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Posted at 1:49 PM ET, 09/18/2009

Very Different Free Music Options on Sunday

By David Malitz

So you want to see some free music on Sunday night in D.C. Fair enough. Let us present with two choices, very different.

As you likely know by now, neo-psych breakout starts MGMT are closing out the D.C. stop of the Kia Soul Collective Tour at a Warehouse Space on New York Ave. NE. The catch is that the only way to see the show Sunday night show is to test-drive a Kia, which from my understanding is against certain religions. The test drives are available all weekend, but the lines are going to be long. Very long.

The Warehouse opens at noon, so if you really want to see MGMT, our best advice is to get there early and be prepared to wait. Some of the city's best DJs will spinning all day -- Stereofaith, Reed Rothchild and Chris Burns on Friday, Nouveau Riche DJs Gavin Holland, Steve Starks and Nacy on Saturday, DJ CA$$IDY and Dave Nada on Sunday -- so at least you'll have good tunes while you wait. And there are no-strings-attached free performances from Wale and Dan Deacon on Friday and Saturday, respectively. There will be a shuttle service running to and from Union Station all weekend.

If you like your music with less corporate sponsorship and a lot more classical Indian-Afghan sounds, well, Local 16 has you covered and then some. Ustad Eltaf Hussain Sarahang will give a free performance there Sunday night. You can expect some seriously trippy sounds made on instruments you didn't know existed. And lots of rugs. The video below should give you a good feel for what the evening will be like. Local 16 opens at 5 p.m. and the performance will start around 8.

By David Malitz  | September 18, 2009; 1:49 PM ET
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