Thursday, February 4, 2016
Buddy Meets Mardi Gras
The shows are stacked up this weekend like jets circling National Airport after an East Coast blizzard. Check the calendar in the sidebar at DC ROCKS for more choices, but here's a few ideas to get you rolling:
Cravin' Dogs are celebrating their 30th (!) anniversary at Villain & Saint on Friday. Congratulations you mongrels. Here's an aside. When I first started using Gmail, I was a little freaked out that some internet spy-bot would would be trolling my mail, but after corresponding with the band, I saw ads for house breaking puppies pop up, and I felt more amused than violated...
But I digress.
A huge local-palooza Buddy Holly Tribute Show happens at Bethesda Blues on Saturday night featuring so many musicians that the bar bill for the bands alone might make it a successful evening for the club. Meanwhile just up the pike, The Vi-Kings are storming Strathmore Amp.
And for all of you pining for New Orleans, Little Red & the Renegades will shut down the carnival season on appropriately enough this Tuesday. They'll be at Arlington's newest brewpub Sehkraft- right up the street from the Clarendon Mardi Gras parade which starts at 8 p.m., and ball which is being thrown with Yamomanem and 8 Ohms at the Clarendon Ballroom. (Tickets are $20 for the dance.) Laissez all things bon.