Concert Calendar: Thievery Corporation, The Slackers, Of Montreal

Of Montreal

Sunday

The Thievery Corporation have had a huge impact in the city of Washington, D.C. Opening up a recording studio in D.C. where they’ve had the opportunity to continue their unique mixture of dub, acid-jazz, and anything else they can find a way to mix in, they’ve made sure to put on some great shows around the area too. Labeled as “A Night With Thievery Corporation,” they’ll be performing at the 9:30 Club tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are sold out for the first two performances, so if you’re interested make sure to grab the Sunday ones while they’re still available. Tickets cost $40, but this is assured to be no typical concert; this is an experience all its own. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday

Rock and roll benefit concerts are twofold awesome. You get to see a bunch of socially conscious bands playing for a relatively cheap ticket price, and for that relatively cheap ticket price you’re also contributing to something beneficial yourself. This Wednesday at the Rock and Roll Hotel, a benefit for Partners in Health and Shelter Box will take place. PIH has been working in Haiti for over 20 years, helping to provide medical care to those who would go without it otherwise. Now, more than ever, their presence is surely needed. For only $10 (100% of which will go to the benefit) you get to see live performances by Caverns, Bonjour Ganeesh, Loose Lips, The Jones, Black Dog Prowl, The Courtesans, and Lissy Rosemont, along with a handful of DJs. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show is to start at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday

The Slackers could be labeled as ska. But the amount of other genre they put into their performance of ska is beyond categorization. Started in ’91 and still running strong, they’ll be performing their unique brand of this upbeat genre at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Thursday. Tickets will run a $13 advance cost, $15 at the door, and they’ll have a unique set of opening bands with them too so make sure to check this out. Doors open at 8:00 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Of Montreal will be performing at the 9:30 Club on Thursday if the indie rock scene is more your thing than is dealing with all those ska kids dressed in checkerboard from head to toe. But don’t expect a calm experience with these guys either. Their live show is frantic and uncontrollable, it’s hard to say what to expect from these guys expect that it’s bound to be a night to remember. They’ve only gotten weirder as time goes on, so they’re bound to push themselves to the limits of weirdness all the time. Tickets cost $25 and doors open at 7:00 p.m.

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