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.
So here's the thing. If you're anywhere close to DC tonight and dig psych rock, you need to go to DC9. Some of the very best shinny shake psych around will be there to treat your ears, made by the dandies of Mystic Braves. These California guys make some seriously sweet technicolor desert surf psych, steeped in powerfully good 60s vibes. Show yourself a heck of a Monday night and go to this show.