Posts Tagged ‘Black Cat’

Mia Zapata’s Murder Sparked a Self-Defense Group—and Now, a DIY Doc

Mia Zapata was no easy target. The Seattle punk rocker, the lead singer of the Gits in the early '90s, was a feminist force of nature with a ferocious scream and an abrasive, suffer-no-fools stage persona. She hung out with chicks who demanded to be heard, who relished making people uncomfortable, who took up space.

So [...]

Listen to Black Eyes’ Final Show

Here's a gem: Dischord has posted a recording of the last show performed by D.C. post-hardcore champs Black Eyes—which, to my amazement, took place 10 years ago at the Black Cat. I wasn't at this show, but I had seen them at the same venue before that, and yowza. Click play and wait five minutes—things start soft [...]

Arts Roundup: Seal Edition

Area theater companies will mount numerous world premieres by women playwrights in 2015. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth, in concert with African Continuum Theatre, will stage six short plays inspired by the Travyon Martin case. [Post]
Black Cat staff craft a soundtrack for NSA spies. [Post]
General Motors Foundation gives $1 million to the National Museum of African American History [...]

Ex Hex Announces Tour Dates

Ex Hex, the D.C. trio featuring Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright, has announced a slew of spring tour dates.
The stripped down rock band begins its tour March 5 at Black Cat. Ex Hex says it plans to release a 7-inch in the coming months, and a previous press release from Merge Records said the group expects to [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Puppetry in America,” Middle Earth Mondays, and a Graffiato Party

These days, elected officials aren’t the only puppets in town. For its latest exhibit, “Puppetry in America,” the National Museum of American History has gathered a variety of puppets spanning 160 years. Yes, America’s favorite fleecy amphibian makes an appearance. Read more >>> The exhibit is on view daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to March [...]

Arts Roundup: Dumb Pizza Band Edition

Macaulay Culkin's dumb pizza band will play Black Cat in March. [Post]
State Theatre robbed on New Year's Day. [WJLA]
Baltimore Museum of Art fights back against woman's claim to the stolen ("flea market") Renoir. [Post]
For Richard III, Folger Theatre will go in-the-round for the first time. [Post]
Former Smithsonian magazine editor Don Moser dies at age 81. [Post]
The [...]

Photos: Margot MacDonald @ Black Cat

Virginia-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Margot MacDonald has toiled away in the D.C. music scene for over a decade. The fruits of that labor were evident at last night's impressively attended release party for first record since 2009, Canvas.
Performing with a full band (including guests Wytold, Derek Evry, and The Sweater Set), MacDonald's best moments were [...]

With New Partnership, Howard Theatre Aims to Book More and “Younger” Shows

Today, the Howard Theatre announced a new partnership that could ramp up concert-booking competition in the already entertainment-saturated U Street NW corridor. Howard Theatre operator Blue Note Entertainment Group plans to team up with Philadelphia venue Electric Factory and "boutique" concert promotion group Bonfire—which books Electric Factory, among other Philly venues—in a move that positions [...]

Photos: Minor Alps @ Black Cat Backstage

"If you can play a song on acoustic, and it sounds good, then you know it's solid," Juliana Hatfield said last night after her performance with Minor Alps at Black Cat Backstage. It doesn't hurt to have a copilot as talented as Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, too. Hatfield and Caws, already friends for years, decided to embark [...]

Photos: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds @ Black Cat Backstage

Not everyone gets turned on by lyrics about haunted heads and Phyllis Diller being a killer, but maybe more would if they heard them performed by the great Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. Touring in support of its latest release, Haunted Head, the band nested at the Black Cat Backstage on Saturday, attired in [...]

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