In September 1993, a magical thing happened! Seminal indie rock club Black Cat first opened its doors. The Black Cat will celebrate 25 years of hosting many of the best concerts in DC with two evenings packed full of performances by the likes of Ted Leo, Algiers, Ex Hex, and of course Gray Matter on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15.
As you may know, Black Cat remains owned and operated by Dante Ferrando, who will be on hand for the celebrations. Indeed, on Sept. 15, he’ll appear on drums for a reunion performance by Dischord post-hardcore band Gray Matter. And he’ll act as resident DJ for the evening as well.
Here’s the full lineup for both nights!
Black Cat 25th Anniversary Show (Night One) featuring:
Ocampo Ocampo & Watt
(feat. Mike Watt, Devin Ocampo, and Renata Ocampo)
Felix & Sam
w/ DJ Amanda MacKaye
Watch the official music video for “Can’t Go Back” by Ted Leo from his latest album, The Hanged Man, on YouTube:
Black Cat 25th Anniversary Show (Night Two) featuring:
(feat. Kathy Foster and Westin Glass of The Thermals)
(feat. Alec MacKaye, Mary Timony, Mark Cisneros, and Chris Wilson)
w/ DJ Dante Ferrando
Watch the official music video for “Don’t Wanna Lose” by Ex Hex on YouTube:
That’s a lot of music for one ticket! Don’t miss out! Buy your tickets online through the links below.
Black Cat 25th Anniversary Show (Night One)
Friday, Sept. 14
Doors @ 7pm
Black Cat 25th Anniversary Show (Night Two)
Saturday, Sept. 15
Doors @ 7pm