By: Shelby Lum
I don’t know about you, but this weekend will come with a sigh of relief. For your big weekend plans don’t miss out on the best music in town. Here is TALive’s weekend picks:
Friday, March 15th-Bilal at Black Cat
His alternative hip-hop style is new and unique take the genre that brings in influences of jazz. He studied jazz in New York City, and got most of his experience in night clubs around the city, so you know his performance will not let down after having performed for an even harsher New York City crowd.
Friday, March 15th-High Strung String Band at Smiths Olde Bar
High Strung String Band has been bringing bluegrass music back to the basics since their beginning. The band kept the drums out of the instrumentals, and kept it all stringed instruments (as the name suggests). Even more, their performance at Smiths will be an album release, so expect a lot of new music to be played!
Friday, March 15th-Midnight Hike at DC9
These DC locals formed and created a rock-pop band. They were voted Top 3 Bands by Washington City Paper, and have already toured nationally. Shoot the Moon, their second album was released last November, and they have picked up touring to promote the newest album.
Friday, March 15th-Treedom at Vinyl
It is just a short month away from Treedom’s album release in April. The trio is out of Athens and although they took a brief break, the band is back together and touring more than ever. Their style is both progressive and psychedelic, and have matured since their debut album in 2010.
Friday, March 15th-D.C. Music Download’s One Year Anniversary at Rock and Roll Hotel
Saturday, March 16th-Justin Jones with Rachel Kate & Wheelie at Rock and Roll Hotel
Justin Jones is rock n roll without gimmicks. True to his nature he creates songs that are true to the genre without being overdone. A launched a nationwide tour in 2012 which included several festivals. For 2013, he has both an album and a documentary on the bill.
Saturday, March 16th-Roxie Watson at Eddie’s Attic
From Decatur and playing in Decatur, Roxie Watson is an alternative bluegrass band. Hints of bluegrass, zydeco, blues, and some classic country are present in this eclectic band. The five piece band has already sold out Eddie’s Attic in the past, so don’t miss your chance to see them this time!
Saturday, March 16th-Tortured Soul with Waterseed & DJ Kemit at Vinyl
These guys are electronic with a little bit of soul. The trio has been making waves in the EDM world since well before DJs were beginning arrive onto the music scene. The three members are distinct and different and come from different backgrounds, and those differences make for an eclectic and unique sounds.
Sunday, March 17th-Deathfix at Black Cat