Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
Looking for a great show to check out this week? Here are the five you should make an effort to see.
If you want to discover some of the best emerging talent in D.C., Glow End Theory is where you should be. It’s a monthly showcase that takes place at Black Cat, spotlighting women of color in the creative scene. The show features live performances from emcee Sugg Savage and R&B duo Mudi, with DJs Kryptk, Ducky Dynamo and Trillnatured keeping the good vibes going all night.
Saturday, April 1–Showtime Goma, Tony Kill, Troy Everett, Odetta Hartman @ Otherfeels. Show 7:30 p.m./Donations
Otherfeels is one of the most consistent venues in D.C. when it comes to booking quality music. At this Saturday’s show, you’ll get to see touring acts Showtime Goma and Nancy Feast (featuring members from A Sunny Day in Glasgow and TEEN), plus some rising stars in the music scene like D.C. producers Tony Kill, Troy Everett and avant-garde folk artist Odetta Hartman.
Saturday, April 1–Go Cozy, Son Step, Grace Vonderkuhn, Fellow Creatures in Brookland. Show 8:30 p.m./Donations
Featuring dream-pop, swamp rock and everything in-between, DCDIT is bringing together a diverse mix of bands for an interesting night of music. D.C.’s Go Cozy and Fellow Creatures will play this show with Philly’s Son Step and Delaware’s Grace Vonderkuhn.
Saturday, April 1–Dreamcast.Moe @ Dupont Underground. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $12
Dreamcast is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from D.C. who makes soul music harnessed with a futuristic twist. Saturday’s show is a chance to experience his innovative music in an unconventional space–Dupont Underground. Once an abandoned trolley station, Dupont Underground has recently re-opened to the public for special events and limited tours. If you haven’t checked out the space (and Dreamcast live), this is the time to do it.
Sunday, April 2–Thao @ Rock and Roll Hotel. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $20
Following the release of last year’s A Man Alive album, Falls Church native Thao Nguyen (of the Get Down Stay Down) will come back home to play a solo set at Rock and Roll Hotel. For anyone who has gone to see the band live, you can expect the same fantastic, high-energy live set from Nguyen at Sunday’s show.