There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Normally, nothing rouses the latent hatred between siblings quite like being in a band together. However, the members of Philadelphia’s A Sunny Day in Glasgow—including twin sisters Lauren and Robin Daniels, and their brother, Ben—are so well-behaved that they make the Osmonds look like the Gallagher brothers. The band’s cheery name, meanwhile, is more evocative of its fascination with Scottish imports like the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Pastels. In keeping with its love affair with imported styles, the band employs the more boisterous elements and wispy ethereal vocals of shoegaze as well as the cold spacey feel of Can and Neu! But, at the end of the day, it’s all just an enhancement of gentle pop songs; sure, they’re dreamy and meticulously constructed pop songs, but they’re pop songs nonetheless. Sunny Day in Glasgow performs with Screen Vinyl Image, The Offering, and Twin Earth at 9 p.m. at the Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. $8. (202) 462-3213.