- The Twelves (Photo: The Windish Agency)
For last-minute planners, spontaneous types, or anyone who had plans to go to Northeast's Club 24 tonight, a selection of tonight's best live music offerings.
João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira, better known as the Twelves, share a birthday (July 12, 1980 — get it?), as well as a dedication to sonic tinkering. They’ve been in demand since remixing M.I.A’s “Boyz” into a throbbing, sputtering masterpiece back in 2007, and have performed alongside Diplo, LCD Soundsystem and Phoenix. They’ll be messing around with keyboards and drum machines, making on-the-spot remixes tonight at U Street Music Hall.
Those in search of something a little less futuristic can travel back to the mid-’60s at Strathmore for the British Invasion tribute. Both tonight and tomorrow, 60 area performers (including Eric Brace, Julia Nixon, and John Davis) will highlight the music of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and others. Best of all, the artists travel back to the years 1964-66 without putting on period costumes and fake English accents.
The Sixth Floor Trio, a chamber group, performs at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tonight. Members Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth, and Johnny Teyssier met at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, where they all lived in the same dorm on the same floor (the sixth floor — get it?). The group is “dedicated to the creation and performance of art that furthers a dialogue between different musical communities and other artistic disciplines." Whatever — all anyone needs to know is that the show is free, free, free.