It’s another strong week in #DCmusic shows. Hometown Sounds lovingly encourages you to get out of your air-conditioned, Netflix-enabled hidey hole and onto the dance floor singing along to some great tunes. Here are our suggestions for the week to come.
Ryan Walker and Stephen Russ are two endearing DC musicians that share not just a friendship but also a birthday, and that was yesterday. Stephen’s new band Bal Boheme joins Ryan’s group The Beanstalk Library for a night of musical celebrations tonight at Arlington’s Galaxy Hut.
Kudos to Black Cat for hosting a snazzy two band bill on a Tuesday night. The Beginner’s Mynd channel 60s era psychedelic rock, and Ezra Mae & The Gypsy Moon make smoky garage-y blues. Get on this.
Seán Barna is a drummer and singer swapping time between DC and NY, and his unique vocal and lyrical style sound like no one else here. Come here his band The Monogamists perform songs from Barna’s upcoming release Cissy, a “gasping, 5-song exploration of isolation, anxiety, queerness, and mortality” at SongByrd Wednesday evening. Plus you get Rob Stokes Band and Brooklyn’s Laura Wolf, and life is just grand.
Little League Champs play pop-punk and mashup style music, including “anthems from the 90s and songs you would’ve heard at Warped Tour in 2006”. AdMo’s SongByrd hosts the release show for their debut EP Hot Ice Thursday night, with support from Broke Royals and Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found. That’s a fun as hell lineup from start to finish to lead into the weekend.