TheScene Shows to Catch
Greg Proops continues a run at the DC Improv (202-296-7008). The funnyman, whom you've seen in such places as "The Drew Carey Show" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," is there through Sunday evening. . . . Nas, one of the best rappers around, is at Love (202-636-9030). His latest CD may be called "Hip Hop Is Dead," but in reality artists such as Nas keep it alive and vibrant.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow is at DC9 (202-483-5000). The group's poppy noise -- think a lighter version of Jesus and Mary Chain -- can sound a bit chaotic at times, but amid all the swirling sounds it always manages to come together at just the right moment. . . . Morrissey made his name in the legendary group the Smiths, but his solo career has had its share of musical gems. He's at Wolf Trap (877-965-3872). On Tuesday, he'll be at Rams Head Live (410-244-1131) in Baltimore.
Brother-sister duo Matt and Eleanor Friedberger are Fiery Furnaces, and they're at Black Cat (202-667-7960). Jason Loewenstein (of Sebadoh fame) is helping out on guitar during this tour. . . . War, the group that created such hits as "Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?," is at Rams Head Tavern (410-268-4545). The band's blend of rock, Latin and R&B made it a radio staple in the late '70s. . . . The one and only Aretha Franklin is at Wolf Trap (877-965-3872). Nothing more needs to be said.
-- Curt Fields