It may be Halloween, but Coldplay will be stopping at the Verizon Center for an early show starting at 7:30. Surprisingly, tickets are still available online, and you’ll definitely have time to make it back for the dark rituals. Brian Eno couldn’t save Coldplay’s latest album Viva la Vida, but this tour has gotten decent reviews.
Stop by the 9:30 Club to see Philly based Lotus. They’re an electronic band with no laptops, which I would find impressive if they didn’t rely on two guitarists. If you like electronica, the band’s latest album Hammerstrike is worth a look.
Hasidic Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu is returning to the Sixth and I Synagogue for an 8:00 show. Take the red line to Chinatown, and bring some extra money to grease the scalper wheels. Bone up by reading this cover story on what makes scalpers tick.
The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats’ music takes some time to grow on most people, but The New Yorker has described frontman John Darnielle as “America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist.” If only his vocals matched his lyrical skill. Doors open at 7:00 at the 9:30 Club.
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