Puff Pieces, Governess, and TK Echo at Comet Ping Pong
Aug
26
10:00pm10:00pm

Puff Pieces, Governess, and TK Echo at Comet Ping Pong

Puff Pieces

Puff Pieces

$12 - Doors 10:00PM  - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Puff Pieces (DC)
 http://puffpieces.bandcamp.com/

Governess (DC)
https://governessdc.bandcamp.com

TK Echo (DC)
A new D.C. band featuring Josh Blair (Orthrelm/Supersystem), Fiona Griffin (Et At It, Meltdown), Aaron Leitko (Protect-U), and Chris Richards (Q and Not U).

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Tyvek + Penguin at Comet Ping Pong
Aug
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Tyvek + Penguin at Comet Ping Pong

Tyvek

Tyvek

Sasha Lord Presents...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tyvek + Penguin
$12 - Doors 9:00PM - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Tyevk (Detroit, In the Red Records)
https://www.facebook.com/tyvekx/
https://intheredrecords.com/collections/tyvek

Penguin (DC)
Members of Faraquet, Medications, the EFFECTS, Beauty Pill, Warm Sun, Shortstack and Alarms and Controls have started a new band that focuses on a more heavy and psychedelic rock sound.

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Mount Eerie at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church
Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mount Eerie at St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church

  • St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*This is a seated show.

Mount Eerie (Washington state)
https://pwelverumandsun.bandcamp.com/

In high school in Anacortes, Washington, in 1996, Phil Elverum started calling his tapes of self-recorded noise and songs "The Microphones." Since then he's produced two decades worth of records that span a wide spectrum from studio heavy atmospheric landscaping to simple raw songs.

After five albums the project was renamed Mount Eerie just as the Microphones were getting some unexpected attention from the widespread acclaim of "the Glow pt. 2" (2001). The Mount Eerie recordings got weirder and broader, and Elverum left K Records and began releasing everything himself, ultimately building a self-contained small town operation in Anacortes called P.W. Elverum & Sun. Radical self-sufficiency has been a theme and obsession; all all ages shows and never though a manager or booking agent, always self-recorded, hands on in all details.

Mount Eerie's albums have always aimed to push into new territory, both in sound and idea, but the thread of Elverum's voice has remained constant throughout, soft and human amid the wide range of textures and worlds. Often the lyrics have attempted to grapple with big questions, the briefness and the smallness of human life being a running theme. On occasion the music has been called "black metal" ("Wind's Poem," 2009), "dream landscape" ("Clear Moon," 2012), and "raw and direct" ("Lost Wisdom," 2008).


The new album, "A Crow Looked At Me", sounds closer to the latter; minimal instrumentation, no production, clear and heavy words right up front. The difference here is the subject matter. In 2015 Elverum's wife, the French Canadian cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with a bad cancer just after giving birth to their first child. She died a year later. Elverum wrote and recored the album throughout the fall of 2016 in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments; her guitar, her bass, her pick, her amp, her old family accordion, writing the words on her paper.

The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free.

The writing draws inspiration from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Julie Doiron, Gary Snyder, Sun Kil Moon, and Joanne Kyger (whose poem "Night Palace" is on the album's cover). The sound was influenced by the spare production of the 1996 Will Oldham album "Arise Therefore".

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Escape-ism + Light Beams (Split 7" Release) / Cold Beat at Comet Ping Pong
Sep
23
10:00pm10:00pm

Escape-ism + Light Beams (Split 7" Release) / Cold Beat at Comet Ping Pong

Light Beams

Light Beams

Saturday September 23, 2017
Escape-ism + LIGHT BEAMS ~ Split 7" Release Show! + COLD BEAT
$12 - Doors 10:00pm - Comet Ping Pong

Escape-ism (DC)
Found-sound dream-drama with Ian Svenonius of Chain And The Gang

Light Beams (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/lalaLIGHTBEAMS
https://lalalightbeams.tumblr.com/

Cold Beat (San Francisco)
Featuring members of Grass Widow
http://www.facebook.com/coldbeatsf 
http://soundcloud.com/cold-beat-2 
http://coldbeatsf.tumblr.com/

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Mdou Moctar + The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong
Oct
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

