Jon 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.
Jon brought all of that and more to the Black Cat on Saturday.Continue Reading
Alejandro Escovedo (Photo courtesy Yep Roc Records)
Punk legend Alejandro Escovedo released a new album, The Crossing, in September via Yep Roc Records. He visits City Winery DC on Tuesday, Jan. 15 for a stop on The Crossing Tour.
Jon Spencer (Photo courtesy Girlie Action)
Jon Spencer recently released his debut solo album, Spencer Sings The Hits!, via In The Red Records. He’s bringing his solo show to the Black Cat as Jon Spencer and The Hitmakers on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The Pietasters (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Stephen Jackson brings his storied ska collective, The Pietasters, to 9:30 Club for the group’s annual holiday show on Friday, Dec. 28.
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.
Lydia Night fronts The Regrettes at Union Stage on Dec. 6, 2018. (Photo by Christopher Smyth)
A recording of Abba’s “Dancing Queen” brought the crowd to sing-a-long status just as The Regrettes took control of Union Stage recently.
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.