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Posted at 6:59 PM ET, 09/ 1/2010

Hot tickets: The New Pornographers, Sara Bareilles, Tom Green

By Alex Baldinger

Carl Newman, left, Dan Bejar and the rest of The New Pornographers play the 9:30 on Oct. 17 (Brandon Wu for TWP)

Something about The New Pornographers swinging through D.C. and playing the 9:30 Club guarantees a packed house, regardless of when it is or how their latest album was reviewed. Lead singer Carl Newman talked with our own David Malitz -- before a pair of sold-out shows, of course -- about why he enjoys Washington so much. He didn't really have an answer for why the band is so beloved here. All he knows, as he told Pitchfork, is that the nation's capital has always been really receptive. "I've just always been shocked at Washington, D.C., just by the amount of people that are into it there," he said. "I think every artist has some weird city where, for some reason, people really love them. Like, they'll be super popular in Cleveland, and nobody knows why." We're not really sure why that is either, Carl, but we're certainly glad you're back. The band heads to the 9:30 Club on Oct. 17. Tickets are $32 and go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly. And, if it has not already been made painfully clear, they'll be going fast.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly for these shows at the 9:30 Club:
Southern Culture on the Skids and The Fleshtones, Oct. 9 ($20).
Ingrid Michaelson, Oct. 14 early show ($25).
The Max Weinberg Big Band, Oct. 14 late show ($25).
Pepper, Brother Ali and Pour Habit, Oct. 15 ($20).
Super Diamond, Oct. 16 ($22).
Sara Bareilles, Greg Laswell and Holly Conlan, Oct. 18 ($25).
Richard Thompson, Oct. 19 ($35).
The Sword, Karma to Burn and Mount Carmel Oct. 20 ($20).

Tickets go on sale Tuesday (9/7) at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for Tom Green Sept. 17 at Loyola University ($20).

Free tickets will be available beginning Wednesday (9/8) at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for these shows at the Library of Congress:
Ensemble 415, Oct. 8.
Arcanto Quartet, Oct. 13.
The English Concert, Oct. 14.
Talich Quartet, Oct. 21.

--Amy Orndorff and Brandon Weigel

By Alex Baldinger  | September 1, 2010; 6:59 PM ET
Categories:  Events, Music  
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