Monthly Archives: June 2019

Don’t Stay Home This Week 6/10

Hometown Sounds strongly encourages you to not stay home, because then you’d miss all this great #DCmusic.

Monday 6/10:
DC jazz great Samuel Prather leads the quartet version of his Groove Orchestra tonight in a free show at Ivy City Smokehouse in connection with the sprawling DC Jazz Fest, along with vocalist Akua Allrich.

Tuesday 6/11:
Garage and surf rock take the stage Tuesday night at Slash Run when DC faves Venray and Apollo 66 open for TN’s Mouth Reader.

Wednesday 6/12:
Some people love the lyrics most, and some love the music most and often can’t even make out the words. If you’re the latter, or you’re game to give the words a rest for a night, head to Evening Star Cafe‘s upstairs Majestic Lounge in Del Ray this Wednesday for ambient guitarist Tristan Welch and post-rock duo Ice Out.

Thursday 6/13:
The Smithsonian American Art Museum continues their prestigious and long running Luce Unplugged series highlighting the brightest in the DC music scene this Thursday with a special duo performance from Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley of the Bumper Jacksons.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 6/07

Don’t even think about staying home this weekend. Live music forever!

Friday 6/07:
For DIY house show enthusiasts, Dwell is one of the last remaining haunts in DC these days. Tonight the folky/indie rock vibes ring out with The North Country, Fiona Kohrman (ex of The El Mansouris), and Adele Marie & The Milkweeds.

Saturday 6/08:
The energy and drive behind the inclusive, feminist organization This Could Go Boom is infectious. Catch their disease Saturday night as their monthly showcase hits the Dew Drop Inn with Wicked Sycamore, Ms Fridrich‘s Sarah Flippert, Boss Company and When Particles Collide all the way from Bangor, Maine.

Sunday 6/09:
The only bar that matters in Arlington, Galaxy Hut saves Sunday night with two DC energetic indie rock bands, Trajectories and Pompeii Graffiti.


Palette – Learn to Crawl

If you dug the Casio synth-y, 80s rooted track “Learn to Crawl” from our recent podcast, then we have a music video for you. Flyer art maven Cash Langdon’s musical project Palette recently put out a split cassette with BFFs Child Princess on a New York cassette label Drop Medium, and Tenley Empire’s Alex Szantos, director of Gauche’s catchy vid for “Conspiracy Theories”, crafted this experimentally appropriate video for Langdon’s single. Prepare yourself for oodles of VHS flicker and cool shades.


Gauche – Running

Tomorrow night DC punk oddballs Gauche open for reunited feminist icons Bikini Kill up in Brooklyn, so now’s the time for us to dive into their newest music video. “Running” from director Alex Miklowski sees the quintet dancing and sweating in all black outfits while the background green screen gets wildly creative to accompany the song’s existential angst. The debut full length album A People’s History Of Gauche drops on July 12th on Merge Records, followed by an extensive nationwide tour.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 6/03

There’s DC music to check out every night of the week, and we pick out our faves each week. See you at the show.

Monday 6/03:
The Monday night deal at Galaxy Hut tonight gives you Pearie Sol and recent podcast guest feature Erotic Thrillers for only $5.

Tuesday 6/04:
Free Live & Local, how does it get better than that? 7DrumCity presents Tuff Lover, side project of Bottled Up’s Nikhil Venkat, at The Pub & The People Tuesday night.

Wednesday 6/05:
Synthpop band Skyline Hotel headlines Georgetown’s Gypsy Sally’s on Wednesday night, supported by Dark Trilobite, a young band formed from Bach2Rock Bethesda’s Band Program.

Thursday 6/06:
The bad news is that Loi Loi‘s globe-trotting front woman Kristie Di Lascio will soon depart DC for more far flung adventures. Catch her trademark diva style one last time this Thursday at the Pie Shop along with Lotion Princess and Stronger Sex.