About this event
No second album syndrome and no sophomore slump for Britain’s most exciting and challenging young rock band. black midi’s follow up to Schlagenheim is a dynamic, hellacious, inventive success. Cavalcade, their second studio album for Rough Trade, scales beautiful new heights, reaching ever upwards from an already lofty base of early achievements.
The meaning of the word cavalcade is a procession of people, such as a royal parade, and black midi picture their new album as a line of larger than life figures – from a cult leader fallen on hard times and an ancient corpse found in a diamond mine to legendary cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich – strolling seductively past them. The album art – again, another intricate collage created by David Rudnick – brings this idea colourfully to life, drawing the listener inexorably into this mysterious world, reinforcing the idea that Cavalcade is a glorious collection of stories just waiting to be dived into.
All ages. Doors open at 7:30.
In order to attend this event at the Black Cat we now require either proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within the prior 48 hours. Patrons who wish to attend an event must show either a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event. As members of the community it is our responsibility to help minimize the spread and risk of COVID and to protect the safety of our patrons, our performers, and our staff.
Accepted forms of proof include
1. A physical vaccination card that matches the patron’s photo ID
2. A photo of a vaccination card that matches the patron’s photo ID,
3. A negative PCR test taken within the prior 48 hours that matches a
patron’s photo ID. The negative PCR test may be digital or printed.
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Due to DC’s current indoor masking mandate, masks are required within the venue at all times. They may be removed if consuming a beverage. We do have masks for sale at the front desk.
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