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

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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Shilpa Ray + Elampi
Nov
11
10:00pm10:00pm

Shilpa Ray + Elampi

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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

 

 

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

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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Odetta Hartman + Owen Ross + Teething Veils
Dec
22
10:00pm10:00pm

Odetta Hartman + Owen Ross + Teething Veils

Odetta Hartman

Odetta Hartman

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

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Odetta Hartman (DC)
"Odetta Hartman. The name itself sounds like a spitfire character from an old Western, and her debut album 222 extends that myth, blowing it up until it explodes in a flurry of twisted banjo, warped violin, and eerie field recordings." -- Stereogum
odettahartman.bandcamp.com

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

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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Escape-ism + Light Beams + Cold Beat
Sep
23
10:00pm10:00pm

Escape-ism + Light Beams + Cold Beat

Light Beams

Light Beams

Saturday September 23, 2017
Escape-ism + LIGHT BEAMS ~ Split 7" Release Show! + COLD BEAT
$12 - Doors 10:00pm - Comet Ping Pong

Escape-ism (DC)
Found-sound dream-drama with Ian Svenonius of Chain And The Gang

Light Beams (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/lalaLIGHTBEAMS
https://lalalightbeams.tumblr.com/

Cold Beat (San Francisco)
Featuring members of Grass Widow
http://www.facebook.com/coldbeatsf 
http://soundcloud.com/cold-beat-2 
http://coldbeatsf.tumblr.com/

Poster by Mazzy Ortiz

Poster by Mazzy Ortiz

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Mount Eerie at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mount Eerie at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church

  • St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*This is a seated show.

Mount Eerie (Washington state)
https://pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com/

In high school in Anacortes, Washington, in 1996, Phil Elverum started calling his tapes of self-recorded noise and songs "The Microphones." Since then he's produced two decades worth of records that span a wide spectrum from studio heavy atmospheric landscaping to simple raw songs.

After five albums the project was renamed Mount Eerie just as the Microphones were getting some unexpected attention from the widespread acclaim of "the Glow pt. 2" (2001). The Mount Eerie recordings got weirder and broader, and Elverum left K Records and began releasing everything himself, ultimately building a self-contained small town operation in Anacortes called P.W. Elverum & Sun. Radical self-sufficiency has been a theme and obsession; all all ages shows and never though a manager or booking agent, always self-recorded, hands on in all details.

Mount Eerie's albums have always aimed to push into new territory, both in sound and idea, but the thread of Elverum's voice has remained constant throughout, soft and human amid the wide range of textures and worlds. Often the lyrics have attempted to grapple with big questions, the briefness and the smallness of human life being a running theme. On occasion the music has been called "black metal" ("Wind's Poem," 2009), "dream landscape" ("Clear Moon," 2012), and "raw and direct" ("Lost Wisdom," 2008).


The new album, "A Crow Looked At Me", sounds closer to the latter; minimal instrumentation, no production, clear and heavy words right up front. The difference here is the subject matter. In 2015 Elverum's wife, the French Canadian cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with a bad cancer just after giving birth to their first child. She died a year later. Elverum wrote and recored the album throughout the fall of 2016 in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments; her guitar, her bass, her pick, her amp, her old family accordion, writing the words on her paper.

The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free.

The writing draws inspiration from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Julie Doiron, Gary Snyder, Sun Kil Moon, and Joanne Kyger (whose poem "Night Palace" is on the album's cover). The sound was influenced by the spare production of the 1996 Will Oldham album "Arise Therefore".

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Tyvek + Penguin at Comet Ping Pong
Aug
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tyvek + Penguin at Comet Ping Pong

Tyvek

Tyvek

Sasha Lord Presents...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tyvek + Penguin
$12 - Doors 9:00PM - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Tyevk (Detroit, In the Red Records)
https://www.facebook.com/tyvekx/
https://intheredrecords.com/collections/tyvek

Penguin (DC)
Members of Faraquet, Medications, the EFFECTS, Beauty Pill, Warm Sun, Shortstack and Alarms and Controls have started a new band that focuses on a more heavy and psychedelic rock sound.

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Puff Pieces, Governess, and TK Echo at Comet Ping Pong
Aug
26
10:00pm10:00pm

Puff Pieces, Governess, and TK Echo at Comet Ping Pong

Puff Pieces

Puff Pieces

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

Puff Pieces (DC)
 http://puffpieces.bandcamp.com/

Governess (DC)
https://governessdc.bandcamp.com

TK Echo (DC)
A new D.C. band featuring Josh Blair (Orthrelm/Supersystem), Fiona Griffin (Et At It, Meltdown), Aaron Leitko (Protect-U), and Chris Richards (Q and Not U).

