The government might shut down, but you don’t have to. Are you ready for the Weeknd?
- Friday: Melissa Auf der Maur (ex-Hole, Smashing Pumpkins bassist) discusses the intersection of music and photography at the National Geographic Museum. Jessica 6 is the guest band at the BYGays Happy Hour at U Hall, their last party before a summer hiatus. Then celebrate DJ Matt Rose’s birthday at Clockwork, with guests DJ Will Power and DJ Sega.
- Saturday: In a surprising turn of events, Source Code is supposed to be good, and Your Highness a failure; I don’t want to live in a world where Danny McBride and James Franco can’t make medieval stoner comedy. At night: Nouveau Riche is for dancing and Ra Ra Rasputin is for rocking. The last Polaroid Retrospective got by on a quirky premise; hopefully the Lamont Bishop Gallery is less crowded than Sova.
- Sunday: TV on the Radio plays Rams Head Live (all the way in Baltimore, I know) in support of Nine Types of Light. Expect a review of either or both on Monday, but tickets are still available.
Blaqstarr drops a brief but exciting mix for Fact Magazine in advance of next week’s mixtape release. Apparently the tracklist he provided to Fact didn’t actually resemble the contents of the mix, but enjoy this journey through Blaqstarr’s universe, anyway.
As a bonus, here are two tracks off the mixtape; Blaqstarr, meet Black Star.