An overcast, blah kind of Saturday 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!
One day down, many to go. But hearing about the events of today give me hope for surviving the next few years. Given that an attack on all things art is probably coming soon, I encourage everyone to get out and see live music, go to museums, and, of course, make some kind of art yourself. We will not be bullied into giving up what matters to us. And now, without further ado and stepping down from my soapbox, here's a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the DC metro.
And as an aside, if you've got a show coming up you'd like me to consider including in my weekly calendar, just shoot me an email with "Calendar" somewhere in the subject line. Thanks y'all!
-Nice Breeze + Ara Casey & Chase Willett + Cecilia Turtwig Staggers (Benefit for Planned Parenthood) (Dew Drop Inn)
-Adam Ant + Glam Skanks (Lincoln Theatre - SOLD OUT)
-PHOX + Cuddle Magic (9:30 Club)
-Mothers + Foozle + Keepers (Songbyrd Music House)
-Cigarettes After Sex + LIBSYD READ (DC9 - SOLD OUT)
-Staycation + Drop Electric + Sunbathers (Rock & Roll Hotel)
-Bencoolen + The Danbees + Tomato Dodgers (Tropicalia)
-Tim Presley + Cate LeBon (U Street Music Hall - win tix!)
-Handsome Hound + Humble Fire + Josh Miller (Rock & Roll Hotel)
-Bond St District + Chiffon + Kotic Couture (DC9)
-Mogwai plays Atomic (6th & I)
-Austra (Black Cat)
-Mousetrap Dance Party (Black Cat)
-Van Morrisson Astral Weeks Listening Party (Songbyrd Music House)
-Star FK Radium + Emily Henry (Galaxy Hut)
-Marian McLaughlin (DC Public Library - Takoma Park branch)