The shutdown ends, the polar vortex approaches. There’s always something here in DC. Let’s get out and see some live music this week, shall we? Here are our #DCmusic picks for the week ahead.
Soul-punk band Lightmare celebrate the release of their debut music video “Good Night White Pride, from their debut EP Dream Glitch, tonight downstairs at the Looking Glass Lounge. Lightmare’s vocalist Shady Rose bartends and spins DC music all night.
Saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed’s go-go revival band The JoGo Project celebrates his birthday and a new album Tuesday evening at Georgetown’s Blues Alley with two sets, 8 and 10 PM.
The Strathmore‘s Artist-in-Residence program has nurtured and developed many outstanding DC area musicians. This Wednesday the Strathmore’s intimate Mansion hosts current AIR, soulful vocalist and percussionist Dante’ Pope in an exploration the roots of African music.
The Dew Drop Inn gives us another strong lineup of music on Thursday night. See provocateurs Jack On Fire, a solo set by Olivia Mancini, and a tour visit from her occasional Brooklyn collaborator Ruby Rae.