Schooled in D.C. punk’s DIY ethos but influenced more by ’70s psych-rock than hardcore, Marshall Keith has always been a local anomaly. As the guitarist of The Slickee Boys, he predated the hardcore sound that the District would later become known for, but his band was inextricably part of the fabric of the D.C. underground for many years. Over the course of a decade, Keith labored over a solo LP, Roadside Shrine, that dropped last year. It’s a homespun collection of Keith’s quirky take on classic rock ‘n’ roll. The scrappy vet will be playing music from that album tonight at DC9.
Listen: [audio:http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/files/2011/09/MarshallKeith-RoadsideShrine-08-MatterandLight.mp3|titles=MarshallKeith-RoadsideShrine-08-MatterandLight] Marshall Keith – Matter and Light