Dan Auerbach, left, and Patrick Carney released a new Black Keys single this month. (ALYSSE GAFKJEN/Q Prime)

The Black Keys

The Anthem, Oct. 12

After a lengthy hiatus, Ohio-bred rock duo The Black Keys returned this month with “Lo/Hi,” a ZZ Top-indebted single that’s probably best listened to while driving down the open road. A new album is presumably on the way, as is a tour with Modest Mouse.

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

Herbie Hancock and Kamasi Washington

Wolf Trap, July 30

Wolf Trap’s summer lineup has a handful of new shows, including this pairing of jazz’s past and future: Herbie Hancock, who has played with seemingly every major figure in the genre, and Kamasi Washington, who has a reputation for pushing it forward. Like Hancock, Washington is an in-demand collaborator, having worked with Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent and Flying Lotus.

Get tickets: April 6 at 10 a.m. through wolftrap.org.

Eric Church

The Anthem, Nov. 15 & 16

Eric Church is one of country’s most consistent draws, packing arenas and amphitheaters. He pared down his rock-forward sound a bit on last year’s “Desperate Man,” inspired in part by the Las Vegas shootings, and will play two D.C. gigs this fall.

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


Union Stage, June 8

California’s Rooney is celebrating 20 years with a summer tour and new tunes: The band dropped “1-2-3” and “Time and Time Again” in February.

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

Circles Around the Sun

Gypsy Sally’s, May 30

What began as a one-off meant to evoke the Grateful Dead has become a real band. Guitarist Neal Casal’s group last year released “Let It Wander,” improv-minded jazz rock that features Chuck D on a track.

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