Friday, November 11 – Thursday, November 17
DC’s venues are jam packed with great bands this week, making this week’s picks amazingly difficult. To get the full line-up of bands playing this week go directly to the venues’ websites — we’ve set up a venue listings page to make things easier for you.
We’re gonna start the weekend off with what is sure to be an interesting show at IOTA. NYC’s Heroine Sheiks, with front-man Shannon Selberg (COWS fame) are bringing their danceable alt-punk mayhem to IOTA. Also performing is Power Lloyd out supporting their new album “World Cowboy.”
If you don’t have tickets to the sold out The Black Keys show at 9:30 Club, there’s also a great show happening just down the street at DC 9. You’ll get your money’s worth with this full line-up. Local rockers Velvet, The Hard Tomorrows, Parlour Scouts, and Brooklyn, NY’s Summer Lawns will be performing.
Just back from their UK tour, Philadelphia’s Hail Social will be performing at the Black Cat, with The Firebird Band and Jet By Day at Black Cat. Hail Social has been compared to Interpol and are believed to be the next band to break out of Philly.
Bizarre psychedelic alt-rock you just can’t stop listening to — I’m talking about The Apes. If you haven’t yet caught this local underground act yet, now’s your chance — they’ll be performing live at Warehouse Next Door along with Pittsburgh’s Modey Lemon, and Big Bear.
Last time we checked there’s still tickets left for the Pennywise show at the 9:30 Club, so slip on your mosh gear and prepare to flail your body around like a maniac (for legal purposes I do not support these kind of actions). Also performing is Sick of It All, and Lost City Angels.
To be honest, I didn’t really know anything about Rhode Island’s ZOX before today, however, after listening to them on their website I’m convinced that they’re going to put on a great show at Jammin’ Java on hump day.
Andrew Bird will be bringing his unique folksy, indie pop sound to the Black Cat next week and we have chosen this show as our Pick of the Week. I’ve been a fan for some time now, however, I’ve never been too successful at describing this classically trained musician’s sound to anyone, and I haven’t read a review yet that really captures what it’s all about, so I’m not going to even try. If you already know his work, you know what I mean, If you don’t then go get tickets now — you won’t be disappointed. Believe it or not, this amazing sound, which you can hear here, is performed solo by Bird plucking and strumming his violin with recorded loops accompanying him. Well, he’ll actually be joined by Dosh for this tour, another one man show. Head of Femur will also be performing.