Happy November, ladies and gents! I’m finding it harder and harder to get out of bed each morning, which means the cold is approaching faster and faster. Some say that this is the month of staying bundled indoors and and some say it’s “No Shave November”, whatever it is, don’t sit at home! There are plenty of great concerts and festivals happening all around town. BONUS! We get an extra hour of sleep on Sunday, so all the more reason to get your groove on at your favorite venue.
Friday, November 2nd- Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band at Black Cat
Chopteeth is a 12-piece Afrofunk orchestra exploring the common groove between the funkiest, most hip-shakin’ West African and American popular music on the planet.
Friday, November 2- The Dirty Guv’nahs’ W/ The Delta Saints at The Loft
After two independent releases and relentless touring, The Dirty Guv’nahs’ new album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies (Dualtone Music) raises the bar significantly for this explosive ensemble. Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ross Copperman and Grammy winning engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars).
Friday, November 2nd- Propagandhi at Rock and Roll Hotel
Propagandhi is a Canadian punk band formed in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1986 by guitarist Chris Hannah and drummer Jord Samolesky.
Saturday, November 3- Decatur Wine Festival in The Decatur Square
Sure music will be playing, but we’re going for the bottomless vino! Cheers!
Saturday, Nov 3- Jam4Springfield 2012: Fat, James Montgomery, & Spampinato Bros at Paramount Theatres
FAT and JAM 4 SPRINGFIELD 2012 are teaming up with Rock 102 and the Bax and O’Brien Marathon to raise funds for the Open Pantry’s Emergency Food Pantry.
Saturday, November 3- K’NAAN at Rock and Roll Hotel
K’NAAN made his mark on the world at this past World Cup, as the creator of the “official song.” He is bringing that energy to D.C.
Saturday November 3 – RNDM at Black Cat
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and prolific singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur met in 1999 when Arthur opened a New York show for Ament’s side project with drummer Richard Stuverud. They became friends, staying in touch by email before reconnecting in 2010 in Seattle. Ament invited Arthur to jam at his Montana home, and their creative chemistry was instant.
Saturday November 3 – Lucero at Maxine’s
Lucero is an alt-country/punk rock band from Memphis, TN. Formed in 1998, the six-piece has built its reputation on writing sing-along songs about small town life and love, putting a modern edge on classic Americana subjects.
Sunday, November 4th -Shiny Toy Guns at Rock and Roll Hotel
It featured three singles that peaked inside the top 30 in the Alternative Songs Chart. We Are Pilots was nominated for a Grammy Award. Their second album Season of Poison was released in 2008 and featured two singles that peaked inside the top 30 in the Alternative Songs Chart.
Sunday, November 4 – Cadence Weapon at The Earl
Deemed by Dazed and Confused as “hip hop’s saviour”, Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two year term as
Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he returns with Hope In Dirt City out now on Upper Class Recordings.
Sunday, November 4 – Wolf Gang at Vinyl
It was perhaps inevitable that Max McElligott would one day make an ornate pop album of near-symphonic grandeur named after a utopian place that came to him in a dream. It might not have been written in the stars that he would make said album, Suego Faults, with one of America’s best producers, Dave Fridmann, nor that he would do it under the guise of Wolf Gang, but the rest now looks something like a certainty when you consider his background.