Goodman’s Good Mix – Concert Picks of the Week – October 1

Week Of:  October 1 - 7, 2018

Summary: Music as salve

Let's start with a show all DCMR staff are buzzing about: 

Hayley Jane and The Primates with Pleasure Train at Gypsy Sally's on 10/4

Why? 

"Hayley Jane brings a commanding presence to the stage with soulful vocals and a sometimes quirky...sometimes bad-ass charisma that is hard to look away from. They are one of those see-it-to-believe-it bands whose captivating style and fascinating lyrics are winning over crowds."

- DCMR review

They are well worth checking out on Thursday with the upbeat, lyrical, sassy and smart DC-band Pleasure Train opening.

And this week you can see a ton of variety from some big shows and names coming into town, like:

(It's worth pointing out that Melvin Seals is making his way across multiple venues in the DMV this upcoming week, including Charlottesville on Wednesday and Richmond on Saturday before he lands at DC's The Hamilton on Sunday.)

There are also a TON of interesting, off-the-beaten path shows in the "Hidden Gems" lists this week. (For example, something that feels like a must-see on Friday is a free neighborhood show with La Marvela, an "all-women music band that plays and highlights the richness of Colombian Afro and Indigenous -rhythms, formed in an effort to provide a space for learning and to be engaged in Colombian ancestral music.") 

Last but not least, let us not forget the "Telluride Of The East" - The Festy Experience. This 3-Day Bluegrass festival starts Friday and continues throughout the weekend. And some other great (and local) free festivals to check out this weekend include the Adams Morgan PorchFest on Saturday and Takoma Park Street Festival on Sunday.

My sense is that music is a salve for a lot of people these days -- and this week especially, there are a deluge of incredible, diverse choices out there, so get to it and heal yourselves! 



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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.