Friday, April 24, 2009

Show Review: Ponytail and Imperial China @ DC9

I made the trek down to DC9 last night to catch the stellar combo that was Imperial China and Ponytail. A show that I was amped for, both local bands delivered on all fronts.

This was my 3rd time catching Imperial China, and the first I was able to witness their set in its entirety. Listening to their Methods EP is also something I'd highly reccomend doing as a whole. The trio blasted through some new jams and some familiar ones, all of which made standing still pretty impossible. The usual instrument switching was in full effect, and boy can I not wait for their debut full length.

Ponytail headlined the gig, and proved once again why they have garnered so much national press. The drums were otherwordly, both guitarists were epic, and Molly Siegal's ninja shrieks were as energizing as ever. The band rocked at least one new tune, that was a sure sign that this foursome has plenty left in the tank.

Ponytail are embarking on a national tour that ends in their hometown with a show at the Ottobar May 25th. Imperial China just finished recording their debut long player and have another gig in DC on May 9th.

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