Live Review: Jon Spencer and The Hitmakers @ Black Cat — 1/12/19

JonSpencerHM1Jon Spencer tears it up at the Black Cat on Jan. 12, 2019. (Photo by David LaMason)

Although Jon Spencer has been involved in a host of bands since the early ’80s, 2018 saw his first LP released under his own name.  The album, Spencer Sings the Hits!, is packed with what makes Jon Spencer amazing — the garage punk, B-movie aesthetic, and rockabilly swagger he has perfected over 30 years of making music with bands like the DC-born Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

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Ticket Giveaway: T-Rextasy @ Pie Shop, 1/16/19

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T-Rextasy (Photo by Ulloa Photo and Video Center)

On Jan. 3, punks T-Rextasy release Prehysteria, their follow-up album to Jurassic Punk. Then on Jan. 16, the band performs at Pie Shop, the stage level of Dangerously Delicious Pies, with local punk faves Bacchae. You can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.

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Music Park: The Front Bottoms with Manchester Orchestra @ The Anthem — 11/24/18

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The Front Bottoms headline The Anthem on Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen) 

The Front Bottoms returned to DC exactly one year after their last visit at The Fillmore Silver Spring.  This time, they stopped by The Anthem — and they didn’t come alone!  The Front Bottoms teamed up with Manchester Orchestra for a dynamic set from both bands on Saturday.

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