And just like that, it’s February. Can we interest you in some fine #DCmusic to get out of your house for? Here are our weekend picks.
The legacy of Rastafari legend Bob Marley continues to inspire reggae bands all over the world. Celebrating what should have been Marley’s 74th birthday at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown tonight are two DC bands with deep rocksteady vibes, FeelFree and Fort Knox Recordings’ Nappy Riddem.
The last time Mike Boggs’s indie pop band We Were Pirates played live was at our Kennedy Center Millennium Stage showcase in late 2017. As is his style, Boggs then retreated to his home studio and developed six new songs in a more acoustic and organic style. Come hear the full band debut the new EP Gone at the Rock & Roll Hotel Saturday night, with support from DC synthpop band Color Palette (another Millennium Stage alum!) and Richmond’s The Trillions.
Eva Moolchan’s third album as Sneaks Highway Hypnosis just dropped on Merge Records a few days ago. Come hear the songs range from post-punk to electronic to experimental hip-hop live Sunday night at SongByrd in AdMo. DC expat singer-songwriter Insomnea opens.