There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
On its new album, Overseas, Milemarker looks to the future. Then again, the Chapel Hill, N.C. band, which is currently based, well, overseas in Germany, has always looked to the future. In the late ’90s, when its post-hardcore contemporaries were pushing angular riffs and jittery melodies to the forefront of alternative music, Milemarker was concerned with the next evolution of the genre, incorporating futuristic synth sounds to its already otherworldly songs. It’s been a decade since the release of its last album, Ominosity, and if the few songs released in anticipation of Overseas is any indication, the band hasn’t lost any of its vigor. Read more >>> Milemarker performs with Puff Pieces and The Effects at 9 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $15. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com. (Matt Cohen)
Fresh off a trip to Georgia (the country), Chez Billy Sud and Bar a Vin Wine Director Elizabeth Parker is pouring some of her favorite amber-hued wines. Georgia has been making wine for 8,000 years, often using giant clay vessels called qvervi to age the wine resulting in never-tried-that-before experiences. She’ll pour Georgian wine by the glass for $14, in a flight of three for $14, or a flight of all seven for $30 throughout the weekend. Bar a Vin,1039 31st St. NW. (202) 965-2606. chezbillysud.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Friday: Andras Fekete brings his massive Boat Burning guitar showcase to the Black Cat and raises funds for D.C. Statehood with special guests the Anthony Pirog Quartet. Before the show, check out our feature on Fekete. 8 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $15.
Saturday: Trillectro has only gotten better with age, especially since moving to Merriweather Post Pavilion last year. And while the festival has lessened its emphasis on big name DJs, the lineup features plenty of young talents seeking to expand the limits of hip-hop, including Atlanta hitmakers Rae Sremmurd, Philadelphia upstart Lil Uzi Vert, and local favorite GoldLink. Plus, this year’s edition of the festival is headlined by a veteran presence—Kid Cudi—who presaged the Trillectro portmanteau with his late-aughts hit “Day ‘n’ Nite.” Read more >>> The festival begins at noon at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $65–$125. (410) 715-5550. merriweathermusic.com. (Chris Kelly)
Saturday: The Marian McLaughlin Trio headlines a night of experimental indie rock at Songbyrd Music House featuring sets from Wytold Ensemble and Louis Weeks. 7:30 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $10–$12.
Sunday: New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel is currently owned by Chinese billionaires who plan to turn the majority of the glitzy hotel’s rooms into bland condos for one percenters, but the grand Park Avenue landmark once played host to rich tourists and smooth entertainers. It’s in that legendary building where Mosaic Theater sets its latest production, a one-man show focused on the last days of legendary jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Set backstage following one of Armstrong’s final performances, the play follows Armstrong as he reflects on his career and the impact two men had on his life. Read more >>> The play runs Aug. 25 to Sept. 25 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $10–$60. (202) 399-7993. atlasarts.org. (Caroline Jones)
Sunday: Hip-hop ensemble Drop Lockers celebrates the release of its latest album with a performance at DC9. Prowess the Testament and Blacmav and The Fear Itself Crew open the show. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $8.
Sunday: Close out the weekend with a night of rock ‘n’ roll at Mount Pleasant’s Marx Cafe featuring sets from Baby Bry Bry and Nick DePrey, Alex Tebeleff, and Austin-based band Reservations. 8 p.m. at 3203 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. $10.
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