Tonight is going to be a big night for the DC based stoner act Borracho, they’re finally having their big CD release show at the Velvet Lounge. You may recall that I gave away a few copies of their new album, Splitting Sky, in a post back in June and tonight, Friday the 16th of December, they’re finally having the big release show for it. They’ll be headlining the show with support by Philadelphia based Kingsnake and Rezin, a band from the DC suburbs of Maryland. Click any of the bands’ names if you’d like to hear them. There’s also going to be a DJ playing doom, stoner and sludge metal between the live bands. If that wasn’t cool enough, I’ll be the MC of the night and I’ll be introducing the bands and making a general ass of myself. Since it’s the holiday season you can expect some freebies to be given out at random (or possibly attached to a ridiculous contest or something). This show is just bursting at the seams with awesome, so head on down to the Velvet Lounge tonight. It’s at 915 U Street NW, Washington, DC 2001 (click to see it on a map) and is about 1 block away from the 9:30 Club. This is a late show, so don’t give me that crap about having to work late. The doors open at 9pm and the first band hits the stage at 10 so it’ll be raging for a while. $8 gets you in the door, however it is ages 21+ only.
While I’m in the middle of this shameless self promotion post, I might as well let you guys all know that at tonight’s show I’ll be selling DCHeavyMetal.com t-shirts with the new design by Joshua Brettell, drummer of local doom/death band Ilsa! The image is below, featuring the DCHM mascot Honest Abe in King Diamond style corpse paint and the logo in a wavy font similar to that on the cover of the Black Sabbath album Master Of Reality. Supplies are limited so get em while ya can, I can’t really reserve any for anyone but I will have sizes S thru XXL at the show, and they’re just $12!
Well if I haven’t given you enough reasons to come out to the show I don’t know what the hell will convince you. I’m sure this is going to be a fun show for everyone so let’s all have a blast and show DC that people will come out to metal shows inside the district. If you pay any attention to DCHM’s Facebook or Twitter accounts you’ve probably seen me talking up this concert so sorry if you’re tired of seeing this everywhere, however I’m really excited about tonight and I would be even if I didn’t have any part in it. Oh and one more thing, you can get free cabs tonight from the Sober Ride program to get you home even after the Metro closes. Call 1-800-200-TAXI (8294) or go here for more info. I hope to see some of you out there tonight! Now check out this rifftastic Borracho song, Concentric Circles.