Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Area Weekend: Welcome Back! Part Two

Hope you all had fun last night. Tonight and Sunday are just as loaded, so without further delay, here's what to check out:

(photo by brantley gutierrez, via bands myspace)

Some bands are starting their multiple city stops on Saturday. The one I recommend is Eulogies joining up with our friends Middle Distance Runner, set to drop a new album very soon, and The Payola Reserve, who already had a show on Friday. Catch them at IOTA in Arlington tonight for a nice up-close and personal show. Those in Baltimore can get them Sunday at Metro Gallery.

mp3: Eulogies - Two Can Play (via
mp3: Middle Distance Runner - Brother John (via band)
mp3: The Payola Reserve - Music Is Not Music (via band)

The dirty, bluesy Southern Rock of J-Roddy Walston & The Business is at Baltimore's Ottobar Saturday before opening for The Hold Steady Sunday at the Recher. And that is a free show.

mp3: J Roddy Walston & The Business - Used to Did (via
mp3: The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy (via vagrant records)

TK Webb & The Visions are joined by Appomattox for a double city stop. Saturday's DC9 show also features Gods & Queens, while the Sunday Talking Head show in Baltimore has David Heumann of Arbouretum fame set to open.

mp3: TK Webb & The Visions - Teen is Still Shaking (via kemado records)

Baltimore's own Ponytail is also hitting two cities this weekend. First stop is at American University in DC with Mittenfields. The next stop is a slot on the Los Campesinos! show at the TLA in Philly Sunday night.

mp3: Ponytail - Celebrate the Body Electric (via

Time for those that are playing just one venue this weekend. Still quite a bit to go.


Big show at the Warner Theater as comedian-musician Stephen Lynch takes the stage. This is going to be very entertaining.

Another huge show is at The Troc, featuring Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem and Ohioans Heartless Bastards. Also on the bill is local group Good Old War. This show is already sold out! Enjoy if you have tix. If not, find a way to get in.

Philly's M-Room is featuring an electronic show with Arms and Sleepers, The Circadian Rhythms and Anni Rossi. Baltimore and DC have some to chose from as locals Squaaks (you may know Elena from Ace of Cakes...Yummy!) and ...So I Had To are joined by The Minneapolis Henrys at Metro Gallery. Black Cat has a great line up with The Drones from Australia sharing the stage with Deleted Scenes and Pretty & Nice.

mp3: Stephen Lynch - 3 Balloons (via
mp3: Heartless Bastards - The Mountain (via Sneak Attack Media)
mp3: Arms and Sleepers - A Mission To Prague (via
mp3: Anni Rossi - Wheelpusher (via
mp3: Squaaks - Be Dry My Bleeding Heart(via band)
mp3: Deleted Scenes - Turn To Sand (via band website)
mp3: Pretty & Nice - Tora Tora Tora (via Hardly Art Records)

Ok, so this massive weekend ended up becoming three parts. Sunday will posted soon!



Anonymous brett said...

I love Middle Distance Runner! Here in LA I've been hearing their song "Out of Here" a lot lately in a commercial for KTLA's prime time news. You can see the video for it on my blog here :

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