Notes from Last Night
Last night, I decided that the only way to cope with the Redskins loss was to head up to Baltimore for a doom metal show. I had never been to Club K before, but it’s a tiny room attached to the back of a Korean restaurant, about halfway between the Ottobar and the Wind-Up Space. It was a totally trippy space, decked out in black lights(!), with paintings of zebras(!!) and diamonds on the wall– honestly, it felt more like a space for a rave than for a metal/hardcore show. There were four bands performing: Baltimore atmospheric black metal band Barbelith, Philly hardcore band Congenital Death, Maine doom band Swaath, and Baltimore doom band Ophidian. Swaath were awesome and well worth the trip up, even though they only played for about 25 minutes. Actually, all of the bands played short sets– the first band started around 9, and all four bands were done before midnight; fairly impressively quick, since each band had to load all of their equipment from the outside since there was no backstage area. Anyway, it was a fun show and I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Club K’s schedule coming up; it looks like they’re posting shows on their facebook page as well.
• Interview: Metallomusikum talks to Darsombra.
• Jon Pacella on Royal Thunder and the Heavy Eyes [Heavy Uber Alles].
• GWAR‘s Oderus Urungus went record-shopping at Som Records, and DCist / the Vinyl District have some video.
• Listen: Black Cobain‘s “Liberation” [Washington CityPaper].
• Hometown Sounds DC’s local videos of the day are Derek Evry, “When We Get Home” and the Nighttime Adventure Society‘s live set at the Millennium Stage.
• DCist’s song of the day is Veronica Falls, “Teenage”.
• Brick + Mortar at the Black Cat (11/1/12?!): Reviewed by Stephen Bradley [Washington Times].
• Drive-By Truckers at the 9:30 Club, 12/30/12: Reviewed by Michael H. Little [the Vinyl District].
• Ari Hest and Lizzy Loeb at the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1/5/13: Reviewed by Alan Duckworth [the Rogers Revue].
• Presto Bando, Two Alpacas, and Dela Sante at the Velvet Lounge, 1/4/13: Reviewed by David Hintz [DC Rock Live].
• NEW! the Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Switchblade Kid‘s self-titled album (contest ends Thursday 1/10/13).