Interview: Blank Realm; Playing @ Black Cat 5/27

Interview: Blank Realm; Playing @ Black Cat 5/27

Part of Australia’s burgeoning underground rock scene in the 2000s and 2010s, Brisbane’s Blank Realm feature siblings Daniel, Luke, and Sarah Spencer, as well as their “spiritual brother” Luke Walsh. Inspired by the usual indie rock touchstones like Sonic Youth, Blank Realm also incorporated Can and Amon Düül’s hypnotic repetition into their expansive, flowing songs. […]

Preview: Suuns at Black Cat in D.C., April 16

Preview: Suuns at Black Cat in D.C., April 16

Montreal rock band, Suuns, were formed in 2006 when vocalist/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush got together to make some beats which quickly evolved into a few songs. The duo was soon joined by drummer Liam O’Neill and bassist/keyboardist Max Henry. Suuns signed to Secretly Canadian records in 2010. The same year, Suuns released […]

Preview: Pissed Jeans at Black Cat in D.C. — April 12

Preview: Pissed Jeans at Black Cat in D.C. — April 12

Formed in 2004 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Pissed Jeans is Bradley Fry- guitar, Randy Huth- bass guitar, Matt Korvette- vocals, and Sean McGuinnessis- drums. They are an American noise-rock band pulling influences from 1980s hardcore punk and post-hardcore bands. Specific influences include: Black Flag, No Trend and Drunks with Guns. Pissed Jeans released their first of four albums, […]

TA Live Weekend Picks!

TA Live Weekend Picks!

By: Shelby Lum Take a deep breath and enjoy your weekend with the best concerts around! In addition to taking in some basketball, with the Final Four in Atlanta, make sure you catch up with the local music scene. Awesome shows in D.C. & Atlanta! Friday, April 5th-Darwin Deez at Black Cat The indie band […]

Preview: The Pietasters at Black Cat on 3/27

Preview: The Pietasters at Black Cat on 3/27

By: Taylor Magill   The Pietasters originally formed under the name The Slugs in 1990 when a group of friends were attending colleges in the mountains of Virginia. The band’s name was Dance Hall Crashers for a few months, and then finally settled on The Pietasters originating from from British slang for “fat guys”. After […]

Preview: Night Beds at Black Cat, Sunday March 10

Preview: Night Beds at Black Cat, Sunday March 10

By: Taylor Magill In 2006, a young Winston Yellen was invited to a longtime friend’s apartment. They recorded music aimlessly until something exciting emerged. In 2008, they collaborated in Colorado Springs for Night Beds first song, “You Were Afraid”. After the initial recording,  there was a lot of time spent in basements, a lot of […]

5GB With The Amazing; Playing The Black Cat, Jan. 16th

5GB With The Amazing; Playing The Black Cat, Jan. 16th

The Amazing recorded their LP in Stockholm, Sweden, and plotted their path in this incredible unison. There are countless stories to be told, including playing a show for the Swedish Royal Family and Pink Floyd, where audience member Roger Waters appreciatively caught a bouquet thrown by the band during a standing ovation. This mysterious band […]

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