No doubt that the Gulf Coast is currently on all of our minds at the moment. BP’s back-to-back failed attempts to stop the destruction of our coast is bordering on comical, if only it weren’t so damned tragic. Everyday that goes by seems to exasperate our frustrations with the containment and clean up efforts, a lack of visible urgency that seems to be leaving so many Americans in the lurch.
In light of these sour times, a bit of good news from the Gulf makes its way up to DC this week when New Orleans artists Quintron and Miss Pussycat return. They kicked off an extensive summer tour last month, and are on the road through July.
We recently unearthed some forgotten footage from the last time they were in town, when they played the old Civilian Arts Project space in Penn Quarter. With Quintron’s nasty fender/hammond hybrid organ and patented Drum Buddy beats, the duo reminded DC of its swampland origins–keeping a packed room of sticky, sweaty bodies locked into the groove.
Make sure to arrive early to catch Miss Pussycat’s signature puppet show. JEFF the Brotherhood opens.
DC9 / 1940 9th Street NW / 9:00 pm // $12