Saturday, February 28, 2015

Good Cover Version: CHVRCHES Does Justin Timberlake

Pulp gave the world the song "Bad Cover Version." But seeing as I'm a sonic optimist, I'm of the belief that there's more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

This one gets filed under "Covers that are WAY better than the version that made them popular." My favorite Scottish twee synth trio CHVRCHES recently unleashed a cover of pop puppet turned pop star Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," and obviously it's much better. It actually almost sounds like it belongs in CHVRCHES' back catalog. Good show. 


[posted 2.28.15]

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Week In Shows: 2/23-3/1

A snow-covered Monday afternoon seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let's take a look at what's happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

It's not that I hate this's just that, well, screw it. I hate this weather. It's ridiculous. Alaska has been warmer than the DC metro area at points during the past week. It's agitating. But the bands keep coming! Here's my picks for this week. And remember, y'all, each week I'll be picking one show that is my seriously, go to this recommended show of the week. And here we go, a look at some recommended shows for the coming week.

MONDAY, 2/23/15

-Ariel Pink + Jack Name (9:30 Club)

TUESDAY, 2/24/15

-The Dodos + Springtime Carnivore (Black Cat)
-Uriah Heep (Birchmere)
-Sleater-Kinney + Lizzo (9:30 Club - SOLD OUT)

WEDNESDAY, 2/25/15

-Sleater-Kinney + Lizzo (9:30 Club - SOLD OUT)
-Helmet (Black Cat)

THURSDAY, 2/26/15

-The Twilight Sad + Port St. Willow (Rock & Roll Hotel)
-Turtle Recall + Bencoolen + Black Checker (Black Cat)

FRIDAY, 2/27/15

-Two Inch Astronaut + French Horror + Alarms & Controls (Rock & Roll Hotel)
-Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake + The Seers + Le Yikes Surf Club (Comet Ping Pong)

SATURDAY, 2/28/15

-Hatfield McCoy + Wanda Perkins Band + The Grey A (Comet Ping Pong)
-2:54 + Honeyblood + Company Calls (DC9)
-United Nations + Black Clouds + Loud Boyz (Rock & Roll Hotel)

SUNDAY, 3/1/15

-Suuns + Disappears (Rock & Roll Hotel) (Extra recommended!)

[posted 2.23.15]