Live Review: Soccer Mommy @ Black Cat — 12/1/18

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Soccer Mommy performs at Black Cat on Dec. 1, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Soccer Mommy is on fire. With a debut full length album, Clean (Fat Possum Records), on several best of 2018 lists, a string of sold-out tour dates through next year, and loads of positive press coverage, Sophie Allison’s band showed up at the Black Cat on Saturday night ready to set the sold-out house ablaze.

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Snapshots: NO BS! Brass Band @ Black Cat — 11/24/18

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NO BS! Brass Band performs at Black Cat on Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

It isn’t often when a band covers Tears for Fears and Michael Jackson in the same performance. But such was the case when NO BS! Brass Band took the stage recently at the Black Cat for a raw funk-filled, performance.

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Vote: What Is the Best in DC for 2018?

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A wood thrush! (Photo by Trish Gussler)

Parklife DC will honor DC bands and venues with our inaugural awards program, named for our new mascot, DC’s own state bird — the Wood Thrush. Our Thrushie Awards are inspired by our mission to review live music concerts.

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Don’t Miss: NO BS! Brass Band @ Black Cat, 11/24/18

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NO BS! Brass Band (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)

Our blogger Ari Strauss caught NO BS! Brass Band of Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. His reaction: “Imagine legendary drummer and band leader Buddy Rich magically had a love child with funk icon George Clinton. The product would be NO BS! Brass Band.”

Sounds like a good show for the long Thanksgiving weekend, doesn’t it? We’re in luck! NO BS! Brass Band perform at the Black Cat on Saturday, Nov. 24.

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Music Park: Los Campesinos! w/ Adult Mom @ The Black Cat — 11/17/18

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Los Campesinos! perform at the Black Cat on Nov. 17, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

Los Campesinos! are celebrating 10 years of music with a tour that made its last stop at the Black Cat this past Saturday night.  Devoted fans started lining up over an hour before doors to get a good spot up front for this show.  The audience members were treated to an outstanding performance that evening!  Shantel Breen was up front to enjoy the show.

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Poll: What Is the Best Music Festival in DC?

Welcome to the 2018 Thrushie Awards! Parklife DC will name the best music festival of the year with your input. Vote for the best music festival in DC now through Dec. 1.

Poll: What Is the Best Music Venue in DC?

Welcome to the 2018 Thrushie Awards! Parklife DC will name the best music venue for the year with your input. Vote for the best concert hall in DC now through Dec. 1.