Well it looks like Spring has finally SPRUNG people. And while we may be hitting the 70’s during the day, there’s still a bit of a chill in the air at night, so what better way to keep warm then taking in a sweaty RAWK show, right? Lucky for you H-Street has got things covered with a quick string of upcoming shows that lean heavily on the local DC scene.
Fans of roots based music should kick off your weekend at the Rock and Roll Hotel this Friday with the triple bill of DC bands CROOKED TREE, SOL ROOTS TRIO and ORCHARD WALL. Then stick around and grab a room at the Hotel till Saturday (you can’t really…but I hear the coat room is pretty comfortable) because DC ex-pats THE DANCE PARTY are return to the city from whence they sprang to make sure that you…um…dance…your a$$ off. Seriously. Those guys sorta kill it.
But say hyperactive fun isn’t your thing. Never fear, because you can always head across the street Saturday night to The Red Palace where DC’s own BLACK DOG PROWL will be playing. Having been described as the “musical lovechild of Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden”, it’s safe to say that the RAWK will be broughten, or brung, or…you know what I mean.
Skipping ahead a little to the end of the next week, The Red Palace is going to satisfy your folk-pop needs on Thursday, March 15th when JENNY OWEN YOUNGS makes stop through the little room that could. And on Saturday, March 17th RICH ROBINSON of The Black Crowes will be making a stop (with AMY LAVERE in tow!) to let you in on what he’s been up to since his previous (legendary) band’s dissolution last year.
Moving back across the street, on Friday, March 16th it looks like local music night AGAIN at the Rock and Roll when BIKE TRIP, MEGAPHONE BARONS, and THE NORTH COUNTRY (self described on their band page as “music for people who give a sh!@”) take the stage to try and get some DC love. Then DC invades the Rock and Roll AGAIN when BLACK ALLEY, leaders of the “soul garage movement”, will combine the rock and the smooth into a tasty genre defying sandwich for your consumption.
Wrapping everything up on March 22nd at The Red Palace is PURITY RING. Known for their electronic future-pop sounds, and recently featured on Pitchfork, this is a show that fans of smart, danceable indie-pop aren’t going to want to miss.
That’s it for this week. As always check out our suggested listening below, and we’ll be back two weeks from now to fill you in on all of the latest and greatest shows coming to our neck of the woods up on Capitol Hill.