By: Shelby Lum
This weekend officially begins June, and that means hotter days, brighter sun, and even better music. Ticket Alternative has been kicking off the summer with festivals, huge concerts, and other musical treats, and this weekend is packed as well. Looking for local rockers? Head to The EARL for O’Brother. Even if you are feeling more alternative, Brother Grey will be rocking Vinyl all night, so no need to sacrifice musical preference this weekend, because Ticket Alternative has it ALL! Here is TALive’s Weekend picks:
Friday, May 31st-Tom McBride at Black Cat
With his recent third album release “Morning in Glen Burnie,” Tom McBride really dug back to the musical classics. Saturated in old school Americana, blues, and pop, Tom McBride is one you won’t want to miss!
Friday, May 31st-O’Brother with Big Jesus at The EARL
This is heavy heavy stuff to begin your weekend at The EARL, and in a good way too! The Atlanta rockers are an experimental rock group that is all ragged edges fit for listeners ready for a loud night. Semi-atmospheric and semi-ambiant these locals are one to see.
Friday, May 31st-James McCartney with Rebecca Haviland & Whiskey Hear, and Corey White at Eddie’s Attic
This has been a big year for James McCartney. On the heels of the release of two digital only EPs and his first physical copy EP, McCartney is already back in the studio looking to create his first full length release. His solo, acoustic style shows are perfect for the intimate Eddie’s Attic stage.
Friday, May 31st-Too Slim & The Taildraggers at Vinyl
Sixteen album made is nothing to sneeze at, and Too Slim has done just that. His bluesy tunes will be the perfect mix up to your weekend at Vinyl.
Saturday, June 1st-Mount Kimbie at Black Cat
Looking to add some fist pumping, bass rattling music to your life? Black Cat is where you need to be, because Mount Kimbie the electronic duo out of England will be rocking the walls in DC.
Saturday, June 1st-Bother Grey with Sunset Riot and Blind by Sight at Vinyl
Brother Grey, Atlanta alternative rockers, will be coming to Vinyl with new music in tow. This will be a night of great new music discovery!
Saturday, June 1st-White Ford Bronco at The State Theatre
An all 90s cover band? Need I really say more? May the 90s throwbacks begin!
Sunday, June 2nd-The Front Bottoms at Black Cat
Right out of Jersey, are the two guys who make up The Front Bottoms. The acoustic-dance-indie-punk band is really something you need to see yourself! Hopefully you scored your tickets to this SOLD OUT show!
Sunday, June 2nd-Tab Benoit and the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars at the State Theatre
Voice of the Wetlands All-stars – Grammy Nominee Louisiana’s #1 roots music export and Grammy Nominee Tab Benoit has assembled a stellar ensemble of fellow New Orleans musicians to forge a musical plea for the fragile eco-system that is the increasingly depleted wetlands surrounding their hometown. There are no more dining reservations available for this show. A limited number of tables will be held on a first come, first serve basis.