There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

A few of the things we’re listening to this week, in no particular order:

Canyon

Gern Blandsten

The newest melodic, melancholic disc from these local low-concept rockers will draw the inevitable Curmudgeonly List of ’70s Bands Canyon Sounds Like. But there are surely worse things for a group to be accused of these days than being on a Big Star trip. —Shauna Miller