Thursday, February 25–Den-Mate, Sitcom, Witch Coast @ Black Cat. Doors 7:30 p.m./Tickets $10
Babe City Records’ artist Den-Mate made our 2015 Artists to Watch list, due in part to her high-energy live show that instantly turned us into a fan. This Thursday, you can experience her awesome set for yourself and celebrate Den-Mate’s album release show at Black Cat’s backstage. It’ll definitely be a packed house, so make sure to arrive early and catch Baltimore’s Sitcom and Babe City Records’ Witch Coast.
Thursday, February 25–Trio OOO and Organix Trio @ Songbyrd. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $10
The Preparation is a new monthly series at Songbyrd that will spotlight some of D.C.’s most innovative acts. The kick-off event on Thursday will be an album release show for jazz supergroup Trio OOO, featuring esteemed musicians Luke Stewart, Aaron Martin Jr. and Sam Lohman.
Friday, February 26–The El Mansouris, Really Big Pinecone, We Can All Be Sorry @ 453 Florida Ave NW. Show 7:30 p.m./Donations
Our top Friday show pick is this excellent lineup at 453 Florida Ave. After putting on a solid set at Luce Unplugged a couple weeks ago, we’re looking forward to seeing The El Mansouris play this show with another band we dig, Brooklyn’s Really Big Pinecone. Make sure to bring cash donations for all the touring bands.
Saturday, February 27–DJ Ayescold, Ace Cosgrove, Redline Graffiti @ Songbyrd. Show 8:30 p.m./Tickets $10
Otherfeels is a new event production group from D.C. that has booked some really great shows lately. Their kick-off show with Kokayi and The Walking Sticks sold out last week, and this week they’re back at it again with another eclectic D.C. lineup. DJ Ayescold will bring her blissful tropical sounds to Songbyrd’s basement, with Maryland MC and Landmark Music Festival alum Ace Cosgrove and genre-bending band Redline Graffiti rounding-out this great local bill.
Sunday, February 28–Furniteur, Parlour Tricks, Tigers Are Bad For Horses. Show 8:30 p.m./Tickets $10
WRGW District Radio hosts two local electronic acts who’ve put out some solid tunes in the last year, Furniteur and Tigers Are Bad for Horses. With New York trio Parlour Tricks, you’ll want to head back to Songbyrd this weekend to catch this lineup.
Also, this is not a show, but support your creative scene and speak out on the displacement of local artists this Tuesday, at the Office of Zoning and Planning. The zoning board hearing starts at 6:30 p.m.
Plus other cool shows this week…
Tuesday, February 23–A Conversation with Pussy Riot @ The Howard Theatre. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $25
Tuesday, February 23–Juan Wauters, Baby Bry Bry and Friends, Keeper @ Comet Ping Pong. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $12 DOS only
Wednesday, February 24–Bumper Jacksons @ Strathmore. Show 7:30 p.m./Tickets $17
Thursday, February 25–Color Palette, the Kickback, Technicians @ DC9. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $8 DOS only
Thursday, February 25–Julia Holter and Circuit Des Yeux @ Rock and Roll Hotel. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $15
Thursday, February 25–Ty Segall & the Muggers, CFM, Axis: Sova @ 9:30 Club. Doors 7 p.m./Tickets $25
Friday, February 26–The Funk Ark and ShwizZ @ Gypsy Sally’s. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $14 advance or $16 DOS
Friday, February 26–Pissed Jeans, Downtown Boys, Homosuperior @ Black Cat. Doors 9 p.m./Tickets $15
Friday, February 26–Potty Mouth, Stove, Bleary Eyed @ DC9. Show 6:30 p.m./Tickets $10
Saturday, February 27–LVL Up, Bad Moves, Princess Reason @ Comet Ping Pong. Show 10 p.m./Tickets $12 DOS only
Sunday, February 28–Gully Waters and Cruzie Beaux @ Velvet Lounge. Show 8:30 p.m./Tickets $8
Sunday, February 28–The Clara Barton Sessions @ Kennedy Center. Show 6 p.m./FREE