There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
American University alum Peter Elliott, a former fave on the local coffeehouse circuit who moved to New York last year, plays his first major D.C. gig in quite some time at the Bayou this Saturday. This is not your parents’ Peter Elliott, however: Nowadays, Elliott’s supporting cast is made up of more than his Ovation’s six strings. He’s backed by a full band that includes bass player Tony Bridges (formerly a Chaka Khan and P.M. Dawn backup) and drummer Eric Parker (late of Joe Cocker’s band). Elliott is now touring in support of his new Chix ‘n’ Politix, 10 tracks of original, radio-ready hard rock that were recorded at Skyline Studios in Manhattan with some of the Big Apple’s top session men (the disc includes appearances by Saturday Night Liver G.E. Smith on guitar and longtime Dylan backer Kenny Arensen on bass). Chix is available at local record stores, and by mail for $15 postage paid from Mind Level Records, 136 E. 57th St., Suite 1201, New York, NY 10022.