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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Have Your Cake

Tomorrow night is the annual Night of 1000 Cakes at Fort Reno and to celebrate they're rolling out (in my opinion) their best line-up of the summer: Statehood, Imperial China, and Tsarina.

I was recently asked to name my favorite DC band and it was a bit of a struggle. Two bands that jumped to the top of my list were Imperial China and Statehood. The bands play different styles of music, but each was influenced by DC's hardcore roots and Dischord Records. Listen for it.

The weather looks nice for tomorrow so pack up that blanket, bring a cake (or cupcakes) to share, and check out two great bands. I'm jealous I can't be there. To fill the void I'm going to two shows here in Austin. Tonight I'm off to see Low Line Caller and The Winter Sounds.

Quick programming note: The Winter Sounds will be playing the Fredericksburg All Ages show on August 22nd.

On Friday, it's family night. My wife and daughter are heading to Show Lush's house for backyard beer drinking and live music from Girl Guitar Austin. Let's hope the remnants of the Hurricane Dolly don't dampen the evening.


Jimbromski said...

Night of 1000 Cakes? What? Never heard of it.

Jumbo Slice said...

It's a Fort Reno tradition. Everyone brings cakes to share. I guess it started years ago to celebrate someone's birthday.

I can't say I'd be down eating cake from a stranger. Remember when were in line at The Black Cat and kids were giving away free cupcakes? They were pushing them pretty hard and filming when people as they ate the cakes. You just know they put something nasty in the cake mix and were going to post the video to YouTube later.

Jumbo Slice said...

That should have been:

"They were pushing them pretty hard and filming as people ate the cakes."

Jimbromski said...

That free cupcake thing, wasn't that the BYT crowd doing that?

I refused to take one because of the possibility that the picture of me taking a big bite could be photoshopped so that the cupcake would be replaced by a cock.

Potsy said...

I seem to remember a show at the Black Cat where a cake was passed around...
Were you, or were you not the 83rd person to stick your hand in there to eat a piece of cake, Jumbo? Hmmm? Or was that just me?

Jumbo Slice said...

At the 2nd Dismemberment Plan reunion show they passed around a Porn Cake. It started at the stage and was passed back through the crowd. I took a taste after at least 100 people had their hands in it. In hindsight, it wasn't the most sanitary things I've done.

Anonymous said...

that mural in the background is across from my apt! i was wondering what those punks were doing.

who doesn't love communal cake?

Jimbromski said...

/raises hand