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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Looking Ahead In The Baltimore/Washington Region

This is a list of some concerts of note that will be happening in the future. We will try to update this at least once a week. If we missed anything or you hear of
something after this was posted, send us an e-mail. Are you going to any of these? Feel free to comment.

9/20/09: A Hawk and A Hacksaw/Damon & Naomi @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
9/20/09: Ghost Light/Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie @ Black Cat
9/20/09: The Sounds @ Rams Head Live
9/20/09: Appomattox/Low Red Land/Magic Missle/Eat People @ Sonar
9/20/09: MGMT @ KIA Soul Collective *Free*
9/21/09: The Cave Singers/Lightning Dust/Birdlips @ Black Cat
9/21/09: Soulsavers/Jonneine Zapata/ @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
9/21/09: The Sounds/Foxy Shazam @ 9:30 Club
9/22/09: She Wants Revenge/Kill Hannah/Paper Route @ Black Cat
9/22/09: The Walkmen/Here We Go Magic @ 9:30 Club
9/23/09: KMFDM @ 9:30 Club
9/23/09: Chain and The Gang/Soft Power @ Black Cat
9/23/09: Still Flyin'/Excalibrah @ DC9
9/23/09: Revival/John Bustine @ Asylum
9/24/09: Mutemath/As Tall As Lions @ Sonar
9/24/09: Decibully/Early Day Miners @ IOTA
9/24/09: Vandaveer @ Millenium Stage
9/24/09: Ben Folds @ Kennedy Center
9/25/09: Maximo Park/Cougar @ Black Cat
9/25/09: Ponytail @ Ottobar
9/25/09: Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Services @ 9:30 Club
9/25/09: The Minus 5/The Baseball Project/Steve Wynn @ IOTA
9/25/09: Rattler (CD Release)/New Rock Church of Fire @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
9/25/09: Deleted Scenes/Drink Up Buttercup/Soft Cat/Person Parcel @ Sonar
9/26/09: Mono/Maserati @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
9/26/09: School of Seven Bells/Magic Wands @ Ottobar
9/26/09: J-Roddy Walston and The Business/E.Joseph and The Phantom Heart @ The Red and The Black
9/26/09: Health/Double Dagger @ Sonar
9/27/09: School of Seven Bells/Phantogram/Dub Pixel @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
9/27/09: Faust/Health @ Black Cat
9/27/09: Phoenix/Chairlift @ 9:30 Club
9/27/09: Suckers/Exactly @ DC9
9/27/09: Brian Bonz @ IOTA
9/28/09: Dear And The Headlights/Kinch @ Ottobar
9/29/09: U2/Muse @ FedEx Field
9/29/09: Kinky @ 9:30 Club
9/29/09: These Arms Are Snakes/DD/MM/YYYY/Imperial China @ DC9
9/29/09: Dare Dukes/Stripmall Ballads @ The Red and The Black
9/30/09: Sunny Day Real Estate @ 9:30 Club
9/30/09: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart/The Depreciation Guild/Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Black Cat
9/30/09: Regina Spektor/Little Joy @ DAR Constitution Hall
9/30/09: The Antlers/Holly Miranda/Shapiro @ DC9
9/30/09: Wavves/Ganglians/Popo @ Ottobar
9/30/09: American Aquarium/Marianne Dissard @ The Red and The Black
9/30/09: Andrew W.K. @ Sixth & I