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Jul
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Birdcloud and Abby Rasheed at Comet Ping Pong

Sasha Lord Presents...
Birdcloud + Abby Rasheed
$12 - Doors 9:00pm - Comet Ping Pong

Birdcloud (Nashville, BURGER RECORDS)
https://www.facebook.com/birdcloud
http://www.birdcloudamerica.com/
Salty songs from a country duo. Birdcloud is Makenzie and Jasmin from East Nashville and Cottontown, respectively. Birdcloud met in Murfreesboro and immediately didn’t like eachother. At a party in 2009 they had some whiskeys and became friends and started dicking around on guitar, writing their first song, a song about going down on your best friend, now lost to the sands of time. Despite a lukewarm reception at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, they have been sitting on each other’s faces ever since, showing each other their bruises, and generally doing whatever they want when it works out that way.

Abby Rasheed (VA)
https://abbyrasheed.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/abbyrasheedmusic
Folk rock about friendship and broken furniture.

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What Cheer? Brigade and Anna Connolly at Comet Ping Pong
Jun
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

What Cheer? Brigade and Anna Connolly at Comet Ping Pong

What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, RI)
http://www.facebook.com/whatcheerbrigade 
http://twitter.com/whatcheerb
http://www.youtube.com/user/WhatCheerBrigade
http://www.whatcheerbrigade.com/
Marching band meets punk with this 19-piece brass band from Don Giovanni Records. Very loud. You'll dance.

Anna Connolly (DC)
featuring Stefan Bauschmid and Joe Lally
https://www.facebook.com/AnnaConnollyMusic

Poster by Julian Earle

Poster by Julian Earle

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TONE, James Wolf, and Show Pony at Comet Ping Pong
Jun
16
10:00pm10:00pm

TONE, James Wolf, and Show Pony at Comet Ping Pong

TONE

TONE

TONE (DC)
http://tone-dc.com/ 
Founded in DC by Norm Veenstra and Gregg Hudson, TONE has relentlessly explored the often unpredictable, always epic sonic path of a dedicated instrumental ensemble. Currently a five-piece band, the ranks of TONE have swelled to as many as nine through the years to include multiple guitarists, bass players and drummers. TONE's latest recording, Priorities, is available from The Kora Records.

James Wolf (DC)
facebook.com/jwolf333/
A solo violin project

ShowPony
facebook.com/ShowPony-185266874857501/ 
Instrumental Post/Math Rock Band

Poster by Idris Battou

Poster by Idris Battou

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Crown Larks, Time Is Fire, and The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong
May
13
10:00pm10:00pm

Crown Larks, Time Is Fire, and The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong

Poster by Julian Earle.

Poster by Julian Earle.

Sasha Lord Presents...
Saturday May 13, 2017
Crown Larks + Time Is Fire + The Messthetics
$12 - Doors 10:00pm - Comet Ping Pong

Crown Larks (Chicago)
https://www.facebook.com/CrownLarks
https://crownlarks.bandcamp.com/
http://www.crownlarks.com/

Time Is Fire (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/TimeIsTheFire
https://soundcloud.com/dimsum66/sets/angels-ep

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

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Taraka Larson of Prince Rama
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Taraka Larson of Prince Rama

Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord Presents...
April 22-23, 2017
A Weekend with Taraka Larson of Prince Rama


DJ SET

Saturday, April 22 at The Dew Drop Inn DC
10:00PM-2:00AM FREE!
 


NOW AGE LECTURE + TBA

Sunday, April 23 at Comet Ping Pong
$12 - Doors 9PM


XTREME NOW is the latest bold new book by Taraka Larson, pushing Prince Rama's self-proclaimed philosophy of the Now Age further and exploring life as a continuous daring at of performance art. Taraka Larson is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, with showings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and MoMA PS1, and lectures at NYU, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Melbourne.

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Meat Wave, Collider, and Chill Parents at Comet Ping Pong
Feb
18
10:00pm10:00pm

Meat Wave, Collider, and Chill Parents at Comet Ping Pong

Meat Wave

Meat Wave

punk, indie rock

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Meat Wave (Chicago, SideOneDummy Records)
http://www.facebook.com/MeatWaveChicago
http://meatwavechicago.bandcamp.com/
http://meatwavechicago.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/meatwaveband

Meat Wave is constantly being asked about its name, though it gets why you keep on doing it. Formed in 2011 by the trio of Chris Sutter (vocals/guitar), Joe Gac (bass), and Ryan Wizniak (drums), the three Chicago punk scene stalwarts came together and, just a year later, released its self-titled full-length, though that was never the intention.