Mdou Moctar + The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong

Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar

Multiflora Productions + Sasha Lord Presents...
Thursday October 12, 2017
Mdou Moctar + The Messthetics
$13 adv / $15 dos - Doors 9:00pm - All Ages
at Comet Ping Pong

Mdou Moctar (Niger)
https://www.facebook.com/mdoumoctarofficial/
http://sahelsounds.com/mdou-moctar/

An exhilarating desert blues singer/songwriter who pushes the boundaries of the genre, Mdou Moctar and his trio have shaped an unconventional style that has won them worldwide accolades through several releases on the Portland-based Sahel Sounds label. Mdou Moctar gained notoriety in 2015 the now cult film Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, a Saharan homage to Prince’s Purple Rain. Starring Moctar (with purple guitar strapped to his back as he rides through the desert on his motorcycle), the movie is a testament to Prince’s global influence and the universal nature of a vanguard musician fighting for his place in the sun. 

“Moctar is a miraculous Tuareg guitarist and singer from Niger, a master of hypnotic Saharan electro-drone blues… fresh and vital guitar music unique to this millennium.” —Village Voice

The Messthetics (DC)
New project of Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, and Anthony Pirog

Mutliflora Productions co-presents this concert as a part of its first annual DIY international music festival for the whole month of October in multiple venues across Washington, DC.

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Jul
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Birdcloud and Abby Rasheed at Comet Ping Pong

Sasha Lord Presents...
Birdcloud + Abby Rasheed
$12 - Doors 9:00pm - Comet Ping Pong

Birdcloud (Nashville, BURGER RECORDS)
https://www.facebook.com/birdcloud
http://www.birdcloudamerica.com/
Salty songs from a country duo. Birdcloud is Makenzie and Jasmin from East Nashville and Cottontown, respectively. Birdcloud met in Murfreesboro and immediately didn’t like eachother. At a party in 2009 they had some whiskeys and became friends and started dicking around on guitar, writing their first song, a song about going down on your best friend, now lost to the sands of time. Despite a lukewarm reception at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, they have been sitting on each other’s faces ever since, showing each other their bruises, and generally doing whatever they want when it works out that way.

Abby Rasheed (VA)
https://abbyrasheed.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/abbyrasheedmusic
Folk rock about friendship and broken furniture.

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What Cheer? Brigade and Anna Connolly at Comet Ping Pong
Jun
18
9:00pm 9:00pm

What Cheer? Brigade and Anna Connolly at Comet Ping Pong

What Cheer? Brigade (Providence, RI)
http://www.facebook.com/whatcheerbrigade 
http://twitter.com/whatcheerb
http://www.youtube.com/user/WhatCheerBrigade
http://www.whatcheerbrigade.com/
Marching band meets punk with this 19-piece brass band from Don Giovanni Records. Very loud. You'll dance.

Anna Connolly (DC)
featuring Stefan Bauschmid and Joe Lally
https://www.facebook.com/AnnaConnollyMusic

Poster by Julian Earle

Poster by Julian Earle

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TONE, James Wolf, and Show Pony at Comet Ping Pong
Jun
16
10:00pm10:00pm

TONE, James Wolf, and Show Pony at Comet Ping Pong

TONE

TONE

TONE (DC)
http://tone-dc.com/ 
Founded in DC by Norm Veenstra and Gregg Hudson, TONE has relentlessly explored the often unpredictable, always epic sonic path of a dedicated instrumental ensemble. Currently a five-piece band, the ranks of TONE have swelled to as many as nine through the years to include multiple guitarists, bass players and drummers. TONE's latest recording, Priorities, is available from The Kora Records.

James Wolf (DC)
facebook.com/jwolf333/
A solo violin project

ShowPony
facebook.com/ShowPony-185266874857501/ 
Instrumental Post/Math Rock Band

Poster by Idris Battou

Poster by Idris Battou

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Crown Larks, Time Is Fire, and The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong
May
13
10:00pm10:00pm

Crown Larks, Time Is Fire, and The Messthetics at Comet Ping Pong

Poster by Julian Earle.

Poster by Julian Earle.

