Music Park: Charly Bliss @ Black Cat — 10/22/17

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Charly Bliss brings boatloads of energy to the Black Cat on Oct. 22, 2017. (Photo by David LaMason)

There are certainly bands that make great records but when you see them live there’s something missing, and then there are bands that make great records and their live show takes those already-great songs and transforms them. They become the catalyst for an amazing experience, and you can’t help but get drawn in.

In this latter category, you will find the manic, organized chaos of New York-based band Charly Bliss. And on Sunday night, whether the squeals of guitarist and frontwoman Eva Hendricks were of pure energy or pure joy — that feeling was palpable!

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Don’t Miss: Tokyo Police Club @ Black Cat, 1/22/17

Tokyo Police Club (Photo courtesy The Billions Corp.)

Tokyo Police Club are having a busy year! The Canadian post-punk quartet released two EPs in 2016 -– the first and second parts of Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness. (There is a Smashing Pumpkins joke in there somewhere…?)

Equipped with the first of those EPs, vocalist and bassist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook, and drummer Greg Alsop hit the 9:30 Club locally back in April. They published the second EP in September, rounding out the set on Dine Alone Records. Now they are returning to DC to perform at the Black Cat on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Watch the official music video for “Not My Girl” by Tokyo Police Club from Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness Part 1 on YouTube:


With the release of the two EPs earlier this year, Tokyo Police Club were not yet finished, however! You see, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut EP, A Lesson in Crime. So they reissued that album as well.

The upcoming tour by Tokyo Police Club is being billed as a 10th anniversary tour for A Lesson in Crime, although they also are sure to play some of those new songs. Experienced the “Radness!” Brooklyn bubble-grunge quartet Charly Bliss open for Tokyo Police Club.

Tickets are available online.

Tokyo Police Club
w/ Charly Bliss
Black Cat
Sunday, Jan. 22
Doors @7:30pm
All ages