Friday, August 22, 2014

Air Traffic Controller at Iota

This Friday, August 22 a great indie pop band Air Traffic Controller will be lighting up Iota's stage with catchy songs like "Hurry Hurry" and "You Know Me". The six piece Boston based band was placed on NPR's Hot 100 list for SXSW and named "Band of the Day" by the Guardian UK. The band gets their name from singer Dave Munro's previous profession as an air traffic controller for the US Navy. Music starts at 9pm with The Tragic Thrills. Cover is $12 for both bands.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LGBTuesday at Iota

Iota is starting a new weekly event called LGBTuesdays. This Tuesday, August 19 and every Tuesday following promotes a friendly environment for people of all orientations and in association with Northern VA Pride. This no cover event will have happy hour drink specials and half price appetizers from 7 to 9pm. From 7pm until close Mikey Torres will be projecting music videos on the wall. This week the videos will be of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which is one of Neil Patrick Harris's characters and he is performed as Hedwig live for the last time this past weekend.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bar Crawl for LLS Saturday

This Saturday, August 16 a fun bar crawl for a good cause is hitting Clarendon called Light The Bar Crawl. This super hero themed event is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fight blood cancers. From 1-5pm four local bars will participate with drink and food specials. Volunteers will be selling apparel and pint glasses with proceeds going to LLS. Whitlows has also stepped forward to pledge 15% of group sales will be donated back to LLS. Last year they raised $8,000 and plan to double that goal this weekend.

For a $20 ticket that helps fund LLS you get drink specials for one hour at each of these four locations:

1 - 2pm Sobe
2 - 3pm American Tap Room
3 - 4pm Bracket Room $3 cans, $5 tater tots
4 - 5pm Whitlows $3 rails, $2 Miller Lite bottles

Monday, August 11, 2014

Invisible Witches at Galaxy Hut

Invisible Witches perform at Iota
My favorite local band Invisible Witches is set to have their second show in Clarendon on Monday, August 11 at Galaxy Hut. The three piece band made their debut show at Iota last month with David Barker on guitar, Simon Ley on drums and great vocals and bass by Josh Padgett. The music starts at 9pm with Arlington based  Koshari opening up for them. $5 cover includes both bands.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Social Bites Clarendon Food Crawl

This Saturday August 9, The Social Group and RUNINOut will be launching Clarendon’s first-ever Food Crawl over four restaurants in four hours. The event will start at 12:30pm at Ri Ra, then at 1:30pm they will split off into two different groups and visit two other restaurants for 45 minutes each and will rejoin for an a final tasting around 4pm. Each location will have drinks specials and will be featuring signature items that best represent their establishment. Tickets are $43 here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Practically Einstein at Iota

This Friday, August 8 check out local band Practically Einstein on stage at Iota. The Better Than Eza-like rock band has been touring recently showcasing their hit Soldier Girl. Their great rock sound has lead this Arlington based rock band with four albums performed by Brad "Radish" Pugh, Smilin' Rob Kuczynski, Jersey Phil Saraceno and Mark "the General" Kuczysnki. Music starts at 8:30 with Joseph And The Beasts. The $12 cover is well worth seeing Practically Einstein live as they rocked RìRà for their pre-Thanksgiving party last year.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Rock the Roof Wine Night at Eventide

The highlight of summertime in Clarendon are the rooftops, and the rooftop party the night of on Wednesday August 6 is not to be missed if you are into wine. Rock The Roof DC and the Young Winos convinced Eventide to extend their rooftop happy hour to 4-8pm. Specials will include half priced wines by the glass, additional wine selections and regular happy hour prices. In case it rains the party moves to Eventide's first floor Odd Bar.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Juniper Lane at Iota

I fell in love with the band Juniper Lane in 2008, and now the Washington DC based group is returning to Iota this Saturday July 26. Juniper Lane is one of my favorite local bands ever since I learned about them from when they opened for Coldplay. Front woman Vivion Smith will mesmerize Iota's audience Saturday with her vocals, keyboard skills and stage presence. Opening up for them will be Against Grace and Stella Mira. Shows start at 9pm with a $12 cover for all three bands.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Circus Life Podcast at Iota

This Friday July 25 local musical genius Justin Trawick hosts a live podcast taping of The Circus Life at Iota. The Circus Life is a series of interviews, stories, and live performances by local and national acts such as this week's The Common Good, Kevin De Souza as Uptown Boys Choir and funk band Ten Feet Tall. Music starts at 9pm and only a $10 cover gets you in for all three performances.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Double Down and DJ Saam at A-Town

This Thursday, July 24 A-Town is hosting live music in its main room. Usually known for debauchery and crazy Sunday Funday brunches, the reggae band Double Down should provide a different type of entertainment from 6-10pm. After 10pm the DC based DJ Saam takes the spinning booth and keeps the music going until close.