Sasha Lord Presents...
Saturday May 13, 2017
Crown Larks + Time Is Fire + The Messthetics
$12 - Doors 10:00pm - Comet Ping Pong

Crown Larks (Chicago)
https://www.facebook.com/CrownLarks
https://crownlarks.bandcamp.com/
http://www.crownlarks.com/

Time Is Fire (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/TimeIsTheFire
https://soundcloud.com/dimsum66/sets/angels-ep

The Messthetics (DC)
New project of Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, and Anthony Pirog

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Taraka Larson of Prince Rama
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Taraka Larson of Prince Rama

Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord Presents...
April 22-23, 2017
A Weekend with Taraka Larson of Prince Rama


DJ SET

Saturday, April 22 at The Dew Drop Inn DC
10:00PM-2:00AM FREE!
 


NOW AGE LECTURE + TBA

Sunday, April 23 at Comet Ping Pong
$12 - Doors 9PM


XTREME NOW is the latest bold new book by Taraka Larson, pushing Prince Rama's self-proclaimed philosophy of the Now Age further and exploring life as a continuous daring at of performance art. Taraka Larson is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, with showings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and MoMA PS1, and lectures at NYU, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Melbourne.

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Meat Wave, Collider, and Chill Parents at Comet Ping Pong
Feb
18
10:00pm10:00pm

Meat Wave, Collider, and Chill Parents at Comet Ping Pong

Meat Wave

Meat Wave

punk, indie rock

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Meat Wave (Chicago, SideOneDummy Records)
http://www.facebook.com/MeatWaveChicago
http://meatwavechicago.bandcamp.com/
http://meatwavechicago.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/meatwaveband

Meat Wave is constantly being asked about its name, though it gets why you keep on doing it. Formed in 2011 by the trio of Chris Sutter (vocals/guitar), Joe Gac (bass), and Ryan Wizniak (drums), the three Chicago punk scene stalwarts came together and, just a year later, released its self-titled full-length, though that was never the intention.

Having signed to SideOneDummy, Meat Wave is set to release Delusion Moon, a record that works as one interlocking piece. Focusing on the lunar cycles and the concept of moon sickness, Sutter puts himself in other peoples' shoes and attempts to work through the insanity of our modern world with the band's acerbic post-punk serving as the backdrop. It's a record that's varied, versatile, and endlessly venomous, offering biting social criticism the way only Meat Wave can.

Collider (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/colliderdc
https://colliderdc.bandcamp.com/

Chill Parents (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/ChillParents
https://chillparents.bandcamp.com/

Poster by Julian Earle

Poster by Julian Earle

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Naomi Punk, PC Worship, Big Hush at Comet Ping Pong
Feb
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Naomi Punk, PC Worship, Big Hush at Comet Ping Pong

Naomi Punk

Naomi Punk

punk, alternative rock

$12 - Doors 9:00pm - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Naomi Punk (Seattle, Captured Tracks)
Considering the way the music world is today, you'd expect a bunch of young Seattle dudes to get extra weird, if only because they can, but Naomi Punk take a different route, constructing brawny, anthemic rock songs that'll make every kid that hears them want to start their own band.

http://youtu.be/ckQzyCl_Pqo
https://soundcloud.com/capturedtracks/television-man
http://www.capturedtracks.com/?ct_artist_page=naomi-punk
http://naomipunkmusicgroup.com/

PC Worship (NYC)
"It's the musical equivalent of a dead, stoned stare that you won't mind locking eyes with." - Stereogum

http://pcworship.bandcamp.com/
http://pcworship.blogspot.com/

Big Hush (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/bighushdc
https://bighush.bandcamp.com/

Poster by Sarah O'Donoghue

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Super Silver Haze, Outer Spaces, and Video Love at Comet Ping Pong
Feb
3
10:00pm10:00pm

Super Silver Haze, Outer Spaces, and Video Love at Comet Ping Pong

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze

electronic, ambient, retro-futurist, experimental

$12 - Doors 10:00pm - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Poster by Idris Battou

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We Were Black Clouds, Foxhall Stacks, and Loud Boyz at Comet Ping Pong
Jan
21
10:00pm10:00pm

