Best Coast’s nostalgic sound harkens back to a decade of beach-bum fun while championing a fusion of lighthearted pop-punk and modern indie rock. The group rose to prominence with their surf-rock hit “When I’m With You,” and garnered attention for “All Summer,” a collaboration for Converse with Kid Cudi and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. The duo will perform at the intimate 9:30 Club on July 14. Doors open at 8 p.m.
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Following a 14-year hiatus and heated speculation about their reunion, hardcore punk pioneers Refused have reconvened and announced their 2012 tour. A brazen and rambunctious band in the realm of punk rock, Refused broke the mold with their 1998 album “The Shape of Punk to Come” but split shortly after their 1998 tour. Refused will perform July 16 at The Fillmore Silver Spring, after reuniting for a series of festival performances, most notably the 2012 Coachella Festival, The one-night show begins at 8 p.m.
July 8 & 9
$46.50 to $107
Alternative rock giants Coldplay will grace the Verizon Center’s stage this summer as part of their 2012 North American tour promoting their latest album, “Mylo Xyloto.” After the rampant success of their 2011 single, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” Coldplay continues to build upon its fan base through an ethereal and expressive piano-driven rock sound. The band will perform two shows July 8 and 9, with electro-pop singer Robyn and Wolf Gang as the show’s opener. Tickets range from $46.50 to $107, excluding fees, and performances begin at 7 p.m. each night.
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Golden Triangle Summer Concerts
Farragut Square Park
Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 17 – June 21
D.C.’s Golden Triangle, between the White House and Dupont Circle, is best known for its corporate environment. But the annual Golden Triangle Summer Concerts series never fails to lend an artistic ambiance to the neighborhood. Taking place in Farragut Square Park, the concert series will showcase a range of local musicians, treating listeners to rock, blues and salsa music.
Jazz in the Garden
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Fridays, May 25 to Aug. 31, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The National Gallery of Art will seamlessly convergence of art and music with free jazz performances every Friday evening through its Jazz in the Garden series. Located at the Sculpture Garden, which features modern and contemporary large-scale sculpture pieces, the concerts will showcase local and national artists. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from the gallery’s nearby Pavilion Café or bring a picnic.
Music in the Yard
Sundays, through July 1, 12 to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy free music as you explore the trinkets and treasures of Eastern Market. District musicians from an array of musical genres, from blues and jazz to bluegrass, will perform in conjunction with the Capitol Hill market. Snack on food grown and prepared by local farmers markets and browse jewelry and handcrafted items from arts and crafts vendors.