THE LIST for July 8, 2016: Cool Your Jets

In the musical West Side Story, as tensions and temperatures rise, Riff advises the Jets to be "cool" in a jazz fugue for the ages.  Nothing cools like jazz.  As political tensions and summer temperatures rise all around the country, we all need some jazz to cool our own jets.  As you begin your sweat-soaked commute or a sweltering evening at home, here are 15 hand-picked tracks to air condition your soul.  So smear the condensation from your drink on your brow, light the mosquito-repellent candles, and be cool. - Patrick

Things to do with yourself/others

It's gonna be a hot one. At least you can feel cool on the inside by hitting up some of these shows.

Friday 7/8

  • BRNDA, Bueno, and Governess @ Comet Ping Pong
  • Nag Champa, Husky Boys, Daphne, and Poppy Patica + Airhead DC (joint set) @ Slash Run
  • Arbouretum, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, and Plow

Saturday 7/9

  • David Bazan and Laura Gibson @ Black Cat Backstage
  • Merryland Music Fest, Day 1 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Sunday 7/10

  • Merryland Music Fest, Day 2 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Steve Gunn and Spacin' @ Black Cat Backstage

Monday 7/11

  • Dot Dash, the Delarcos, and Nine To Five @ Fort Reno
  • Galaxy Electric and Fuzz Queen @ Galaxy Hut

Tuesday 7/12

  • John Carpenter: Live Retrospective (performing themes from his classic films and new compositions) @ Lincoln Theatre
  • Modest Mouse and Brand New @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Wednesday 7/13

  • Young Rapids, Spaceface, and Paperhaus  @ DC9

Thursday 7/14

  • Fellow Creatures, Sleepy Kitty, Sean Barna, and Julie Outrage @ Marx Cafe