The concert season is slowly starting up here in DC… tomorrow I will probably be seeing Värttinä, another one of those Nordic folk-rock groups on Northside. I didn’t really intend to go see them since the show is $22.50 and I’ve never heard a note of their music, but a recent discussion of the Northside label at ProgressiveEars turned up a description of this group as kind of like the a cappella Charming Hostess with a full backing band. That was enough to sell me.
And last night, Didier Lockwood (of Magma Live fame) played at the French embassy. Sadly, I was out of town, but one of my housemates went and gave me a three-word summary: “it was awesome.” So, here’s to looking forward to a great 2007 in live music.