As long as there is politics, there will be plenty of material to mock for the NPR-listener-beloved singing satirists the Capitol Steps—and with 62 collective years of Senate and House experience in their ranks, the members certainly know of which they thumb-nose. Their latest collection Obama Mia!
could serve, to historians years down the line, as a completely beguiling document of the 2008 election, told almost entirely in spoofs of popular song. “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” becomes “The Chap Who Threw His Two Shoes,” about Muntadhar al-Zaidi’s almost-perfect aim; “Little Drummer Boy” becomes “Little Plumber Boy,” about Joe the Plumber; and the innocuous FreeCreditReport.com jingle becomes “George W. Credit Report.com,” about the financial crisis. By the time the Steps go out on tour, they always have a slew of new jabs at the ridiculousness that is Washington, D.C.; see what’s up their snappy sleeves on Saturday, Mar. 13, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. Shows at 5pm and 8pm. $40. 707.226.7372.Gabe Meline