Come next week DC is going to be one singer-songwriter lighter, as Sean McArdle is packing up the U-Haul and heading West, to San Francisco, California. No, don’t cry, it’s not goodbye forever. McArdle will, hopefully, be back for shows and visits in the not-too-distant future. And you can always pick up his much-slept-on full-length LP Northern Charms, if you need something ease the separation anxiety. You can find a copy, and also bid him a fond farewell, when McCardle performs his last show as a DC resident Monday, June 8th at Black Cat.

Sean McArdle, Meredith Bragg @ Black Cat 1811 14th St. NW Monday, June 8th 9 PM, $8