MMS ConcertCast - October 4th through 10th

As summer gives way to fall's cooler temperatures, the concert calendar suddenly starts heating up. We start with a double-header on Monday, with the cool Canadian yacht prog of Destroyer followed by the Midwestern chamber pop of The Lighthouse & the Whaler. Destroyer is the "main project" of the New Pornographers' Dan Bejar, the wild-haired, muppet-voiced experimentalist. Catch them at the 9:30 Club tomorrow, with doors opening at 7. TLATW produce a brand of shimmery, gorgeous pop more closely identified with California or the Pacific Northwest than with Cleveland. They're playing DC9, with doors at 8.
Destroyer on MetroMusicScene

Friday brings us a perfect storm of challenging and beautiful music, with The Dodos opening for seminal Danish indie rockers Mew at the 9:30 Club. I'll have more on this show later this week.

Mew on MetroMusicScene
Photo courtesy of Tommy Jansen Bredesen

Saturday features the cool New Jersey jazz of Marco Benevento followed by an easterly blast of California "beach goth" from The Growlers.

Marco Benevento on MetroMusicScene
Photo courtesy of Mike Benevento