The 2019 Breakin’ Even Fest 3 takes over the Pie Shop for 3 nights of punk glory this weekend. Tonight’s lineup is the most DC-stacked, with Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Homosuperior, and fest organizers American Television. AMTV entered their new song “Great Divide” in NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest, giving a fun taste of their pop-punk energy. Help these fine gents not lose too much money celebrating punk and indie music.
If punk music isn’t quite your speed, tonight Pearl Street Warehouse hosts the album release show for singer-songwriter Drew Gibson and his band of Dave Hadley on pedal steel, Jon Nazdin on bass, Ryan Walker on keys and Ben Tufts on Drums. Plus you also get an opening set by the always lovely Emily Henry.
On Saturday night Comet Ping Pong hosts a not-surprise birthday party for a member of the surprise Birthday Band. The two non-surprise indie rock bands on the bill are Foul Swoops and Saturday Night. Hmmm, who could the surprise band be?
DC rapper Ardamus was scheduled to play The Pub & The People‘s Free Live & Local series a month ago, but had to postpone when a health issue landed him in the hospital. We’re thrilled that the prolific performer and member of The Lucky So & So’s and Strangers That Clique is back on his feet and ready for his showcase this Sunday from 6-8 on the outdoor patio.