Live Review: Gang of Four @ Black Cat — 3/9/22

GangOfFour_BlackCat_21_DSC00307_20220309
Gang of Four perform at Black Cat on March 9, 2022. (Photos by Jason Nicholson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

Before he died in 2020, guitarist Andy Gill undertook several tours of the United States with a Gang of Four lineup that included no other original members. Since 2012, that version of the band appeared several times in DC, performing songs from two newly recorded albums as well as legacy Gang of Four selections.

With Gill’s passing, the other original members have reunited to tour behind a remastered box set, Gang of Four: 77-81, released last year by Matador Records. Original frontman Jon King and company recently burned through the Black Cat in a scorching show that gave powerful new life to the band’s post-punk classics first recorded in that period.

Continue Reading

Live Review: Too Free and Exotiq Int’l @ Black Cat — 7/16/21

Exotiq17
Gideon Jaguar performs with Exotiq Int’l at Black Cat on July 16, 2021. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

In a recent show at Black Cat, Sister Polygon Records flexed its indie dance muscles and revealed how it’s poised to keep our feet moving with the disco and funk of lablelmates Too Free and Exotiq Int’l respectively.

Continue Reading

Preview: Too Free and Exotiq Intl @ Black Cat, 7/16/21

TooFree-EmilyGeller
Too Free (Photo by Emily Geller)

DC electronic pop trio Too Free make their first post-pandemic appearance in a show with new Sister Polygon labelmates Exotiq Intl at Black Cat on Friday, July 16.

Join these fresh breakout acts for a carefree evening of tunes that are sure to move your feet!

Continue Reading