Snapshots: Clan of Xymox @ Ottobar — 11/1/18

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Clan of Xymox performs at Ottobar on Nov. 1, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

Clan of Xymox released Days of Black via Metropolis Records in 2017, and Ronny Moorings and company hit Ottobar on Nov. 1 on the US Days of Black Tour. Jason Nicholson shot the show.

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Music Park: The Damned @ Black Cat — 10/20/18

the_damned-3_DS300388_20181020- Dave Vanian sings in The Damned at Black Cat on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photos by Jason Nicolson; Words by Mickey McCarter)

“I had a little freakout when my guitar broke last night,” said Captain Sensible during a sold-out show at Black Cat.

“Don’t you freakout now,” The Captain said to the audience. “Unless you want to freakout a little.” He paused. “Monty, dig me out of this hole, will you?”

Keyboardist Monty Oxymoron smiled and asked, “What’s a little freakout in the entire History of the World?” And without missing a beat, The Damned launched into “The History of the World (Part 1),” a single dating to The Black Album in 1980.

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Ticket Giveaway: The Damned @ Black Cat, 10/20/18

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The Damned (Photo by Steve Gullick)

The Damned, “the greatest surviving British punk band,” have a hot new album, Evil Spirits, and they are coming to perform at the Black Cat on Saturday, Oct. 20. You can win a meet and greet with The Damned, along with tickets to the show, with Parklife DC!

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Interview: Monty Oxymoron (of The Damned @ Black Cat, 10/20/18)

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The Damned (Photo by Steve Gullick)

In 1976, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible formed The Damned, the innovative post-punk band that has rocked England now for decades. The Damned released Evil Spirits, their 11th studio album, in April via Search and Destroy and Spinefarm. The record was a smash, hitting #7 on the UK Albums chart and catapulting the always vital band back into the public eye.

While Dave and Captain Sensible have worked with a number of musicians over the years, Monty Oxymoron has been the keyboardist for The Damned since 1996, recording on their last three albums and touring globally with the band. And he will play with The Damned again in DC at Black Cat on Saturday, Oct. 20. Parklife DC chatted with Monty about the new album, his history with The Damned, and what makes the band so unique and well loved for more than 40 years.

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