After a couple of hours, nick and I headed to the Rock N Roll Hotel to catch Dirty Projectors opening for Hella. Dirty Projectors: Fantastic. Hella: Experimental Math Rock = Noise. Definitely worth the trip.
The band that opened for Dirty Projectors (whose name I never caught) was a good mix of math-rock and melody (with some sounds like viva voce when they actually played music). One of their songs had the best name ever: "Wizard Certificate". I immediately decided that all future songs should have the same name and then a number after them. The next song I write (OK. The first one.) will be called "Wizard Certificate 2,812."
On the subject of music, the time period between SXSW and Coachella leaves a huge amount of bands touring around the country and we're lucky enough to have a lot of them coming to DC:
Thursday, March 29th. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at the 930 club
Sunday April 1st. Do Make Say Think at the Black Cat
Thursday, April 5th. Iggy and the Stooges at the 930 club
Saturday, April 7th. Anti-Flag at the 930 club
Sunday, April 8th. Lily Allen at the 930 club
Tuesday, April 10th. Trans Am at the Black Cat
Friday, April 13th. Junior Boys at the Black Cat
Monday, April 16th. Le Loup at DC9
Tuesday, April 17th. The Books at the 930 club
Tuesday, April 17th late show. Ratatat at the 930 club
Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday April 19th. TV on the Radio at the 930 club
Saturday, April 21st. Hot Chip at the 930 club
Thursday, April 26th. The Frames at the 930 club
Sunday, April 29th. Deerhunter at the RNR hotel
Monday, April 30th. Peter, Bjorn and John WITH Fujiya & Miyagi at the 930 club (THIS IS A MUST)
Friday, May 11th. The Album Leaf at RNR - Soundtrack rock. Minimal vocals and great music.
Saturday, May 12th Dr Dog at RNR - Acoustic guitar rock with sappy lyrics. I'm a sucker for it. Definitely check them out.
Sunday, May 13th. Sloan at the Black Cat
Wednesday, May 16th. Frog Eyes at RNR - The guy from Wolf Parade, Spencer Krug, yells a bunch and makes some awesome semi-experimental music.
Saturday, June 9th. Califone at RNR
Saturday, June 9th. The Sea and Cake at the Black Cat
Wednesday, June 13th. Voxtrot at the Black Cat
You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son - Wolf Parade
Spider's House - Califone
Time Destroys Its Plan At The Reactionary Table - Frog Eyes