10/01/09: Ra Ra Riot/Maps & Atlases/Princeton @ 9:30 Club
10/01/09: Amazing Baby/The Entrance Band @ DC9
10/01/09: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart/The Depreciation Guild/Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Ottobar
10/01/09: Great Lake Swimmers/The Wooden Birds/Sharon Van Etten @ Black Cat
10/01/09: Tina Dico @ IOTA
10/01/09: Elizabeth and The Catapult @ NightCat
10/01/09: Langhorne Slim @ Record and Tape Traders Towson *Free*
10/01/09: Wavves/Ganglians/Tennis System @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/02/09: FFHH (CD Release)/The Jaguar Club/E.Joseph @ Golden West
10/03/09: Charlatans UK/Hatcham Social @ Black Cat
10/03/09: The Wiitala Brothers/Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie @ Comet Ping Pong
10/03/09: Middle Distance Runner (CD Release)/Farewell Flight @ IOTA
10/03/09: Jay Reatard @ Ottobar
10/03/09: Elizabeth and The Catapult @ The Red and The Black
10/03/09: Lights/Stars of Track and Field/The Dialogue @ Sonar
10/04/09: Placebo @ Sonar
10/04/09: Noon:30/The Press @ Black Cat
10/04/09: Mayer Hawthorne @ DC9
10/04/09: The Rural Alberta Advantage/The Lovely Feathers @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/05/09: Twilight Sad/Brakesbrakesbrakes/We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Black Cat
10/05/09: A Place To Bury Strangers/Darker My Love/All The Saints @ DC9
10/05/09: Federal Reserve Presents @ IOTA
10/06/09: The Psychedelic Furs/Happy Mondays/Islands @ 9:30 Club
10/06/09: Bear In Heaven/Ineveryroom @ Sonar
10/06/09: Title Tracks/Fulton Lights/The Andalusians @ Black Cat
10/07/09: Brandi Carlile/Katie Herzig @ 9:30 Club
10/07/09: Pierced Arrows/Love City/Hollywood @ DC9
10/07/09: The Gossip/Apache Beat/MEN @ 9:30 Club
10/07/09: Yourself and The Air/The Republic Tigers/Triangle Shirt Factory @ Black Cat
10/08/09: Wax Tailor @ DC9
10/08/09: Brandi Carlile @ Rams Head Live
10/08/09: Bell X1/Wild Light @ Rams Head Tavern
10/08/09: Dinosaur Jr. @ 9:30 Club
10/08/09: Apollo Run/Darla Farmer @ The Red and The Black
10/09/09: The Dodos/Ruby Suns @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/09/09: Gordon Gano (of Violent Femmes) @ Black Cat
10/09/09: Le Loup (CD Release)/Nurses/Eureka Birds/We Read Minds @ Ottobar
10/10/09: The Dodos/Ruby Suns @ Sonar
10/10/09: Bob Mould/Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ 9:30 Club
10/10/09: Blitzen Trapper/Wye Oak @ Ottobar
10/10/09: Former Ghosts @ Comet Ping Pong
10/11/09: The Bravery/Living Things/The Dustys @ 9:30 Club
10/11/09: Yourself and The Air/The Republic Tigers @ Metro Gallery
10/11/09: Titus Andronicus/The So So Glows @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/12/09: The Airborne Toxic Event/The Henry Clay People/Red Cortez @ 9:30 Club
10/12/09: Titus Andronicus/The So So Glows @ Sonar
10/12/09: Thee Oh Sees/Golden Triangle @ Black Cat
10/12/09: Drummer/Royal Bangs @ DC9
10/13/09: Drummer/Royal Bangs @ Ottobar
10/13/09: Monotonix/Turbo Fruits @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/13/09: Phosphorescent/Alberta Cross @ Black Cat
10/13/09: Drummer/Royal Bangs/The Deaf Scene @ Ottobar
10/13/09: Daniel Johnston/The Capitol Years @ 9:30 Club
10/13/09: Tigercity/Bear In Heaven @ DC9
10/13/09: David Wax Museum/Sydney Wayser @ The Red and The Black
10/14/09: Richard Lloyd (of Television) @ Black Cat
10/14/09: Phosphorescent/Alberta Cross @ Ottobar
10/14/09: Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions/Dirt Blue Gene @ Sixth & I
10/14/09: Harlem @ Sonar
10/14/09: Fffever/The Interiors/Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie @ Velvet Lounge
10/15/09: The Raveonettes/The Black Angels/The Flying Eyes @ Ottobar
10/15/09: Ray Lamontagne @ Strathmore
10/15/09: OM/Six Organs of Admittance/Lichens @ DC9
10/15/09: The Avett Brothers/Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Rams Head Live
10/15/09: Forro In The Dark @ IOTA
10/15/09: Or, The Whale/Short Stack @ Comet Ping Pong
10/16/09: Ray Lamontagne @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
10/16/09: Jenny Owen Youngs/Check Ragan/Jim Ward/Tim Barry/Dave Hause @ Sonar
10/16/09: The Raveonettes/The Black Angels @ 9:30 Club
10/16/09: David Bazan/Say Hi @ Black Cat
10/16/09: Down Dexter/Justin Jones @ IOTA
10/16/09: Little Tybee/Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie/The Happy Hollows @ The Red and The Black
10/17/09: Broadcast/Atlas Sound/The Selmanaires @ Black Cat
10/17/09: Built To Spill/Disco Doom/Violent Soho @ 9:30 Club
10/17/09: White Rabbits/Glass Ghost @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/17/09: Dead Man's Bones @ Sixth & I
10/17/09: Sunset Rubdown @ Sonar
10/18/09: Sea Wolf/Port O'Brien/Sara Lov @ Sonar
10/18/09: Art Brut @ Black Cat
10/18/09: Bellman Barker/Me You Us Them/Paul Michel @ DC9
10/19/09: Sea Wolf/Port OBrien/Sara Lov @ DC9
10/19/09: Japandroids @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/19/09: Little Richard @ Birchmere
10/19/09: True Womanhood/Virgin Passages @ Black Cat
10/19/09: Youth Group/Swarm The North/Once Okay Twice @ Ottobar
10/20/09: Deer Tick/Christopher Denny/Dolorean/Holy Sons @ Black Cat
10/20/09: The High Strung/Floating Cloud/Giant Cloud @ DC9
10/20/09: Dirty Projectors @ Ottobar
10/20/09: Little Richard @ Rams Head Tavern
10/21/09: Electric Six/The Gay Blades/Millions of Brazlians @ Black Cat
10/21/09: Deer Tick/Dolorean/Holy Sons/Christopher Denny @ Sonar
10/22/09: The Gaslight Anthem/Murder By Death/The Loved Ones/The Measure @ 9:30 Club
10/22/09: Dr. Dog/Jeffrey Lewis @ Ottobar
10/22/09: Electric Six/The Gay Blades/Millions of Brazlians @ Sonar
10/22/09: Dirty Projectors/Givers @ Black Cat
10/22/09: Lost In The Trees @ DC9
10/23/09: Mum/Sin Fang Bous @ Black Cat
10/23/09: Two Man Gentlemen Band @ NightCat
10/24/09: Birds of Avalon/Loose Lips @ Comet Ping Pong
10/24/09: Far/Solar Powered Sun Destroyer @ DC9
10/24/09: Wooden Shjips/Flying Eyes/Ringo Death Starr/Sri Aurobindo @ Golden West
10/24/09: Squaaks @ Metro Gallery
10/24/09: The Spinto Band/Pepi Ginsberg/Generationals @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/25/09: Rain Machine (Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio) @ Black Cat
10/25/09: Headlights/The Shaky Hands @ DC9
10/25/09: The Dear Hunter/Annuals/Storm The Beaches @ Jammin' Java
10/25/09: Wooden Shjips/Black Whales @ The Red and The Black
10/25/09: Califone/The Ugly Suit @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/26/09: Ringo Deathstarr/Last Tide/State Department @ Black Cat
10/26/09: Wallpaper/The Lovemakers @ DC9
10/27/09: Used Up/Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie @ Asylum
10/27/09: Keb' Mo' @ Birchmere
10/27/09: An Albatross/Dark Meat @ Black Cat
10/27/09: Harlem @ DC9
10/27/09: The Dear Hunter/Annuals/Storm The Beaches @ Ottobar
10/28/09: Andrew Bird/St. Vincent @ 9:30 Club
10/28/09: Pinback/Obits @ Black Cat
10/28/09: Keb' Mo' @ Birchmere
10/28/09: The Subjects @ DC9
10/28/09: So Percussion/Microkingdom @ Metro Gallery
10/29/09: Mike Doughty @ Birchmere
10/29/09: Vic Chesnutt/Clare and The Reasons @ Ottobar
10/29/09: The Black Heart Procession/Bellini/The Mumlers @ Black Cat
10/30/09: Vic Chesnutt/Clare and The Reasons @ Black Cat
10/30/09: Caverns/Imperial China @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
10/30/09: Junior Boys/Woodhands @ Sonar
10/31/09: Cypress Hill @ 9:30 Club
10/31/09: A Fine Frenzy/Among The Oak & Ash/Landon Pigg @ Birchmere

