Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
Don’t sleep on these five shows happening this week.
Monday, Aug. 14–Venn, Looms, Flowerbomb @ Jammin Java. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $10 advance or $15 DOS
On any given week, you can find D.C. band Venn headline at least one big venue in town. The quartet has been riding high since releasing their dreamy shoegaze record in February, and Monday’s show is the perfect chance to see them if you haven’t yet.
Tuesday, Aug. 15–Witch Coast, Growl, Rom @ Comet Ping Pong. Show 7:30 p.m./$5-$10 suggested donation
A group we’ve raved about many times in this column: Babe City’s Witch Coast will bring its audacious live set back to Comet Ping Pong. If you’re still without plans on Tuesday night, this is where you should be.
Tuesday, Aug. 15–Olivia & the Mates, Lisa Said Project, Park Snakes @ Black Cat. Doors 7:30 p.m./Tickets $10
Across town from Comet, Black Cat also has a great show lined up at its cozy backstage space. The bill features veteran D.C. musician Olivia Mancini, who’s made a name for herself through her solo work and many other projects. She’ll perform with her full band along with D.C.’s Park Snakes and Lisa Said, who will celebrate her EP release.
Saturday, Aug. 19–Chuck Brown Day @ Chuck Brown Memorial Park. Show 4 p.m./FREE
The third annual Chuck Brown Day will pay tribute to the life and legacy of the godfather of go-go with a free celebration. Watch live performances from the Chuck Brown Band, We Are One tribute band and EU feat. Sugar Bear on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, Aug. 19–Redline Graffiti, Jenna Camille, Crue @ Rock and Roll Hotel. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $12
After Chuck Brown Day, make your way to Rock and Roll Hotel. If you missed them opening for Amadou & Mariam last month at 9:30 Club, this is your chance to see Redline Graffiti’s fantastic live show plus the soulful Jenna Camille and Crue.