Top 5 Shows This Week

Top 5 Shows You Should See This Week in D.C.

Stranger in the AlpsStranger in the Alps; Photo Credit Iana Kozelsky

These are the top five shows you should see this week.

Thursday, Feb 15Stranger in the Alps, yOya, Seán Barna at Union Stage. Show 7:30 p.m./Tickets $12

Steve Kolowich is the brilliant D.C.-based songwriter behind Stranger in the Alps. Intertwining traditional folk music with electronic and pop elements, Kolowich has released some of the most notable works to come from D.C. over the last several years like his 2013’s debut Honey if You’re Lucky and his 2015 album Pattern Matching. Don’t miss Stranger in the Alps’ first show of the year this Thursday at one of our favorite new venues in town, Union Stage. 

Friday, Feb 16Janel Leppin, the Messthetics, Janel & Anthony, Blacks Myths, Antonia, G.L. Jaguar, Praxis, Maddie Cantrell, Kim Sator, Low Ways Quartet, Clara Smith, Katie Alice Greer & Janel Leppin, and more at Black Cat. Show 8 p.m./Tickets $10

Janel Leppin is an unstoppable force in the music scene. Outside of her many projects, Leppin is gearing up to present her next masterpiece this Friday with some of the best live performers in town. Weavings will be a showcase of several large-scale weavings Leppin crafted out of her vintage stage clothes, featuring live musical interpretation of each piece from acts like The Messthetics (featuring Brendan Canty and Joe Lally of Fugazi along with guitar wizard Anthony Pirog) and Priests’ Katie Alice Greer and G.L. Jaguar. 

Friday, Feb 16Sugg Savage, Nancy Feast, Margot MacDonald, Miles Frances at OTHERFEELS. Show 8 p.m./Donations

DIY house venue OTHERFEELS has a stacked lineup set for its first show of the year. There’ll be a little something for everyone here, featuring Maryland emcee Sugg Savage, D.C. vocalist Margot MacDonald, New York’s Nancy Feast (featuring members of TEEN) and Miles Francis.

Saturday, Feb 17Wylder at U Street Music Hall. Show 7 p.m./Tickets $15

D.C. quartet Wylder, who’s built a sizable following for its incredibly catchy folk-pop sound, will release a new EP this Friday. Recorded at Charlottesville’s White Star Sound studio, the band will celebrate its new record on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. 

Saturday, Feb 17The Cowards Choir at TBD. Show 7 p.m./Tickets $15 

The Cowards Choir is a group composed of the District’s finest musicians: Andy Zipf, Ryan Walker, Alissa Moore, Dayana Yochim, Logan Lamons, Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary. The band has played at established venues all over town, but this Saturday they’ll play an intimate house show in Arlington for a small group of fans. Tickets are limited, so make sure to get them now before they’re gone (Update: And just like that, they’re already gone!)

The Cowards Choir: The Singing Tree from Clubhill Media on Vimeo.