The inauguration of President Donald Trump begins today and concludes tomorrow. Not everyone is happy about that of course, and some of that unhappiness channels itself through protest concerts taking place over the next few days.
Perhaps the most significant of those protest concerts is The Anti-Ball at the Black Cat on Saturday, Jan. 21. It features a long list of artists, and it is sold out.
Not quite sold out yet but likely to do so is another Black Cat protest concert on Friday, Jan. 20 — No Thanks: A Night of Anti-Fascist Sound Resistance -– led by DC punk quartet Priests.
Priests are a week away from releasing their full-length debut album, Nothing Feels Natural (out Jan. 27 on Sister Polygon), and embarking on a US tour starting in Brooklyn the next day. But before they go, they are determined to assemble DC musicians and artists to protest the inauguration.
Listen to the title track “Nothing Feels Natural” by Priests on Soundcloud:
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The No Thanks show will feature Priests, Ted Leo, Waxahatchee (solo), Sadie Dupuis, Pure Disgust, Flasher, Free Children of Earth, Evan Greer featuring Mirah, Marc Ribot, and many more (including some unannounced special guests).
All proceeds benefit Casa Ruby and ONE DC.
A Night of Anti-Fascist Sound Resistance in the Capital of the USA
Friday, Jan. 20