Don’t Miss: La Sera + Springtime Carnivore @ Songbyrd Music House, 10/20/16 [Buzzcocks Edition]

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Greta Morgan and Katy Goodman (Photo courtesy Grandstand Media)

Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan collaborated on a charming album of punk and new wave covers last month, releasing Take It, It’s Yours on August 26 via Polyvinyl Records.

I’ve enjoyed listening to the 10 tracks on the album, which include covers of songs by Billy Idol, Bad Brains, The Replacements, and others. Katy and Greta are bringing their bands, La Sera and Springtime Carnivore respectively, around to perform at Songbyrd Music House on Thursday, Oct. 20 as part of a US tour they have undertaken together.

Both La Sera and Springtime Carnivore have new material so I don’t know if Katy and Greta will perform any of their covers together. However, I’m reminded of their wonderfully dreamy version of “Ever Fallen in Love” by the Buzzcocks, because the Buzzcocks are coming around on their 40th anniversary tour to play at the 9:30 Club next week on Wednesday, Sept. 28!

Watch the official music video for “Ever Fallen in Love” with Katy and Greta covering the Buzzcocks on YouTube:

I shared the Buzzcocks original (which lacks an official video) yesterday because Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see the Buzzcocks!

You can enter to win by leaving a comment on that blog!

You also can buy tickets to see the Buzzcocks online.

And you can buy tickets to see La Sera and Springtime Carnivore online!

Buzzcocks
9:30 Club
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Doors @7pm
$35
All ages

La Sera
w/ Springtime Carnivore
Songbyrd Music House
Thursday, Oct. 20
Doors @7:30pm
$10-$12
All ages

Don’t Miss: La Sera + Springtime Carnivore @ Songbyrd Music House, 10/20/16

Greta Morgan + Katy Goodman Greta Morgan and Katy Goodman (Photo by Julia Brokaw)

La Sera and Springtime Carnivore have both toured through DC recently, and both bands play dreamy, psych-folk songs for meditators and dancers alike. So it seems only natural that the two bands, fronted by Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan respectively, would tour together!

Well, touring they are but they have gone a step further as Katy and Greta are releasing a collaborative record — Take It, It’s Yours — a surprising collection of covers of New Wave and punk tunes on August 26 via Polyvinyl Records.

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Music Park: Casket Girls @ Songbyrd Music House — 6/11/16

Casket Girls 07 Phaedra and Elsa Greene of the Casket Girls perform at Songbyrd Music House on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

If the ’60s television incarnation of the Addams Family were to have a favorite pop band, the Casket Girls would likely fit the bill.

Cloaked in campy cemetery trappings without actually being scary, sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene sing some rather winning dreampop. Clad in black outfits and shades, they harmonize sweetly with occasionally synchronized moves that could have been lifted directly from ’60s girl groups.

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Music Park: Furniteur @ Songbyrd Music House –2/28/16

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Brittany Sims, Mike Toohey, and Kevin Bayly of Furniteur at Songbyrd Music House on Feb. 28, 2016. (Photo by Ben Eisendrath /Instagram+Twitter: GrillworksBen)

It is a delightful thing to walk into a room when Furniteur are playing.

The cool chill of their synthesizers and the sultry vocals of their chanteuse leaves a distinct impression upon you. You are ready to forget about your cares and relax with a cocktail or two. And that’s exactly what I did when I walked into Songbyrd Music House to catch Furniteur in a late show on Sunday night.

Brittany Sims, Mike Toohey, and Kevin Bayly (the two men of synth also in the band Brett) make smart music for cocktails at twilight as they inject an old school charm into their music. As for their music, Furniteur released a new EP featuring a cover of Julee Cruise’s “Falling,” the theme to “Twin Peaks” (yes, the David Lynch TV show), in February.

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