Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will headline The Anthem's New Year's Eve bash, alongside George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic and D.C.'s trouble Funk. (Bennett Raglin)

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

The Anthem, Dec. 31, $75-$125.

The Anthem will get extra funky on New Year’s Eve as New Orleans horn player Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and his band team with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and D.C. go-go icons Trouble Funk to tell 2018 to funk off.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.


Capitol One Arena, April 2, $63-$98.99.

After releasing “Drones” in 2015, arena rockers Muse return this week with “Simulation Theory,” which has an appropriately kitschy “Stranger Things”-meets-”Tron” cover image. The conceptual, synth-based album explores the very on-brand idea of fantasy becoming reality.

Get tickets: Nov. 16 at noon through Ticketmaster.

White Ford Bronco

9:30 Club, Dec. 31, $55.

D.C.’s most popular cover band will count down to 2019 by … performing songs made popular in the 1990s. Tickets include a champagne toast at midnight, though it’s unlikely to be the ’90s-appropriate Dom Perignon.

Get tickets: Thursday at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.

Massive Attack

The Anthem, March 20, $55-$95.

Massive Attack, the British group that helped popularize trip hop in the late ’80s and the ’90s, will re-release 1998’s landmark “Mezzanine” later this month. Next year, the band will tour North America in support of the record.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.

John Scofield Combo 66

The Hamilton, March 6, $25-$58.

Jazz guitarist John Scofield has played with Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Herbie Hancock, to name a few. Now he’s got a new group and a new record, both named “Combo 66” in honor of his 66th birthday.

Get tickets: Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.