Looks like we're out to foist the best weekend ever on you this week.
Hm. Now, let's see...Friday night on the earlier side, we're sending you up to Bethesda for the next Story/Stereo event. After that, join TVD over at Marx Café for 'We Fought the Big One' where yours truly guest DJ's that evening.
On Sunday, we've got this little ...er, BIG event that is the third installment of The Washington, DC Record Fair.
In the middle of that sweet sandwich we highly recommend Middle Distance Runner (with Casper Bangs!) at Iota.
From the press release: 'The Sun & Earth, the second full-length album from DC-based rockers Middle Distance Runner, will be released by Engine Room Recordings on October 20. MDR will return to the DC area for a record release party in Arlington, VA at IOTA on October 3. They then hit the road for another round of national tour dates, making stops in Athens, Chapel Hill, Memphis, Grand Rapids, Columbia, Pittsburgh and more. The tour culminates with four shows at the 2009 CMJ Marathon & Film Festival in New York City.
As part of the CMJ Festival, the band will play the Flea Marketing/Dovecote Records Day Party at Fontana's and the CMJ Cross-Pollination Showcase at Pianos on October 20. On October 21, Middle Distance Runner will return to Fontana's for Engine Room Recordings Official CMJ showcase. They will play their final CMJ concert on October 22 at Rockwood Music Hall.'
There. Weekend plans set.
Middle Distance Runner - The Fury (Mp3)