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We’ve been hit with the luck of the Irish. This St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got an abundance of awesome concerts and parties across the country, holiday-related and otherwise. So put on your favorite green T, house a plate of corned beef and cabbage, and get ready. You’ve got some pinching—and dancing—to do.

Washington D.C. / Baltimore

Sure, this may be an Irish celebration, but America’s capital knows how to show our Leprechaun-loving brethren a good time. Come for the celtic rock of Young Dubliners. Stay for the soothing R&B of Dwele, Galactic’s funk, and the spectacle of McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath cover band Mac Sabbath

3.17: Young Dubliners – The Hamilton; Washington, D.C. ($30+)

3.17: St. Patrick’s Day Party with Black Masala, The Funk Ark, Definition of One – Jammin Java; Vienna, VA ($10+)

3.18: Dwele – Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore ($25+)

3.18: Galactic – 9:30 Club; Washington, D.C. ($30+)

3.18: XXYYXX – U Street Music Hall; Washington, D.C. ($5+)

3.19: Slamrocked 2016: The St. Paddy’s Day Rave – Bambou; Baltimore ($20+)

3.19: Tortoise – Black Cat; Washington, D.C. ($15+)

3.20: Earthless – DC9 Nightclub; Washington, D.C. ($15+)

3.21: Hippie Sabotage – U Street Music Hall; Washington, D.C. ($17+)

3.21: Mac Sabbath – Baltimore Soundstage; Baltimore ($13+)

New York City

Grab your dancing shoes because our NY partners are bringing party after party with French producer Brodinski, the deep jacking grooves of UK’s Weiss and more.

3.17: Brodinski – Output; New York ($15+)

3.17: Evan Felts – Hill Country Brooklyn; Brooklyn (Free)

3.17: St. Pat’s Party with DJ Bengey – Union Hall; Brooklyn (Free)

3.17: Those Darlins – Baby’s All Right; Brooklyn ($15+)

3.17: Weiss – Verboten; Brooklyn (Free)

3.18: St. Patrick’s Day for Sinners – The Bell House; Brooklyn ($20+)

3.18: Everybody, Everybody (80s and 90s dance party) – C’mon Everybody; Brooklyn ($5+)

3.18: Christopher Owens (of GIRLS) – Union Pool; Brooklyn ($15+)

3.19: Andhim – Flash Factory; New York ($30+)

3.19: Nadastorm – Brooklyn Bowl; Brooklyn ($12+)

3.21: Night CRWLRS, The Obsessives, Broken Beak, Glueboy – Shea Stadium; Brooklyn ($8+)

 

Los Angeles

If you’re a true music lover, you can cross a few niche subgrenes off your musical bucketlist this weekend. French prog-rock? Check. Psychobilly? Yup. Or, just hit the diverse Self Help Fest and cross a few off at once.

3.16: Magma – The Regent Theater; LA ($25+)

3.16: The Memories, Colleen Green, The Tubs – The Wayfarer; Costa Mesa ($5+)

3.17: Ollin’s 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tribute to the Pogues – The Satellite; LA ($10+)

3.17: It’s Always St. Paddy’s Day with The Library Bards, Ad Hoc Celtic Band and Random Assorted Bastards – Complex; Glendale ($10+)

3.17: Los Globos St. Paddy’s Day Celebration – Los Globos; LA ($10+)

3.17: CG Roxanne & The Nightmares – Resident; LA (Free with RSVP)

3.19: Self Help Fest 2016 with A Day to Remember, Underoath, The Wonder Years, Yelawolf and more – NOS Event Center; San Bernardino ($35+)

3.20: Reverend Horton Heat – Alex’s Bar; Long Beach ($25+)

3.20: J. Holiday – SOL Venue; Carson ($15+)

3.21: Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire) – Resident; LA ($15+)

 

Chicago

The river’s already green. Now go out and paint the rest of the town with holiday-themed concerts, transexual performance artist Amanda Lepore, dream-pop outfit Long Beard and more.

3.17: SWMRS – 1st Ward at Chop Shop; Chicago ($10+)

3.17: The Beer Nuts – Reggies Rock Club; Chicago (Free)

3.17: The Hooten Hallers – Brauer House; Lombard ($8+)

3.17: The Shams Band – Tonic Room; Chicago ($7+)

3.17: Amanda Lepore – Berlin Nightclub; Chicago ($10+)

3.18: Silverio – Subterranean; Chicago ($35+)

3.19: Freakwater – The Hideout; Chicago ($20+)

3.19: Sage Armstrong – Spybar; Chicago ($0+)

3.19: Gene Farris + Friends – Primary Night Club; Chicago ($10+)

3.21: Long Beard – Downstairs; Chicago ($8+)

 

San Francisco / Bay Area

No offense to our Irish fam, but keep your bagpipes in the closet because the Bay Area ain’t got no time for that mess. We’re too busy bringing the funk and punk. Feel free to wear your green shirts and top hats, though.

3.16: Sun Hop Fat – The Chapel; SF ($12+)

3.17: Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse; Berkeley ($14+)

3.17: Royal Jelly Live – The Chapel; SF ($15+)

3.17: Wild Couch  – Neck of the Woods; SF ($7+)

3.17: Afrofunk Experience, Mangue Express – Rickshaw Stop; SF ($10+)

3.18: The Manhattans featuring George Alston – Yoshi’s; Oakland ($39+)

3.18: American Nomad, Jeff Berkley, Erik Yates – The Lost Church; SF ($10+)

3.18: Goldfish Live – Mezzanine; SF ($21+)

3.19: The Melvins – The Ritz; San Jose ($15+)

3.20: Counterparts – Oakland Metro; Oakland ($13+)

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