Music Notes: 5 Shows Not To Miss This Week

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Luke Brindley

Luke Brindley

Thursday, December 3

Luke Brindley with Peter Bradley Adams and Rosi Golan
Jammin’ Java, 7:30p.m., $15 

Head on out to Jammin’ Java in Vienna where a prized local favorite, Luke Brindley, will perform his last hometown show of 2009. Brindley’s acoustic/folk rock style has caught the attention of major music publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine and Paste Magazine. Visit the band’s MySpace and download one of his tunes, free of charge.



Friday, December 4

Pelican with Black Cobra
The Rock and Roll Hotel, 9:30p.m., $15

Let loose to the Chicago-based metal rock band, Pelican at The Rock and Roll Hotel. DC is one stop among many during their full U.S. tour where they are promoting their latest album, What We All Come To Need, which was released earlier this fall.

The Big Pink

The Big Pink

Saturday, December 5

The Big Pink with Crystal Antlers
Black Cat
, 9p.m., $13

The forecast may call for snow today, but that’s no reason to stay home. Though the Big Pink has just released its debut album, A Brief History of Love, these boys are already known for making some of the best dance-rock music around. This is a show you definitely won’t want to miss.

Cross Canadian Ragweed

Cross Canadian Ragweed

Sunday, December 6

Cross Canadian Ragweed
9:30 Club
, 7p.m. Doors, $25

Southern Rock comes to town tonight when Cross Canadian Ragweed will grace the stage of the 9:30 club. These small town boys from Oklahoma are known for always putting on a good show, and its light-hearted southern sound is the perfect way to end your weekend. Check out a fan-favorite song, “Alabama” on their MySpace.

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