If you listen to one new recording this week, make it: The latest from country icon Merle Haggard. Allison Stewart has the full review on Click Track tomorrow — and if you need a primer on Haggard, check out this feature story from when Haggard was feted at last year’s Kennedy Center Honors.
If you see one performance this week, make it: New Jersey’s Screaming Females when the band shreds at Black Cat on Thursday. B.Y.O.A.G. (Bring your own air guitar).
If you watch one performance on television this week, make it: The Howard University Afro Blue jazz ensemble when it performs on Monday night’s episode of “The Sing Off.” The Root DC Live has the full story right here.
And if you’re an iPhone user reading this in New York City: Be sure to download “Listen to the Light,” the second location aware album from D.C. duo Bluebrain, designed for New York’s Central Park. It comes just four months after the group’s innovative and immersive app-slash-album “The National Mall,” which we’re still quite excited about.