Concert Calendar: The Wooden Birds, The Lemonheads

Femi Kuti

Friday

The Wooden Birds are no stranger to Georgetown. If you were impressed by their April concert put on by WGTB, stop by the Rock and Roll Hotel this evening for a show with Oklahoma-based Other Lives. Tickets are $12, and bring some cash for the late night cab ride to Union Station.

Saturday

Legendary indie rockers The Lemonheads reunited in 2005 after an eight-year hiatus. Although their latest album offers no original music, it does feature covers of Gram Parsons and Leonard Cohen and has garnered mild praise. They’re stopping by the Black Cat during a brief East Coast tour this Saturday. Tickets are steep at $15, and doors open at 9:00.

Femi Kuti crafts outstanding Afro-beat music often featuring thirty-minute songs and long brass jam sessions. Kuti is also well known in his native Nigeria for taking a stand against government and corporate corruption. Tickets to his show at the 9:30 Club are pricey at over $25, but he’s sure to impress.

Tuesday

I saw DC based Casper Bangs a few weeks ago at the Black Cat, and his opening show was highly impressive. On Tuesday, Bangs and the band will be putting on an acoustic performance at Asylum with a cover of only $5. Check out his personal website to keep tabs on upcoming 9:30 and Fort Reno concerts.

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