This post was written by Hatchet Reporter Dana Pilotti.
Check out the best concerts to see in the District before finals are over.
Saturday, April 16: Coasts
U Street Music Hall, 6:30 p.m.,tickets $16.
This five-member English indie pop group formed in 2011 and has been climbing the charts internationally – especially since they released their single “Oceans” in 2014. Coasts performed at Coachella last year and released their debut album in January. Check the band out at this week’s concert while tickets to see this up-and-coming band are still cheap.
Wednesday, April 20: Good Charlotte
9:30 Club, Doors 7 p.m., Tickets $30.
Pop-punk is alive and well: Good Charlotte is set to release their sixth album this summer with the early 2000’s sound that is true to their roots. Their video for “Makeshift Love,” which was released last November and is the band’s first new material since their 2010 album “Cardiology,” captures the group’s pop/rock vibe perfectly.
Thursday, April 21: Aurora
U Street Music Hall, 7 p.m., Tickets $15.
Dreamlike and soothing, 19-year-old Aurora’s music has an indie sound that is haunting. The Norwegian singer has a strong command over emotion in her songs, despite her young age; she was only 12 when she wrote “Runaway,” a single released from her album All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend. Her ballad “Murder Song” is about a girl making peace with her murderer and features Lorde-esque vocals.
Saturday, May 7: Sebastian Ingrosso
Echostage, Doors 9 p.m.
A former member of the electronic music group Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso grew up learning how to make music in his choreographer father’s studio. Since the split of Swedish House Mafia in early 2013, Ingrosso has worked with another former member, Axwell. The pair have released six singles together, including “On My Way.”
Sunday, May 8: Frightened Rabbit
9:30 Club. Doors 6 p.m. Tickets $30
Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit formed in 2003 and just released their fifth album, “Painting of a Panic Attack” last week. Their newest album brings chill pop vibes that are sure to sound amazing live. The group recently performed “Get Out” – a song from their new album – on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”