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Preview: Mary Timony @ Black Cat, 3/14/24

Preview: Mary Timony @ Black Cat, 3/14/24
Mary Timony (Photo by Chris Grady)

DC’s own singer-songwriter and guitar hero Mary Timony released a new album, Untame the Tiger — her first solo record in 15 years — via Merge Records only a few weeks ago! Mary is now on tour, and she performs at Black Cat for her hometown crowd on Thursday, March 14.

Following lead single “Dominoes” and the more stripped-back single “The Guest,” Untame the Tiger’s “Summer” sees Mary lean into a more hard-rocking approach before exploding into twin guitar solos at the end, reaffirming her guitar hero reputation.

“I wanted it to be a guitar stomper kind of in the vein of The Kinks, Jethro Tull, or Elf and have simultaneous guitar solos at the end,” said Mary. “I’m excited to play this one live. Betsy Wright of Ex Hex will be on guitar, and I can’t wait to rock those twin solos with her! I’ll also be joined by David Christian, Chad Molter, and Anna Wilson. They are all such totally killer musicians.”

Watch Mary Timony perform “Summer” for New Sounds on YouTube:

Praised by Rolling Stone as one of the “Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Mary has built her reputation off of “rewriting the guitar rulebook” for over 30 years. Throughout her career, Mary has cut a distinctive path through the world of independent music, most recently as vocalist and guitarist of acclaimed garage-pop power trio Ex Hex but also as a member of seminal post-punk band Autoclave, celebrated leader of the deeply influential Helium, multifaceted solo artist, and a co-founder of supergroup Wild Flag.

Described by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein as “Mary Shelley with a guitar” and dubbed “a trailblazer and an innovator” by [Mary’s former guitar student] Lindsey Jordan a.k.a. Snail Mail, Mary has distinguished herself as one of her generation’s most influential guitarists and songwriters.

Buy your tickets online now!

Mary Timony
W/ Birthday Girl
Black Cat
Thursday, March 14
Doors @ 7:30pm
All ages


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