Kill My Blues

LIVE: Corin Tucker Band @ The Black Cat - 9/26/12

If You came to the Black Cat for a hot and sweaty rock show Wednesday night, then across the board, hot and sweaty was what you got. Touring in support of their latest release Kill My Blues, The Corin Tucker Band made their second stop in DC in as many years, and this time the gloves were most assuredly off. While their last performance at the Black Cat ended with a slightly tongue in cheek take on Sheila E’s “The Glamorous Life”, this time the group ended on a ferocious reworking of Blondie’s “Atomic,” that begged in earnest for a mosh pit, and almost got one.

Now, even six years after their “retirement,” it’s impossible to separate Tucker’s acrobatic yawlps from the sound of her previous band, punk-riot grrrrl pioneers Sleater Kinney - and for the most part everyone seems to have come to terms with that. Just as Kill My Blues is a far more aggressive and confident record than 2010’s 1000 Years, so too is the Corin Tucker Band you’ll find on stage in 2012. Pulling mostly from Blues, Tucker along with cohorts Seth Lorinczi (Golden Bears), Sara Lund (Unwound) and Mike Clark (Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks) delivered a passionate and loud fifteen song set to a crowd of about 200 people as if they were playing to a stadium of 200,000.

To Do List: Corin Tucker Band TONIGHT @ The Black Cat Backstage

In 2006, Sleater Kinney, one of the most influential punk bands, never mind all girl punk bands, of all time either called it quits or went on “extended hiatus” depending on who you ask. The vacuum that the Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein’s exit created in the music scene was sizeable and pretty much remained that way until a couple of years ago when all three musicians returned to the stage, only this time in different bands. You all know how Brownstein and Weiss’s adventures have fared with Wild Flag, but Corin Tucker has been just as busy.

The Corin Tucker Band’s 2010 release 1,000 Years was met with widespread critical acclaim, and the shows in support of that record were raucous affairs that got back to the roots of her riot grrl history with Sleater Kinney. This week saw the release of Kill My Blues, the groups second album, and tonight the foursome will bring their new noise to the Black Cat Backstage for you to experience the new songs (and maybe a Shiela E cover or two) first hand.

Check out the video below and get ready to get sweaty and loud, because in a few hours it's gonna be time to ROCK!

Tickets are still available HERE! We'll see you at the show!