For a good night of music, head down to Broad St. for two great shows right next to each other.
First up is the next installment of the Listening Room at the Firehouse Theatre. This month’s show features James West and The Vendors, Eric Hunter and The Dimmer Twins. Every month, the Listening Room brings together some of the best local and regional folk and rock acts and the shows seems to get better every time I go. If you haven’t checked out this amazing series, you need to treat yourself and go.
As always, make sure to get there on time since the show will start at 8 p.m. sharp.
And after the Listening Room wraps up, head down the block and check out The Hill and Wood perform at the Camel along with The Kindling Kind and Carl Anderson.
Hailing from Charlottesville, indie-rock sentries The Hill and Wood have been one of Virginia’s most critically adored new-fangled band for over two years. Led by Boston native Sam Bush, the band has shifted from their folk-pop roots and integrated themselves into a multifaceted and stratified sound comparable at times to the chamber-pop melodies of Belle & Sebastian, at other times the symphonic, orchestral swells of Bishop Allen and Wilco. The music’s firm foundation is Bush’s songwriting, deftly communicating the anxieties of expectation and the malaise of the modern identity, all the while uncovering rare and unexpected moments of relief.