Concert Calendar: The concert calendar hung itself

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst 

Monday

Indie rocker Conor Oberst has released ten albums under the name Bright Eyes, gaining recognition for his unique voice and “straight-from-the-diary lyrics.”  Lately, he’s moved onto a new project, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, that should please Bright Eyes fans and draw in new listeners.  See him at the 9:30 Club on Monday with The Felice Brothers.

The Smashing Pumpkins

Tuesday + Wednesday

The Smashing Pumpkins achieved early fame with their 1993 album Siamese Dream, but the band was largely inactive after the late 1990’s.  An appearance in Paris during the summer of 2007 confirmed rumors that The Smashing Pumpkins was reforming, and they released the four song American Gothic EP in January 2008.  See them Tuesday or Wednesday at the DAR Constitution Hall around the corner from the White House.

Colour Revolt

Wednesday

Paste Magazine wrote that Colour Revolt “combines the more adventurous side of indie rock with soaring dynamics and a Southern mentality.”  Hailing from Oxford, Mississippi, the members of the band are all recent graduates of Ole Miss who managed to play 150 shows a year while they were full time students.  I saw them about a year ago when they opened for MuteMath, and I can tell you this show will be worth your $12.

The Acorn

Thursday

Although they haven’t caught on yet in the US, Ottawa based band The Acorn beautifully combines fingerstyle guitar with innovative percussion.  See them at the 9:30 Club with Calexico, a multilingual group that shares their expansive acoustic sound.  Tickets are $17.

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