11/02/09: Islands/Jemina Pearl @ GSpot
11/02/09: The Very Best @ DC9
11/02/09: Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center
11/02/09: Federal Reserve Presents @ IOTA
11/03/09: The Get Up Kids/Kevin Devine/The Life and Times @ 9:30 Club
11/03/09: Spelling For Bees @ Asylum
11/03/09: Girls @ Black Cat
11/03/09: Herman Dune/Julie Doiron @ DC9
11/03/09: Liam Finn & Eliza Jane/Miracle Fortress @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/04/09: Ingrid Michaelson @ Recher Theatre
11/04/09: Wolfmother/Heartless Bastards/thenewno2 @ 9:30 Club
11/04/09: Fuck Buttons @ DC9
11/05/09: Kurt Vile and The Violators/The New Flesh @ Black Cat
11/06/09: Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down/The Portland Cello Project/David Shultz @ Black Cat
11/06/09: Dragonette @ DC9
11/06/09: Thrushes/Sick Sick Birds/The Art of Shooting @ Metro Gallery
11/06/09: Nicole Atkins/Scott Liss @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/07/09: Le Loup/Nurses/Pree @ Black Cat
11/07/09: The Old Ceremony/Modern Skirts/Wakey!Wakey! @ IOTA
11/07/09: Peter Bjorn and John/El Perro del Mar @ 9:30 Club *2 Shows*
11/07/09: Hidden Cameras @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/08/09: Mae/Jenny Owen Youngs/Hotspur @ Black Cat
11/08/09: Amy Millan (of Stars)/Bahamas @ DC9
11/09/09: The Swell Season/Doveman @ 9:30 Club
11/09/09: Lenka @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/10/09: Alela Diane/Marissa Nadler @ DC9
11/11/09: Mutemath @ Sixth & I
11/11/09: Blind Pilot/The Low Anthem @ Black Cat
11/11/09: Olivia Mancini and The Mates (CD Release)/Stripmall Ballads @ Black Cat
11/11/09: Mutemath/As Tall As Lions @ Sixth & I
11/12/09: Max Tundra/Daestro @ DC9
11/13/09: Dan Auerbach/Justin Townes Earle/Jessica Lea Mayfield @ Sonar
11/13/09: Max Tundra/Deastro @ Metro Gallery
11/13/09: Shortstack @ IOTA
11/13/09: Bellman Barker @ Joe Squared
11/13/09: Cold Cave/Silk Flowers/Lode Runner @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/14/09: Art Brut @ Ottobar
11/14/09: White Denim/Brazos @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/14/09: Times New Viking/The Axemen @ Sonar
11/15/09: Los Lobos @ Birchmere
11/15/09: The XX @ DC9
11/15/09: Devo @ 9:30 Club
11/16/09: Los Lobos @ Rams Head Tavern
11/16/09: Devo @ 9:30 Club
11/16/09: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes/Local Natives/Fool's Gold @ Black Cat
11/16/09: Evangelicals @ The Red and The Black
11/17/09: The Watson Twins/Joshua Radin @ Sixth & I
11/17/09: Los Lobos @ Rams Head Tavern
11/17/09: Echo and The Bunnymen/Hatcham Social @ Black Cat
11/17/09: Langhorne Slim/Dawes @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
11/19/09: The Jesus Lizard @ 9:30 Club
11/19/09: Bishop Allen @ Black Cat
11/19/09: William Elliot Whitmore/Hoots & Hellmouth @ DC9
11/20/09: Bruce Springsteen @ 1st Mariner Arena
11/20/09: The Jesus Lizard @ Sonar
11/20/09: Grant Lee Phillips/Winterpills @ Jammin' Java
11/21/09: Hoots & Hellmouth/William Elliot Whitmore @ 8x10 Club
11/22/09: Heavy Trash/Elliott Brood @ DC9
11/22/09: Grant Lee Phillips/Winterpills @ Rams Head Tavern
11/23/09: Cub Country @ Black Cat
11/25/09: Free Energy @ DC9
11/25/09: Mike Doughty @ Recher Theatre
11/27/09: The Mountain Goats/Final Fantasy @ 9:30 Club
11/28/09: They Might Be Giants @ 9:30 Club *2 Shows*
11/28/09: Bowerbirds @ Ottobar
11/30/09: Pixies @ DAR Constitution Hall

12/01/09: Spelling For Bees @ Asylum
12/02/09: Brooke Waggoner @ Jammin' Java
12/02/09: Elvis Perkins in Dearland/Bowerbirds @ Rock 'N Roll Hotel
12/03/09: Ted Leo and The Pharmacists @ Black Cat
12/03/09: Russian Circles/Young Widows @ DC9
12/05/09: The Big Pink/Crystal Antlers @ Black Cat
12/05/09: The Sky Drops @ Metro Gallery
12/08/09: Over The Rhine/Vienna Teng @ Sixth & I
12/10/09: The Whigs/The Features @ Black Cat
12/11/09: A Sunny Day in Glasgow @ Metro Gallery
12/17/09: Julian Velard @ DC9

Looking Ahead In The Philadelphia/South Central PA Region

This is a list of some concerts of note that will be happening in the future. We will try to update this at least once a week. If we missed anything or you hear of something after this was posted, send us an e-mail. Are you going to any of these? Feel free to comment.

9/20/09: Fanfarlo/The Extraordinaires @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/20/09: The Weakerthans/Rock Plaza Central @ World Cafe Live
9/20/09: Moby/Kelli Scarr @ TLA
9/20/09: Bad Veins/Division Day @ North Star
9/21/09: Reading Rainbow (CD Release)/Hot Guts/Beach Fossils @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/21/09: Bell X1/Wild Light @ World Cafe Live
9/21/09: Mike Tamburo/Sagas/500mg/Niagara Falls @ The Black Lodge
9/21/09: Rock Plaza Central @ The Abbey @ ABC *Free*
9/22/09: The Rifles @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/22/09: Chain & The Gang/Drink Up Buttercup @ Space 1026
9/23/09: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/23/09: Br'er/Power Animal/Zebras/Barrett Lindgren @ Danger Danger Gallery
9/23/09: The Walkmen/Here We Go Magic/The War on Drugs @ TLA
9/23/09: Spires That In The Sunset Rise/Samara Lubelski/Joshue Burkett/Ghost Ship @ 941 Theater
9/24/09: Regina Spektor @ Electric Factory
9/24/09: KMFDM @ TLA
9/24/09: Dark Party/Mux Mool @ Terrace F. Club
9/24/09: She Wants Revenge/Kill Hannah @ The Troc
9/24/09: Cheers Elephant/My Name is John Michael/ArpLine @ North Star
9/25/09: The Shackeltons @ The Abbey @ ABC *Free*
9/25/09: The Spring Standards/Jason Web @ Kennett Flash
9/25/09: Sisters 3 @ North Star
9/25/09: School of Seven Bells @ Johnny Brenda's
9/25/09: Amanda Blank/Popo @ Kia Soul Collective *Free*
9/25/09: Mutemath/As Tall As Lions @ TLA
9/25/09: Sean Bones/The Goodnight Lights @ The Khyber
9/25/09: Restorations/A City Safe From Sea @ Space 1026
9/25/09: Health/PicturePlane/Tickley Feather @ First Unitarian Church
9/25/09: Brown Recluse Sings/Screaming Females/Free Energy/Bad Temple @ Pilam
9/25/09: Starfucker/Deelay Ceelay @ Lunt Basement
9/26/09: Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Services @ Borgota
9/26/09: The Books/Lymbyc System @ Terrace F. Club
9/26/09: Francis and The Lights/The Drums @ Kia Soul Collective *Free*
9/26/09: The Sky Drops/House of Fire/Three 4 Tens @ The Octoraro
9/26/09: Hoots & Hellmouth @ Carlisle, PA Farm Concert and Potluck
9/27/09: MGMT @ Kia Soul Collective *Free*
9/27/09: Person L/The G @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/27/09: The Armchairs/Toy Soldiers @ The Note
9/27/09: Aushua/Civil Twilight/Looner @ M Room
9/27/09: Mono/Maserati @ First Unitarian Church
9/28/09: Phoenix/Chairlift @ Electric Factory
9/28/09: Flashy Python/Blood Feathers @ Johnny Brenda's
9/28/09: These Arms Are Snakes/DD?MM?YYYY @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/29/09: Great Lake Swimmers/The Wooden Birds/Sharon Van Etten @ Johnny Brenda's
9/29/09: Wavves/Ganglians/Reading Rainbow @ First Unitarian Church
9/30/09: Arctic Monkeys/The Like @ Electric Factory
9/30/09: Tina Dico @ World Cafe Live
9/30/09: The Shackeltons/The Wiitala Brothers/Geology @ M Room

