Dramatic lyrics (from powerful frontwoman Maryjo Mattea) mix with a grunge-y minimalism to become Two Dragons and a Cheetah, D.C. locals who wax poetically (and loudly) on the bullshit of modern living, aggressively rocking all the while. They open for Fellowcraft this Tuesday.
Good Graeff consists of Brooke and and Brittany Graeff, twin sisters who channel a punk mentality vocally through the lens of baroque pop instrumentation; it’s like a modern Bikini Kill with accordions, cellos and ukuleles. So it’s nothing like Bikini Kill.
BOON with J.Flax & the Heart Attacks – Thursday, July 9 @ Fort Reno
Weird in all the right ways, Boon’s sound utilizes strange synths, pianos, and driving 4/4 drum patterns as the backdrop of frontman Brendan Principato’s frantic-yet-surreal lyricism. They’ll play first at the Fort Reno show this coming Thursday.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down integrate old-school Americana instruments with progressive electronic, all the while relying on crazy-fun singable hooks and playful vibes. They’ll open for indie rock giants New Pornographers at 9:30 Club this Friday.
Diet Cig is awesome, melodic tweepop with lyrics born of suburban frustration and previous paramours. The New Paltz-based duo play catchy basement rock, with each song coming in around the two-minute mark. See them open for Shark Week this weekend (and bring your dancing shoes).