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Once upon a time, I had a radio show that only played bands currently performing in the District. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Every day I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.

FRIDAY

CHON – CAN’T WAIT

This already sounds depressing. Yup. Definitely depressing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. This sounds like a song I would have listened too in highschool when I had more teenage angst than I do now (I am not a teenager but will probably be angsty forever). I like the discordant piano bits. I wonder if they’re supposed to represent the frontman’s broken heart. Probably.

You can see Chon at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight.

SATURDAY

CHUS & CEBALLOS – SOLEDAD

I definitely misread ceballos as caballos. I was very excited to listen to some cowboy music. I’m actually enjoying this a lot because it’s very trance like. It’s almost meditative (to me at least), which is great because I’m not really in the mood to think right now. Or ever. I guess the song is called Soledad. So it all kind of makes sense.

https://youtu.be/fRvbV0yRpt8

You can see Chus & Ceballos tonight at Flash.

SUNDAY

QUIET COMPANY – YOU, ME & THE BOATMAN

I really want to know who the boatman is. I’m sure I won’t find out. I hope he’s like a pirate. Or is he like the ferryman of Hell, Charon. Either of those would be cool. I like this song so far. I like the horns during the chorus. It feels kind of silly, but in a good way. I’m not crazy about the screaming, but everything else is cool. Also, the music video is kind of cool

You can see Quiet Company at The Hamilton tonight.

 

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