinderella at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Take the kids to Peachtree City for a classic rendition of the Rogers and Hammerstein favorite.
Friday August 3rd – Kool A.D. of Das Racist at The Red Palace
“Das Racist member Kool A.D. has already released two solo mixtapes this year, and now he’s got a new song that doesn’t appear on either of them. O.G. Latin gangsta rapper Kid Frost produced the new weedhead track “Gwyneth Paltrow,” which features Victor’s Das Racist partner Himanshu, and the track’s video, directed by Victor himself, is all creepy footage of Mummenschanz.” –Stereogum
Friday August 3rd – Papa Grows Funk at Smith’s Olde Bar
“One of THE best and most important funky bands in New Orleans. We couldn’t be prouder.” Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Saturday August 4th- Run for Cover 2012 at Black Cat
Every year, a handful of DC’s rock’n’rollers unite for a night of tribute and parody. As usual, makeshift bands take the stage to play other people’s tunes. But by “makeshift” we don’t mean “half-assed.” If past years’ sold-out Mainstage shows have been any indication, these bands are good. They’ve spent months preparing for what has become the Event of the Summer. And – oh yeah – this is gonna be your only chance to catch these single-performance groups. Last but not least…the best part of the whole thing? In true DC spirit, the event is always a benefit.
Saturday August 4th – Poseur’s 30th Anniversary Reunion Dance Party at Rock and Roll Hotel/strong>
Poseur’s 30th Anniversary Reunion Dance Party featuring Dee Jay Mohawk Adam Leif with many, many Special Guests
Saturday August 4th – John Fulbright at Smith’s Olde Bar
The past three years have seen Oklahoma musician John Fulbright share the stage with Jimmy Webb, Michael Fracasso, Joe Ely, Steve Poltz and many others from Oklahoma to Europe and back.
Sunday August 5th – Bear Hands at The Red Palace
Bear Hands is a post-punk and indie rock band that has toured as the opening act for MGMT, the XX, Vampire Weekend, As Tall As Lions, Les Savy Fav, and We Were Promised Jetpacks.