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Review: Church Night @ Black Cat 12.21.13

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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.”

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The night played out as if it were a Midwestern church holiday mass service-complete with a sermon, music, and blessed shots and tots.

 

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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.

 

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Next up was burlesque dancer Pria Puss, who had a very festive holiday act.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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