Festivals, Concerts, Plays and More! This weekend is jam packed with fun things to do and we couldn’t be more excited to get out of the house!! Even better, it’s starting to get a little warmer, meaning spring is just around the corner. Good ole’ Punxsutawney Phil has even predicted an early spring, which I for one would like to believe. Here are TALive’s Weekend Picks:
Friday, February 8th-Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem at DC9
She describes herself as Americana folk, but she also calls hers self beautiful, ugly, happy, and solemn. She’s really a little bit of everything all at once, with emotions that range from every angle.
Friday, February 8th-Reckless Kelly at Revolution Music Room
Straight out of Texas, the country rock and roll band will be at Revolution Music Room. The band just released new music last fall which means there is plenty of new things to hear at their show!
Friday, February 8th-The Mardi Gras Carnivale at Black Cat
Black Cat is bringing you a night of a little bit of everything for its Mardi Gras show. Rock, burlesque, and general mayhem will be at the show as well as several sideshows. Three musicians will be playing: roots-rocker Norman Rockwell, gypsy-horn band Black Masala, and local blues player Jonny Grave and the Tombstones. Don’t forget about the burlesque girls either!
Friday, February 8th-Stevens Layne at Vinyl
Friday, February 8th-The Whiskey Gentry with JP Harris & the Tough Choices at The EARL
The husband and wife duo have bluegrass jazz down to an art. Even more, the music veterans bring to the stage not only the guitar and banjo (the staples of bluegrass), but also the accordion, the mandolin, the fiddle, the harmonica, and more. This means it is going to be a well rounded show you won’t forget.
Friday, February 8th-Trixie Whitley with Dumpster Hunter at Eddie’s Attic
Trixie Whitley has the vocal range of a pro that is drenched in bluesy tones. With that voice comes her tales of heartbreak, loneliness, and every emotion in between. She uses her voice and her music as true expression, and her performance at Eddie’s will be an emotional experience you shouldn’t pass up.
Saturday, February 9th-Eternal Summers with Dot Dash at Rock & Roll Hotel
The rock trio is here to bring rock and roll back with a little bit of psych, pop, and punk thrown in. The fun loving band takes influences from life itself for a show you won’t want to miss.
Saturday, February 9th-The Jompson Brothers with Radiolucent at Smiths Olde Bar
The band was born in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean they are country. These guys are all rock and roll. I mean, the fact that The Jompson Brothers have been compared to Led Zeppelin is enough for me. I’m sold.
Saturday, February 9th-2nd Annual Oyster Mardi Gras Fest at Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar
A five day indoor event for Mardi Gras is one you won’t want to miss! There is going to be tons of live music, of course New Orleans style food, prizes, a photo booth, and oysters severed every way you can imagine. Bands will be playing both inside and outside for everyday, and these tickets won’t last long, so jump on them now while you have a chance!
Saturday, February 9th-Winter Beer Carnival at Atlantic Station
The 4th annual Winter Beer Carnival is being expanded to offer more beers and the games you love. Sample more than 100 beers including traditional favorites, premium craft beers and an assortment of the best winter brews – try them all and discover your favorite! Step right up and try your hand at all the midway games you love and our twist on some carnival classics. Unlimited games are included in your ticket price.
Saturday, February 9th-Clap for Daylight at Vinyl
The Atlanta indie rockers will take over Vinyl on Saturday. They are influenced by the classic indie names like Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, and others.
Saturday, February 9th-Mixtape with DJs Shea Van Horn and Matt Bailer at Black Cat
Voted the best gay dance party in DC, DJs will be playing throughout the night. Don’t be surprised if you here anything from electronic to indie rock to a little bit of disco to blare though the speakers all night long.
Sunday, February 10th-Willy Mason at DC9
From the Northeast, Willy Mason is a singer songer writer heading to DC9. This will be perfect if you are looking for a more relaxing night to end your weekend with.