Friday, January 30, 2009

The Local Weekend: Oh, The Weather Outside Is...

Add your own adjective to finish off the title (plus it ties in nicely with a little gem later). Snow, ice, rain and damn cold weather can't keep this fine weekend of music away. Lots of talent from the region and elsewhere are out and about. Here is what's happening.


Photo Credit: Band's Facebook

The XPN Free at Noon session does it again and brings Annuals to the World Cafe for your lunchtime listening pleasure. The North Carolina band is also out with another new disc, Such Fun. If you can't make it to University City, head to Johnny Brenda's later for a great line-up featuring Jessica Lea Mayfield and Arizona natives that blend all sorts of styles into their songs What Laura Says.

Finishing out their week long residency at the 9:30 Club is the electronic mainstays and DC's own Thievery Corporation. If you are in the District either Friday or Saturday, I highly recommend seeing this show.

The folks over at Aural States have put together quite a collection of the best Baltimore has to offer. 2 stages at Sonar and Talking Head feature the likes of Arbouretum, Wye Oak, Imperial China, Caverns and many more. Check here for the full details.

I know a few of our writers who are salivating over this show. Swedish sensation Lykke Li is hitting Philly and DC in turn, first at the First Unitarian then 6th & I Synagogue Saturday. Philly show is already sold out as is the DC show. If you don't have your tickets already, you know how to get them, but please be discrete.

mp3: Annuals - Confessor
mp3: Arbouretum - Buffalo Ballet (via Aural States)
mp3: Wye Oak - Warning
mp3: Imperial China - There Is No Translation
mp3: Caverns - Brodown High Noon (via Aural States)
mp3: Lykke Li - Little Bit


Only a few one night shows close out the week, plus my boys in Black & Gold are playing in some kind of sports game Sunday that will have most of the area in its grasp.

At the 941 Theater in Philly, local acts come out to play. With a new album out in the UK and coming soon to our shores, BC Camplight takes the stage with his own brand of sugary 60s infused pop. More retro indie pop from The Bye Byes and Surefire Broadcast round out the bill.

The Rock & Roll Hotel is hosting Nashville band American Bang, their own show while in between dates opening for The Pretenders along with a few DC natives. One of our favorites Telograph is back at it with Cobra Collective as well as Pittsburgh band Triggers.

One lone show to tell you about on Sunday. The Fire in Philly has a great line-up of singer-songwriters featuring local Matthew Landis, Chicago's Anna Vogelzang and Christine Lyons. Also on stage will be Philly group Papertrees.

mp3: BC Camplight - Hide, Run Away
mp3: The Bye Byes - Binoculars
mp3: Surefire Broadcast - Let It Snow (get the title of the post now?)
mp3: Telograph - The Fever
mp3: Cobra Collective - Hannibal at the Gates
mp3: Anna Vogelzang - Twisted (live)



Blogger CD said...

One can never experience too much LL...

Saturday, January 31, 2009  
Blogger CD said...

LL put on another incredible show (and the opener did something for me, too), but i still maintain that's hands down the worst venue in the Greater DC Metro area.

Sunday, February 01, 2009  

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