Music Park: The Joy Formidable @ The Black Cat — 11/10/18

The Joy Formidable at The Black Cat for ParklifeDC 11/10/18The Joy Formidable rocked out at The Black Cat on Nov. 10, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Breen) 

The Joy Formidable, the always dynamic three-piece from Wales, closed their recent tour at The Black Cat on Saturday.  They provided fans with not only a fantastic set but included an after party to celebrate the end of a four-week tour for their fans as well.

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Don’t Miss: The Joy Formidable @ Black Cat, 11/10/18

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The Joy Formidable (Photo courtesy The Press House)

The Joy Formidable released Aaarth, their fourth studio album, in September via Seradom. And the Welsh trio promise a party when they bring the new songs to the Black Cat on Saturday, Nov. 10!

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Snapshots: The Twilight Sad @ U Street Music Hall — 11/3/18

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The Twilight Sad performs at U Street Music Hall on Nov. 3, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

The Twilight Sad will release It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, the band’s fifth studio album, in January via Rock Action Records. Although the new album is not yet commercially available, the Scots dropped by U Street Music Hall to play a few new songs on Saturday, and Paivi shot the show.

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Don’t Miss: The Twilight Sad @ U Street Music Hall, 11/3/18

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The Twilight Sad (Photo courtesy Clarion Call)

The Twilight Sad will release It Won’t Be Like This All the Time, the band’s fifth studio album, in January via Rock Action Records. The Scottish rockers are touring in advance of the record, and they perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Music Park: Nothing @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/7/18

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Nothing brings the noise at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Nothing, the Philadelphia-born band led by Domenic “Nicky” Palermo (former hardcore punk vocalist for Horror Show), is the story of a band and a man who has gone through a constant string of adversity but who perseveres in spite of (or perhaps because of) it. That perseverance was evident at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.

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Music Park: This Will Destroy You @ Black Cat — 5/9/18

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This Will Destroy You performs at Black Cat on May 9, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)

Although I’m a late arrival to the post-rock party, I started following This Will Destroy You a couple years ago. With their sonic power, strong sense of melody and extreme technical abilities, this band’s music spoke to me in a way I’d never experienced before. So I jumped at the chance to see TWDY live at the Black Cat recently. As a bonus, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the eponymously named first full length album, the band would be performing it and the 2006 EP, Young Mountain, in their entireties.

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