Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
The top five shows you should see this week
Monday, Nov 7–Weyes Blood, Cigarette, Br’er @ Dew Drop Inn. Show 8:30 p.m./$10 cash donation
Riding high after the release of her gorgeous album, Front Row Seat To Earth, Weyes Blood will treat D.C. to a special intimate show at the Dew Drop Inn on Monday night. The lineup, curated by DCDIT, featuring a couple of our favorite D.C. bands that pair nicely with Weyes Blood’s avant-garde folk rock, celestial rockers Cigarette and experimental noise-pop band Br’er. Our advice is to get there right when doors open–this show is guaranteed to sell out.
Tuesday, Nov 8–Henry Rollins @ Lincoln Theatre. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $40
Who better to talk about all this election craziness with than Henry Rollins? The ex-Black Flag frontman, L.A.-Weekly columnist, radio host and D.C. native brings his unsparing spoken word tour to Lincoln Theatre on Tuesday night. Whatever happens after the polls close, at least there’s Henry Rollins to make sense of it all.
Thursday, Nov 10–Sports, Humble Fire, Julian @ Comet Ping Pong. Doors 7 p.m./$10 tickets DOS only
If you’re ever in doubt of where to go to catch a great show, Comet is usually a solid pick. Thursday’s show features Philly-by-way-of-Ohio power-pop band Sports, dream rock quartet Humble Fire and lo-fi rock quartet Julian opening the show.
Friday, Nov 11–Bless, Empath, Ghost Camp, Snail Mail @ 453 Florida Ave. Show 7 p.m./Cash donations
One of the most active house venues in the area, 453, has got another excellent lineup booked in its space on Friday night. D.C. rock trio Bless will celebrate their tape release at this show, with rising Baltimore/D.C. rock band Snail Mail, avant-garde Philly rockers Empath and New Jersey’s Ghost Camp all playing in the same room.
Friday, Nov 11–Mellow Diamond, Crown Larks, Governess, City Counselor @ Bathtub Republic. Show 7 p.m./Cash donations
Also on Friday, house venue Bathtub Republic has a great bill lined up that will make it tough to choose between this and 453’s show. A few highlights on this lineup are Janel Leppin, one of the area’s most accomplished and hardest-working musicians, who will perform under her Mellow Diamond project, and rattling rock trio Governess, who just released their debut album via Sister Polygon Records.