‘Project 365 – Day 2. It’s Only Rock’n’Roll’
courtesy of ‘.ygor’
Ticket prices for chart-topping acts who headline the big award shows are expensive. Not to mention the fact that tour stops at gigantic commercial venues like the Verizon Center take all the fun out of what a concert is supposed to be — an opportunity to hear quality live music. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule (like Muse at the Patriot Center last week), but whatever happened to showing the homegrown groups some sweet, sweet lovin’ by attending their hometown gigs? We’ve got 5 shows slated in March that deserve an audience. So spring something new on yourself this month and check ’em out.
courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’
The Red and The Black, w/ Midnight Wine + Pearl and the Bear, 9 pm
If you’re into roots-based blends of folk, blues and rock, the Kalob Griffin Band can get you your fix of Wilco meets Ryan Adams meets Neil Young alt-country goodness.
Rock & Roll Hotel, 8 pm
Here We Go Magic have played the festival circuit main stage and are about to release their second album. They’ve come a long way since recording tracks in a basement just two years ago.
Ebeneezer’s Coffee House, 7:30 pm
Nothing says intimate like an evening spent with a singer-songwriter live at a small, dimly lit venue. Join Taylor Carson for his album release party to hear heartfelt tunes from a man with nothing than a guitar.
Asylum, 9 pm
Feel like chilling out and having a drink? Local Reggae Rockers GroundScore take the stage at Asylum in Adams Morgan for a night of drinks and tunes reminiscent of Sublime circa 1992.
Pink Jams Breast Cancer Benefit f/ The Very Small, Dreamscapes Project & Momentary Prophets
Jammin’ Java, 10 pm
Supporting a good cause is always a valid excuse for a night of live music. Take the trip to Vienna’s Jammin’ Java for this benefit show featuring three acts from around the DC metropolitan area.
Some cool stuff you mention here.
And here’s a plug for lots of great new jazz coming into DC later this month. This weekend, Bohemian Caverns hosts young piano phenom Robert Glasper. (His version of Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” is killing!) He also collaborated with Kanye West and music directed for Mos Def, so his stuff is hip and contemporary within a jazz trio context.
Also, great drummer Allison Miller (Ani DiFranco) brings her new sick band Boom Tic Boom to Bossa on March 21.
And a sentimental old fave of mine, Jonatha Brooke – not jazz, but one of the best, most musical-yet-unheralded songwriters out there today – coming to Birchmere with also-cool folkie Lori McKenna, March 26.
Love this kind of roundup, had no idea about Here We Go Magic and now I’m psyched. Thanks!!
Good news, Will. Not only will this be a monthly occurrence from now on (yay props for the local music scene!) but check back in on Thursday for a lil’ thang on HWGM.
!Viva la musica!
Granted, HWGM is a NY-based band … but they’re sitting hitting up the DC local scene, which is quite vibrant with up-and-coming acts :)
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