Picks for the week of Friday, January 13 ‚Äî Thursday, January 19.
Well kids, it’s another great week for music here in the DC. Check out our venue listings page for a more complete musical calendar.
Friday Jan 13 >>
Friday is another chill-out night at the Iota Club, a perfect venue for The Hickories. Read our review of their latest release, Lost in Pennsylvania here. Opening up the show is singer/songwriter Shannon Brown, as well as roots-rockers David Kitchen & the Demolition. Free MP3: “Mystery to Me” by David Kitchen & the Demolition
Saturday Jan 14 >>
Marah has often been compared to Springsteen or Paul Westerberg of the Replacements: gritty narrative guitar-driven rock. They are playing the Iota Club with singer/songwriter Andrew Grimm (of June Star) on Saturday.
Rounding out this packed Saturday night is our PICK OF THE WEEK: Celebration and The Double at the Warehouse Next Door. Hailing from Baltimore, Celebration is a frantic three-piece who just recorded their debut album with David Sitek and the other boys from TV On The Radio. The Double also hail from New York, on Matador Records, that little indie label that seems to never go wrong. This show nears the end of their tour together. Free MP3: “Idiocy” by The Double
Sunday Jan 15 >>
Continuing last week’s Dischord reunion, Craig Wedren (formerly of Shudder To Think) is playing Sunday night at the Black Cat. Opening up the show is Amy Miles, an electric songwriter who has taken the New York press by storm. Free MP3: “Heavy Packer” by Amy Miles
The Galaxy Hut is hosting an unusual event, with live hip-hop all night, featuring Praverb, Teflon, Lokie, Mike Mess, and Spoon.
The IOTA Club is still the most reliable place in town to catch mellow singer/songwriters, as they prove on Sunday with a show featuring Andrew Norsworthy, Rose Polenzani and Kristin Hoffman, all of whom love sharing a taste of their music for free. Free MP3’s: “Something Else Instead” by Andrew Norsworthy, “Blue Angel” by Rose Polenzani, “Mary” by Kristin Hoffman
Monday Jan 16 >>
Tuesday Jan 17 >>
Say what you will about Myspace Records, but they’ve certainly got their promotion down. LA-based Jupiter Sunrise have exploded since their inclusion on the first Myspace volume, and are bringing their indie-pop to Jammin’ Java, where they will be joined by The Echoes.
Thursday Jan 19 >>
The Sentiment manage to be incredibly noisy and locked tight in a groove at the same time. These locals are playing DC9 on Thursday, joined by the Philly-punk Zelazowa and Blacksburg, VA’s nu-prog Running With Scissors. Free MP3: “A Must Have” by The Sentiment