Deathfix at Fort Reno and Liberation Dance Party
I have wanted to see Deathfix for months, and on Thursday night at Fort Reno I finally got my chance. The danceable post punk made me smile and I enjoyed seeing the familiar faces of people who have been in legendary bands. The night was made even better by a vegetarian feast including many different kinds of fruit. Openers Hey Arboré and Hen of the Woods provide catchy and pleasant background music while catching up with some good friends.
On Friday night, I headed over to DC9 to attend Liberation Dance Party. While, I have been a few times in the past I have not been recently and I was surprised to see the crowds are not what the used to be. I think this made me enjoy it just a little more than I have in the past.
I never thought of Liberation Dance Party as a place to see a band. Usually I consider it a place where drunk strangers meet before pairing off for one night stands. The crowd on Saturday night seemed to arrive just as Black Light Dinner Party started playing and thinned out as soon as they stopped playing.
While my friends were upset they cut off Robyn for a band to play I found their music unoffensive and catchy. Great for a dance party and fun to dance to. I had more fun at DC 9 than I have in the past and I hope Black Light Dinner Party come to DC again soon.
I also enjoyed the fact they handed out free vinyl, which makes the record collector in me happy. I hope more emerging bands take this approach partially because I always love free vinyl but also because I feel it does help get their name out there.