If you’re a casual music fan, this weekend’s Sonic Circuits Festival may not be for you. “It’s intense music for intense listening,” says curator Jeff Surak, who helped organize the 13th annual avant-garde event.
This weekend is a pretty big deal for comedian Jerrod Carmichael. He’s headlining the DC Improv for the first time — with five shows Friday through Sunday — and on Saturday, his first stand-up special, “Jerrod Carmichael: Love at The Store,” premieres on HBO.
Like her deep, distinctive twang, the music is unquestionably Southern. Shades of Nina Simone, Dolly Parton and blueswomen of decades past flicker throughout; you can easily picture it crackling out from a timeworn record player.