Snapshots: Color Palette @ Rock & Roll Hotel — 5/13/17

Color Palette @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 05/13/2017
Color Palette performs at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 13, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

Color Palette, a DC indie rock quintet, was one of the bands opening for Broke Royals during their third anniversary show at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, May 13. Paivi caught some photos of Color Palette in action.

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Don’t Miss: Time Is Fire @ Comet Ping Pong, 5/13/17

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Time Is Fire perform at The Howard Theatre on April 20, 2015. (Photo by Kay Said/Courtesy Time Is Fire)

DC’s Time Is Fire released a second EP, Angels, on March 31 via Electric Cowbell, and the psychedelic dance quartet perform next at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, May 13.

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Music Park: Vérité @ 9:30 Club — 4/16/17

Verite 01 Vérité sings at 9:30 Club on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

After a few songs at 9:30 Club on Sunday night, Vérité turned to a much anticipated cover.

“I didn’t write this one,” Vérité said with a smile to a pretty full house, gathering to see her and Betty Who in a sold-out show that night. She then launched into her cover of “Somebody Else” by the 1975.

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Don’t Miss: Vérité @ 9:30 Club, 4/16/17

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Vérité (Photo by Chad Kamenshine)

Kelsey Byrne, aka Vérité, has released a string of EPs since her debut in 2014, and now she’s set to release her debut full-length album, Somewhere in Between, via Kobalt on June 23. On her way to her record release, Vérité stops at 9:30 Club to open for Betty Who on Sunday, April 16. The show is sold out, but get there early for Vérité if you already have tickets!

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Don’t Miss: Dark & Stormy @ Black Cat, 10/31/16

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Good times await at Black Cat on Halloween! (Photo by Kevin Harber)

It’s Halloween Day!

Many of us may have celebrated Halloween over the weekend, but there’s nothing quite like celebrating a holiday on the actual day of the day, right? But Halloween falls on a particularly peculiar day this year — a Monday! What ever happens on Monday?

Well, the Black Cat has an answer for you, my friend, with a special Halloween edition of Dark and Stormy, its electro, proto-goth dance party. The party gets a new twist as DJ Mike Kangal, who always did a great job with a related kind of thing as founding DJ at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (still occurring over at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar on H St. NE), takes over.

DJ Kangal only recently has taken over Dark and Stormy, so it’s hard to gauge exactly what he’s got up his sleeve. Here’s what the party says on its Facebook event page:

“Join DJ Mike Kangal for a night of dancing to your favorite electro, goth, industrial, and other dark dance sounds. Free promo CDs and other treats from Storming the Base and Metropolis Records!”

Well, sounds perfectly dark and stormy to us — and what better day to be so than on Halloween?

Get out to a rare Monday night dance party, and hit up Dark and Stormy. Mmmmm, that reminds us that a dark rum and ginger beer sounds pretty good too!

Hey, and if you were out on the weekend, this is a perfect opportunity to break out that costume one more time. Tickets are available at the door.

Dark & Stormy
Black Cat
Monday, Oct. 31
Doors @9pm
$5
All ages