Weather Warlock
May
30
9:00 PM21:00

Weather Warlock

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$12 - Doors 9:00PM - All Ages

Weather Warlock (New Orleans)

A band based around an instrument of the same name, created by musician / inventor Quintron. The instrument is a large analog synthesizer which is controlled completely by the weather and employs sun, rain, wind, temperature, moon, and lightning to affect an F major drone chord with special sonic events occurring at sunrise and sunset. Learn more at http://weatherfortheblind.org.

Europa My Mirror, the new book by, Quintron, will be available at the show! Europa My Mirror is a multi-layered tome that pays tribute to the perilous world of devoted musical road-dawgs.

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Mary Ocher + Odetta Hartman (solo) + Dumb Waiter
Jun
10
9:00 PM21:00

Mary Ocher + Odetta Hartman (solo) + Dumb Waiter

 Mary Ocher

Mary Ocher

$12 - Doors 9:00PM - All Ages

Mary Ocher (Berlin)
maryocher.com
Mary Ocher is back in North America with her new album "The West Against The People" and its companion release "Faust Studio Sessions", following a European release tour of 20 countries. 

Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms, when accompanied by her drummers.

"The West Against The People" was released on the German label Klangbad in spring 2017 and recorded with Hans Joachim Irmler of Krautrock pioneers Faust. It features solo tracks, as well as tracks with her two drummers Your Government, and elusive cult legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin. It also features an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analyzing the current sociopolitical climate*. The album is currently in its second edition, it was hailed by the British music press and featured in various "Best of 2017" lists. 

The additional 10" vinyl "Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings" (a co-release of Klangbad with Swedish label Sing A Song Fighter) features additional collaborations with cello player Julia Kent and German experimental artist Hans Unstern. A special tape edition for the tour is released on Related Records. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan

Odetta Hartman (solo) (NYC)
https://odettahartman.bandcamp.com/
With a heart - stopping voice & wide - ranging instrumental talent, Odetta Hartman carries cowboy soul into an era where country can clash with computers, and bluegrass isn't afraid of bass. Her debut LP 222 -- an experimental, bedroom-produced hybrid of folk, musique concrète and psychedelia -- was released on Northern Spy Records in 2015 to critical acclaim. Alongside her partner, sound artist and producer Jack Inslee, Odetta continues to explore the sonic vernacular created by their uncanny collaboration: badass banjos, detuned violins, field recordings, superstitious soundscapes, and vocal stylings ranging from sensual to spooky. 
Odetta's new album, Old Rockhounds Never Die, is set to be released on Northern Spy Records in August 2018. 

Dumb Waiter (VA)
dumbwaiterva.bandcamp.com
Dumb Waiter is an American avant-jazz rock band formed in late 2012 in Richmond, VA who write a melodic amalgam of math rock, jazz, metal, and punk. The band is comprised of four members who have varying levels of musical education, but have achieved a high level of technical proficiency on their respective instruments. Together they blend a love for heavily distorted tones, melodic complexity, volatile energy, and augmented chord shapes to create "Dumb Waiter". Thumping blast beats and effected bass grooves lay the bottom layer over which spiraling guitar work and free-wheeling sax noises progress and thrive.

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Los Sadicos (Los Saicos Tribute Band) + Chico + Weird Babies
May
19
10:00 PM22:00

Los Sadicos (Los Saicos Tribute Band) + Chico + Weird Babies

 Los Sadicos

Los Sadicos

$12 - Doors 10:00PM - All Ages

Los Sadicos (DC/Peru)

Los Sadicos is a tribute band to Los Saicos: a garage rock / Proto-Punk band formed in 1964 in Lima, Peru, who have become recognized as global pioneers in punk rock. In a short amount of time during the 1960s, they became one of the most successful groups in their own country, fashioning a unique surf-influenced garage sound, that would anticipate certain aspects of the later punk rock movement of the 70s.

