Happy Memorial Day, everyone!
Yeah, so I’m a bit late on this week’s edition. Sorry. I spent the first part of the week in NYC, then had our debut Babystew Presents show on Tuesday night (thanks to everyone for coming out!), and then spent most of yesterday sleeping off all of the Schlitz that I’d had the night before.
But now I’m back and awake and no longer tempted to vomit out the entire contents of my torso, and it’s time to focus on the music/entertainment options in the DC-area for the Memorial Day weekend – if, of course, you plan on being in town.
My picks in bold, and shows I plan to attend in italic bold.
Black Cat: Deleted Scenes, The XYZ Affair, Caspar Bands (ex-Hard Tomorrows) (backstage)
DC9: Tally Hall, Malbec, Prabir and the Substitutes
Iota: Pree, Dead Heart Bloom, Tripp
RnR Hotel: The Jones, The Known Unknowns, The Very Small
Birchmere: Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Black Cat: St. Vincent, Lo Moda (mainstage)
Iota: Eric Brace and Last Train Home, Vandaveer
Birchmere: Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Old Calf (SOLD OUT)
Black Cat: The Juan Maclean, The Field (mainstage)
DC9: Ra Ra Rasputin, The Spiritual Machine, Loxsly
Iota (4:30pm show): John Wesley Harding and Eugene Mirman w/ Chris Mills, Julia Slavin
RnR Hotel: Jukebox the Ghost, Jenny Owen Youngs, The Winter Sounds
9:30 Club (early): The National
9:30 Club (late): The National
9:30 Club: The National
Black Cat: Mobius Strip, The Jet Age, The Wax Standard (backstage)
Iota: The Beanstalk Library, In Technicolor, Typefighter