There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Sonya Madan of the U.K.-based quintet Echobelly may sing, “I don’t need no one else” on Everybody’s Got One, but she could have used a less dominating producer. Too many of Everybody‘s ballads and punk-pop compositions sound sterile—their buffed-down guitar sonics failing to properly support Madan’s assertive lyrics about race and gender. For once, the raw acoustics of the 9:30 Club should be an improvement. With “Now Hear This” WHFS radio show favorites Scarce at 7:30 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $7. (202) 393-0930. (Steve Kiviat)