Concert Calendar 03/20: Pronto, Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats

Saturday

Pronto

The side project of Wilco’s keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen, Pronto is a delightful four-piece whose album All is Golden features funky pop tracks that hearken back to the 70’s.  The band will be appearing at IOTA Club and Cafe in Arlington, VA, just off the Clarendon stop on the the orange line.  Tickets are $10, the show begins at 5:00, and be sure to look out for an interview with the band in next week’s Voice.

The Mountain Goats

This isn’t the first time The Mounain Goats have been featured in the concert calendar, but fans will be pleased to learn that they’re returning to a sold out crowd at the Sixth and I Synagogue.  Although they haven’t released new music since early 2008, front man John Darnielle’s lyrics are always a delight.  The show begins at 8:00, and and your best resource for snagging tickets is craig’s list.

Monday

Cut Copy

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, psychedelic rockers Cut Copy are making a quick tour of the East Coast.  Pitchfork wrote that their latest In Ghost Colours, “earns its smiles with a combination of ingenuity and easiness that you don’t often come by.”  Tickets to their show at the 9:30 Club are sold out, but doors open at 7:00 if you’re lucky enough to get in.

Thursday

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus are known for their jazz covers of songs like Radiohead’s Karma Police or Rush’s Tom Sawyer, but the band’s original material is the best part of a live show.  I caught them about a year ago for an instrumental concert, and since that time they’ve added vocalist Wendy Lewis.  Their show at the 9:30 Club is a bit pricey at $18, but it’s sure to be a great performance.

Photo taken from Flickr user Thomas J Hartnett under a Creative Commons license.

2 Comments on “Concert Calendar 03/20: Pronto, Mountain Goats

  1. Mountain Goats are awesome, and everyone should go see them. Warning, though: the two times I’ve seen the Mountain Goats play DC, Darnielle’s been kind of a jerk.

  2. Hello what is the copyright for the first photo at the top of the page as I want to reuse it on my own private blog if that’s ok?

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