4 concert events to catch within the D.C. space over the subsequent a number of days


Manic Road Preachers and the London Suede

When the Manic Road Preachers launched their debut album in 1992, the Welsh neo-punk band vowed to burn sizzling and flame out shortly. As an alternative, the group turned to sweeping area rock and have become an establishment; its most up-to-date album, 2021’s “The Extremely Vivid Lament,” went to No. 1 on the U.Okay. charts. But the band is little identified within the U.S., the place it has not often toured. (The Nov. 18 present is the Manics’ second ever within the D.C. space.) Maybe the trio’s lyrics are too bookish and political for mainstream U.S. success, however its rousing and more and more eclectic music ought to have huge attraction. There are even just a few outright pop songs within the catalogue of the Manics, who insist that “Extremely Vivid Lament” reveals a robust Abba affect. Additionally on the invoice is the London Suede, whose debut album arrived a 12 months after the Manics’. This British neo-glam band (identified at house merely as Suede) has a barely greater profile within the U.S. however by no means achieved the prominence on this facet of the Atlantic of such contemporaries as Blur. The group’s new “Autofiction,” the ninth album in a profession interrupted by a 2003-2010 hiatus, has been hailed in Britain as a return to kind. Possibly will probably be Suede’s long-delayed American breakthrough. Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. on the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. fillmoresilverspring.com. $49.50.

When Mali’s Habib Koité made his European debut in 1991, most African musicians identified outdoors their homelands fronted massive bands that emphasised Western devices and drew closely from African American soul and funk. Koité modified the paradigm when he based Bamada, a virtuosic four-man backing group with a delicate acoustic fashion that options such conventional devices because the xylophone-like balafon. Koité himself performs guitar, however tuned so it appears like a n’goni, a West African lute with a chiming tone. Koité’s songs, with lyrics in Bambara, French and infrequently English, are constructed on rippling African polyrhythms, however such lilting tunes as “Baro” additionally characteristic vocal harmonies akin to California folks rock. That’s a mode that comes as naturally to Koité and Bamada because the call-and-response chant of “Cigarette Abana,” the rollicking tune that was their first African hit and stays a crowd-pleaser three many years later. Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Metropolis Vineyard, 1350 Okie St. NE. citywinery.com. $35-$55.

She began as a solo troubadour, accompanied by simply her acoustic guitar, but Ani DiFranco was by no means actually a folkie. The stalwartly indie feminist singer-songwriter adopted perspective from punk and phrasing from hip-hop, and step by step developed a jazzy, soulful fashion exemplified by her newest album, 2021’s “Revolutionary Love.” At 52, DiFranco will not be the relentless highway warrior she was once, however her mellower fashion will not be an indication of retreat. Her latest materials could also be unusually lush, however the pattering congas and swirling flutes don’t blunt the sting of such songs as “Do or Die,” which features a imaginative and prescient of seeing “proper there on Pennsylvania Avenue / the sheetless KKK.” The present will embody three acts signed to the singer’s Righteous Babe label: Gracie and Rachel, Jocelyn Mackenzie and Holly Miranda. Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. (doorways open) at 9:30 Membership, 815 V St. NW. 930.com. $41.

Right here’s one option to maintain your tackle indie rock from turning into formulaic: Begin a band with a number of singer-songwriters. On its second album, the brand new “Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet,” Disq performs tunes composed by 4 of its 5 members. If that weren’t sufficient to supply selection, the Wisconsin group flips types inside particular person songs: Guitarist Logan Severson’s “Prize Contest Life” is an easygoing midtempo rocker with high-tenor vocals that detours all of the sudden into raw-throated grungy aggression. Such shifts are attribute of the album, which floats blithe melodies over three-guitar roar and infrequently throws synth noise or bassist Raina Bock’s soprano into the combination. The stylistic restlessness fits the band’s lyrics, which depict uneasy minds and a capricious universe. Principally, although, the musical permutations simply be sure that Disq by no means settles right into a rut. Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. at DC9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. dc9.membership. $13-$15.

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