Epic Week in Concerts
The music scene literally explodes this week in DC. I have shows lined up Wednesday through Saturday and I might even pick up a Sunday ticket. Bowerbirds! Gotye! Polica! Youth Lagoon!! There is no way I’m going to be able to review all these shows (new job!!) so here’s a quick preview of the upcoming week in music. My favorite part about this week? Four concerts, four different venues all with a best friend in town. I will survive?
Unfortunately most of these are sold out (minus Bowerbirds). If you’re up for joining, snag some last-minute craigslistings, it’s going to be special.
Wednesday 3/21 – Bowerbirds @ Black Cat w/ Dry the River
It was love at first listen for me and Bowerbirds. Northern Lights off their ’09 release has been instrumental in crafting my musical taste to what it is today. The new year delivered us The Clearing; a deep and enigmatic masterpiece that deserves a few dozen listens at least. Cannot wait to see Bowerbirds live. I wouldn’t be surprised if I tear up in the presence of their beautiful music.
Tuck the Darkness In
Thursday 3/22 – Gotye @ 9:30 Club w/Kimbra
You all know this man (even if you cannot pronounce his name) and his now-iconic, decade defining song. What many of you may not know, is Somebody That I Used To Know was released nearly a year ago and Gotye has been at this music business for quite some time. His late 2011 release Making Mirrors adds to an already impeccable music library. One that I cannot wait to experience in the flesh.
Eyes Wide Open
Friday 3/23 – Polica @ Red Palace
Polica is a band you must know about, RIGHT NOW! The small room at Red Palace will be packed to the rafters with a sold out crowd, all ready to lose their heads. Channy Leaneagh mystifies, intrigues, and inspires with her airy, distant vocal delivery. A true talent to behold. Their 2011 album, Give You the Ghost, immediately vaulted this dynamic group to the top of almost every up-incoming artist list. I fully expect them to continue changing the music scene for years to come.
Saturday 3/24 – Youth Lagoon @ Rock N Roll Hotel
I have mused the talents of Youth Lagoon / Trevor Powers on RIF in the past. If I cared to make an albums of the year list, The Year of Hibernation would be right at the top. If my Youth Lagoon experience is even half as epic as this concert goers experience, it will be the show of the year.