Lots of local bands playing this weekend. Head out and show your support.
Georgetown’s very own Mercies plays at the Black Cat! It’s their third ever gig, but they’re cool enough to land gigs at DC’s finest venues such as the Velvet Lounge and Red Palace before heading over to the Black Cat for tonight’s concert. The band is made up of three members from three Georgetown bands (City Folk, Little Bigheart & the Wilderbeast, and Stout Cortez). Haven’t heard of them? Well, check out tonight’s concert for some edgy Wire-esque rock and a great time.
They play with Jake Troth.
Baths and Braids at Rock and Roll Hotel. Baths and Braids. Braids and Baths. Sounds like the name of some random shop on M Street, doesn’t it? Baths is the stage name for Will Wiesenfeld, who plays relaxing, yet interesting chillwave love songs similar to Toro Y Moi and Passion Pit. His sunbathing electronica tunes will make you want to dance around on a lovely beach half-naked and ignore the frightful weather outside. Braids is an art rock band from Canada. Their mesmerizing dream pop should feel perfectly in sync the Bath’s chillaxing sounds.
DC stalwarts Deleted Scenes and Wild Nothing also play at the Rock and Roll Hotel this weekend for a very indie night of indie rock. Deleted Scenes are similar to the Dismemberment Plan (also from DC) and has been compared to the Talking Heads as well as Modest Mouse. Wild Nothing will warm you up with some lovely, fuzzy, dreamy indie pop.
They play with Abe Vigoda.
Another option is NYC’s Postelles with their 50s influenced garage pop at the Red Palace.
– Soo Suh