|(food coloring vs beets)|
If you are of Greek heritage, then you will understand why I am spending my weekend dying dozens of eggs blood red. (and I'm here to tell you NONE of those "natural" methods like boiling beets worked. Just surrender to little expensive bottles of red food coloring and be done with it.)
Cinco de Mayo, Greek Easter or just plain Sunday- whatever May 5 means to you, there's some good music to go see if you want to celebrate anything. Over in Silver Spring- Roaddog - a cool solid rock band will be bringing it on at El Golfo. The last time I went the cover charge was around $5, and your entry ticket got you a free margarita. Couldn't argue with that.
On the other side of the world, locals Dave Chappell and Tommy Lepson are in on a gig with Johnny Neel at JVs. The club's description of the show is almost bigger than the venue:
"Johnny Neel is an American vocalist, songwriter, and musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for his songwriting, stage, and session work for the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule, and Dickey Betts. Dave Chappell has received 18 Washington Area Music Awards, including "Best Roots Rock Instrumentalist" 8 years in a row, and "Musician Of The Year" twice."
Both of these shows are what this blogger goes for: head shaking talent crammed into intimate venues. Opa! Ole, and please pass the ouzo (or the margaritas.)