Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 4/06

DC, Friday night is one of those nights where we all the good shows happen at once. Choose your own adventure, and have an awesome weekend.

Friday 4/06:
The mysterious Red Panda House hosts a rare performance tonight by Maryjo Mattea‘s garage rock duo Two Dragons and a Cheetah, along with the silver-jumpsuited Cody Valentine’s cosmic ensemble allthebestkids.


Ryan Walker’s classic folk-rock band The Beanstalk Library adds a horn section for their feature set tonight at The Wharf’s Pearl Street Warehouse, with support from Throwing Plates.

Two hugely funky vets of our Millennium Stage series, Backbeat Underground and Aaron Abernathy & his live band Nat Turner, team up for a killer night at the Rock & Roll Hotel.


A few months ago we got a turn behind the wheels of steel (actually, we just brought a laptop) for Rick Taylor’s post-punk DJ night We Fought The Big One. Tonight the party celebrates 14 years of excellence at the Marx Cafe with DJ Porcupine a special performance by synth wizards Blacklodge + em.g.

Matt Dowling has held down the bassline in DC indie rock bands Deleted Scenes, Paperhaus and The Effects. Now he takes a solo turn as Swoll, with an album release show tonight at Comet Ping Pong featuring Natural Velvet, Toxie Moxie and Loi Loi.


Saturday 4/07:
Off-the-grid creative space Dwell in NE DC (powered by sun and rainwater!) hosts an early evening of poetry from Peyman Allahvirdizadeh and experimental indie folk from Near Northeast. Please arrive on foot.

Sunday 4/08:
U Street Music Hall brings classic go-go back to NW DC Sunday evening with Experience Unlimited, aka EU. Show up on time for gypsy brass band Black Masala!

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