Monthly Archives: October 2019

Podcast for October 31st, 2019

Paul & Tony recap spooky Halloween fun! And play the best new #DCmusic, of course.

hiphopmcdougal – Trick or Treat [single]
Incredible Change – Stealing by Finding [single]
Kev Brown & J Scienide – Buck Rogers [Drum Machine Cassette Tape]
allthebestkids – Falling Out the Mind [Have Mental Breakdowns]
Landon-Philip – Inside [single]
Jason Mullinax – Glockestra [Glockestra]

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 10/28

Monday 10/28:
The Diane Scream Show is DC’s premier (only, let’s be honest) Diane Rehm-themed Talking Heads tribute band, and they play a special one-off show tonight at AdMo’s Songbyrd along with world-groove-jazz trio Djesben. NPR legend Diane Rehm herself is intruiged.

Tuesday 10/29:
The Capitol Lab Band brings their original big band jazz music to Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening. The tunes starts at 6 PM to provide a cool tailgate for World Series game 6.

Wednesday 10/30:
Alternative rock band Higher Numbers and funky hip-hop collective Strangers That Clique come together Wednesday evening at Georgetown’s Gypsy Sally’s one more time before the beloved live music spot shuts its doors later this year for condo redevelopment. Sigh.

Thursday 10/31:
DC’s premier brass bands Black Masala and DuPont Brass throw a special Halloween Night bash at Tropicalia, with a costume contest and DJ sets from v:shal kanwar of Meso Creso.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 10/25

Friday 10/25:
The Ian Svenonious-led “Gospel Yeh-Yeh” band The Make-Up are a critical part of DC music history. Catch a rare reunion show tonight at the Black Cat with Light Beams (our Millennium Stage vets!) and Taraka of Prince Rama.

Saturday 10/26:
Comet Ping Pong has the late night pizza and indie rock your Saturday night deserves. BRNDA (more Millennium Stage vets!) and Poppy Patica open for super-generically-named New York trio Patio.

Sunday 10/27:
The Nats are obviously going to take the World Series in four games flat. That frees your Sunday night up to take in A Night With We Capillaries And The Moonbugs at Galaxy Hut.


Presenting The Anthony Pirog Quartet @ Luce Unplugged

The next collaboration between Hometown Sounds and the venerable Luce Unplugged Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum brings experimental jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog to the stage to lead a quartet of musicians combining the intensity of punk with the inventiveness of jazz.

Photo credit: Shervin Lainez courtesy Cuneiform Records

Luce Unplugged invites local musicians to perform in the beautiful Luce Foundation Center surrounded by 3000 works of art. A staff-led talk about artworks chosen by the performing artists starts at 5:30 pm.

Well-known as a member of The Messthetics with Fugazi’s rhythm section Joe Lally and Brendan Canty, Anthony Pirog also frequently performs solo and with his partner, cellist Janel Leppin.

The music starts promptly at 6 PM on Thursday November 7th. Free & all ages!

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Perpetually touring band RDGLDGRN dropped a new easy-rapping single “Bayou” yesterday, quickly followed by a lyric video for it today. But lyric videos require something more these days, so King Green shot this charming vid of the trio hanging out by a picturesque lake. Green fully leans into the Shot On iPhone theme, playing with Portrait Mode lighting effects and showing fans how to download the new single on Spotify. Grab tix now for their next hometown show at Union Stage on Wednesday October 30th at Union Stage with tour mates Hirie.


Don’t Stay Home This Week 10/21

Monday 10/21:
Tonight Clarendon’s Galaxy Hut has two sets of 60’s influenced soul pop from veteran ska vocalist Caz Gardiner, formerly of The Checkered Cabs and The Ambitions.

Tuesday 10/22:
Going out on a Tuesday night is the mark of the truly dedicated. Stay up late at Comet Ping Pong with soulpunk band Lightmare opening for New Jersey’s Delicate Steve.

Wednesday 10/23:
We love plugging the experimental ambient sounds of guitarist Jeff Barksy’s Insect Factory project, as well as the “fiery punk jammers” Panini Girlfriend. See them both open for NYC’s Gold Dime at Rhizome Wednesday evening.

Thursday 10/24:
Are you free Thursday evening? Perhaps we can interest you in anti-capitalist songwriter and The North Country frontman Andrew Grossman and queer feminist band Born Dad at Dew Drop Inn, along with French punks Avenir on Thursday evening? We thought so.


Don’t Stay Home This Weekend 10/18

Friday 10/18:
The Public Bar‘s grand opening week includes The 5×5 Songwriter‘s Showcase tonight, featuring Dave Phenicie, Pleasure Train, Ya Minko, Chevre from Frederick, and Richmond’s Deau Eyes.

Saturday 10/19:
Organized by our #DCmusic compatriots at Listen Local First, Down in the Reeds is a day-long fall celebration and music festival with a mission of healing through community and music. Set around the amphitheater at the historic campus of the former Walter Reed Medical Center, now called The Parks at Walter Reed, see performances from Aaron Abernathy, Dove Lady, IMKA, Denise Henderson and lots more this Saturday afternoon.

Sunday 10/20:
The Pie Shop‘s Sunday night lineup is especially delicious. See DC indie/dream pop bands Child Ivory, Basil (featuring members of Teen Mom and The El Mansouris) and Lavender, celebrating the release of their new EP Head in the Clouds / Adrenaline.


Podcast for October 17th, 2019

Are Krispy Kreme flavored Jelly Bellys any good? How many cameras does Paul’s new phone have? Is a hot dog a sandwich? Find out!

Middle Kid – Queen of Rockledge [Queen of Rockledge]
Silent Old Mtns. – People [single]
The Make-Up – I Am Penatgon [Save Yourself]
Suzy Callahan – Karen (Country Version) [single]
Wes Felton – Suicide of the Ego [The Year of Return]
Jahnel Daliya – Gold [Into the Night]

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Don’t Stay Home This Week 10/15

Tuesday 10/15:
Toronto’s Bike Thiefs roll through town tonight playing at Slash Run, and we recommend their DC indie rock openers Weird Babies and Flowerbomb.

Wednesday 10/16:
Rhizome‘s Wednesday night bill features American primitive guitarist Jon Camp and his full band, opening for sonic experimentation from Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond, Milwaukee’s Kendra Amalie and Franco-German bassist and composer Pascal Niggenkemper.

Thursday 10/17:
Darkness falls over the Pie Shop Thursday night with the 7″ release show and tour kick off from Luna Honey. Cincinatti’s Hissing Tiles, GR√úN WASSER from Chicago and DC’s own SYZYGYX round out the sinister lineup.


The Hunted Hare – Margaret (I Thought I Heard Voices)


It was just a couple of weeks ago that Hometown Sounds premiered the newest music video “Secret Sounds” by Red Spells Red, Dennis Kane’s ambient collaboration with Colorado’s Acef Stripe. Ever the prolific musician, today Kane releases his third album Nocturne on Verses Records under his moniker The Hunted Hare.

We’re delighted to introduce you to the album’s first single “Margaret (I Thought I Heard Voices)”, and its colorful music video created by Kane himself. The songs on Nocturne are “inspired by the night”, channeling The Cocteau Twins and Italian movie soundtracks of the 60s and 70s. “Margaret” is a thoughtful Baroque-style instrumental suited for stylish late night cocktails and smokes. What are those mysterious voices saying? Buy that new album right now.

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