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On June 2, 2014 at Black Cat, Something Special Happened

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.04.2014 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

With the organized chaos of a controlled experiment, Priests precisely executed a set for the ages. Borrowing from moments from each part of their short career, the band ignited the crowd in joy and frenzy.

LOOK: The Sad Reason Black Cats Really Are Unlucky

Posted 11.11.2013 | Weird News

Black cats have such a hard time getting adopted that some shelters offer reduced adoption prices or free spaying and neutering. Infographic by ...

Remembering My Top 200 Concerts of the Year (So Far)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.16.2013 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I couldn't have been more nervous for show No. 189 (Spiritualized). It wasn't a date. Actually, I was by myself.

A Portrait of the Artist at 83

Chris Delyani | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

"Getting old is wonderful," my neighbor Robert Akeley told me with a smile, his blue eyes lighting up, when I asked him for the single most important message he'd like to pass on to Huffington Post readers.

Where To Go Before, During And After A Black Cat Show

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 12.14.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Black Cat is one of our favorite clubs in D.C. Whether we're going to check out a national touring act on the large stage upstairs o...

Male Burlesque Takes Center Stage

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 12.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "The Moth" and "This American Life" crowd are going to get a little "adult" this Sunday at the Black Cat. The New York City based story ...

Al Scorch Returns To Black Cat

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Al Scorch, the finest country-punk-folk-bluegrass banjo player in the country, returns to the Black Cat on Tuesday sans his Country Soul...

The Whigs At Black Cat: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Wednesday, November 7

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 11.07.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 1. The Whigs At Black Cat "Like of Vibration" from 2008's "Mission Control" is an excellent introduction to this A...

Heartless Bastards At Black Cat: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Tuesday, October 30

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.30.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 1. Heartless Bastards At Black Cat The Austin, Texas four-piece plays rock and roll that's seeped in American tradit...

PHOTOS: Bring A Black Cat Home With You For Halloween

Posted 12.26.2012 | Denver

Black cats kind of get a bad rep. Superstition mandates that you don't let one cross your path, but we're really hoping that you do. (See the ab...

The Hybrid Halloween Witch of 2012

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Today, black magic is out, replaced by blogs and picket lines where the Halloween witch can express her complaints about social injustices without the risk of being burned at the stake.

Meet Sasha Lord, The Person Behind The Music At Comet Ping Pong

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.22.2012 | DC

For this installment of The Huffington Post's "My D.C." Q&A series, we chatted with Comet Ping Pong booker/promoter Sasha Lord. Sasha Lord is leavi...

Is It Bad Luck To Wear This Nail Art?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.22.2012 | Style

Because of the black cats... get it?

TONIGHT: David Byrne Talks Music History

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 10.01.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 1. David Byrne In Conversation At National Museum Of Natural History If you weren't able to get tickets for the Bryne ...

Concert Whereabouts (Sept. 24 - Sept. 30)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

I'll be missing out on our wonderful area's musical events this weekend in favor of a Pearl Jam show benefiting the campaign of Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Sincerest apologies to Crystal Castles, Crocodiles, David Byrne and St. Vincent -- Missoula calls.

Barbara Kruger Exhibit At Hirshhorn: HuffPost DC Top 5 For August 20

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 08.20.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 20 1. "Belief + Doubt" At Hirshhorn The new Barbara Kruger exhibit opens today. Gigantic, Orwellian messages that have t...

Phil Donahue At Lutheran Church Of Reformation: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 23

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.23.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR MONDAY, JULY 23 1. A Conversation With Phil Donahue And Screening Of "Body Of War" At Lutheran Church Of Reformation Journalist and talk...

Concert Whereabouts (July 16 - July 22)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Serving as a purveyor of the age-old adage of forgoing that which isn't nice in favor of nothing at all, you will not find a single word about the biggest shows in the D.C. area this week.

Mini Golf At National Building Museum: HuffPost DC Top 5 For July 5

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 07.05.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JULY 5 1. Mini Golf At National Building Museum Beginning today the National Building Museum opens its architect-designed indo...

French Cat Goes To The Vet

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2012 | Good News

It's a simple formula: one cat, one camera, and a massive existential crisis. Oh yeah, and subtitles. Henri le chat noir has a certain je ne sa...

Scott H. Briam, Lydia Loveless At Black Cat: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 19

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.19.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 19 1. Scott H. Briam, Lydia Loveless At Black Cat These Bloodshot artists make it more than OK to be a fan of country musi...

And I Am Not Lying At Black Cat: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 14 1. And I Am Not Lying At Black Cat Storytelling from performers that have appeared on "The Moth" and "This American Li...

LOOK: Local Band Creates Leafy Digital Portal

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Local indie dream pop band Frau Eva has created a one-of-a-kind digital world to showcase its music. The digital version of the D.C. act...

Concert Whereabouts (May 7 - May 13)

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 07.07.2012 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming may not be Anthony Gonzalez's strongest effort, but M83 is where they belong in D.C. -- at the 9:30 Club. There will be a guaranteed dance party on Saturday. In fact, there will be two of them.

Jon Benjamin Heads To Black Cat

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Now that the show is over, the van is going on the road. Star of "Jon Benjamin Has A Van," Jon Benjamin, along with Leo Allen and Nathan...