City Paper is not for tourists
Diehard District Flea shoppers disappointed in the quick departure of the weekly market will rejoice in the reincarnation of the Lot at Atlantic Plumbing as an outdoor music venue: Paperhaus and Outputmessage will front a free show at the soon-to-be-redeveloped space on Saturday. Outputmessage will play from a new album described by the artist as “a journey through space”—DJ/singer/producer Bernard Farley entertains other-planetary life in “Goldilocks Zone,” a song about a star believed to be ideal for human life, and “Satellite,” a rhythm-locked horn-bass-synth jazz piece that finds Farley singing, “In time and space, we go forward/In the darkness, we find our place.” The local rockers of Paperhaus, meanwhile, have turned highly imaginative in a recent homemade music video for “Helicopters,” shot in the band’s Petworth stomping grounds, in which frontman Alex Tebeleff falls asleep after a barista shift and dreams of a cardboard gun- and helicopter-ridden D.C. where he fights for a girl he met in the coffee shop. Let the bands stir your own imagination while you stand around the gray gravel lot. Outputmessage performs with Paperhaus and The Effects at 7 p.m. at the Lot at Atlantic Plumbing, 945 Florida Ave. NW. Free. unionkitchendc.com.