10/01/09: Soft Pack @ Johnny Brenda's
10/01/09: The Gills @ The Khyber
10/01/09: Sunny Day Real Estate @ The Troc
10/01/09: Girl In A Coma/Black Gold/Marianne Dissard/Post Post @ M Room
10/02/09: Tim Exile @ Terrace F. Club
10/02/09: Amazing Baby/Entrance Band @ Johnny Brenda's
10/02/09: Elizabeth & The Catapult @ Tin Angel
10/02/09: Hoots & Hellmouth @ Phoenixville, PA Farm Concert and Potluck
10/02/09: Ra Ra Riot/Maps & Atlases/Princeton @ The Troc
10/02/09: Lights/Stars of Track & Field @ North Star
10/02/09: Why?/Au/Dark Dark Dark @ First Unitarian Church
10/02/09: Free Energy/The G @ Lunt Basement
10/02/09: Langhorne Slim @ World Cafe Live *XPN Free at Noon*
10/02/09: Two Man Gentlemen Band @ The Abbey @ ABC *Free*
10/03/09: Hoots & Hellmouth @ Green Living Festival
10/03/09: Kurt Vile (CD Release)/Birds of Maya/Coconuts @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/03/09: Twilight Sad/Brakesbrakesbrakes/We Were Promised Jetpacks @ North Star
10/03/09: BLK JKS/Remote Islands @ M Room
10/04/09: A Place To Bury Strangers/Darker My Love/All The Saints @ Johnny Brenda's
10/04/09: Mr. Gnome/My Cousin, The Emperor @ North Star
10/04/09: Ben Folds @ Luhrs Center
10/05/09: Ben Folds @ The Grand
10/05/09: Future Islands/Church of the Snake/Lonnie Walker @ Danger Danger Gallery
10/05/09: MoMo/Rachael Cantu/Post Post @ North Star
10/05/09: Pains of Being Pure At Heart/Cymbals Eat Guitars/Depreciation Guild @ First Unitarian Church
10/06/09: Brandi Carlile @ Keswick Theatre
10/06/09: Wax Tailor @ Johnny Brenda's
10/06/09: Kaiser Cartel @ M Room
10/06/09: Japandroids/The Coathangers @ The Barbary
10/07/09: Grand Archives/The Most Serene Republic/Caves of Mercury @ Johnny Brenda's
10/07/09: Wovenhand @ Messiah College *Free*
10/07/09: Grizzly Bear/Beach House @ Electric Factory
10/07/09: Psychedelic Furs/Happy Mondays/Islands @ The Troc
10/08/09: Le Loup/Princeton @ Terrace F. Club
10/08/09: Wovenhand/White Hills/Kohoutek @ Johnny Brenda's
10/08/09: Gossip/Apache Beat @ TLA
10/08/09: Pierced Arrows @ The Khyber
10/08/09: Gordon Dano (of Violent Femmes) @ World Cafe Live
10/08/09: Long Walk Home/Dirty Pearls @ The Note
10/08/09: Owen/The One AM Radio @ First Unitarian Church
10/09/09: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit/J-Roddy Walston and The Business @ The Abbey at ABC
10/09/09: Drummer/Royal Bangs/Faux Slang @ Johnny Brenda's
10/09/09: Dinosaur Jr./Bob Mould @ TLA
10/09/09: John Wesley Harding @ Tin Angel
10/09/09: Emily Long @ The Black Lodge
10/10/09: Punch Brothers @ Capitol Theatre
10/10/09: The Mars Volta @ Electric Factory
10/10/09: Grandchildren/Oh! Pears @ Terrace F. Club
10/10/09: Le Loup/Nurses @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/10/09: The Bravery/Living Things @ TLA
10/10/09: The Airborne Toxic Event/Henry Clay People/Red Cortez @ The Troc
10/10/09: Yourself & The Air/Republic Tigers @ North Star
10/10/09: Pete and J @ M Room
10/10/09: Grooms/Sisters/TV Ghost/FNU Ronnies/Wizard Sleeve @ Pilam
10/11/09: Thee Oh Sees/Golden Traingle/Love City/Reading Rainbow/Weatherbox @ Danger Danger Gallery
10/11/09: Punch Brothers @ Sellersville Theater
10/11/09: Mirah/Norfolk & Western @ World Cafe Live
10/12/09: Grandchildren (CD Release)/Grimace Federation @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/12/09: The Dodos/Ruby Suns @ First Unitarian Church
10/12/09: Former Ghost @ First Unitarian Church
10/13/09: Bruce Springsteen @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/13/09: The Amberblacks/The Lovemakers @ The Khyber
10/13/09: Titus Andronicus/The So So Glows @ The Barbary
10/13/09: Birdie Busch/Sisters 3/Many More @ World Cafe Live
10/13/09: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions/Dirt Blue Gene @ First Unitarian Church
10/14/09: Bruce Springsteen @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/14/09: OM/Six Organs of Admittance/Lichens @ Johnny Brenda's
10/14/09: Pink Skull/Bear in Heaven @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/14/09: Or, The Whale/The Josh Pete Band/Kelly and The Ruths @ Millcreek Tavern *Free*
10/14/09: Youth Group/The Major Leagues @ Silk City
10/14/09: Forro In The Dark @ World Cafe Live
10/14/09: Digable Planets @ 941 Theater
10/15/09: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson/Brownout @ Terrace F. Club
10/15/09: Harlem/Busses/Lo Power Plane @ Johnny Brenda's
10/15/09: Scotland Yard Gospel Choir @ North Star
10/15/09: Phosphorescent @ First Unitarian Church
10/16/09: The Avett Brothers @ Electric Factory
10/16/09: White Hinterland/The Sweetheart Parade @ The Black Lodge
10/16/09: Adam & Dave's Bloodline/Gasoline Heart @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/16/09: Bardo Pond/Arc in Round/Ape School @ Johnny Brenda's
10/16/09: Built To Spill/Disco Doom/Violent Soho @ The Troc
10/16/09: Dead Man's Bones @ First Unitarian Church
10/16/09: Cotton Jones/Blood Feathers/Roadside Graves/Parson Red Heads @ M Room
10/16/09: Blues Control/Puerto Rico Flowers/Watery Love/Her Dead Twin @ Pilam
10/17/09: Middle Distance Runner/Farewell Flight @ Spy Club
10/17/09: Social Distortion @ House of Blues AC
10/17/09: The Hood Internet/Ninjasonik @ Terrace F. Club
10/17/09: Asobi Seksu/Loney, Dear/Anna Ternheim @ Johnny Brenda's
10/17/09: Little Fish @ The Khyber
10/17/09: David Bazan/Say Hi @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/17/09: The Raveonettes/Black Angels/Naked Hearts @ TLA
10/17/09: Sea Wolf/Port O'Brien/Sara Lov @ North Star
10/17/09: They Might Be Giants @ Schaeffer Auditorium *2 Shows*
10/17/09: Melody Gardot @ Kimmel Center
10/18/09: Little Teeth/Hermit Thrushes/Sno Caps @ Danger Danger Gallery
10/18/09: Drink Up Buttercup/Deleted Scenes/The Armchairs @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/18/09: White Rabbits @ Johnny Brenda's
10/18/09: The Gaslight Anthem/Murder By Death/The Loved Ones @ The Troc
10/18/09: Hot Panda @ North Star
10/18/09: Farewell Flight/Middle Distance Runner/East Hundred @ M Room
10/18/09: Broadcast/Atlas Sound/The Selmanaires @ First Unitarian Church
10/19/09: Hupiter One/Me & My Arrow @ North Star
10/19/09: Bruce Springsteen @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/19/09: The Gaslight Anthem/Murder By Death/The Loved Ones @ The Troc
10/20/09: Bruce Springsteen @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/20/09: The Postmarks/Brookville @ North Star
10/20/09: Electric Six/The Gay Blades/Millions of Brazilians @ Johnny Brenda's
10/20/09: Jenny Owen Youngs/Many More @ The Troc
10/20/09: Neon Indian/Post Post @ The Barbary
10/21/09: Spinto Band/Generations/Pepi Ginsberg @ Johnny Brenda's
10/21/09: Popo/Lovvers/The Chimeras @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/21/09: Laura Marling/Lewis & Clarke @ World Cafe Live
10/21/09: Dirty Projectors/Givers @ The Troc
10/21/09: UUVVWWZ @ 941 Theater
10/22/09: Leonard Cohen @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/22/09: Portugal. The Man/Drug Rug/Hockey @ Johnny Brenda's
10/22/09: Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/22/09: Andrew Lipke/Birdie Busch/Many More @ World Cafe Live
10/22/09: National Eye/Floating Action/High Strung/Giant Cloud @ North Star
10/22/09: Mum/Sin Fang Bous @ First Unitarian Church
10/22/09: Death Set/Double Dagger/Future Islands @ Pilam
10/23/09: Rain Machine (Kyp Malone from TV on the Radio)/Sharon Van Etten @ Johnny Brenda's
10/23/09: Dr. Dog @ TLA
10/24/09: Headlights/Pomegranates/The Shaky Hands @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/24/09: Dr. Dog @ TLA
10/24/09: Califone @ World Cafe Live
10/24/09: The Extraordinaires/The Raquellos/The Netherfriends @ Pilam
10/24/09: Mount Eerie/Tara Jane O'Neil/No Kids @ Lunt Basement
10/24/09: Lucky Dragons/Eric Copeland/Kria Brekkan @ Olde Club
10/25/09: Railcars/Banned Books @ Danger Danger Gallery
10/25/09: Andrew Bird/St. Vincent @ Electric Factory
10/25/09: Sissy Wish/John Houx @ M Room
10/25/09: Mount Eerie/Tara Jane O'Neil/No Kids @ First Unitarian Church
10/26/09: An Albatross/Dark Meat/Bobo @ Danger Danger Gallery
10/26/09: Wooden Shjips/Birds of Maya @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/27/09: Pearl Jam/Social Distortion @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/27/09: David Gray/Lisa Hannigan @ Tower Theater
10/28/09: Pearl Jam/Social Distortion @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/28/09: The Temper Trap @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/28/09: Zach Vinson @ Messiah College *Free*
10/28/09: Vic Chesnutt/Clare & The Reasons @ First Unitarian Church
10/28/09: Papertrees/Caught in Motion/Chris Kasper @ North Star
10/28/09: The High Dials/The Receiver/Three 4 Tens @ Silk City
10/29/09: Cheers Elephant/The Subjects/Bad Veins @ Kung Fu Necktie
10/29/09: Pinback/Obits @ TLA
10/29/09: The Once Was (CD Release) @ World Cafe Live
10/29/09: The Dear Hunter/Annuals @ First Unitarian Church
10/30/09: Mike Doughty @ Sellersville Theater
10/30/09: The Black Heart Procession/Bellini/The Mumlers @ Johnny Brenda's
10/30/09: Pearl Jam/Bad Religion @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/30/09: A Fine Fenzy/Among The Oak and Ash @ World Cafe Live
10/30/09: Realicide/Split Horizon @ Pilam
10/30/09: Lake/Karl Blau/Polite Sleeper @ Lunt Basement
10/30/09: Mount Eerie/Tara Jane O'Neil/No Kids @ Olde Club
10/31/09: Pearl Jam/Bad Religion @ Wachovia Spectrum
10/31/09: Stevie Wonder @ Borgota
10/31/09: Dead Milkmen @ The Troc

