There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Pittsburgh’s Don Caballero return to D.C. tonight with a mighty new album under their belts. What Burns Never Returns (Touch & Go) is a mammoth monstrosity of unregulated sonic bliss, a veritable canvas of multilayered riffs stretched taut over a frame of unrelenting percussion. The influence of guitarist Ian William’s side project Storm and Stress has leaked more fluidity into Don Cab’s sound since last time around, resulting in an ironic tight suppleness of expression that relies on the propulsive drumming of Damon Che to glue it all together. The track of choice is the crusty, bass-heavy “Delivering the Groceries at 138 Beats per Minute,” a lovely example of the quartet’s individual talents in synchronic concord. Train Wreck and local favorites Crom-Tech open at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Amy Domingues)