Snapshots: Cold Cave @ Black Cat — 6/16/18

Cold Cave @ Black Cat, Washington DC, 06/16/2018
Cold Cave performs at Black Cat on June 16, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Wesley Eisold assembled a full band or a live performance as Cold Cave in the wake of releasing a new EP, You & Me & Infinity, via Heartworm Press, and the group performed at Black Cat on Saturday. Paivi was there to shoot the show.

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Music Park: Parker Millsap @ Black Cat — 6/13/18

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Parker Millsap performs live. (Photo by Scott Newton)

Babyfaced and blessed with movie-star good looks, small-town Oklahoma boy Parker Millsap played to a diverse crowd at the Black Cat on Wednesday evening.

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Don’t Miss: Cold Cave @ Black Cat, 6/16/18

Cold Cave @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 1/25/2017
Cold Cave performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Cold Cave, aka Los Angeles synthesist Wesley Eisold, released You & Me & Infinity, a new four-song EP, on June 1 via Heartworm Press. Cold Cave performs song from the new album, as well as other dark wave favorites, on the mainstage of Black Cat on Saturday, June 16.

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Around Town: Ticketfly Down!, 5/31/18

Update June 3: Individual links to purchase tickets for shows through Ticketfly are now active, and Parklife DC will resume running previews for Ticketfly shows. The main Ticketfly website, and many of its hosted sites, remain down, however.

Concert ticket website Ticketfly.com has been experiencing intermittent problems this week, and today it is down entirely, taking out venue websites with it. This includes websites for 9:30 Club, DC9, Pearl Street Warehouse, and many other DC venues.

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Music Park: Pussy Riot @ Black Cat — 5/23/18

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Pussy Riot performs at the Black Cat on May 23, 2018. (Photo by Will Colbert)

Everyday, the world appears to become more volatile: police violence, racism, sexism, income inequality, political scandals, institutional corruption. It’s enough to make you go berserk. Last week, Russian protest band Pussy Riot gave voice to that angst during their performance at DC’s Black Cat.

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Music Park: This Will Destroy You @ Black Cat — 5/9/18

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This Will Destroy You performs at Black Cat on May 9, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Although I’m a late arrival to the post-rock party, I started following This Will Destroy You a couple years ago. With their sonic power, strong sense of melody and extreme technical abilities, this band’s music spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced before. So I jumped at the chance to see TWDY live at the Black Cat recently. As a bonus, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the eponymously named first full length album, the band would be performing it and the 2006 EP, Young Mountain, in their entireties.

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