Möbius Strip, Southern Problems and Art Sorority for Girls at the Black Cat
On Sunday I went to see Möbius Strip, Southern Problems and Art Sorority for Girls at the Black Cat on the Backstage. I have had argument after argument saying that my favorite place to see a show is on the backstage and that remains very true. I also love Sunday shows, its my favorite way wrap up a weekend and start a new week. All the bands were local and everyone was very friendly who was in the audience and I knew many of them.
Before the show started I had the chance to talk with Daoud of Art Sorority for Girls and we discussed the process of transitioning from New York to DC and how it often takes a little bit to get used and a show we both attended at the Everlasting Life Cafe. The friendliness and ease of this conversation took me aback but the interesting thing about it was I felt like the conversation continued on stage. He has probably one of most interesting stage manners I have seen in a while and it was refreshing to see. After their set I felt like we were friends and we just had a 4 hour conversation. He encouraged audience members he did not know to talk to him after the show and introduce themselves to him.
The music was a mix between folk punk and Death Cab for Cutie and it was great for starting a show on Sunday night. He had with an album that he said does not sound like him anymore. I listened to said album and it does sound like him, and while he did sound better on stage and you can tell he is in the process of evolving it is very good none the less. You can get it here.
Möbius Strip and Southern Problems were both very awesome as well. They both are two of my favorite current DC bands and it was always good to see them play again together. A collection of photos of Möbius Strip can be found here.