Here's some shows upcoming, a majority of which I will attend. Come join me or find some other cool shows. 'tis the season as touring is easier.
Howlin' Rain washes over the Black Cat on Thursday, April 16th. I FINALLY get to see this offshoot of Comets on Fire after missing them the last three times in town. Looking forward to this one.
Jann Klose is a great folkster who can really nail it on stage. Head over to Electric Maid in Takoma Park on Friday, April 17th to see for yourself.
Tal National plays the Tropicalia on Friday the 17th if you want to stick to U Street and not go to Takoma Park.
Moon King expands their reign at the DC9 on Sunday, April 19th.
Elvis Perkins... no, not Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, comes to the Historic 6th+I Synagogue on Tuesday, April 21st.
Marian McLaughlin has long been a favorite local folkie whose songs hearken back to the strong European psyche-folk scene of old. She has expanded her sound and is finally getting just the start of the recognition she deserves. See if you agree with me at the Strathmore Mansion, on Wednesday April 22nd.
While I am off seeing Grand Funk Railroad (Don't trust anyone who likes this band over the age 50), you can see Marrow on Thursday April 23rd at the Black Cat.
Tei Shi hits the stage of the DC9 on Saturday, April 25th.
Laura Tsaggaris brings her assertive folk sound to the 6th+I Synagogue on Sunday, April 26th opening for Lowland Hum (oh she is at Jammin Java earlier on the 23rd if you would rather do that).
Local powerhouse Mittenfields celebrate their album release at the Black Cat on Thursday April 30th with some excellent support as well.