CHICO (Nashville)

Four-piece psychedelic garage-prog band born and raised in Nashville, TN.

Weird Babies (DC)

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Time Is Fire, Head Room, Raw Silk
Apr
14
10:00 PM22:00
Mar
23
10:00 PM22:00
Crumb, Nappy Nappa, Dove Lady
Mar
6
9:00 PM21:00
Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sneaks, Palette
Mar
3
10:00 PM22:00

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sneaks, Palette

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 Poster by Alan JB

Poster by Alan JB

$12 - Doors 10:00PM - All Ages

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

Ed Schrader's Music Beat are proud to release their new album, Riddles, onCarpark Records this spring. In search of a fresh direction, Ed and Devlin invited their close friend Dan Deacon to help them realize their dream of a fuller, layered sound as the album’s producer, arranger, and co-writer.

Working steadily in Dan’s studio for two years in total collaboration, three evolving musicians pushed through an intense period of personal tumult and found purpose in the sounds they were committing to record. The result: a polished and passionate masterpiece of nuanced alt-rock. From driving opening track “Dunce” and the soaring single “Riddles” to the disarmingly gorgeous closer “Culebra,” Ed and Devlin apologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock gods while growing into the band—and people—they’d previously kept caged inside.

Sneaks

(Merge Records; Baltimore/Washington DC)
Catch Sneaks before they hit the road with SPOON!

Palette

(Washington, DC)

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Prettiest Eyes, The Shandies, Head Hurts
Feb
23
10:00 PM22:00

Prettiest Eyes, The Shandies, Head Hurts

 Poster by Shan Murphy

Poster by Shan Murphy

Friday, February 23, 2018
Prettiest Eyes + The Shandies + Head Hurts
$12 - Doors 10:00pm - All Ages

Prettiest Eyes (Castleface Records)
Psych-synth music from Los Angeles
prettiesteyes.com
instagram.com/prettiesteyesss
facebook.com/prettiesteyes
Listen to Prettiest Eyes' new record 'Pools' - https://soundcloud.com/castle-face-1/sets/prettiest-eyes-pools/s-aY9N9

"They live and breathe early Los Angeles punk vibes while still innovating at every turn. There is electricity in this sound. They simply rule and what a pleasure to hear the album doesn’t stray far from what makes them just melt it in person. Recorded perfectly to harness the animal on a nice inanimate slab of plastic you can take home.

For fans of Screamers, Suicide, Chrome, and yes, a hint of a down unda Birthday Party." – John Dwyer (Oh Sees)

The Shandies (VA)
Rock 'n' roll jangle pop
https://theshandies1.bandcamp.com/

Head Hurts
Head Hurts will make your head hurt and blood squirt. Voltroned together from the shards of a demystified shamanic empire, three travelers seek to inspire aggressive inaction and polite violence."

https://headhurts.bandcamp.com/releases

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Piramid Scheme, Snax, Brightan Black
Feb
16
10:00 PM22:00

Piramid Scheme, Snax, Brightan Black

 Poster by Alan JB

Poster by Alan JB

Piramid Scheme (DC)
New garage, glam-rock band featuring Lisa Said, Darrien Day (Atta Girl), Andrew Toy (Drummer), and Howard Rabach - Session Bassist.

SNAX (Berlin)
snaxonline.org
On his newly release album Shady Lights, Snax peppers his
sound with his own profound life experiences from the past
several years. The album comes at the end of a period
marked by the pain of surgery, the selling of his childhood
home, and the loss of a loved one to suicide, but also the joy
of marriage and commitment, and a terrific new studio space
for working through all these ideas. But Snax counters with
an album that takes all these themes and imbues them with
a dose of hope. Shady Lights' seventeen tracks (including
some strategically placed instrumental codas) swing and
groove with confidence, filled with earworm choruses and
slinky musical accompaniment, derived from influences as
disparate as abstract pop, musique concrète, R&B, and punk
rock. The puzzle process that guided the album is
camouflaged by a sequence of distinct songs that flow
together with purpose, sort of like life's unconnected events
forming a whole.

