Holy Crap. I've got one cartridge pen, (so to speak) and too much music in all directions to write about this week. Considering we are supposedly a buttoned down inside the Beltway kind of town, we are actually way ahead of the curve on gay marriage and legalized marijuana- especially if Congress would stop sticking their big fat noses in our faces. If you look closely you will see that we have musicians coming out of our ears. Let's start with Thursday when horns a plenty will be celebrating Matt Rippetoe's birthday at Bohemian Caverns.
Also on Thursday the Thrillbillys and Highballers throw down at Gypsy Sally's -the only place in Georgetown to go see live music if you are way way too old to need a fake ID.
Betty is back in town for a series of events at the Smithsonian which seems like the perfect place to see this long running and very artistic (now NewYork based) trio who used to grace dc space.
But wait there's more. Takoma Park Porch Festival will run all day Saturday with a cast of thousands including the U-Liners, the Bold Deceivers and Doug Stevenson and the Spades. Might be bands you never heard of, but faces you well could recognize since many have deep roots in the DC scene from punk to bluegrass.
Then later catch long time locals Goin' Goin' Gone reunite with a soft debut at Adam's Morgan Sumer Concert thing. 5-7 p.m.
This is about as far my attention span goes. Stay tuned for more listings tomorrow.