Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
Don’t sleep on these five shows this week.
Tuesday, June 6–Mary Timony @ Rock and Roll Hotel. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $16
Long before Ex Hex and Wild Flag, D.C. guitar virtuoso Mary Timony fronted Helium in the ’90s. During the group’s six-year run, Helium released a handful of albums, singles and EPs that were recently reissued last month by Madator Records. Now, bringing the band’s excellent catalog to the forefront once again, Timony will perform Helium’s music live this Tuesday with members of Hospitality.
Friday, June 9–Passing Phases, Governess, Light Beams @ Slash Run. Show 9 p.m./Tickets $5
When in doubt, Slash Run is a go-to place in Petworth to catch some of D.C.’s best bands. Friday’s show features a nice diverse lineup of D.C. rock, from the dark post-rock sounds of Governess to the hard-driving pop-rock melodies of Passing Phases.
Friday and Saturday, June 9-10 Strange Adventures III @ St. Stephen’s Church. Click here for show times and tickets
Twin Moon Arts Collective is throwing a music festival this weekend to benefit several great causes. The lineup will bring together emerging musicians from the D.C. area, including local MCs Mike of Doom and Corbin Butler, Virginia rock group Flowerbomb and D.C. hardcore stalwarts Bust Off. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Twin Moon Arts Collective, Casa Ruby, Positive Force DC and Earthjustice. Aside from those causes, Twin Moon Arts Collective will also host a book drive for non-profit DC Books to Prisons.
An underground rave in the most literal sense. Dupont Underground is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday night for Catharsis on the Mall via an all-night dance party. Featuring the musical stylings of D.C.’s DJ Meegs, v:shal kanwar, e.yore and Richmond’s Mr. Jennings, get out to Dupont Underground and support a worthy event while dancing the night away underground.
Sunday, June 11–Walk the Plank, Free Children of Earth, The Scandals, Bust Off @ DC9. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $10
A great way to end your week: D.C. hardcore quintet Walk the Plank have just released their high-powered new album, Cemetery Vacation, via Say-10 Records. To celebrate, the band will host a big release show at DC9 this Sunday, bringing together some of D.C.’s finest for the party along with New Jersey’s The Scandals.