Live Music Schedule
Please check back often as new shows are constantly added.
Smoke n' Mangos
A four piece string band striking the perfect balance between groove and grass, Smoke n' Mangos plays original roots music and covers that run the gamut from the Band to the Smashing Pumpkins to Sublime.
Potholes Brass Band
Put on your high heel sneakers! Steeped in all your favorite New Orleans standards, the members of Potholes Brass Band recreate that second line sound with a stage full of horns played funky and hot.
For this very special Thursday night show, the Camino's coming down off the blocks and cruising on over to Bayou for a set jam packed with deep funk & rock cuts from the 60s & 70s. 100% of door donations to benefit the Spina Bifida Association.
Come see the new face of classic rock. The Ripples have been making waves on the local scene with original folk-rock and high energy covers of the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, the Band, the Faces and the Beatles.
Sick Feed with
the Silent Critics
On a frigid winter's night what better way to kill the chill than by getting under the covers with two of the District's greatest party bands? Get ready for two full sets of fiery licks and fist pumping anthems sure to transform Bayou's second floor into the swampy stomping grounds of your unbridled id.
A band new to us in the new year, Saratoga NY's Otter is sure to become a Bayou staple with their irresistible groove-oriented jams. Don't miss their very special Thursday night Bayou debut!
The Muddy Crowes
The members of DC's own Muddy Crows distinguish themselves from the roots rock pack with a genre defying sound that marries rock, folk and country with the more modern lyrical sensibilities of their original material.
The Southern Belles
Imagine a hybrid of The Drive-By Truckers' heavy southern rock and Frank Zappa's eclectic song crafting and you'll begin to understand what this promising young band is all about. Honky-tonk, electric bluegrass, and psychedelic rock get together and throw a party when the Southern Belles take the stage.
Big Mean Sound Machine
Big in size, sound, and reputation, this chimeric collective fuses pulsing polyrhythms, psychedelic synths, screaming guitar, and a full horn section to create a unique sound that marries the grooviest elements of Latin, Afrobeat, rock and funk. Come celebrate V-Day by dancing the night away. Bring your sweetheart or find one here. "If music be the food of love play on!" Tickets here: https://www.squadup.com/events/soundmachine
Self-described as a psychedelic dixieland band, Primate Fiasco has pioneered what is possible with mindbending harmonies of accordion and sax, the funky pockets of a hyperactive sousaphone player and banjo that thinks it’s a Fender Strat
Exit Vehicles & Betsy
and the Bicycles
It's a DC band double-header as rising indie stars, Exit Vehicles cruise on over to Bayou along with Betsy and the Bicycles, who are quickly gaining a reputation as one of the funkiest young bands in town.
Nicky C & The RSB
Combining sunny southern rock jams with slithery delta blues licks, Nicky C and the Rattlesnake Bites have garnered comparisons to classic acts like the Allman Brothers and modern superstars such as the Black Keys.
Philadelphia's Hambone Relay is an organ led trio that explores the sounds of funk, jazz and R&B with a diverse repertoire inspired classic acts such as the Meters and Dr. Lonnie Smith as well as the more modern music of Soulive and the New Mastersounds.
Bonerama Live Recordings
Check out the live recordings from last month's amazing Bonerama shows.
Click the links below to listen to both shows online!
Bonerama Live at Bayou Thursday June 16 >
Bonerama Live at Bayou Friday June 17 >