There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Donovan Leitch and Jason Nesmith sure are pretty, as well they should be. Their fathers—’60s pop icon Donovan and Monkee Mike Nesmith—gave them darn good genes. That should give them and their band, Nancy Boy, the cosmetic advantage of heredity, as well as a songwriting edge. Unfortunately, the result is more likely due to nepotism. When your parents’ millions can land you a record deal, you can pretty much do whatever you want. Nancy Boy’s major-label debut is terrible, and the band’s tour nothing more than a poor excuse to dress up and play rock star. But beautiful boys in tight leather pants never did anyone any harm (we’re talking glam-rock, what’s-in-your-goody-bag tight). It’s not like anyone goes to a show like this and pretends not to be enchanted by the “scene.” What other chance is there to see one of the stars from The “In” Crowd? (Say, what’s Jennifer Runyon been up to lately?) Besides, Leitch’s Beastie Boy brother-in-law could always show up with an entourage. It’s the kind of show support bands dream of—the opportunity to play a better set than the movie-star headliners (think of the lucky openers for Keanu Reeves’ Dogstar) to a packed house drawn by the famous saps. Local pop-punk outfit Ex-Atari Kid and Teen Beat retro-rockers Romania will do just that at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960. (Tina Plottel)