Saturday, December 11, Black Cat ($8), doors at 8:30 p.m.
Railsplitter are a punk rock band from Washington, D.C. whose straight forward is reminiscent of bands like Choking Victim. If ECFU means something to you, Railsplitter could be your new favorite band.
Sunday, December 12, The Red Palace ($10), doors at 9 p.m.
Big and anthemic are what Linfinity do best. The New York indie rock band will be bringing their echoey soulfulness to DC this Sunday.
The Soul-Utions Reggae Band
Wednesday, December 15, 9:30 Club ($8), doors at 8:30 p.m.
Soul-Utions are a roots reggae band from Rockville, Maryland. Good vibes, peace, and love abound.
Thursday, December 16, Rock and Roll Hotel ($10), doors at 8:30 p.m.
Refreshingly easy-going, Paperhaus is a local, alternative rock band firmly set in the middle of the road. Melodic guitar drives most of their songs. No lo-fi fuzz to listen through here. Paperhaus are straightforward without being ignorable.
Liz Phair with U.S. Royalty
Friday, December 17, 9:30 Club ($25), doors at 8 p.m.
From her early albums on Matador Records to her hit single “Why Can’t I” in 2003, Liz Phair has been a poster girl for pop rock for nearly fifteen years. She is currently touring on her latest album Funstyle. Opening are unsigned locals U.S. Royalty, who have rapidly gaining speed over the past year and a half with their arena-style rock. They will be releasing their debut album Mirrors this January.