For those of you outside of Washington D.C., Comet is a great little ping-pong bar at 5037 Connecticut Ave NW . They have ping-pong tables (duh) but what they have which is more obscured from the public is some delicious pizza, and more importantly, they host shows for local artists every once in a while. Last weekend Alex, Nelson and I headed to Comet to check out Sorceress, Dino’s Boys, and TMV (even though they gave me a pin, for the life of me I can’t remember what it stands for! good performance though). Unfortunately I got there late and missed the first two bands, as well as not arriving in time to have any pizza. However, it was a nice first experience at Comet. I liked the atmosphere, the small set-up they had for bands, and a decent selection of fair-priced beers to drink.
So, for those reasons, I will be going to Comet once again tomorrow night, this time to catch Deceased, Borracho, and Windhand. Another local act, ILSA, was scheduled to be on the show but had to drop out unfortunately. For ten bucks at the door tomorrow night I will be treated to one of the most infamous local metal acts – Deceased. I had actually never heard of them until fairly recently, when King Fowley was featured in MetalSucks’ “Cooking Contaminated” metal cooking webisode series. Apparently they were the first artist ever signed to Relapse Records’ roster. Fun fact. Anyway, they’ve just put out a new album for 2011 called “Surreal Overdose”, check out this track from it here:
As you can hear, thoroughly old school. Really looking forward to checking out these old school death/thrash stalwarts. However I am almost more excited to check out DC’s own Borracho. They are the kind of band I prefer to listen to when I’m not listening to something laden with blast beats – a stoner/sludge metal – vintage rock outfit. Think Sabbath, highonfire, Electric Wizard, the Sword – you get the idea. Anyway I had only just recently heard of Borracho but am pleased to find them based in D.C. – so I’ll be sure to see more of them as time goes on. They too have put out a new album, called “Splitting the Sky”. Head over to Borracho’s bandcamp to get their new CD for $10. You can also get their 7″ with an exclusive spanish version of their song “Concentric Circles” (great song, its on Splitting the Sky) from there too. Anyway, show them some love on facebook and check in next week to hear my thoughts on the show and to see some pictures from it. I’ll be checking out Windhand for the first time ever so I will give my thoughts on them next time.
Be sure to check out Deceased and Borracho on facebook and give them a like!