The Venue

June 15, 2006|By SAM SESSA

The skinny on local clubs

The Black Cat

You can have dinner, drinks and a show -- without ever leaving The Black Cat in Washington.

Where --1811 14th St. N.W., Washington

Call --202-667-7960

Web site --blackcatdc.com

Notable --Grab some grub at Food for Thought, an adjacent cafe serving vegan, vegetarian and non-veggie fare; have a brew (last we checked, Stella Artois was on tap) or shoot some pool downstairs in the Red Room Bar; see a local DJ, band or spoken-word show at the Backstage; upstairs, catch a nationally touring group on the Main Stage.

Vibe --This place rocks.

What to wear --Black Cat regulars can be hyper-critical of your attire, so if you're trying to make friends, go for either the witty, unwashed indie kid look (jeans, semi-greasy hair, tight T-shirt) or the angry, unwashed punkster (ratty jeans, all-out greasy hair, stud leather belt, black T-shirt). If you're just there to see the show, anything goes.

Crowd --See above.

Music --Mostly indie rock, punk and DIY bands, including the occasional oddity like the Human Marvels. Coming acts include Page France, Dead Meadow, Exit Clov, Lemonface and Boy Eats Drum Machine.

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