Sunday, May 15, D.A.R. Constitution Hall, 7:30 p.m. doors
This concert is on the same day the residence halls close. Stay one more night to see Fleet Foxes! Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. on the 9:30 Club website. This is sure to sell out way ahead of the concert date. Fleet Foxes will release their second album, Helplessness Blues May 3rd. The album’s title track is already out now.
Thursday, February 24, Verizon Center (SOLD OUT, $115+ on StubHub), 8 p.m.
Lady Gaga stops in DC on the last leg of her year and half long Monster Ball Tour. The pop star is currently promoting her upcoming new album Born This Way, which will be released on May 23rd. Semi Precious Weapons are opening.
Gang of Four
Wednesday, February 9, 9:30 Club ($35), 7 p.m. doors
Gang of Four are the essential British post-punk band. Known for their wild funk-punk style and poilitcally charged lyrics, their music had a huge influence on the early 2000s post-punk revival (think Franz Ferdinand, but angrier). They will be releasing an album of new material this spring.
Tapes n’ Tapes
Monday, February 7, Rock N Roll Hotel ($16), 7 p.m. doors
Tapes n’ Tapes are a Minneapolis-based indie rock band that hasn’t completely faded from the blog buzz they got a couple years ago. Their new album Outside has received mixed reviews. Oberhofer and Xylos are opening.
Deerhoof w/Chain and the Gang
Monday, February 7, 9:30 Club ($15), 7 p.m. doors
Deerhoof are an indie rock band that play noisy, experimental, and improvisational rock. They’ve been active since 1995 and have released a slew of albums. They’re great. The band who you should not miss is Chain and the Gang, Ian Svenonius’ newest rock act. Host of VBS’ “Soft Focus”, Svenonius and co. are always a laugh. Their sparse version of rock and roll is really interesting to hear. They are releasing a new album this spring.