Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – November 26

Taz at Sweetwater 420 Festival

Week Of:  November 26 - December 2, 2018

Summary: Work It ON This Week

Perhaps you felt some warm fuzzies along with some tepid frustrations this past week. Hopefully you also felt LOVE and had a really good meal. 

Now is the week to come back to your regular schedule with a healthy dose of great music. There's a lot happening between today and the winter holidays and this week kicks it off right with some humdingers to get you moving. EVERYTHING is listed way below (below below), but first!  A few extra special highlights this week: 

Monday:

My highlight:  The New Respects + JUXT at Jammin Java — I have heard and seen only wonderful things from the daring and provocative DC band  JUXT and I can't believe it's taken me this long to see them live. And THE NEW RESPECTS, well, let me say that I saw them play at Villain & Saint last year and I couldn't stop smiling. Their chemistry and their flow and way of bringing you into their family jam is pretty magical. I'd check this one out if you can.

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Tuesday:

My highlight:  Experiments in Sonic Meditation at Rhizome DC — Rhizome DC is a little gem of a place for the music community with an eclectic offering of shows and experiences that take place in the living room of a Takoma Park house/community space. This next installment of their Sonic Meditation series is devoted to the practice of Deep Listening, as coined/taught/enacted by the late composer Pauline Oliveros. From their site: "For one hour, we will focus on sound. Listening first, with an eye (ear) toward healing, toward a collective experience more than the sum of its parts. There will be vocal and percussive sound production involved at different points. The space will be available for conversation/debriefing/relaxing afterwards." For a $5 donation, you can support local music and maybe get to know yourself a little better. 

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Wednesday

My highlight: District of Raga Presents: Three Voices ft. Chao Tien: chinese dulcimer, Huda Asfour: oud, Nistha Raj: violin, Avi Shah: tabla followed by Raga Jam Session at Bossa Bistro + Lounge — I've seen three of these four artists perform individually (many are graduates of the fabulous Strathmore Artist in Residence program) and was so impressed by their mastery and unique voicing, playing as if their instruments were extensions of their body and souls. To have these artists perform together in one show is spectacular. The District of Raga was was launched in January 2017 with a vision of "creating a space for practitioners and lovers of Indian classical music to gather for the purpose of musical dialogue and community within Washington, D.C." and is offering wonderful opportunities to experience great artistry like this showcase. Not to be missed.

DCMR staff also say to check out: 


Thursday

My highlight: Dis Is Emerika w Orchester Prazevica and channelVolatile at Villain & Saint — Orchestra Prazevica's high energy dance music draws from "the tradition of Eastern European Czardas and Gypsy Swing, but widely influenced by jazz and blues." But why this show? Because watching the Orchestra Prazevica here and reading about channelVolatile, along with the title/lack of description of this show, completely intrigues me. 

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Friday:

My highlight: Thom Yorke - Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes at The Kennedy Center — Thom Yorke from Radiohead is making a rare, solo performance in DC at the Kennedy Center which is in and of itself a special treat. He, Nigel Godrich, and visual artist Tarik Barri and special guest Oliver Coates will perform songs spanning his solo works The Eraser, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, and Atoms For Peace’s Amok. Expect that space  along with the spaces inside your bones, your synapses, your breaths — to be filled. 

DCMR staff also say to check out: 


Saturday:

My highlight: Esperanza Spalding at The Lincoln Theatre  — Because Esperanza Spalding is "the 21st century's jazz genius." Her writing, her ease, her skill, her passion, her chops, her soul, her personality, her bass playing, her accessibility and yes...her genius. She is an icon for the times. 

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Sunday:

My highlight:  Fantasias - Carolina Eyck & ACME at 3:30p at the National Gallery of Art "Theremin virtuoso and composer Carolina Eyck joins the American Contemporary Music Ensemble for the Washington, DC, premiere of their collaborative project, Fantasias, which was released to critical acclaim on Butterscotch Records in 2016. For the project, Eyck composed six minimalist-inspired string quartet pieces, over which she improvises a solo theremin part. With these pieces, Eyck strives to “sonically investigate the interplay between nature and human imagination.” Eyck’s musically daring and physically challenging compositions defy easy classification, while her uncanny mastery of the theremin and use of electronic effects bring an authentically fresh sonic pallet to the forefront."

DCMR staff also say to check out: 


And there are a LOT MORE exciting things to see and hear and jam on in the links below, with personal choices in bold, along with a list of the DCMR staff top picks and cool "gems" that you don't want to miss!  Now get out there!


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Tue - Nov 27

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Wed - Nov 28

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Thu - Nov 29

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Fri - Nov 30

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Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman

Nina Goodman is a music lover, dancer, artist, keyboardist, and an avid ukulele player. You may even see her up on stage performing with local DC bands. Above all, Nina is a fierce supporter of the Washington DC local music scene. Nina's talents are mostly behind the scenes where she maintains and curates our event calendar and conducts interviews with local artists. If there is music playing in the DMV, you can expect to see her attending or at least making sure that our audience knows about it.