Friday, June 13, 2008

The Area Weekend

Another summer weekend, another full slate of shows. Here's what to check out:

credit: Atiba Jefferson

Storming through the area with three shows is Battles, supporting their new album Mirrored. Get your tickets fast, the shows are selling out.

6/14: DC @ 9:30 Club
6/15: Philly @ Johnny Brenda's *2 Shows!* 4:30 has tix available, night show SOLD OUT

mp3: Race In

Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez is DC at the 9:30 Club on Sunday. He is joined by New York group Twi The Humble Feather.

mp3: Jose Gonzalez - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)
mp3: Twi The Humble Feather - Adventures of Castle One

A huge local line up is on tap down in DC for Friday. A definite folky singer-songwriter vibe with the line up of Justin Jones & The Driving Rain supported by John Bustine and Revival. Catch them at the Rock and Roll Hotel.

mp3: Justin Jones & The Driving Rain - Lie To Me
mp3: John Bustine - This Guitar Says I'm Drunk
mp3: Revival - You (Marvin Gaye Cover)

Up in Philly, electronic and eclectic tastes will enjoy Crooked Looks and Renminbi. If I see the venues schedule right, Crooked Looks is venturing to York then back to Philly to end the weekend.

6/13: Philly @ The Fire
6/14: York @ Waterway (Crooked Looks only)
6/15: Philly @ Manhattan Room (Crooked Looks Only)

mp3: Crooked Looks - Pay Day Baby
mp3: Renminbi - The Shore

Over in my old stomping ground of University City, Everthus The Deadbeats perform at the Millcreek Tavern Friday.

mp3: Everthus The Deabeats - Tommy Wommy

Johnny Brenda's goes folk Saturday when Birdie Busch takes the stage.

mp3: Birdie Busch - Mystical

To end the weekend, more singer-songwriter folkish indie eminates from Baltimore Chop as Samantha Crain performs. Or if you like your indie to end in pop, Modern Skirts are at IOTA with DC locals The Cassettes.

mp3: Samantha Crain - Bananafish
mp3: Modern Skirts - My Bully
mp3: The Cassettes - Lady Faire

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