Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
These are the five shows we’re excited to see this week
Tuesday, Feb. 28–Park Snakes, Taboo, Mock Identity, Jail Solidarity @ Catbus. Show 7 p.m./$8-$10 donation
The latest release to come out on D.C. label BLIGHT is Park Snakes’ self-titled debut EP. The record is an interesting amalgamation of the band’s self-described noir rock offerings and electronic remixes of their songs by labelmates Br’er, CrushnPain, Bruisey Peets, Stronger Sex, and Tölva. On Tuesday, the trio will celebrate the record’s tape release with Jail Solidarity, Mock Identity (featuring members of Insect Factory, DAIS, Supersonic Piss) and Maine psych-rock band Taboo.
Thursday, March 2-Sunday, March 5–Sounds of the City Festival. Various venues–click here for full schedule, tickets and times.
This weekend, we’re throwing our first city-wide festival effort called Sounds of the City. The four-day celebration has a little bit of everything, from free panels/networking events, live music, interactive expos and more that’ll bring together D.C.’s best bands, entrepreneurs, visual artists, journalists and more creatives who shape the city’s music scene. Some of the highlights on the schedule include Sounds of the City’s Mainstage Showcase at Black Cat, featuring performances from Den-Mate, Nag Champa, Fellow Creatures and Stronger Sex along with a pop-up art installation showcasing five years’-worth of D.C.’s best concert posters! Earlier that day, we’re also putting on the first-ever D.C. Record Label Fair, where you can meet, discover and buy merch from over a dozen of the area’s best independent record labels. Friday’s music showcase at Tropicalia will feature live performances from rising emcee’s Ace Cosgrove and Ciscero, with D.C.’s leading name in electronic music, Ayes Cold. There’s even more stuff happening this weekend–for the full schedule and tickets, click here.
Thursday, March 2–Feedel Band @ Bossa. Show 9:30 p.m./Tickets $10 DOS only
Bringing their dynamic jazz offerings to Bossa on the first Thursday of every month is Feedel Band, who’ll return to the Adams Morgan venue this week. The group is comprised of some of the city’s most established musicians, playing a hybrid of modern jazz fused with traditional Ethiopian music. If you’re looking for a good show to check out on Thursday night, Feedel Band will not disappoint.
Thursday, March 2–Luke Reddick, Blood Club, Poppy Patica, The Center @ Bathtub Republic. Show 7 p.m./Donations
Bathtub Republic has another excellent lineup booked this Thursday. Luke Reddick of Bless and Cool People will perform a solo set with Laurie Spector of Hothead, in addition to D.C. rock act Poppy Patica, New York ambient drone project The Center and Boston bedroom-pop act Blood Club.
Friday, March 3–Kokayi @ Kennedy Center. Show 6 p.m./FREE
Kokayi is an artist that knows no musical boundaries, forging his own sound and style that’s incomparable to anyone else in D.C. He puts on one of the most engaging live shows around, and if you haven’t yet seen him perform, Friday’s show at Kennedy Center presented by Hometown Sounds is where you should be.