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Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week

By Stephanie Williams | Top 5 Shows This Week

These are the top five shows you should see this week

Wednesday, April 26–Sir E.U, BRNDA, Breathers,Walrus @ Bathtub Republic. Show 7 p.m./Donations

An eclectic mix of D.C. rap, punk and everything in-between can be heard at one of our favorite house venues on Wednesday. DCDIT will present its genre-agnostic lineup that features the charismatic hip hop of Sir E.U, local punks BRNDA along with Atlanta electronic group Breathers and Nova Scotia dream pop band Walrus.




Wednesday, April 26–Dreamcast and Juju & Jordash @ Ten Tigers Parlour. Show 8 p.m./$5 cover

Esteemed D.C. labels 1432 R and Future Times join forces to present a show at one of our favorite Petworth haunts, Ten Tigers Parlour. Bringing his soulful, future forward sounds to the venue is D.C.’s Dreamcast, who recently released an excellent seven-inch record via Peoples Potential Unlimited. His innovative stylings will pair well with the industrial electronic offerings of Amsterdam’s Juju & Jordash, who’ll also headline this show on Wednesday.




Thursday, April 27–CTRL Space CMD @ Capital Fringe. Show 8:30 p.m./Tickets $10 or $20 DOS

If you’ve been sleeping on Jamal Gray and St. Clair Castro’s ambitious new performance series, CTRL Space CMD, you’ve only got one more chance to see it before it’s over. This last show on Thursday will wrap up the four-part series–an existential performance piece put on by some of the city’s finest bands and visual artists. The full schedule will be revealed within the coming days.


Friday, April 28–Janel Leppin and Coup Sauvage and the Snips @ Smithsonian American Art Museum. Show 6 p.m./FREE

As a classically-trained cellist, vocalist, composer and record label founder, Janel Leppin is unequivocally one of the city’s most accomplished and influential musicians. On Friday, she’ll celebrate the release of a new album and announce details on her new vinyl series, spotlighting female and non-binary artists. After Leppin’s set, get ready to groove to the audacious dance pop of Coup Sauvage and the Snips, who just released a new record via Sister Polygon.




Saturday, April 29–Beauty Pill, Br’er and Arto Lindsay @ Black Cat. Doors 8 p.m./Tickets $20

One of the best shows of the month features three music vanguards at Black Cat’s Mainstage this Saturday. For over a decade, D.C. visionary Chad Clark has spearheaded the ingenious group Beauty Pill, composing beautifully textured songs harnessed by masterful musicianship. Saturday is a chance to see their fantastic live show in addition to seeing the boundary-pushing experimental noise-pop of D.C.’s own Br’er and New York’s Arto Lindsay.

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