Brightan Black (DC)

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Bat Fangs, Faunas, Warm Sun
Feb
9
10:00 PM22:00

Bat Fangs, Faunas, Warm Sun

 Poster by Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females)

Poster by Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females)

$12 - Doors 10:00PM  - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

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Bat Fangs (NC/DC)
Superghouls Bat Fangs pick up where Roky & the Aliens blasted off-- cranking acid-soaked 80s hard rock for the living and the dead. Making heady heavy music for third eyes and stiff upper lips, Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) shreds 'n' howls over Laura King's (Flesh Wounds/Cold Cream) deep-thunder drums. Let the Bat Fangs sink in!

Read about Bat Fangs on NPR Music!

Album of the Week on Stereogum!

Faunas (DC)
Featuring members of BIG HUSH and Governess.

Warm Sun (DC)
Featuring members of the EFFECTS, Beauty Pill, The Aquarium, and Soccer Team.

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The Effects, Savak, Patois Counselors
Jan
20
10:00 PM22:00
Dec
22
10:00 PM22:00

Owen Ross + Teething Veils at Comet Ping Pong

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$12 - Doors 10:00PM  - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Owen Ross (Berlin)
"His sound is a fusion of opposites: delicate and dissonant, ethereal and nebulous, sensual and forlorn, organic and electronic. Goste's tracks reflect the duality within the human spirit. He takes us on a journey through his mind as he artfully connects his lyrics with skillful wordplay." -- Huffington Post
owenrossmusic.com

Teething Veils (DC)
Chamber folk band
teethingveils.bandcamp.com

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TK Echo + Glue Factory + Mick Barr
Nov
25
10:00 PM22:00

TK Echo + Glue Factory + Mick Barr

 TK Echo (Photo: The Vinyl District)

TK Echo (Photo: The Vinyl District)

$12 - Doors 10:00PM  - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

 Facebook Event

TK Echo (DC)
Featuring Josh Blair (Orthrelm/Supersystem), Fiona Griffin (Et At It, Meltdown), Aaron Leitko (Protect-U) and Chris Richards (Q and Not U).
twitter.com/tkechodc

Glue Factory (DC)
New band featuring Erin McCarley (Governess/Faunas/Pygmy Lush), Andy Gale (The Shirks/Pygmy Lush), Mike Benish (Passing Phases), and Pat Vogel (Sick Fix/Sem Hastro).

Mick Barr (NY)
A solo performance by avant-metal guitarist Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Ocrilim). One of the most extreme and virtuosic guitar players today, Barr creates compositions of repetitive and non-repetitive modular structures with speed, intensity and a profound inner logic. Brilliantly combining the power of rock with a classical asceticism, this is unique and mysterious music from a masterful young musical experimentalist.
facebook.com/mickbarr1212/
mickbarr.info

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DJ Taraka Larson (Prince Rama)
Nov
17
to Nov 18

DJ Taraka Larson (Prince Rama)

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DJ Taraka Larson (of the "now age" psych-dance band Prince Rama) spins music you can dance to!

Tighten Up! DJ Night

Friday, November 17, 2017
Free - 8:00PM  - All Ages at Slash Run
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14th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:00PM - Katzen Arts Center at American University
Facebook Event | Buy Tickets

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Frankie and the Witch Fingers + Coral Benders at Slash Run
Nov
14
10:00 PM22:00

Frankie and the Witch Fingers + Coral Benders at Slash Run

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$8 - Doors 10:00PM  - All Ages at Slash Run

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Frankie and the Witch Fingers (CA)
Psychedelic Garage Rock 'n' Roll from Los Angeles
frankieandthewitchfingers.bandcamp.com
 facebook.com/FrankieandtheWitchFingers

