This is Don’t Stay Home, our twice weekly round up of the finest #DCmusic to check out every night of the week. Let’s get to it!
Hey hey, we get to host a show tonight! DC’s gargantuan experimental guitar band Boat Burning takes the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage this evening at 6 PM. Expect towering live versions of songs from their recent self-titled EP and some unexpected holiday cheer. Grab a good seat up front starting at 5:30, and remember you can stream the show live online if you can’t make it in person.
Intersectional punk takes over the Black Cat backstage Wednesday evening. The ferocious lineup includes Dundalk’s Bust Down and two well known DC bands, Jail Solidarity and Homosuperior.
The most unexpected announcement of 2018 in DC music was the resurrection of Washington Social Club. The powerful indie pop band fronted by Martin Royle and Olivia Mancini rocked DC stages all through the naughts and went quiet after the sold out hometown shows and national tour supporting their sophomore album Bigger Than Your Boyfriend in 2007-2008. Come hear the classics like “Diamond Hipster Boy” and “Charlie the Russian” along with brand new material Thursday night at the Black Cat. Show up on time for the opening set from Bryan Gerhart’s new band Slow Love.