Sockets Records Showcase – Black Cat 1.22

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 by Patrick

DC-based label Sockets Records is putting on a showcase show this Friday night, January 22 at the Black Cat. The bands playing are The Cornel West Theory, HUME, Imperial China, Buildings, and Big Gold Belt.

Sockets will be celebrating it’s 5-year anniversary. Big shouts to label head Sean Peoples for his hard work and support of great local music.  Imperial China is celebrating the release of it’s record Phosphenes. The Cornel West Theory is especially unique act, providing artistic hip-hop. DC hip-hop is doing big things with the likes of Wale, but Theory takes an interesting approach that I’m looking forward to seeing live.

Some additional coverage on Sean and Sockets here at Onion AV Club DC and BrightestYoungThings. Much thanks to Ryan Wakeman for the heads up and info.


Thievery Corporation Week – 930 Club

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2010 by Patrick

Washington, DC’s own Thievery Corporation begins another historic run of shows this week at the legendary 930 Club. Although Rob Garza, Eric Hilton and a few of the 15-odd piece accompanying band hail from DC, they also comprise of musicians, singers and dancers from around the world. Their music and their live show, however, is out of this world.

I have seen Thievery here in DC at 930 Club as well as abroad, and their live show is a can’t  miss spectacle. Four out of their five shows are sold out with only this Sunday night remaining. A video of one of my favorite tracks, Shadows of Ourselves, is below.

Tonight’s Can’t Miss: Bear in Heaven

Posted in Uncategorized on October 13, 2009 by Patrick

Bear in Heaven

A few weeks back Ed Droste tweeted about his new favorite band, Bear in Heaven, and of course we all checked it out and fell in love with their track, Lovesick Teenagers.

They just released their new record today, Beast Forth Rest Mouth (listen here), and are playing DC9 tonight, opening for Tigercity. After one listen, the album sounds magical and it should be a great show tonight.

Dougapalooza (Lollapalooza) – A look back.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2009 by Patrick

dougapalooza coozies

Now that the summer festival season is drawing to a close, I thought I would take a look back at Lollapalooza in Chicago, which for my crew was re-branded as Dougapalooza for my brother Doug’s bachelor party. It was an amazing three days of music, with highlights in my opinion being Tool, Deadmau5, A-Trak, DiploAndrew Bird, Fleet Foxes, Snoop, and MSTRKRFT. Videos of performances here and more pics here and here.

US Royalty and Cut Off Your Hands Tonight @ Black Cat

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2009 by Patrick


My friends US Royalty are playing the Black Cat Mainstage tonight. They are playing with New Zealand rockers Cut Off Your Hands. Tickets here.

Austin City Limits 2009 Lineup Announced

Posted in Austin, Austin City Limits, Beastie Boys, Music Festivals, Pearl Jam, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 28, 2009 by Patrick


The 2009 Austin City Limits lineup was announced this morning. Pearl Jam, Beasties, DMB, Thievery, Sonic Youth, KOL, Ben Harper and Jack White’s new side project Dead Weather among headliners.

How Pricy – Ticketmaster h/t Brooklyn Vegan

Posted in Ticketmaster with tags , on April 24, 2009 by Patrick


Saw this today on BrooklynVegan. Hilarious. Dude was buying tickets for a PJ Harvey show on Ticketmaster and this came up.