Coral Benders (DC)
Surf, Psychedelic, Pool Goth. DC's premier surfgaze band: wet, loud, and spacey.
coralbenders.bandcamp.com/releases
facebook.com/coralbenders

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No Age + Psychic Subcreatures
Nov
12
9:00 PM21:00

No Age + Psychic Subcreatures

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$10 Adv, $12 DOS - Doors 9:00PM  - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

No Age (Los Angeles)
facebook.com/noagela 
noage.bandcamp.com
noagela.org

No Age are a 2 piece punk/experimental band from Los Angeles, California. Dean Spunt (Vocal, Drums) & Randy Randall (Guitar) have released 3 LP's on Sub Pop Records (US) and 1 collection of singles on Fat Cat (UK). They write and perform loud, fast, dreamy, noisy, cathartic songs that make you want to jump out of your skin and melt into the floor. After recording/writing/touring for over 10 years, Spunt and Randall have matured into elder statesmen of the Los Angeles art/pop/weirdo scene centered around the all ages venue The Smell that has spawned bands like: Ty Segall, HEALTH, Bleached, Best Coast, and Cherry Glazerr.

Psychic Subcreatures (DC)
psychicsubcreatures.bandcamp.com

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Shilpa Ray + Elampi + Plastic Plant at Comet Ping Pong
Nov
11
10:00 PM22:00

Shilpa Ray + Elampi + Plastic Plant at Comet Ping Pong

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$12 - Doors 10:00PM  - All Ages

Shilpa Ray (Brooklyn) 
New York punk with a twist of blues. New album Door Girl out on September 22 via Northern Spy.
facebook.com/shilpa.ray.9
shilparay.bandcamp.com
shilparay.net

Elmapi (Lentonia Records)
French synth-electro pop, from the underground electronic music scene of Paris.
facebook.com/Elmapimusic
lentoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/circe
elmapi.eu

Plastic Plant (DC)
https://electra7.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 

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U.S. Girls
Nov
1
9:00 PM21:00

U.S. Girls

 U.S. Girls

U.S. Girls

$12 - Doors 9:00pm - All Ages

U.S. Girls (4AD)
https://www.facebook.com/yousgirls
https://usgirls.bandcamp.com/
http://yousgirls.blogspot.com/

2017 marks 10 years of U.S. Girls as the unapologetic pop revisionist we know and love. What better way to celebrate than to witness creator Meg Remy, accompanied by a 9-piece sample emulating band, attempt to swing all fates toward love. The expatriate returns Stateside with a plan to dance beyond reality. Performing compositions that Pitchfork has called “part Shangri-Las, part Sun Ra” alongside new material from the soon-to-be-released follow-up to 2015’s celebrated, 4AD-backed, “Half Free”, this tour will be North America’s first look at the next 10 years of U.S. Girls. Which begs the question, what will the world be like in 2027?

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Mdou Moctar + The Messthetics
Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

Mdou Moctar + The Messthetics

 Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar

$13 adv / $15 dos - Doors 9:00pm - All Ages

Mdou Moctar (Niger)

An exhilarating desert blues singer/songwriter who pushes the boundaries of the genre, Mdou Moctar and his trio have shaped an unconventional style that has won them worldwide accolades through several releases on the Portland-based Sahel Sounds label. Mdou Moctar gained notoriety in 2015 the now cult film Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, a Saharan homage to Prince’s Purple Rain. Starring Moctar (with purple guitar strapped to his back as he rides through the desert on his motorcycle), the movie is a testament to Prince’s global influence and the universal nature of a vanguard musician fighting for his place in the sun. 

“Moctar is a miraculous Tuareg guitarist and singer from Niger, a master of hypnotic Saharan electro-drone blues… fresh and vital guitar music unique to this millennium.” —Village Voice

The Messthetics (DC)
New project of Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, and Anthony Pirog

Mutliflora Productions co-presents this concert as a part of its first annual DIY international music festival for the whole month of October in multiple venues across Washington, DC.

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