This Week In Music…

Friday, November 4 – Thursday, November 10

Friday >>

Piano PosterThe show not to miss this week is the Katrina’s Piano Fund Benefit at the Black Cat. Great bands for a great cause!

In order to raise money for Katrina’s Piano Fund (“a non-profit organization dedicated to putting instruments back into the hands of musicians displaced and impoverished by the Hurricane”), the Black Cat have lined up two nights of amazing local bands and DJs.

Friday night’s show is our pick of the week and performances will include Washington Social Club’s first live acoustic set, Dischord’s own The Routineers, with local favorites Monopoli, The Ambitions, Andy Zipf, and DJ Will Eastman of Bliss.

Tickets are $12 (or buy tickets for both Friday & Saturday for the special price of $20). 100% of the proceeds from this important fundraiser (after expenses) will be going directly to Katrina’s Piano Fund and the musicians of New Orleans.

Poster design by Anthony Dihle, click to enlarge.

Saturday >>

The Katrina’s Piano Fund Benefit continues on Saturday with more great local bands including Wooly Mammoth, The Whips, Owls and Crows, Edie Sedgwick, Rose, w/ DJ lil’ e (see above for more info).

HIPS CoverSpeaking of benefits, over at the Warehouse Next Door, on the same night, they’ll be raising money for HIPS with a Benefit Comp Release show with live performances from North Carolina’s Bellafea and Bibis, DC’s own Kathy Cashel, Rachel Jacobs, Pash, and the hardcore band Tradition Dies Here. The Doors Open at 8 pm — Cost is $6.

Click on album cover to enlarge.

Sunday >>

Mobius Band Photo

Head back to Black Cat on Sunday to experience live performances from Londoner Tom Vek sounding an awful lot like a modern day Talking Heads, and Brooklyn’s Mobius Band on tour promoting their first full-length album, “The Loving Sounds of Static”. Show starts at 9:00 on the backstage — the cost is $8.

Photo of Mobius Band by Brian Tamborello. Click to Enlarge.

Wednesday >>

Citizen CopeIf you haven’t caught Citizen Cope’s live show then Wednesday is your chance. He’ll be performing solo at the Birchmere at 7:30 PM — the cost is $20/$22.50. Tune in to Last Call with Carson Daly the day before the show (Tuesday, November 8th) to see a Citizen Cope preview performance. It’s on NBC right after Conan O’Brien. BTW, does anyone else, besides me, find Carson’s show awkward and hard to watch?

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