Ticket Alternative Weekend Picks: Gretchen Peters, 500 Songs For Kids, Electric Guest & More!

Cinco de Mayo is nearly here! If you’re feeling festive, go grab a margarita and check out one of these cool shows this weekend:

Friday May 4 – Gretchen Peters at Eddie’s Attic

Ms. Peters is a Grammy Nominated, CMA award-winning, bonafide bad ass~ As a songwriter, she has composed hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait.

Friday May 4 – Phynx w/ The Levee at Vinyl

Atlanta newbies, Phynx will be at Vinyl tonight…Special DJ-ed after party. Should be a great time

Friday May 4 – The Hall Monitors w/ Jake Star & the Delicious Fullness at Black Cat

Known for being D.C.’s best garage band, these fellas rock hard and fast, and are getting comparisons to the likes of the Ramones.

Saturday May 5 – 500 Songs For Kids – Night 3:The Elvis Show! at Smiths Olde Bar

One of the best causes in this city is back again for the next ten days! Join all the wonderful musicians in our city for one of the coolest causes for kids.

Saturday May 5 – Electric Guest at Rock and Roll Hotel

Say hello to Electric Guest when they plug in at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday night.

Saturday May 5 – The Cornel West Theory at Black Cat

This hip-hop group was endorsed by the man in the black suit himself. Known for bringing some of the smartest audience members out to a show, this should be enlightening.

Saturday May 5 – Euology: A Tool Tribute at Vinyl

Most tribute bands create sound and imitation; rarely do they also provoke awe. Eulogy is that rare kind of band: a group of stellar performers who go beyond performance and tribute. See them at Vinyl.

Sunday May 6 – California Wives at DC9

According to Daytrotter, California Wives,a Chicago quartet, “makes the kind of music that we could plan this particular night around, this night of endless half-dreaming, of the sort of starry-eyed bliss-for-a-second dementia.”

Sunday May 6 – Strange Boys at The Earl

“The Strange Boys hark back to the roots of American Music and make it their own.” — Austin Chronicle

Sunday May 6 – Mobius Strip w/ Southern Problems at Black Cat

D.C. indie punk rockers, Mobius Strip are taking the Black Cat by storm again, following in their musical fathers’ footsteps.

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