If you are in the mood for pizza on a weekend evening, Comet Ping Pong on North Connecticut is one of the fine choices you have in our fair city. Most weekends there come with the bonus of live late night music with excellent, mostly local musicians often featured. Coming this Saturday night are two excellent variants of the psychedelic folk world.
Martin Bisi’s music is edgy and exciting with a wide variety of shifts between quiet and loud, spacey and grounded, linear and obtuse. Even if I did not enjoy the music I have sampled from him, I would go just to see his special guest: Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls. The last time, I saw the Dolls, Viglione impressed me as one of the finest drummers I had seen that year.
Fern Knight also plays psychedelic folk music and through their several albums have moved their sound around quite a bit. One thing is guaranteed, there will be strings. Cellos, violins, violas, along with percussion and more. No matter what else they dream up, you can be certain it will be an exciting personal journey. They have dazzled DC before at the Velvet Lounge and I can’t wait to see what they will come up with this Saturday.