Remix Your Weekend: Catch me sleigh ridin dirty

If you’re not busy staging an Occupy movement this weekend (this joke isn’t overdone right?),  you should be getting your healthy dose of musical happenings in the D.C. area.

Concerts

Warm up with Nigerian guitarist Bombino at the Black Cat tonight and wrap up the weekend on Sunday with Idle Warship, Talib Kweli’s new project, who will also be performing at the Black Cat.

For those with more refined tastes, the Kennedy Center Millennium State will be hosting members of the National Symphony Orchestra for a Haydn performance on Friday, and a Filipino children’s choir will perform Sunday. Both performances are at 6 p.m. And if you’re feeling especially emotional this weekend, let Andrea Bocelli serenade you at the Verizon Center tonight.

Too lazy to get out? Check out this week’s new album releases by Trey Songz and Curren$y, both of which were deemed garbage in this week’s issue of the Voice. In other words, you should really get off campus this weekend.

But if you can’t escape the Hilltop, there’s plenty of free music available on campus to help you procrastinate. The Guild of Bands will have their Fall Band Blast on Saturday night at 8 p.m., so head over to the Walsh Black Box to listen to your fellow Hoyas perform rock, jazz and metal. On Sunday at 4 p.m. in McNeir, the World Percussion Ensemble will be offering an “exciting afternoon of rhythmic exploration,” performing pieces from America’s most prominent percussion composers. For five dollars, you can see a double billing of de Falla and Stravinsky in Gonda that Vox can’t quite get our head around yet: “Falla’s flamenco-infused El amor brujo is paired with a haunting new rendition of Stravinsky’s saga of Faustian temptation, ‘A Soldier’s Tale.'” If you go see it (2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and a final performance on Sunday at 2 p.m.), let us know how the flamenco paired with the haunting Faustian saga.

Sounds of the Weekend: Christmas edition

1.  Dubstep Santa

2. Dubstep Santa 2: Filthy

3. Julian Casablancas: I Wish It Was Christmas Today

4. James Brown: Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto

5. Vince Guaraldi: Greensleeves

Photo: SSG Music

One Comment on “Remix Your Weekend: Catch me sleigh ridin dirty

  1. Wohhhoo dubsteb Santa! How he gona fit that fat bass line down the chimneys of them filthy boy and girls!?!?!?!

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