Concert Calendar: Kokayi, courtesy of GU Alternative Music Series
Kokayi w. the Rising Suns, DJ Beach, and Sea Dog
Friday, November 12, Bulldog Alley (free with GOCard), doors at 10 p.m.
This Friday, the Georgetown Alternative Music Series presents Kokayi, a local Grammy-nominated emcee, producer, singer, and songwriter. Kokayi’s music combines elements of hip-hop, punk, rock, funk, and electro. D.C. student bands Sea Dog and the Rising Suns will open the show, while DJ Beach will spin throughout the night.
The Morning Benders, Twin Sister, Oberhofer
Friday, November 12, Black Cat ($15), doors at 9 p.m.
The Morning Benders, an indie rock band from Berkeley, California, draws on California roots to create a laid back, West Coast sound with intermittent, powerful drum beats. The band has toured with veritable who’s who of indie rock superstars, including Grizzly Bear, the Kooks, Death Cab for Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Yeasayer, MGMT, We Are Scientists, White Rabbits, and the Black Keys.
The Black Crowes
Sunday, November 14, 9:30 Club (sold out), doors at 7 p.m.
A legend in the rock world, the Black Crowes have sold over 30 million albums since forming in 1989. After releasing Croweology in August, the band kicked off its twentieth-anniversary, farewell tour. This means one thing for fans of classic rock: It may be your last opportunity to see one hell of a legendary band. Although tickets are sold out, plenty seem to be available on Craigslist if you don’t mind paying a premium.
Kate Nash w. Peggy Sue
Monday, November 15, 9:30 Club ($20), doors at 7 p.m.
Kate Nash is an English singer and songwriter with a poppy, adorable sound. Comparable to Lily Allen, Jenny of Jenny & Johnny, and Regina Spektor, Kate Nash is also known for her awkward-yet-endearing stage presence, as well as her guitar and piano performances. If you’re in the mood for a joyful crowdpleaser of a concert, don’t miss Kate Nash next Monday.