ToDo ToDay: Marshall Crenshaw’s Mom Rock, Inauguration Parties, and Catharsis!
My mom loves Marshall Crenshaw. He is, after all, undeniably supermarket mom rock: His self-titled 1982 debut album contains the glossy pop hits “Someday, Someway,” “Cynical Girl,” “Mary Anne,” and “The Usual Thing”—all sweet, boppy, wholly inoffensive singalongs. So I love Marshall Crenshaw nearly as much as my mom does; the classics from his first album remain the best and the most fun. Read more >>> Marshall Crenshaw performs with The Bottle Rockets at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $27.50. (703) 549-7500. birchmere.com. (Alex Baca)
With inauguration weekend upon us, the city is allowing about 150 bars and restaurants to serve booze until 4 a.m. and stay open as long as they like. Check out our handy dandy map and neighborhood breakdown of those participating to find out where you can eat and drink late night. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Inauguration: Check out our inauguration party listings in our arts and entertainment section.
Tonight: Story League spices up its popular storytelling sessions with a live band—the first time the group has dipped its toes into live musical performance. HariKaraoke Band provides the tunes and Soundtrack Series NYC's Dana Rossi hosts. 9 p.m. at Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12-$15.
Saturday: “OK now ketchup to my campaign/ Coupe the color of mayonnaise.” 2 Chainz’s condiment couplet is easily the highlight of “Mercy,” the ubiquitous pop single by Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew. The rapper feels like the last gasp of country swagger, an ambassador of an era that’s being overtaken by the confessional and the weird. Read more >>> 2 Chainz performs at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $35. (301) 960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. (Kriston Capps)
Sunday: For those anti-establishment revelers who are dreading a chaotic inaugural weekend, the Warehouse is hosting the ideal response: “Nevermind the Inauguration: A Festival of Resistance.” Headlining the affair is Catharsis, a beloved North Carolina hardcore band that broke up in 2002 and recently regrouped for a few shows. Read more >>> Catharsis performs with Magrudergrind, Trophy Wife, Dead in the Dirt, and Los Gatos Negros at 6 p.m. at the Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Ave. NW. $16. (202) 783-3933. warehousetheater.com. (Leor Galil)
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