Friday, May 31, 2013

rip imperial china.

I was fortunate enough to catch the tail end of Imperial China's final show Wednesday night at the Black Cat. Rushing over after work afforded me to hear the concluding three songs and it was totally worth it. Their individual blend of electronic samples, guitars, and resounding percussion created a pleasant post-punk product. This is unique because they were able to sound much bigger than a three piece. This show was no different, as everyone was hyped on stage and playing with exaggeration.

Many old-school DC heads were in attendance for this last hurrah. Folks returned from Pennsylvania and California in order to catch the band's last moments. It was great to see them go out in style and with a positive attitude. Having known the split was coming, they were able to plan a blowout last set that concluded in throwing the drum kit through the wall and selling leftover merch for "whatever you want to pay".

for more on their background/ the last six years:
washington post
washington city paper

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