Alec MacKaye fronts Hammered Hulls at Black Cat on Dec. 19, 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Post-punk supergroup Hammered Hulls made its debut performance at the Black Cat’s 25th anniversary concert showcase in September. The quartet returned to Black Cat recently for a mesmerizing sold-out show at the club’s backstage, and we took some pix!
“You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” David Byrne ponders being my No. 1 concert in 2018. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2018 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Hi, I’m Mickey, editor of Parklife DC. I’m an MTV-bred New Wave and Post-Punk kid at heart, and it will come as no surprise to you that my Top 10 concerts of 2018 mostly burst right off your television screens in 1985.
The Pietasters (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Stephen Jackson brings his storied ska collective, The Pietasters, to 9:30 Club for the group’s annual holiday show on Friday, Dec. 28.
Margo Price (Photo by Angelina Castillo)
Margo Price recently received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards, and she’s on her way to 9:30 Club for a show on Thursday, Dec. 27.
The Oh Hellos (Photo courtesy 11 Eleven Management)
Earlier this year, folk rock duo The Oh Hellos released Eurus, a new studio album, via their self-titled label. Now that it’s much later in the year, Tyler and Maggie Heath are in a holiday mood, and they drop by 9:30 Club for a Christmas Extravaganza on Wednesday, Dec. 19!
China Crisis performs at City Winery in DC on Dec. 6, 2018.
UK new wave outfit China Crisis dropped by City Winery recently for their first DC show in more than 30 years, and the band and a small crowd shared a simply marvelous time together.
Hiss Golden Messenger (Photo by Elise Tyler)
MC Taylor and Hiss Golden Messenger return to DC for a performance at 9:30 Club on Thursday, Dec. 20, bringing along with them a deluxe box set, Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children.