11/01/09: Boys Noize @ The Barbary
11/02/09: Keb' Mo' @ McCarter Theatre
11/02/09: The Heavy/Illinois @ World Cafe Live
11/03/09: Fuck Buttons/Growing @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/03/09: Mae/Jenny Owen Youngs @ North Star
11/03/09: Islands/Jemina Pearl/Toro Y Moi @ First Unitarian Church
11/04/09: Holler Wild Rose @ Messiah College *Free*
11/04/09: Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze) @ Tin Angel
11/04/09: Mae/Jenny Owen Youngs @ North Star
11/04/09: Girls @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/05/09: The Hidden Cameras/Gentleman Reg/The Bee Team @ Johnny Brenda's
11/05/09: Celebration @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/05/09: The Get Up Kids/Kevin Devine/The Life and Times @ The Troc
11/05/09: Thao w/ The Get Down Stay Down/The Portland Cello Project/David Schultz @ First Unitarian Church
11/06/09: The Great Vibration/Cheers Elephant/Conversation With Enemies/The Goodnight Lights @ Danger Danger Gallery
11/06/09: Wolfmother/Heartless Bastards/thenewno2 @ Electric Factory
11/06/09: The Get Up Kids/Kevin Devine/The Life and Times @ TLA
11/06/09: Tin Bird Choir (CD Release) @ Tin Angel
11/06/09: The Swimmers (CD Release/Capitol Years @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/06/09: Blank Dogs/Little Girls/Handglops @ Olde Club
11/07/09: Keb' Mo' @ Keswick Theatre
11/07/09: Amy Millan (of Stars)/Bahamas @ Johnny Brenda's
11/07/09: Joe Pernice (of Pernice Brothers) @ Tin Angel
11/07/09: Ray Lamontagne @ Tower Theater
11/07/09: Psychedelic Horseshit/Frat Dad @ Lunt Basement
11/08/09: Keb' Mo' @ The Grand
11/08/09: The Extraordinaires/Kill You In The Face/Lux Perpetua @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/08/09: Peter Bjorn & John/El Perro Del Mar @ TLA
11/09/09: Monsters of Folk @ Academy of Music
11/11/09: Hoots & Hellmouth @ Messiah College *Free*
11/11/09: Lenka @ M Room
11/12/09: Dan Auerbach/Justin Townes/Jessica Lea Mayfield @ TLA
11/12/09: The April Skies/Riverside @ World Cafe Live
11/12/09: Pants Yell!/Brown Recluse/Post Post @ Pilam
11/12/09: Mischief Brew/Theo @ Lunt Basement
11/12/09: Art Brut @ First Unitarian Church
11/13/09: White Denim @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/13/09: XO/Oddisee/yU @ Olde Club
11/14/09: Max Tundra/Deastro @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/14/09: Minus The Bear/Twin Tigers @ The Note
11/15/09: Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs @ Sellersville Theater
11/15/09: Times New Viking/The Axemen @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/15/09: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes/Local Natives/Fools Gold @ First Unitarian Church
11/16/09: Shonen Knife @ Johnny Brenda's
11/17/09: J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes)/Pearly Gates Music @ First Unitarian Church
11/18/09: Blind Pilot/Laura Veirs @ World Cafe Live
11/18/09: The Jesus Lizard @ Starlight Ballroom
11/18/09: Bishop Allen @ Johnny Brenda's
11/19/09: Langhorne Slim/Dawes @ Johnny Brenda's
11/19/09: Steely Dan @ Tower Theater
11/20/09: Langhorne Slim/Dawes @ Chameleon Club
11/20/09: Steely Dan @ Tower Theater
11/20/09: Hoots & Hellmouth/William Elliot Whitmore @ Johnny Brenda's
11/20/09: Echo & The Bunnymen/Hatchum Social @ Keswick Theatre
11/20/09: Chuck Prophet @ World Cafe Live
11/20/09: Kurt Vile @ Olde Club
11/21/09: Stephen Lynch @ The Grand
11/21/09: Hezekiah Jones (CD Release)/Sisters3/Perkasie @ Johnny Brenda's
11/21/09: Tim Hecker/Aidan Baker @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/21/09: The Sky Drops/Revolution, I Love You @ The Spot
11/21/09: They Might Be Giants @ TLA
11/21/09: Grant Lee Phillips/Winterpills @ World Cafe Live
11/21/09: Dangerous Ponies/Twin Sister/Gang @ Lunt Basement
11/22/09: Pygmy Shrews/Leather/Hot Guts @ Pilam
11/23/09: Heavy Trash @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/24/09: Mike Doughty @ Midtown Arts Center
11/24/09: Cub Country @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/25/09: Pawnshop Roses @ World Cafe Live
11/25/09: Andrew Lipke @ Tin Angel
11/27/09: The Brakes @ Johnny Brenda's
11/27/09: Julian Plenti (Paul from Interpol) @ First Unitarian Church
11/28/09: The Mountain Goats/Final Fantasy @ TLA
11/30/09: Do Make Say Think/The Happiness Project @ First Unitarian Church

