Hey, let's start with a surprise that this show is happening at all AND that there are still tickets available. How can Ride have tickets available and something called Catfish and the Bottlemen be sold out the night before? Then again, don't tell me. I don't want to know.
The mighty Ride is back and after some succesful monster comeback shows is now touring through our fair city. Catch them this Thursday, the 17th at the 9:30 Club.
Sunday, September 20th... well, I scored free tickets for Cheap Trick, but it would be nice to visit Algiers at the Rock'n'Roll Hotel.
Ultimate Painting puts on the ultimate show at the Comet Ping Pong on Monday the 21st.
The Pope is coming next week, but if you want to see the anti-pope, check out Ghost at the Fillmore on Tuesday on 22nd. Secular music fans should check out Mikal Cronin, Calvin Love and Cairo Gang at the U Street Music Hall that night.
Gardens & Villa will come up roses at the Rock'n'Roll Hotel on Thursday, September 24th.
Sego opens for El Ten Eleven at the Black Cat on Friday, September 25th. Or head over to the DC9 for Phil Cook.
Mike Krol hits the Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, September 26th. But I will be at the Pinch for Caustic Casanova's record release show. Yay!
And if you liked Ride, you should check out a band that may have influenced them and certainly influenced hundreds of other bands... it is the Jesus & Marychain playing Psychocandy in full at the 9:30 Club on Sunday the 27th with Black Ryder opening.
Fidlar crawls on over to the Black Cat on Monday the 28th.
And if you need a psychedelic detox from this busy month, why not come to the Velvet Lounge on Wednesday the 30th for the Dead Flowers. (Note--not on VLounge calendar but on band tour page. Watch my recommendations column for the final word).