Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
These are the shows we’re looking forward to this week.
Friday, Feb. 10–DISCO_VERY: A night of new Poetry, Prose, and Revelry @ Dew Drop Inn. Show 6 p.m./FREE
Brookland bar Dew Drop Inn has been putting on some interesting local shows as of late, including one happening this Friday. The show will offer a little something for everyone, featuring poetry, live music from SISTR MID9IGHT and Ian Svenonius’ found sounds project ESCAP-iSM, plus guest DJs Kid Congo Powers, Ben Swank and Svenonius. It’s free to get in, and there’ll also be happy hour-priced drinks and food.
The North Country is set to debut their ambitious art/music project, The Garden, at the Dance Loft on 14 this Friday. It’ll be a one-night only immersive art experience that will complement The North Country’s live set featuring all-new tunes. Massachusetts rock band LuxDeluxe and D.C. experimental rock veteran Ted Zook will also open the show. Space is limited to this, so it’s probably a good idea to get your tickets ahead of time here.
Friday, Feb. 10–Beautiful Swimmers, Chris Burns, Sleepy G, Sarah Myers, Mazi R, Jus Nowhere, Andy Grant @ Flash. Show 10 p.m./Tickets $8
Named DJs of the Year in 2016 by Vice’s imprint, Thump, D.C.’s Beautiful Swimmers will lead an all-local lineup of DJs at Flash on Friday. Chris Burns, Andy Grant (of D.C. House Grooves) and more prolific names in the D.C. electronic scene will be there.
Friday, Feb. 10–Aztec Sun, Swift Technique, Oh He Dead @ Rock and Roll Hotel. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $12
Bringing the funk to Rock and Roll Hotel this Friday is D.C.’s Aztec Sun. The band offers up soulful, groovy tunes influenced by Motown pop, jazz and Afro-funk. After a long week at work, this show is the perfect way to release all your inhibitions and stress on the dance floor.
Saturday, Feb. 11–Second Annual Soup Swap @ St. Stephen’s Church. Show 4 p.m./$10 donation
Positive Force DC is hosting a soup potluck and benefit show to support two non-profits, So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E) and Many Languages One Voice. Besides contributing to two important causes, you’ll get to see some great bands like Philly rock duo Trophy Wife, Virginia rockers Pygmy Lush, D.C.’s Governess and Patsy Decline (a Patsy Cline cover band featuring members of Bad Moves, Hemlines and Pygmy Lush).