Having signed to SideOneDummy, Meat Wave is set to release Delusion Moon, a record that works as one interlocking piece. Focusing on the lunar cycles and the concept of moon sickness, Sutter puts himself in other peoples' shoes and attempts to work through the insanity of our modern world with the band's acerbic post-punk serving as the backdrop. It's a record that's varied, versatile, and endlessly venomous, offering biting social criticism the way only Meat Wave can.

Collider (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/colliderdc
https://colliderdc.bandcamp.com/

Chill Parents (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/ChillParents
https://chillparents.bandcamp.com/

Poster by Julian Earle

Poster by Julian Earle

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Naomi Punk, PC Worship, Big Hush at Comet Ping Pong
Feb
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Naomi Punk, PC Worship, Big Hush at Comet Ping Pong

Naomi Punk

Naomi Punk

punk, alternative rock

$12 - Doors 9:00pm - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Naomi Punk (Seattle, Captured Tracks)
Considering the way the music world is today, you'd expect a bunch of young Seattle dudes to get extra weird, if only because they can, but Naomi Punk take a different route, constructing brawny, anthemic rock songs that'll make every kid that hears them want to start their own band.

http://youtu.be/ckQzyCl_Pqo
https://soundcloud.com/capturedtracks/television-man
http://www.capturedtracks.com/?ct_artist_page=naomi-punk
http://naomipunkmusicgroup.com/

PC Worship (NYC)
"It's the musical equivalent of a dead, stoned stare that you won't mind locking eyes with." - Stereogum

http://pcworship.bandcamp.com/
http://pcworship.blogspot.com/

Big Hush (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/bighushdc
https://bighush.bandcamp.com/

Poster by Sarah O'Donoghue

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Super Silver Haze, Outer Spaces, and Video Love at Comet Ping Pong
Feb
3
10:00pm10:00pm

Super Silver Haze, Outer Spaces, and Video Love at Comet Ping Pong

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze

electronic, ambient, retro-futurist, experimental

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

Poster by Idris Battou

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We Were Black Clouds, Foxhall Stacks, and Loud Boyz at Comet Ping Pong
Jan
21
10:00pm10:00pm

We Were Black Clouds, Foxhall Stacks, and Loud Boyz at Comet Ping Pong

Poster by Sarah O'Donoghue

Poster by Sarah O'Donoghue

hardcore, rock, punk

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

We Were Black Clouds (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/wewereblackclouds/
http://www.blackcloudsmusic.com

Foxhall Stacks (DC)
Featuring members of Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Burning Airlines, Government Issue
https://www.facebook.com/foxhallstacks/

Loud Boyz (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/loudboyzdc/
http://www.loudboyzdc.com

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**MOVED** Eskimeaux [solo], Japanese Breakfast [solo], and Keeper
Dec
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

**MOVED** Eskimeaux [solo], Japanese Breakfast [solo], and Keeper

This event has been moved to Rock and Roll Hotel. All tickets purchased for the Comet Ping Pong show will be honored. Tickets are available for purchase here. Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm.

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Wume, Richard Pinhas, and Boat Burning
Oct
15
10:00pm10:00pm

Wume, Richard Pinhas, and Boat Burning

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Wume (Baltimore)
Exploring polyrhymthic structures and heady sounds
http://www.facebook.com/wumemusic 
http://wume.bandcamp.com
http://wumemusic.com

Richard Pinhas (France)
Boundary-stretching guitarist of the influential electronic rock band Heldon
http://www.facebook.com/RichardPinhasHeldon

Boat Burning (DC)
Maximal minimalism, massed guitars, psychedelic passion
http://www.facebook.com/boatburning 
http://www.boatburning.com

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NOTS, The World, and Hothead w/ DJ Nasty
Oct
7
10:00pm10:00pm

NOTS, The World, and Hothead w/ DJ Nasty

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

NOTS (TN, Goner Records)
https://www.facebook.com/memphisnots
https://twitter.com/NOTSMEMPHIS

The World (CA)
http://theworldband.tumblr.com
https://soundcloud.com/the-world-819194084
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/meet-the-world-and-their-fun-take-on-post-punk-funk

Hothead (DC/Baltimore)
http://hotheaddc.bandcamp.com

NOTS are a 4 piece, all XX, “nuevo no wavo” band from Memphis, TN. Unpredictable guitars, celestial synths, and punctuated vocals swirl around the repetition of a powerful rhythm section to form a sound and a live show not easily classifiable but entirely addictive. 


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Death Valley Girls, Cinema Hearts, and Madeira w/ DJ Ian Svenonius
Oct
1
10:00pm10:00pm

Death Valley Girls, Cinema Hearts, and Madeira w/ DJ Ian Svenonius

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong


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