There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
As far as retro-rock is concerned, contemporary bands have pretty much mined the past four decades to exhaustion. However, musicians with an affection for yore have found that there’s a surprising amount of merit in reaching further back for your influences—even into a time beyond memory. As the leader of Garland of Hours, Amy Domingues doesn’t quite reach as far back as bands like OM, whose work suggests the 13th century—Garland of Hours looks back only as far as the Renaissance. The group’s modal melodies are equally haunting and hooky, using piano, cello, and Domingues’ melancholy voice to evoke an eerie timelessness—as well as Baltimore’s Lungfish. Get medieval when Garland of Hours performs with Fern Knight and Ilya Monosov at 10 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1021 7th St. NW. $7. (202) 783-3933. (Aaron Leitko)