What’s a band to do when their friends Ought are in town from Montreal? Why perform with them of course. But if you are DC’s own Priests, you may not want to steal any thunder, so you might perform under a pseudonym.
So Priests performed incognito as “Religious Figures,” opening Ought at Black Cat on Wednesday. (See our Parklife DC review of Ought!)
Looking increasingly like a fashionista escaping from disco-era ’70s, frontwoman Katie Greer dove into favorites from her band like “And Breeding” in a shorter-than-usual set that was no less spirited than a typical Priests show.
Priests performed with another bass player that was new to me as they rocked out, but Katie and surf guitarist Gideon Jaguar remained ever-recognizable at the front of the stage as you can see in our pictures.
The punk quartet have a busy few months ahead of them! Priests appear at Coachella in Indio, California, on April 14 and 21, then they hit the road as openers for Scots post-punks Franz Ferdinand starting on April 27! They stay on the road with Franz Ferdinand through May 17. Catch that stellar bill near you!
Here are some pictures of Priests performing at Black Cat on April 4, 2018.