Today is Starscape in Baltimore, so head over to Fort Armistead to see The Disco Biscuits, Slick Rick (w/live band), Bassnectar, Easy Star All-Stars, Future Rock, Pnuma Trio, Eoto, Toubab Krewe, Biodeisel, Orchard Lounge, DJ Vadim (w/yarah bravo), See-I, Roc Raida, Mental Sharp, Basshound, Earthtone, Pasadena, 3 Fifths, Segway, and many many more. Also in Baltimore is Rilo Kiley at The Ram’s Head Live, and The Bloodsugars, Names Can Own, and Ana Ida Roman at Metro Gallery. In DC, The Black Cat has M83 and The Berg Sans Nippel while the Rock and Roll Hotel has The Presets. Furthering DC’s events is Constitution Hall’s big show with Cyndi Lauper, Regina Spektor, The B-52s, and Tegan & Sara, while the 9:30 Club has The Kooks. In Philly, The Fillmore has Swervedriver and Longwave while Johnny Brenda’s has The War On Drugs’ CD Release with Ape School and Kurt Vile. Also in Philly is the awesome Roots Picnic at Penns Landing featuring The Roots (obviously), Gnarls Barkley, Deerhoof, Diplo, Santogold, The Cool Kids, ?uestlove, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, J Davey, and Esperanza Spalding. Good gravy.
mp3: The Roots – Black’s Reconstruction
mp3: Deerhoof – Milk Man
mp3: Diplo – Young Folks Pussy
mp3: Santogold – Shove It
mp3: Tegan & Sara – Back In Your Head (Tyler Fedchuk’s 1/2 Alive Disco Remix)
mp3: The Kooks – Shine On
mp3: The Bloodsugars – Purpose Was Again