12/02/09: Perkasie @ Messiah College *Free*
12/02/09: Ted Leo and The Pharmacists @ First Unitarian Church
12/03/09: Brooke Waggoner @ World Cafe Live
12/03/09: Elvis Perkins in Dearland/Bowerbirds @ First Unitarian Church
12/04/09: Ghostland Observatory @ The Troc
12/05/09: Gary War @ Olde Club
12/06/09: The Big Pink/Cystal Antlers/Pink Skull @ Johnny Brenda's
12/09/09: Vienna Teng @ Sellersville Theater
12/11/09: Vivian Girls/Post Post @ Lunt Basement
12/12/09: The Mumbles @ World Cafe Live
12/12/09: The Whigs/The Features @ North Star

Friday, June 19, 2009

This Week's Mix

What? Oh why yes, I still do, in fact, do these. Lets get to it then shall we.

Starfucker - Medicine
Phoenix - Lisztomania
Akron/Family - The River
John Vanderslice - Sunken Union Boat
Deer Tick - Easy
The Thermals - Now We Can See
Apostle of Hustle - Soul Unwind
El Ten Eleven - Jumping Frenchmen of Maine
Miike Snow - Burial (DJ Mehdi Remix)
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (from

Note: All tracks above, unless otherwise noted, were obtained legally and with artist's permission via KEXP. Please see here for more information.

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Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Local Weekend: Kicking June Off Right Part II

Caught your breath yet from Friday night? Saturday and Sunday are no let down. Let's get to it.

