Friday, January 22, 2016

Otherwise Engaged: Those Darlins

It is an unfortunate reality for the serious concertgoer that on occasion, there will be more than one show on any given night that you really, really, REALLY wanna go to. Since the vast majority of us don't own a time machine, nor have the ability to either clone ourselves or split ourselves in half (or thirds or quarters depending on the night in question), this tends to present a problem. Difficult decisions are made based on a variety of variables (perhaps some of you even make lists of pros and cons), and ultimately, a show is chosen. But those other shows are still gonna be killer, and I'd like to give a little face time to the shows that, while I can't go myself, are still highly recommended.

I can still remember, a good few years back, seeing Those Darlins for the first time and coming away feeling incredibly impressed. At the time, the band was made up of three badass, sass-and-swagger chicks who knew how to rock and roll. Years on down the road, lineup changes haven't stopped the Darlins from laying down the good old rock and roll. Sad, then, to learn of the indefinite hiatus the band announced recently. And even sadder, looks like the weather might be calling a halt to tonight's DC farewell show. At the time of publication, the Rock & Roll Hotel had issued conflicting reports of the status of tonight's show, so if you're going (or thinking about it), check with them first. If the show is no more, give a fond thought for the Darlins, and join me in wishing them well in their future rocking out. 







[posted 1.22.16]

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