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Listen Up!

Listen Up! brings you mp3s of acts coming through town in the next week. Listen up, then go check them out live.

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TV on the Radio. Thursday, April 19, 9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW. (Note: This show is sold out.) Avant-garde rock that spans genres. Listen: “Staring at the Sun

Justin Jones. Friday, April 20, Velvet Lounge, 915 U St., NW. Local solo acoustic singer-songwriter who knows how to rock the harmonica. Listen: “Charlotte (Live)

Middle Distance Runner. Friday, April 20, Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Catchy, shimmering Brit-rock-style pop. Listen: “Naturally

Brindley Brothers. Saturday, April 21, The Red and the Black, 1212 H St., NE. Local fraternal duo plays jangly, layered guitar pop. Listen: “Playing With the Light

M. Ward. Monday, April 23. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW. Dark, melodic folk-and-country-influenced rock. Listen: “Big Boat

John Vanderslice, Wednesday, April 25, Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St., NW. Dreamy yet urgent and slickly produced rock that’ll stick in your brain. Listen: “Exodus Damage