By Brian Ossip, DC Music Live
Looking for something to do this weekend? Well there are a ton of killer shows coming up in the next few days, so check out our list, and then check out a few shows!
Even though it’s a Monday, this show should not be missed. Mittenfields will be taking the stage at the Black Cat Backstage on April 30, with Paperhaus and Me & This Army. With dark cutting bass lines, a maelstrom of three-guitar assault, and an operatic sense of drama, Mittenfields don’t really go half-way. In other words – this is a band that dares to think big. Doors are at 8:00pm. Tickets are $8.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Formed in 1999 right here in Washington, D.C., Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have released 6 full length albums and have toured
the world extensively. While their lineup has fluctuated over the years, singer/guitarist Ted Leo has remained, and has given the band a steady sound, mixing elements of punk, indie, and occasionally folk. The band will be joined by Mary Christ, and Thrill, and will be taking the stage at the Black Cat tonight, April 27. Doors are at 9:00pm. Tickets are $15.
The music of Chuck Berry has transcended generations. Know as the “father of rock and roll,” Berry is known for his hits “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and most famously “Johnny B. Goode,” which was included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.” Berry quickly established a showmanship and flare for guitar solos that would prove to be a major influence on later rock music. He will be playing The Howard Theatre this weekend on Saturday, April 28. Doors are at 6:00pm. Tickets, in advance, are $95.