Tuesday Night Shows
Tonight offers a lot of options for a Tuesday. It’s a good thing, too, ‘cause after the diluvian drag the past 48 hours have been, we’re ready to for any excuse to get out of the house.
Down on 9th Street, Asefu’s is hosting a solid bill featuring DC’s own Presto Bando. We caught these guys playing Hole in the Sky a few weeks ago and were pleasantly surprised by their mix of choppy guitar work and bouncing bass lines. Also, the group’s lead vocalist has a distinct delivery that alternates between a sort of Isaac Brock yelp and high-pitched warble — that is to say: It’s thoroughly enjoyable. Also on the bill is the up-beat bar-rock outfit Wreck of the Zephyr and indie-poppers Text Message. Show at 8:00; free?
Just a few blocks away, Arlington-based improv band the Plums continue their Tuesday night residency at Dynasty Ethiopian. We haven’t made it out to one of these yet, but word on the street is that a laid-back, free-wheelin’ spirit reigns. Special guest Harness Flux (John M. from Metropolitan, we’re told) will also be on hand to entertain as you down a few Harar beers. Show at 9:00; free?