Shows This Week 2.25.13

Join us at The Garden for two shows this week!

Thursday (2/28) we’ll have our weekly Open Mic featuring DC-area duo The Sweater Set. Our Open Mic portion will be at 8pm, with The Sweater Set’s set at 9. If you’d like to perform, be sure and sign up around 7:30 because the schedule will fill up.
Since their early years, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin have developed a unique musical relationship. Intricate soprano harmonies soar over multi-instrumental arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, and the occasional kazoo/glockenspiel solo. Listeners are invited into The Sweater Set’s joyful friendship as their songs play out like musically elaborate gossip about (what else?) the perils of courtship, lust and heartbreak. Robyn Mincher of The Washington Post Express wrote “(The Sweater Set) weaves through personal narratives as if Curtin and Andary are whispering juicy tidbits in your ear. But don’t let the vintage-clad gossiping girls fool you — their songs are tales of self-governing women.” 2011 Washington Area Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Duo/Group.
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Friday (3/1) at 8pm we’re hosting a show featuring featuring local musicians Rob Martin and Neil Ackroyd. Rob is a 21-year-old folk-rock singer-songwriter whose music suggests influences ranging from James Taylor to John Mayer. Born in Charlottesville, he has been playing solo acoustic music locally for almost ten years. Rob’s performances are noteworthy for their awkward attempted witticisms as well as rambling and passionate music. Rob is currently working on his sophomore release to follow up his 2009 album “From Where We Began”.