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Concerts to see in DC: Neon Trees, Ana Tijoux, Natalie Merchant, and more

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It's the weekend after a big holiday weekend, so people think there is nothing to do. Of course that is wrong. There is always a live show to see. Here are the shows that should be on your calendar this weekend.

07/10 Ana Tijoux at U Street Music Hall
07/10 Ana Tijoux at U Street Music Hall Jason Merritt

07/10 Ana Tijoux at U Street Music Hall

Ana Tijoux's music has been featured in movies and television shows, including the already iconic Breaking Bad. The "1977" rapper, has been enjoying her solo career since she branched out from her former group, Makiza. Check out the French-Chilean rapper at U Street Music Hall 

07/10 Carl Thomas at Howard Theatre
07/10 Carl Thomas at Howard Theatre Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

07/10 Carl Thomas at Howard Theatre

Grammy nominated singer, Carl Thomas will be at Howard Theatre on Thursday with his "Emotional" brand of R&B. Thomas had a string of hits in the early '00s, including "I Wish" and "Summer Rain." While new singers like August Alsina are making waves, Thomas is still giving people the R&B that they miss. 

07/11 Neon Trees at Ramshead Live
07/11 Neon Trees at Ramshead Live Larry Marano

07/11 Neon Trees at Ramshead Live

Neon Trees is already a fun, unique band, so when they hit the stage they are just a ball of energy. Well, at least lead Singer Tyler Glenn is. And with their new album, Sleeping With A Friend, out, they have even more material to work with. If you didn't get tickets to their sold out show at the 930 Club on Sunday, you can still catch them at Ramshead Live on Friday.

07/11 Bruno Mars at Jiffy Lube Live
07/11 Bruno Mars at Jiffy Lube Live Ian Gavan/Getty Images

07/11 Bruno Mars at Jiffy Lube Live

Bruno Mars put on a showstopping performance at the Super Bowl this year, turning those who doubted him into fans. His old school style, vocals, and dance moves, make Mars a treat to see live. With a stack of hits of his own and as a featured artist, he has plenty of material for you to enjoy. Take a trip to Bristow to catch the potential future hall of famer. 

07/12 & 07/13 Natalie Merchant at Lincoln Theatre
07/12 & 07/13 Natalie Merchant at Lincoln Theatre Fernando Leon/Getty Images

07/12 & 07/13 Natalie Merchant at Lincoln Theatre

Natalie Merchant is perhaps most widely known for her top 10 hit, "Carnival." Since breaking out in 1995 with her debut solo album Tigerlily, Merchant has released six albums. Her latest album, Natalie Merchant, was released earlier this year, after over a decade without a release. She will be playing two shows this weekend at Lincoln Theatre. 

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