Goodman’s Good Music – Concert Picks of the Week – April 30th

Hayley Jane and the Primates

Week Of:  April 30-May 6, 2018

Get sleeveless.


The weather is finally letting us go see music without jackets, so get out there and get sweaty with these fine picks! 

DCMR Staff Picks - these are some of the sweet shows that DCMR staff are checking out

Hidden Gem Shows: shows that maybe aren't on your radar but should be because they are cool

Jams/Meet-Ups: if you're a musician or in the industry, here are ways to connect to make the magic happen

  • April 30 - Jamonday at Epicure Cafe (Note: "You: Bring your instrument(s) and open-minded jam-spirit to Epicure Café. We'll provide the drum set, mics, amps, and pedalboards. We even have a freakin' DJ spinning in between jam sets!")
  • May 1 - Gordon Sterling Presents The Gypsy Sally's Jam at Gypsy Sally's
  • May 2 - Neel Singh's Open Jam and Workshop at Villain & Saint
  • May 3 - Rock Women of Baltimore - Happy Hour Meetup and Film Screening - De Kleine Duivel (Note: "This is a happy hour meetup and film screening of Kerri Koch's documentary "Don't Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl." In addition we will be joined by local filmaker KC Oden who will give a sneak preview of her documentary "From the Back of the Room," chronicling women's involvement in and views on the punk music scene, including commentary on sexism, racism, sexuality and queer participation in punk. Open to anyone interested in women and female-identified individuals in rock music.")
  • May 3 - DC Music Industry Open House + Local Showcase at Union Stage - (Note: DC-area musicians, managers, sound persons, media professionals and other music-related persons: come on down to Union Stage to network over drinks and food in our brand new venue space! We'll be launching our brand new industry association, The DC Music Industry Group, in conjunction with Mayor Bowser's 202Creates initiative.")
  • May 4 - The Auld Jam at Auld Shebeen
  • May 6 - Mashriq Maghrib Music Jam Session with Huda Asfour at Bossa (Note: "This improvisational session delves into the repertoire of the Arab region and neighboring cultures. Bring your instruments, your voices, and song requests!") 

Here are some of our recommendations for shows throughout the DMV.

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About the author
Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman is a music lover, dancer, artist, keyboardist, and an avid ukulele player. You may even see her up on stage performing with local DC bands. Above all, Nina is a fierce supporter of the Washington DC local music scene. Nina's talents are mostly behind the scenes where she maintains and curates our event calendar and conducts interviews with local artists. If there is music playing in the DMV, you can expect to see her attending or at least making sure that our audience knows about it.