Let’s have a hurricane free, DC music filled weekend, shall we? Here are our picks for live music all weekend long.
In case you missed it, this week Paste Magazine picked out 15 DC bands they think everyone needs to know about. That list is fairly monochromatic and entirely rock & punk, but includes a lot of bands we love. You can catch three of Paste’s picks on the same bill tonight at the Black Cat, when catchy af pop band Bad Moves celebrates its long awaited record release with support from The Obsessives and Ultra Beauty. Expect a low ticket warning at any moment.
We have repped bilingual folk singer Elena Lacayo on HTS for many years, because she is both talented in songwriting and passionate about important causes. Saturday night Mount Pleasant’s indie movie theater Suns Cinema hosts Lacayo in a discussion and performance about her homeland of Nicaragua and the dire political situation that continues to unfold there. Proceeds from this unique event will go toward directly to supporting the struggle in Nicaragua and to supporting organizations in DC.
Trip hop mood-setters Luna Honey just released their debut album Peace Will Grind You Down through Blight Records in June of this year. As they set off on a promotional tour, the quartet also released a gorgeous live album Peace Lives showing how the songs have evolved over the life of this young band. The fall tour kicks off with a hometown show Sunday night at the Black Cat Backstage, along with fellow DC bands Kid Claws and Knife Wife.