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The 2013 Summer Concert Guide: 30 shows you need to know

Now's the time to make the hard choices. The annual wave of warm-weather concerts is rolling in, ready to inundate your ears and wreak havoc on your wallet.

Will you siphon off your savings to see the Rolling Stones at Verizon Center, or Paul McCartney at Nationals Park? (Trust us, you can't afford both.) Make the nearly 40-mile trek north to see Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake suited up and playing cute in Baltimore, or stay within the District's borders to catch the second annual Trillectro?

Whether you're into rap, dance, old classics or new-wave banjo pickers, you'll find something in our picks for a hot summer of music.

More music stories from the Going Out Guide:

Decisions, decisions: Our top 10 summer shows

Trillectro returns Aug. 17

Two Door Cinema Club, the Melvins and more on sale this week


Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.



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