Monthly Archives: March 2019

Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 3/08

In honor of International Women’s Day, this weekend edition of Don’t Stay Home features female-identified #DCmusic shows to show our support!

Friday 3/08:
For their own recognition of International Women’s Day, tonight College Park’s MilkBoy ArtHouse hosts an all-female lineup to celebrate empowerment with the cheeky name MilkGirl. See Sahara, Nalani & Sarina, The OSYX and Black Folks Don’t Swim? while benefiting the worthy nonprofit Girls Behind The Rock Show.

Saturday 3/09:
Bumper Jacksons frontwoman Jess Eliot Myhre leads a new group called The Honky Tonk Heroes for a two-stepping dance party at Hill Country BBQ Saturday evening. Polish up your best boots for well- and lesser-known country classics from a dedicated performer that knows her stuff.

Sunday 3/10:
The Brixton‘s weekly DC Jazz Jam devotes the entire month of March to a series called #InstrumentalLadiesofJazz. This Sunday Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra saxophonist and frequent experimental collaborator Sarah Marie Hughes leads the house band and whoever else shows up with chops and passion.


Honest Haloway – Atonement

Hometown Sounds was pretty pumped to get the automated YouTube email notification yesterday announcing a new video from Honest Haloway. The synthrock band well known for the captivating song and video “Psycho Bitch” has been mostly quiet since publishing a run of live recordings in 2017. HH’s new single “Atonement” is a ethereal song with a pulsing beat and Tim Kratzer’s entrancing, distinctive vocals, making us so happy they are back on the scene. This new music video was shot by Kratzer’s wife Sara Nabizadeh in Namibia, and like her photography it is astounding and arresting in its beauty and mystery. No other DC music video looks anything like this one. We enthusiastically endorse Honest Haloway’s next live show Saturday March 30th at the Rock & Roll Hotel with support from Bottled Up and Mystery Friends.



Well well, it’s been a minute since we checked in on K.A.A.N., the fast-rapping pride of Columbia MD. At one point songs and videos by the prolific rapper flooded SoundCloud and YouTube frequently, giving fans a steady dose of his wit and dexterity. Now he’s changed course and saved up 18 (!) new songs for a full length album called Gathering that just dropped on Spotify. K.A.A.N. loves him some acronyms (Knowledge Above All Nonsense, FYI) so of course the album’s first single is called “KYST” (spoiler alert: Keep Your Shit Together). This video from director Matthew T Robinson showcases KAAN’s verbal flow over some sweet production from Bleverly Hills & Dem Jointz.


Wylder – Ready To Break

Indie folk band Wylder spent last summer in sunny L.A. recording their second full length album Golden Age Thinking. Now comes the hard part of marketing, publicizing and performing the record, and the young quartet have launched an Indiegogo campaign to get help from their many dedicated fans. Time is ticking for you to snag benefits like signed vinyl and VIP passes. As veterans of our Millennium Stage series, we love how this band makes such fun and accessible music their own way with true independence and hard work. The new album’s first single “Ready To Break”, overflowing with hand claps and strumming, just premiered with this music video directed by Sam Rodgers. Frantically moving from location to location all over the area, we love the many delightful touches in this video, from the echo-y bridge in Union Station to parents dancing in the next room. Wylder play Ivy City’s City Winery next Thursday March 14th with Strong Water and Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 3/04

Welcome to March! Don’t stay home! All those Netflix series will still be there forever.

Monday 3/04:
More music at happy hour, please! Epicure Cafe in Fairfax hosts an early show this evening featuring CityWitch, Ms. Fridrich, New Order of Existence and Ashevile’s Polly Panic, the cellist from Rasputina.

Tuesday 3/05:
DC show organizers Greater District Sound Club bring some choice funk bands together at the Passenger for Tuesday night‘s Mardi Gras celebration. For just $9 you get Zen Warship, Surprise Attack and our Millennium Stage showcase vets The Lucky So & So’s.

Wednesday 3/06:
The Dangerous Pie Shop on H St NE brings together two stylistically distinct but complimentary bands Wednesday night. Crooks and Crows of Takoma Park describe themselves as the “outlaws of outlaw country”, while The Caribbean, more alums of our Millennium Stage series, make beautifully dreamy experimental indie rock.

Thursday 3/07:
For their monthly Thursday night series Phillips After 5, the prestigious Phillips Collection hosts a night celebrating radical women on the eve of International Women’s Day. Drummer Isabelle de Leon leads a womxn-identified quartet to entertain with masterful jazz.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 3/01

Are you in need of some live music for your weekend activities? As always, we’ve got you covered with #DCmusic picks every day.

Friday 3/01:
Curious about the Black Cat‘s newly reconfigured Red Room bar? Head there tonight to see DC’s wildest guitar shredder, Anthony Pirog of The Messthetics, perform two sets of his experimental sounds.

Saturday 3/02:
Congrats to shoegaze-core rock band Collider on the release of their new full length album Crossed Hearts! H St’s Dangerous Pies hosts their album release show Saturday night with support from The Rememberables and FuzzQueen.

Sunday 3/03:
7DrumCity‘s weekly “Music on the Patio” series at The Pub & The People brings blues maestro Bobby Thompson to the heated tent this Sunday night from 6-8 PM.