I know it’s a rainy Monday, but tonight’s Tea Bazaar gig is definitely worth leaving the house for; for one thing, it’s another show by the all-new version of Great Dads, in which Adam Smith is joined by Steve Snider for a thrashy powerhouse set of fuzzy 1977-flavored New York-style punk rock; one of my favorite new acts, from two of the best musicians in town. They’re opening for a band called the Coathangers who seem like they’re going to be a whole lot of fun. They are four ladies from Atlanta (I think?) who do this scuzzy, art-pop jangle-rock thing with a lot of yelping overtop, and I have a pretty hard time imaging how their stuff could possibly not translate into a super-fun live show. Doors are at 9pm, cover’s $7, and I promise it’ll be worth every penny.
You may have noticed that last week I said Adam would be hosting Radio Bistro this week… well, he may play in six bands at once, but even Adam is incapable of literally being in two places at the same time, so instead Chris Hlad and I will be covering tonight’s edition of all-vinyl drinkin’ music at my favorite bar in the world. It starts at 10pm and goes until last call, so you should definitely stop by after the Tea House show (since they close at midnight), or maybe come in early if you’d rather just sit and have a drink and listen to some good tunes instead of diving headfirst into an energetic rock show this evening. It’s in the downstairs Bistro at the C&O, and there’s no cover.