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in which we get to list all sorts of non-headlining acts we (and you should be) are excited to see in our nation’s capital.
why? bcse they (and you) are worth it and doing other people’s homework was a fool proof way for us to get people to like us in middle school.
ok, so, starting this week and going till end of April (with updates all the time):

SAY HI TO YOUR MOM
what with +/- and Bishop Allen in the lineup this is pretty much the buzziest show this week (that you can still get into).
if you like “dirty on purpose” you will like them and their “nerd rock”.
myspace them
stream and peruse some MP3s here


STARS OF TRACK AND FIELD
we are already excited about seeing the Long Winters more than we probably should be but “Stars of track and field” (who admittedly stole their name from a “Belle and Sebastian” song) promise to be a worthy opener. Portland sweeping pop with a sense of humor supporting Seattle sweeping pop with a sense of nostalgia, and all that.myspace them here
listen to “Say Hello” and “Arithmetik” here

MOONEY SUZUKI
Mooney Suzuki have been around for a decade and (unfortunately) got dropped by their record label last lear (goddamn the V2) but their energetic garage rock is still loved enough that they had their own 9.30 club show on Valentine’s day (with the Whips opening).
Not even two months later…they return. And DC should be grateful.
1% inspirations. 99% perspiration.
myspace them here
listen up here

THE BIRD AND THE BEE
the show is probably sold out at this point, but that does not mean you should not check out Inara George’s amazing voice on “I hate camera” (WHICH we feel should be the BYT theme song) and “F*king Boyfriend” when you do get a chance. Also with an apres party specially thrown for them by the Garutachi girls at dc9
myspace them
and/or
CHECK out some MP3s here

AU REVOIR SIMONE
First, we should come clean right now…we totally have a girl crush on them. The name, the adorable sound (triple keyboards, perfect harmonies etc…), the adorable band t-shirts, the adorable tour with Peter Bjorn and John, the… the… the…. general adorableness that is still not sickly sweet. Just trust us.

myspace the girls here
listen away here

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