Rock & Roll Hotel Modern Times Christmas Show – Thu 12/23 7PM

Among the many acts at the Rock & Roll Hotel on Thursday will be Margot MacDonald: DC native, product of Duke Ellington High School, and recent Artist-in-Residence at the Music Center at Strathmore.  Some singers use vocoders, auto-tune, compression, and other effects to mask and distort their vocals.  Margot uses a loop pedal to extend and layer her powerful voice — producing percussive backing tracks and shimmering four-part harmonies in real time.

Margot began her career with the Washington National Opera at age 10, picked up a Strat at 15, and never looked back.  Now 19, Margot is a five-time Washington Area Music Award winner and is currently working on her fifth album.  We could go on, and we will in a future profile.  For now, check out her cover of the Imogen Heap alt-Holiday hit “Just for Now,” and get some tickets to the Modern Times Christmas show. In addition to Margot, the show will feature:

– Echo Armada (
– Adrian Hardkor (
– Star FK Radium (
– Cross Kentucky (
– Stroma (
– Snakehead Run (
– Maureen Andary (of The Sweater Set) (
– Rene Moffatt (

When: Thursday, December 23, 2010
Starts: 7:00 PM
Where: Rock & Roll Hotel1353 H Street NE, between 13th and 14th streets NORTHEAST
$10 – available here

Photo by Brandon Wu