We Were Black Clouds, Foxhall Stacks, and Loud Boyz at Comet Ping Pong

Poster by Sarah O'Donoghue

Poster by Sarah O'Donoghue

hardcore, rock, punk

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

We Were Black Clouds (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/wewereblackclouds/
http://www.blackcloudsmusic.com

Foxhall Stacks (DC)
Featuring members of Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Burning Airlines, Government Issue
https://www.facebook.com/foxhallstacks/

Loud Boyz (DC)
https://www.facebook.com/loudboyzdc/
http://www.loudboyzdc.com

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**MOVED** Eskimeaux [solo], Japanese Breakfast [solo], and Keeper
Dec
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

**MOVED** Eskimeaux [solo], Japanese Breakfast [solo], and Keeper

This event has been moved to Rock and Roll Hotel. All tickets purchased for the Comet Ping Pong show will be honored. Tickets are available for purchase here. Doors open at 7:00pm and show starts at 8:00pm.

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Wume, Richard Pinhas, and Boat Burning
Oct
15
10:00pm10:00pm

Wume, Richard Pinhas, and Boat Burning

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

Wume (Baltimore)
Exploring polyrhymthic structures and heady sounds
http://www.facebook.com/wumemusic 
http://wume.bandcamp.com
http://wumemusic.com

Richard Pinhas (France)
Boundary-stretching guitarist of the influential electronic rock band Heldon
http://www.facebook.com/RichardPinhasHeldon

Boat Burning (DC)
Maximal minimalism, massed guitars, psychedelic passion
http://www.facebook.com/boatburning 
http://www.boatburning.com

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NOTS, The World, and Hothead w/ DJ Nasty
Oct
7
10:00pm10:00pm

NOTS, The World, and Hothead w/ DJ Nasty

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

NOTS (TN, Goner Records)
https://www.facebook.com/memphisnots
https://twitter.com/NOTSMEMPHIS

The World (CA)
http://theworldband.tumblr.com
https://soundcloud.com/the-world-819194084
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/meet-the-world-and-their-fun-take-on-post-punk-funk

Hothead (DC/Baltimore)
http://hotheaddc.bandcamp.com

NOTS are a 4 piece, all XX, “nuevo no wavo” band from Memphis, TN. Unpredictable guitars, celestial synths, and punctuated vocals swirl around the repetition of a powerful rhythm section to form a sound and a live show not easily classifiable but entirely addictive. 


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Death Valley Girls, Cinema Hearts, and Madeira w/ DJ Ian Svenonius
Oct
1
10:00pm10:00pm

Death Valley Girls, Cinema Hearts, and Madeira w/ DJ Ian Svenonius

$12 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong


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Mykki Blanco
Sep
17
10:00pm10:00pm

Mykki Blanco

$14 / Doors 10:00pm / All Ages at Comet Ping Pong

http://mykkiblancoworld.com
https://www.facebook.com/MykkiBlanco
https://soundcloud.com/mykkiblanco
https://www.youtube.com/user/mykkiblanco

Mykki Blanco (born Michael David Quattlebaum Jr) is a writer, activist and international performing artist. In 2010 Quattlebaum first began making crushing industrial punk under the moniker No Fear before beginning a video art project that would grow to be the glamorous riot grrrl rap of Mykki Blanco.

In 2012, Mykki burst into the music scene with the 'Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels' EP. Later in 2012 Blanco dropped the seminal 'Cosmic Angel Mixtape', that featured Mykki's first wave of hits 'Wavvy', 'Haze Boogie Life' and 'Kingpinning'.

On May 21, 2013 Blanco released his second work 'Betty Rubble: The Initiation' EP. In January of 2015 Mykki partnered with !K7 to create her own imprint DOGFOOD Music Group, a label that aims to give voice to underground artists that share her vision and "transcend conventional cultural boundaries / constructs." The first DMG release titled C-ORE, a new compilation project, was out on Sept 18. Mykki is currently working on her solo album.

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Sex Stains, Coup Sauvage & The Snips, and Governess
Sep
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sex Stains, Coup Sauvage & The Snips, and Governess

$12 - Doors 9:00pm - All Ages at Comet Ping Pong


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Lemuria, Looming, and The Max Levine Ensemble
Aug
11
9:00pm 9:00pm