D.C. legend Tommy Keene brought his music to Arlington's IOTA tonight in support of his wonderful new album, Laugh in the Dark. He delivered a fantastic set with highlights -- for me at least -- being new one "Last of the Twilight Girls", "Back to Zero Now" and a medley of Lou Reed's "Kill Your Sons" and "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones.
D.C.'s Dot Dash brought the postpunk power tonight as they blazed through an all-too-quick set of some of the best cuts from their latest album, Earthquakes and Tidal Waves, a couple of older tracks, and a few newer ones -- including a number that Lorelei drummer Davis White said sounded a lot like The Clash. And that's an awesome compliment, isn't it?
Most of these pics were taken by my wife 'cause I'm a klutz with my camera. And that's her cellphone in front of me during the video for "Flowers" below.
Dot Dash are really hitting a new peak now with the players seemingly looser and more comfortable together onstage. Heck, I even saw Minor Threat man Steve Hansgen smiling a few times tonight and he wasn't the only one. The appreciative crowd seemed to dig these gems that comfortably held their own next to headliner Tommy Keene's stuff. And saying that is to highlight just what a great songwriter Terry Banks has become these last few years.
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Earthquakes and Tidal Waves is out now via TheBeautifulMusic.com.