Review: Church Night @ Black Cat 12.21.13
All words and photos by John-Paul Zajackowski
Warning: Some photos are sort of NSFW-ish.
The Saturday before Christmas I attended Church Night at Black Cat, a Christmas Eve mass service if you will. In all seriousness, it’s nowhere near a religious service. It’s Some Souls Church, a variety act that “welcomes all sinners (even minorities) to get the pews sticky at Church Night.”
The night played out as if it were a Midwestern church holiday mass service-complete with a sermon, music, and blessed shots and tots.
After some words of praise, singer-songwriter Jonny Grave performed a short set. Grave charmed those in attendance with his slide guitar and folk tunes and even ended his part by walking into the seated crowd to sing his last tune.
Next up was burlesque dancer Pria Puss, who had a very festive holiday act.
Reverend Bidet took a moment for a very impromptu Some Souls jam session with members of The North Country, who later played at the end of the night.
Of course the night couldn’t be entirely serious-there needed to be some sort of fun and games. This is where D.C. comedian Sara Armour came in with her comic relief.
To cap off the night, there was a blessing and a passing out of shots and tots. Yes! Shots and tots. As in a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and a tot, as in a tater tot.