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.
If I wasn't incubating a nice little late fall cold right about now, I'd more than likely head over to the U Street Music Hall to see DZ Deathrays. The duo from Down Under's ever-changing brand of noise ping pong back and forth between brash, snarling scuzz and a taut, tuneful ruckus. Basically, they're loud and it's going to be an awesome show. Also on the bill tonight: Dune Rats and Polyon.