A big holiday tends to cut the overall number of shows that week, but there are plenty of good ones to check out before and after Thanksgiving. Here are but a few on my radar:
White Reaper and Together Pangea will easily get me in the mood to travel to Philadelphia to see Nik Turner's Hawkwind ten days later. But all you have to do to explore space, is come to the DC9 on Tuesday, Nov. 17th.
Hiss Golden Messenger returns to the Rock'n'Roll Hotel also on Tuesday the 17th if you like it more grounded.
Or try a UK act on the 17th, as Shopping heads over to the Black Cat.
Tuskha hits the DC9 on Wednesday, November 18th. Don't miss!
Since Thanksgiving won't have many shows, bands have loaded up on the Thursday before. Health/Picture Plane at Rock'n'Roll Hotel, Beat Connection is at DC9, !!! is at the Black Cat, Parliament-Funkadelic rolls in to the Howard Theatre, All Dogs is at Comet Ping Pong, and the Dave Rawlings Machine is at the Lincoln Theatre. Phew.... here are just a couple videos to help you decide.
Ocean Blue comes to the Jammin Java on Saturday the 21st.
The might Flavor Waster (ex-Caverns) is a new band I do not want to miss. They play at Songbyrd on Sunday, November 22nd.
The almighty Flamin' Groovies will be at the Rock'n'Roll Hotel on Monday, November 23rd. Catch them while you can.
Steven A. Clark gives you a night out before Thanksgiving if you are not busy preparing a feast. He's at the Black Cat on Wednesday the 25th.