Washington Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

February:

A lot of good stuff has already come and gone this month, but you can go see Past Lives on the 20th @ Black Lodge or the 23rd at Sonic Boom records (Capitol Hill)

March:

6 – The Smith Westerns. 7:30 @ the Vera Project. $10

9 – A Sunny Day in Glasgow w/ Perfume Genius. 7:30 @ the Vera Project. $10

12 – The Big Pink w/ A Place to Bury Strangers. Neumo’s, $15 [21+]

19 – BOAT, Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, Feral Children, Kids and Animals, The Next Door Neighbors. 7:30 @ the Vera Project. $9

23 – tUnE-yArDs, and Xiu Xiu. @ the Northern (Olympia), Cheap and at night (I am guessing, but who knows with those Olympians)

29 – If you’re feeling adventurous, head up to Canadia for Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear in Heaven, and Freelance Whales. 8:00 @ The Biltmore Cabaret, $12 [maybe 19+]

31 – Washed Out, Pictureplane, and Small Black. 7:30 @the Vera Project, $9

April:

9 & 10 – Spoon, Deerhunter, and Micachu & the Shapes. 6:30 @ the Moore Theatre, $27.50 before they rip you off with extra stuff. Around $36 probably.

12 – Beach House w/ Bachelorette. Neumo’s, $13 [21+]

The xx w/ jj. 8:00 @The Nightlife Lounge, $10

13 – King Khan and the Shrines w/ The Fresh and Onlys. Neumo’s, $15 [21+]

20 – Yeasayer w/ Sleighbells. Neumo’s, $15 All Ages

May:

1 – Liars w/ Fol Chen. Neumo’s, $15 [21+]

5 – The Antlers w/ Phantogram. Neumo’s, $14 All Ages

DJ Lunch6 – Grynch w/ D. Black, SOL, DJ Hyphen, and hosted by Macklemore. Neumo’s, $1 (not a typo!) [21+]

*this one’s for DJ Lunch

29, 30, 31 – SASQUATCH

So far it doesn’t appear as if it is going to be as awesome as it was last year. But with quite a few exciting unknowns (tUnE-yArDs, Vetiver, Phantogram, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, etc.) and a lot of solid bands known for great live shows, Sasquatch 2010 just might match the greatness of the past few festivals.

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~ by kayj4 on February 19, 2010.

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