There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Are you into soundscapes that beg for inclusion in David Lynch’s next film? If so, how do you prefer your aural blanket—maniacally cross-stitched or with more restrained ornamentation? Those into attention-mongering fusions of East and West who are willing to brave the more radical strains of klezmer music with a higher purpose will find something of interest in Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeremy Barnes’ new project, A Hawk and a Hacksaw. AHAAH’s second album, Darkness at Noon, is rich and varied and, at worst, like something out of Lord of the Dance. Equally worth investigating is Colleen, whose new disc, The Golden Morning Breaks, is a delicate selection of harmonious tones, evocative of a back yard lit by a convention of fireflies. Your intelligence will not be insulted when Colleen and A Hawk and a Hacksaw play with Manhunter at 9 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $9. (202) 783-3933. (Christopher Byrd)