Friday, May 30, 2008

Big Weekend of Shows

It is going to be another beautiful weekend, but if you aren't going to the beaches or other destinations, there are plenty of shows to see.

Big Names and Double Duty

After shows all over the region this week, Liverpool's surgical-mask clad Clinic comes to Philly. Check out the anti-epk epk video. Classic. They are joined by one-man band BBQ (Mark Sultan).

5/30: Philly @ Johnny Brendas

BBQ - Justify

Former Sunny Day Real Estate member Jeremy Enigk is joined by singer-songwriter force and fellow Seattlean (Seattler?) Damien Jurado.

5/30: Philly @ North Star
6/3: Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java

Four big acts come together for a monster show. Check out the neo-goth of She Wants Revenge, but be sure to get their early for Be Your Own Pet, Switches and The Virgins. Enjoy the SWR video for "These Things"

5/30: DC @ 9:30 Club
5/31: Philly @ TLA

Another big show, the NON-COMMvention 2008 sponsered by XPN, features Austinite Alejandro Escovedo, Canadian songstress Kathleen Edwards, and one of my favorite Austin bands, What Made Milwaukee Famous.

5/31: Philly @ Electric Factory

Alejandro Escovedo - Five Hearts
Kathleen Edwards - In State
What Made Milwaukee Famous - Resistance St.

You can't beat free and the ABC in Harrisburg has just that. Former Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty will be performing at the ABC anniversary show, followed by a DJ session later in the evening.

5/31: Harrisburg @ ABC

Mike Doughty - Thank You Lord, For Sending Me The F Train

Finally, California duo The Submarines are playing two shows with Headlights. In Philly, they are joined by the great local band, Papertrigger.

5/31: Philly @ North Star (w/ Papertrigger)
6/1: DC @ Black Cat

Headlights - Cherry Tulips
Papertrigger - The Late Roman Republic

Locals and One Stops

Other than the big names coming to town, plenty of local favorites are playing.

Friday night, Army of Me is joined by Philly's Jealousy Curve and The Kin in DC at the Rock & Roll Hotel, while Baltimore's Ponytail is at Danger Danger Gallery in Philly with other Charm City bandsThank You, Wzt Hearts and Austin band The Carrots.

Saturday at The Black Cat in DC, Exit Clov, Zulu Pearls and Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears perform.

Ponytail - Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel)
Exit Clov - Violent Berries
Zulu Pearls - Come Back
Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears - The Blood Club

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