There are a host of fine shows coming up taking you into Halloween, even if you don't fly to London to see Roy Harper. Here are some recent video and audio highlights from bands who I plan to see or would if I could.
The Dismemberment Plan. Yes they have allowed their fans to see them over two nights at the 9:30 Club (Oct 19+20), but these should both be packed. I want to go on Saturday the 19th to catch one of DC's finest, Deleted Scenes...
Three brothers called Cardinal Sons are headed up from one of my favorite cities, New Orleans (well via Jackson, MS), to play the Treehouse Lounge on Tuesday, October 22nd (only Roy Harper would get me to miss this, well ok maybe a Wipers reunion) And they go to great pains to remind people, they are not Hanson...
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin makes a quick return to our city at the DC9 on October 23rd
Blind Boys of Alabama have a pretty high reputation to live up to and very few people have ever left a show of theirs thinking they failed. See for yourself at the Hamilton on Thursday, October 24th.
The Thiefs have an EP release party on a sunny Saturday afternoon (Oct 26) at Jammin Java. Trust me, it will be a dark club atmosphere inside as you here the latest songs from this local band. Doors at 1pm.
And after a matinee show, you can head over to the Fillmore and catch Ben Rector on Saturday, October 26th.
Sir Sly hits the friendly environs of the Rock'n'Roll Hotel for a Monday night show on October 28th.