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Your October 2017 concert guide

Week 1: October 1-8

1. Harry Styles
Sunday, Oct. 1 - DAR Constitution Hall

2. Oh Wonder
Monday, Oct. 2-3 - 9:30 Club

3. Breaking Benjamin
Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Fillmore Silver Spring

4. Selector Dub Narcotic (Calvin Johnson)
Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Rhizome

5. Chicano Batman and Khruangbin
Psychedelic soul
Wednesday, Oct. 4 - 9:30 Club

6. Cigarettes After Sex
Low-key ambient pop
Thursday, Oct. 5 - U Street Music Hall

7. Kesha and Black Lips
Pop, but her new album is SO GOOD. Forget everything you think you know about Kesha.
Friday, Oct. 6 - Fillmore Silver Spring

All Things Go Fall Classic (music festival)
The only music festival in The District is back with three full days of music. You can listen to our playlist and get full coverage of the acts here, but here's your basic primer on the headliners:

  • Galantis - The first headliner is upbeat EDM out of Sweden. This music is almost dangerously danceable and it’ll start the weekend off on a high note. Friday, Oct. 6

  • Young Thug - Day two is heading an entirely different direction with Young Thug, the rising hip-hop star who posted bail for marijuana charges last week. Young Thug is a special breed of musician though - both his aesthetic and sound are experimental, challenging and cooler than most of us can comprehend. Saturday, Oct. 7

  • Foster the People - I’m just going to say it now - Foster the People has songs that aren’t “Pumped up Kicks” and a lot of them are better than their 2011 hit. Foster the People falls solidly in line with Los Angeles indie rock with their thumping beats and upbeat tone, but their newest efforts are a little more laid back and electro-infused. It'll be a great way to finish out the festival. Sunday, Oct. 8

8. Glass Animals
Indie rock
Sunday, Oct. 8-9 - 9:30 Club

Week 2: October 9-16

1. Matisyahu and Common Kings
Chassidic reggae
Tuesday, Oct. 10

2. Foo Fighters
Rock - it's the opening of The Anthem!
Thursday, Oct. 12 - The Anthem

3. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Friday, Oct. 13 - Capital One Arena

4. Kaleo
Blues-influenced rock
Saturday, Oct. 15 - The Anthem

Saturday, Oct. 14 - U Street Music Hall

6. Phoenix
Indie Pop
Monday, Oct. 16 - The Anthem

Week 3: October 17-24

1. LCD Soundsystem
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - The Anthem

2. Guns N' Roses
Thursday Oct. 19 - Capital One Arena

3. Queens of the Stone Age
Friday, Oct. 20 - The Anthem

4. GoldLink and Maségo
Hip hop
Friday, Oct. 20 - Fillmore Silver Spring

5. Zedd
Saturday, Oct. 21 - The Anthem

6. Wolf Parade
Indie rock
Sunday, Oct. 22 - Black Cat

7. The War on Drugs
Indie rock
Monday, Oct. 23 - The Anthem

Week 4: October 25-31

1. Louis the Child
Wedneday, Oct. 25 - 9:30 Club

2. The Head and the Heart
Indie folk
Friday, Oct. 27 - The Anthem

3. Krewella
EDM/Dance pop
Friday, Oct. 27 - Echostage

4. Misterwives
Dance pop
Friday, Oct. 27-28