Vans Warped Tour (@ Merriweather) the yearly festival brings the best of rock, punk, metal, hip-hop, and so much more. Take in the sounds and the sights (half pipes, vendor booths, last year’s massive slip n’ slide) for a day full of the best the classic brand has to offer.

New Order (@ Merriweather) post-punk legends are back and prepared to fill our pavilion with classics as well as new material from their latest album. Whether you have been a long-time fan or a new fan that never had the chance to see them live before, you don’t want to miss out on this unforgettable Summer show.

DJ Lil'e Dance Party (@ 9:30 Club) it’s always a battle royale when you bring DC’s DJ Lil'e to the tables. This time it’s of epic proportions. Who will win out in danceability/nostalgia/fun between Lady GaGa, Madonna, and your favorite classic boy bands? It’s going to be a tough call, but we think you (and your hips/dancing shoes) are up to the challenge.

Cute Is What We Aim For (@ 9:30 Club) the pop-punk boys from Buffalo are ready to bring a jolt of youthful energy and edge to our stage. Tongue in cheek lyrics, sly smiles, and big powerful chords are a perfect addition to our Summer schedule.

John Grant (@ U Hall) beloved as part of the Denver alt-rock outfit The Czars, but perhaps even more celebrated for his solo work. Prepare to get up close and personal with the singer songwriter in his intimate 9:30 Presents show at U Street Music Hall.