Sat, July 17, Mahtie Bush
Capitol Garage, 10 p.m., $5
Local hip-hop emcee Mahtie Bush’ birthday-party show is looking pretty solid. So good, in fact, that this Saturday’s gig in Midtown might be the equivalent of a 5-year-old having a birthday party at McDonald’s with free cheeseburgers, two clowns, face painting, balloon animals, ice-cream cake, 100 bucks from Grandma and all the hot girls from preschool (and their hot moms). Ergo: Bush’s birthday will feature performances by Major League Spittaz, Mean Doe Green, Planet Asia and Bush himself, who recently dropped a new album, Backpackramento. So jealous; for my birthday, all I did was spend a few hundred bucks to fix my dog’s corneal ulcer. 1500 K Street, http://mahtiebush.blogspot.com.