Reasons to Leave Your House, March 26 - 31
This week’s reasons to leave your home:
Tuesday night offers two distinctive DJ events to bounce between. Marrakech Lounge hosts Africa is Not a Country, a self-described “anti-colonial musical journey.” The bill features two local acts, DJ Mothersheister — member of the all-female crew Anthology of Booty — and the duo GoldinGirlTribe. Filling things out is Moroccan MC Soultana. This promises to be an eclectic night of beats from beyond our shores — as dense and a sociology graduate thesis, but much more danceable. 7:00 p.m., free.
Just down the street, MiG Bar transforms into the Black Lodge for Gramonbozia, a night of music inspired by the worlds of David Lynch. Your very own 20kUnderDC joins DJs Dianamatic and Hamfist in handling the tunes, taking cues from the warped soundtracks of Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, etc. Expect anything from Roy Orbison crooners to minimal synth. Will there be free absinthe shots whenever “Blue Velvet” is played? Of course. 8:30, free.
On Thursday, head over to Brookland for a pairing of good music with a good cause. Twee-folk duo The Sweater Set put their ukulele-backed harmonies to use raising donations for The DC Abortion Fund. DC punk outfit Mary Christ lends a hand along with Er Watt and the Dirty Destroyers. Check out DC Showspace for more info.
A pick from our pals at District of Noise: Friday night Amma House in Alexandria hosts a night of experimental duos. Guitarist Charlie Rauh pairs up with violinist Concetta Abbate for an improvised set that approaches the sound of chamber music free jazz. DC act Janel and Anthony offers its brand of semi-composed guitar and cello duets. Starting things off is drone-wrangler Mark Billings of Yellow Crystal Star debuting his new project Jaguar Clown. Show at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Socket Record’s trio Imperial China headline at DC9. The band’s newest album How We Connect is packed with catchy post-punk rockers, oodles of intricate guitar work, and some synth washes to boot. These folks are known for solid live shows, so this is definitely worth showing up for. Local punk act Regents supports along with hardcore outfit Ladder Devils for an all around loud night. Show at 9:00, $10.
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