Two one-day festivals Saturday dominate the scene. The Metro Gallery in Baltimore is the place to be for Rufustival. Local acts galore fill this line-up along with a few out-of-towners. Set to play: A Place to Bury Strangers, Dirty Projectors, Chairlift, Thrushes, Eureka Birds, The Sky Drops, Pianowire, Baby Aspirin, The Water, Ecstatic Sunshine and Wye Oak. This show is highly recommended. Get there early and stay late.

mp3: A Place to Bury Strangers - My Weakness (from band)
mp3: Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move (
mp3: Chairlift - Evident Utensil (MGMT Remix)
mp3: Thrushes - Heartbeats (from band)
mp3: The Sky Drops - Now Would Be (band website)
mp3: Ecstatic Sunshine - Anagram (
mp3: Wye Oak - Family Glue (from band)
mp3: Eureka Birds - The Still Life (from band)

The Roots are hosting a picnic on Festival Pier in Philly for a hometown throw down with huge names on the bill. Stop by to see Santigold, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio and the one and only Public Enemy.

mp3: Santigold - Your Voice
mp3: The Black Keys - I Got Mine (live)
mp3: TV On the Radio - Dancing Choose (Prefuse 73 Remix)
(all songs linked from

Outside the massive amounts of bands and people, The Tower Theater is hosting Stephen Colbert's musical arch-nemeses The Decemberists. Performing with them is Brit-pop royality Robyn Hitchcock. Elsewhere in Philly Saturday, Art Brut takes on Satan in their new album and will entertain the crowd at Johnny Brenda's with Cymbals Eat Guitars. Definately a fun show. And the Tin Angel is hosting Chapel Hill's The Old Ceremony.

mp3: The Decemberists - Hazards of Love 1
mp3: Art Brut - Weird Science
mp3: Cymbals Eat Guitars - And The Hazy Sea
mp3: The Old Ceremony - Til My Voice if Gone
(all songs linked from

Jersey band The Black Hollies are taking their show to two venues this weekend. Saturday they hit up the Rock & Roll Hotel, while Sunday you can find them at Johnny Brenda's.

mp3: The Black Hollies - Paisley Pattern Ground (Ernest Jennings Records)


A little less action for the end of the weekend. The Hold Steady hold court at the 9:30 Club. DC9 has Disappears and Dangerosa. Up In Philly, Kung Fu Necktie has Dark Meat with Popo and Nymph.

mp3: The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy (Vagrant Records)
mp3: Dark Meat - Freedom Ritual (Vice Records)

Lastly, spoken word at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington will never be so much fun as when Henry Rollins brings it to Delaware. I should see if tickets are still available.

Hope you enjoy. And don't forget about the bands still lingering from Friday.


Friday, June 05, 2009

The Local Weekend: Kicking June Off Right Part I

Another month has passed us by. Summer is starting. Time for great music to come through the area in massive quantities. This weekend is no exception. Friday is loaded with big names and your local favorites. Here is what's hapening:

So many huge acts are hitting the IA area this weekend. For those of you that cut your musical teeth around my time (late '80s/early '90s), a couple of shows may peak your interest. Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails are on tour together. Maybe if was in my early 20's, I would hit this one up. I'm getting old. Catch them at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. Doing a double dip in the area is PJ Harvey. She is joined by John Parish for a show Friday at the Warner Theater in DC and Sunday in Philly at The Troc.

mp3: Jane's Addiction - Three Days (
mp3: Nine Inch Nails - Lights In The Sky (band website)

A little bit of the eclectic Friday and Saturday when Talking Heads frontman David Byrne brings his new world sound to the area. Set to open is DeVotchka. Nothing beats a band with a Sousaphone as a primary instrument. They are slated for The Mann and Wolf Trap.

mp3: DeVotchka - You Love Me (Anti Records)

If you haven't heard, Doves are coming to town. We are running a little contest for the 9:30 Club show Saturday. Can't make that show? The Troc hosts Friday. Set to open is Wild Light.

mp3: Doves - Kingdom of Rust (
mp3: Wild Light - California On My Mind (

Back before we started IA, Denali came out of Richmond and made a splash on the scene. Then they disappeared. Five years or so seems to have been long enough as they are back and playing two shows in the area. Friday catch them with Autocue and Robes at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. The Black Cat is the place Saturday, this time with KI:Theory and Pygmy Lush.

mp3: Denali - Hold Your Breath (band website)
mp3: Robes - The Breaks
mp3: KI:Theory - My Thoughts (band website)

Still haven't made up your mind? Here is more to choose from:

DC9 is hosting Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. The Rock & Roll Hotel has the loudest band pretty much anywhere A Place To Bury Strangers along with Caverns and True Womanhood. Over at the Black Cat, Dean & Britta perform with Cheval Sombre. Ohioans Like Bells join up with Baltimore's Kadman for a show at the Velvet Lounge. Cross the river to IOTA for Viva Voce and Cut Off Your Hands. Small venue for a great up-close experience.

mp3: A Place To Bury Strangers - My Weakness (from band)
mp3: True Womanhood - Cosmic Ray (
mp3: Like Bells - Atlas (Exit Stencil)
mp3: Kadman - Sorry (band website)
mp3: Viva Voce - Octavio (Barsuk Records)
mp3: Cut Off Your Hands - Oh Girl (

As for Philly, one more show of note. White Rabbits are in Fishtown at Johnny Brenda's with The Subjects and Busses.

mp3: White Rabbits - Percussion Gun (pitchfork)
mp3: The Subjects - Numbers (

That's Friday, plus a little more. Check back for the rest of the weekend. A couple of festivals to tell you about. Enjoy the music.


Monday, June 01, 2009

Contest: Doves in DC

Alright, this is a good one, so I will just get to the point. Doves are playing a show in DC on Saturday night at 9:30 Club with Wild Light. The show is sold out and everyone is trying to score some tickets. What most people do not know, is that Doves have teamed up with Gibson Guitar for a special pre-show party. What is that exactly? Well, here are the details:
What: Gibson Guitar Presents: Doves Take Flight - A Pre-Show End of Tour Celebration
When: Saturday 6/6 from 3PM to 5PM.
Where: Gibson Showroom at 709 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Additional Info:
Invite/Guest List Only.
Free Food and Free Booze.
Free Doves and Gibson swag.
Photo ops and an opportunity to get your Doves swag signed by Andy and Jez.
Astralwerks and Gibson have provided us with all sorts of great things to give away, including tickets to the show and the party. We will have 3 winners and the prizes are as follows:
Grand Prize: 2 tickets for show at 9:30 club and 2 invites for the Gibson Pre-Party .
First Runner Up: 2 invites for the Gibson Pre-Party.
Second Runner Up: Doves entire catalog on CD.
All you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail ( with your name. Winners will be randomly chosen and notified by Friday. Good luck!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Holiday Weekend: Sunday and Monday

Holy Fuck By James Mejia

As the weekend winds to a close, the BBQ scene heats up and the shows start to wind down. However, there are still a few things to see before we have to return to work on Tuesday.

