The time has finally come. The eclectic quartet of Drop Electric “drop” the long-awaited debut album. Black Cat. Mainstage. Saturday night. It’s serious.
If you hadn’t noticed, it’s the holiday season. Tis the season for giving and this is our gift to you. Actually it’s a gift from the Rock and Roll Hotel and a handful of DC’s finest.
A little over a year ago, we interviewed the mastermind behind Stripmall Ballads, Phillips Saylor, who was about to embark on a tour in promotion of the album that just came out, “Ballads, Stripmall”. In the year since, my, have they have been busy. And all the talent and imagination brewing in their brains culminate in Friday night’s spectacular in Bethesda.
Being a solo artist has it’s perks. You get to set practice times whenever you want, getting to a show is a cinch, and you, of course, get all the glory. But the thing is, you also have to have talent to be alone. And that’s something Northern Virginia artist, Casey has in spades.
Unrest reunited on stage at the Black Cat last Saturday to pay homage to its once DC-based record label Teenbeat. The rare appearance was only its second performance in 16 years and it was worth the wait. Offering their fans songs from past albums laden with sugary pop flourishes and punk-spirited indulgences, the band proved that their songs are just as relevant now as they were when they were when they were first released more than a decade ago.