Listening Session: Top 5 Shows This Week
Don’t sleep on these top five shows this week
Tuesday, Oct. 17— Kali Uchis and Phony Ppl @ U Street Music Hall. Show 7 p.m./SOLD OUT
This year was the moment when Kali Uchis really came into her own as a musician. She landed a featured spot on the Gorillaz new album, earned an opening slot on Lana Del Ray’s forthcoming arena tour, and sold out most of the dates on her own headlining tour this fall. Hopefully you were able to get a ticket in time to her sold out homecoming show at U Street Music Hall on Tuesday.
Thursday, Oct. 19–Redline Graffiti, Echelon the Seeker, Suncruiser @ Velvet Lounge. Show 8:30 p.m./Tickets $10 DOS only
If you were bummed about Redline Graffiti’s canceled show at Velvet Lounge last week, there’s good news: the band has rescheduled to play this Thursday instead. Their appearance follows the release of their new album, The Mere Souls, an expansive record that stretches the boundaries of rock, R&B, house music, soul and jazz. Another record we’ve been playing on loop here at DCMD’s headquarters is Echelon the Seeker’s brilliant self-titled EP, which you’ll also get to see live on Thursday night.
Friday, Oct. 20–GoldLink @ The Fillmore. Show 8 p.m. and 11: 30 p.m./Tickets $25+
D.C.’s own GoldLink is coming back to town for back-to-back shows at The Fillmore on Friday night. This particular gig supports GoldLink’s excellent debut studio album–At What Cost–and he’s promising to bring a slew of surprise guests with him on stage. Maybe we’ll see Backyard Band and GoldLink link up for the “Crew” remix? Or Mya making an appearance for “Roll Call”? There’s too many possibilities to speculate, but to find out you’ll have to see it for yourself–tickets are still available to GoldLink’s second show at 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21–Halloween Cover Benefit Show @ The Pinch. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $10 with costume, $15 without
Where can you see Sleater-Kinney, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine and Oasis together on the same stage? Well, technically, nowhere. But the closest thing to it is the 11th annual Halloween Benefit Cover Show at The Pinch this Saturday. Some of the area’s finest rock bands like GIVE and Pure Disgust will cover music from the aforementioned acts for one night only, and yup–it’s encouraged for everyone to wear a costume. All proceeds made from the show will benefit victims of hurricane Harvey, so it’s worth to get into the Halloween spirit for a good cause.
Sunday, Oct. 22–Two Inch Astronaut, Maneka, Refeed @ Above the Bayou. Show 7:30 p.m./Tickets $7-$10 donation DOS only
If you can get to this show on Sunday, you’re in for a treat. This is a rare chance to see Maryland post-punk trio Two Inch Astronaut perform an intimate show for their local fans. Plus, you’ll get to see Maneka, the new project of ex-Speedy Ortiz member Devin McKnight, who just put an awesome EP via Exploding in Sound Records.