Between Sunday and Monday, The National play three shows at 9:30 Club in DC. You know you love them and you know the shows are beyond sold out.

mp3: The National - Fake Empire (via Beggars Group)

Holy Fuck and Crocodiles do the I-95 dance. They hit Ottobar in Baltimore on Sunday and Kung Fu Necktie in Philly on Monday.

mp3: Holy Fuck - Jungles (via Beggars Group)
mp3: Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill (via Fat Possum)

Coldplay bring their never ending tour to Hersheypark Stadium on Sunday night with Pete Yorn and Howling Bells.

mp3: Howling Bells - Into The Chaos (via Independiente)
mp3: Coldplay - Free Live Album (link)

Finally, the long weekend closes with a few intimate shows on Monday. Ponytail return to Baltimore for a show at Ottobar. Austin's Loxsly hit Galaxy Hut in Arlington with local super group Finer Designer, featuring members of Greenland and Len Bias. The Beanstalk Library make their long awaited return at IOTA and are joined by In Technicolor and Typefighter.

mp3: Ponytail - Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From An Angel) (via Big Hassle)
mp3: Loxsly - Battalions (via Team Clermont)
mp3: The Beanstalk Library - This Line Is Not For Me (via band)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great Memorial Day.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Holiday Weekend: Saturday

Friday is in the books. Saturday is a repeat of the day before. Phily's line-up declines greatly. Baltimore and DC carry the majority of the shows. Here's what to check out:

I'll be down in DC at the Rock & Roll Hotel for a line-up of pure power-pop. One of our favorites, Jukebox the Ghost are coming back to the area after a year's worth of touring. See them before they go hermit-like and hide away for the next few months or so. Also on tap is Jenny Owen Youngs, set to drop her new album Transmitter Failure next week. And to top it all off, The Winter Sounds, who just released a new album last week, are also slated to perform. This is a must-see show.

mp3: Jukebox the Ghost - Victoria
mp3: Jenny Owen Youngs - Led to the Sea (via Nettwerk Music)
mp3: The Winter Sounds - Trophy Wife (via Deus Ex Machina)

Over at DC9, Austin's Loxsly is hitting the East Coast in front of their new release Tomorrow's Fossils set to drop Tuesday. As a fan of the Austin scene, I highly recommend seeing them. Also on the bill are locals Ra Ra Rasputin and The Spiritual Machine.

mp3: Loxsly - As The Constellation's Arm Uncurled (via band)

The Troc in Philly is hosting a sold-out CD release for locals that made it big Mewithoutyou. Also performing is Jersey native Danielson and the blues-funk-hip-hop of the Urban Sophisticates.

mp3: Danielson - Animal In Every Corner (band website)

Harrisburg's Arts Fest is happening this weekend. If you want to check out some local music during the afternoon, this is the place to be. Our friends The April Skies will be on stage around 4. Be sure to stop by and take a look.

mp3: The April Skies - Here Comes the Rush

DC has a couple of other shows for your consideration. Butterfly Boucher will wow the crowd at Jammin' Java. The Juan Maclean joins with The Field for a show worth dancing to at Black Cat. The Red & The Black is hosting Food Will Win The War along with Frau Eva and Freelance Whales.

mp3: The Juan Maclean - Find a Way (
mp3: The Field - Over the Ice (

Bellman Barker is making a trip up to Baltimore's Metro Gallery for a show with The Howling Mad and Chelsea Graveyard and the Screams at Midnight. And if you want a little electronic, Future Islands is with Nuclear Power Pants at Zodiac.

mp3: Bellman Barker - Charles Kil
mp3: Future Islands - Old Friend (band website)

Philly has one other show worth note. Johnny Brenda's has Minnesotans Run at the Dog. Highly infectious songs. Also set to perform is Oh Pears, An American Chinese and The Mean.

mp3: Run at The Dog - Noon Moon (band website)

Weekend is only halfway done. More to come. Enjoy the music.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Casper Bangs

Photo By Shervin Lainez

When I started this site 3 years ago, there was a DC band that caught my attention. Armed with wit and killer hooks, The Hard Tomorrows, were poised for good things. Then, in the summer of 2007, they vanished. Fast forward two years and the voice of that band, Rob Pierangeli, has finally resurfaced under the alter ego, Casper Bangs. Taking the hooks that his previous band was known for and turning the energy way up, Rob is ready to take on the world again. If you don't believe me, he has a free digital EP available here and his live band makes their debut tonight at Black Cat with Deleted Scenes and The XYZ Affair. Check them out and look for the debut CD this fall.

mp3: The Other Half


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Midweek Shows

Tereu Tereu by Shervin Lainez

Now that the summer is more or less here, the area is starting to get some great shows during the week. A few bands are stopping through the area with a couple of dates, so whether you are in Philly, Baltimore or DC, you should get a chance to see them. Here is a run down of the highlights through Thursday.

DC has the pick of the litter with three great shows to satisfy you no matter what your musical tastes are. Local favorites Tereu Tereu are headlining their CD release party at DC9 and with them are Roman Candle, Motel Motel and The Deep Vibration. Another big show is The Helio Sequence opening for Keane at Constitution Hall and The Helio Sequence always put on a great live show. The final show is an up close and personal show with Elvis Perkins in Dearland headlining at IOTA and opening for them are The Woes.

In Philly the only big show is Ben Lee with LA's Low Vs Diamond and Dawes opening. I love LVD and seeing them live would be a real treat so I highly recommend it. The show is being played at World Cafe Live.

Tereu Tereu - Perpetual Motion (via band)
Motel Motel - Coffee (via Big Hassle)
The Deep Vibration - Coal Mine (via The Syndicate)
Elvis Perkins in Dearland - Shampoo (via Beggars Group USA)

The reversal of show popularity happens as there are no shows of note in the district and only one in Baltimore, while Philly has 3 great ones. Dawes drops from the lineup in Baltimore while Ben Lee and Low Vs Diamond soldier on to bring their music to The Quarter.

Get off your keisters and on to the dance floor as local darlings The Dance Party are playing North Star. After recently seeing them at Virginia Tech when they opened for Girl Talk, I can confidently say that their shows only get better every time you see them. Along with this show, Keane and The Helio Sequence move north to delight masses at the Tower Theater. The final show in Philly sees Easy Star All-Stars bring their new reggae cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band on the road with a show at World Cafe Live. If you loved their reggae covers of Dark Side Of The Moon and OK Computer, I'm sure this will be a don't miss show.

The Dance Party - Sasha Don't Sleep (via band)

While Thursday is short on shows, it probably has the must see show of the week. Deleted Scenes, The XYZ Affair and Casper Bangs all join forces for a show at the Black Cat.

Not to be outdone by DC, Philly's First Unitarian Church is hosting St. Vincent with openers Pattern Is Movement. I have yet to see either band live yet, but from what I hear it should be a pretty good show.

Deleted Scenes - Fake IDs (via band)
The XYZ Affair - Sock You In The Face With Love (via Tell All Your Friends)
Casper Bangs - Always On (via band)
St. Vincent - The Strangers (via 4AD)
Pattern Is Movement - Right Away (via Home Tapes)

You can also check out our DC/Baltimore and Philly region calendars for more great shows this week and beyond.

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