We have two tickets to see Matt Costa at U Street Music Hall on Friday! Opening will be Wsahington DC’s Vandaveer and CA’s The Blank Tapes.
Matt Costa has been bubbling under for a while. It’s been almost 5 years since his last release and a swirl of national tours where he supported acts like Ryan Adams, Jack Johnson, and Modest Mouse. He’s going out on his own now, and I will be curious to see how he is as a headliner. His latest album, released in February, seems to take a more jazzy approach and a subtler touch to his bubbly, alt-folk. Here’s lead single "Good Times" and his performance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Ecelectic.
I’m a huge Vandaveer fan and somehow I have failed to see them play in the District. Their new album Oh, Willie, Please (released in April) is a collection of classic folk songs (murder ballads); a project borne out of their participation in the The 78 Project.
The Blank Tapes hail from CA with a 60’s-esque psychadelic/garage vibe. Their sound is impressively developed for being such a young band. I’d try to pick up their new record Vacation (out in May) while you’re there. I can’t wait to hear what’s next for them. Do not miss them open, you’ll regret it when they’re headlining at Black Cat in 6 months.
For your chance at two tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a video of any of the three artists. Winners announced Thursday at noon!