Back in town after the Thanksgiving break? Want to reconnect with the sounds of DC? Hometown Sounds has you covered with DC music picks every night of the week.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Black Cat Backstage is blowing out booking fantastic DC bands in its last month of hosting shows. Tuesday night anthemic punk band Des Demonas celebrates the release of their new single “Bay of Pigs” with support from Knife Wife and Penguin, a new band with superlative cred featuring Devin Ocampo (The Effects, Faraquet, Medications), Renata Ocampo (Warm Sun, Pearie Sol & the Raindrops), Burleigh Seaver (Shortstack, Alarms and Controls), and Jerry Busher (Fugazi, All Scars, Fidelity Jones, French Toast).
The DIY house show spirit in DC is waning, with the loss of Bathtub Republic, Paperhaus, The Beehive and more. Luckily a new spot called Dwell is rising to fill the void. Wednesday night their all-DC lineup includes Poppy Patica, Max Gowan and Emperor Plum.
Soulful jazz ensemble Champion Sound Band just got a well-earned profile bump by WaPo‘s Chris Richards. See them celebrate the release of their new 7″ vinyl single at Sotto on Thursday night, with two sets at 8 and 10.