YOUR WEEK IN MUSIC  4:05 pm April 9, 2009

Easter Is Now Celebrated with Mole Rats and Reggae

by Elizabeth Askew

the Easter Bunny of the depression yearsTonight: British folk-rock stalwart Robyn Hitchcock, of Soft Boys “fame,” will be singing weird lyrics, lecturing his audience, and generally being awesome all over the Black Cat tonight. $20 tickets are still available here. 8PM. [Black Cat]

  • Friday, April 10: “Trendy” Gallery Restaurant and Lounge in Silver Spring is hosting DNB Directory 2009, a round robin of 10 drum and bass DJs from the area. This is an offshoot of Loda, the Gallery’s weekly electronic music night which is “redefining definitions” of, uh, electronic music. 9PM; $5 before 10PM, $10 after. [WaPo]
  • Friday, April 10: DJs Lovefinger and Lee Douglas will be playing disgustingly funky disco-type music at Comet Ping Pong. Beautiful Swimmers, local purveryors of the same type of “nu disco” as the headliners, are opening. Come prepared to dance with reckless abandon. 9:30PM, free. [Comet Ping Pong]
  • Saturday, April 11: Beirut will be playing its (admittedly catchy) Bavarian carnival music at the Sixth & I Synagogue. It’s sold out, but you can still find tickets on Craigslist for around $40. 8PM. [Sixth & I Synagogue]
  • Monday, April 13: What do reggae music, historical quilts, and naked mole rats have in common? Nothing, really, but nevertheless they will all be hanging around the National Zoo on Monday. The steel drums and reggae will join the historical quilt (in honor of Rosa Parks!), animal meet-and-greets, and childlike activities like double dutch jump rope in a miscellaneous celebration of, somehow, Easter. 10AM to 4PM, free. [National Zoo]
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dasNeonlicht April 9, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Depeche Mode Dance Party: Friday night at the Black Cat!

agitpropster April 10, 2009 at 7:45 am

Ah, yes, Robyn:

I saw Nick Drake
At the corner of time and motion
I caught his eye
And he caught mine
I said “You’re tall.”
He said “No taller than tomorrow’s ocean.”
I saw Nick Drake
And he was fine

I saw Nick Drake
As we were carrying the ice together
I saw his face
Beneath the glass
The net was gone
And all the strawberries of English weather
I saw him pass
Right through this place

I saw Nick Drake
The habits of a lifetime
Will lay you low
Into your grave
And when you’re gone
You take the whole world with you
I saw Nick Drake
I saw him wave

And we’re in bloom

Scandinavian Fetus April 10, 2009 at 9:41 am

Boy, Gorbechev’s “birthmark” has really grown.

arclight April 10, 2009 at 11:25 am


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