Tennis is back in the game with a new single: “Mean Streets.” Produced by Richard Swift, the track is a slow, soft-rock jam with silky smooth piano chords and breezy vocals that swing with leisure. This one’s made for the oncoming sweater weather. “Mean Streets” will be featured on the Colorado couple’s Small Sound EP, which is scheduled […]

Keep Reading

We’re pleased to announced that local product U.S. Royalty has been added to the bill for our collaboration with Communion on the first edition of their DC club night at the Black Cat on Wednesday, October 2nd. The show will feature sets from Rubblebucket along with Yacht Club DJs, Willy Mason, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Silent […]

Keep Reading

This Saturday, the Black Cat is hosting an unofficial welcome home party. Steve Cooper and the rest of Spirit Animal have deep ties to the district, and the excitement over having these funky, bluesy boys come back to show us a good time is positively palpable. I was lucky enough to chat with Steve about […]

Keep Reading

Punk is not dead. I’m tempted to just finish the write-up right there: a four-word zen koan for all of you to parse over. Just pull a Mr. Miyagi and drop the mic. In the interest of being informative, though, here are some things to know about this song. It’s called “Son of an American.” […]

Keep Reading

What’s better than Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm? How about two Jesse Cohens and two Eric Emms? Three of each? A stage full of Cohens and Emms? If you’re nodding your head with escalating vigor, salivating at the thought of 14 Brooklyn-based electropopelgängers, each dressed in a different sweater/cuffed jeans/flatbrim combo and sporting a different […]

Keep Reading

As frontman Alex Schaaf noted at the beginning of their set, this was Yellow Ostrich’s third time playing at Black Cat but their first time headlining. The sold out crowd at Black Cat seemed to realize the subtle significance of this statement. The band’s popularity has changed quite a bit since recording Strange Land. The critically […]

Keep Reading

Oberhofer is feel-good pop-rock that explodes straight through your heart down to your feet. The band’s bedroom-produced sound, emotional lyrics and irresistibly catchy melodies epitomize sincerity. Frontman Brad Oberhofer has the unique ability to craft beautiful harmonies and sounds out of a raw, dissonant collection of instruments. The 21 year old Tacoma, Washington native is expected […]

Keep Reading

Did you miss Savoir Adore at our debut New Noise show last week? Well, consider yourself extra lucky that they’re coming back this Friday as support for Danish songstress Oh Land at the Black Cat. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: their latest track “Dreamers” is a serious contender for the best […]

Keep Reading

[youtube _ku_ZMPJ5M0 557 313] Los Campesinos! are back!  Yesterday the Welshmen released the video and a downloadable version of “By Your Hand,” the first track off of their upcoming third album, Hello Sadness. The album title is as blatant as can be, but the upbeat music serves as a perfect silver lining.  Despite a totally downer […]

Keep Reading

DC stalwarts Modern Man are preparing to release their debut EP Long In The Tooth this week via Longtooth Records. The EP was recorded and produced by the band themselves in conjunction with studio wiz Hays Holladay, who is currently 1/2 of BLUEBRAIN and formerly 1/3 of The (amazing) Epochs. Modern Man has a headlining […]

Keep Reading