THE DIRTY NIL
$20 / Doors at 7:30 / All Ages
It’s been a hard year’s decade. At this point, 2020 is a leading contender for Worst Year of the 2020s: A global pandemic, raging wildfires, mass unemployment, authoritarian violence in the streets, an uncommon amount of racist assholes with mainstream-media platforms—and sure, let’s throw killer hornets into the mix, too. These are the sort of unprecedented times that inspire artists to look inward, take stock of our current condition, and produce topical works of great importance that will unite and inspire an emotionally distressed population. Alas, we regret to inform you that, on their third album, Hamilton, Ontario-based power trio The Dirty Nil have done none of these things. This record features no songs about isolation, imminent apocalypse, or the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity, however, there are tunes about dysfunctional relationships, getting your bike stolen, idiots on the internet, the anxiety of entering your 30s, and listening to Slayer in your Dodge Caravan because you’re overcompensating for turning into a soccer dad. In other words: all the shit you were worried about before you started Googling the words “viral load trajectory,” and all the shit that’ll still be weighing on your mind long after you can start coughing in your friends’ faces again without fear.
In order to attend an event at the Black Cat we now require either proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the prior 72 hours. Patrons who wish to attend an event must show either a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event. As members of the community it is our responsibility to help minimize the spread and risk of COVID and to protect the safety of our patrons, our performers, and our staff.
Accepted forms of proof include
1. A physical vaccination card that matches the patron's photo ID.
2. A photo of a vaccination card that matches the patron's photo ID.
3. A negative test taken within the prior 72 hours that matches a patron's photo ID. The negative test may be digital or printed.
Patrons who do not have proof of vaccination may attend a show if proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours is presented at the door.
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Due to DC's current indoor masking mandate, masks are required within the venue at all times. They may be removed if consuming a beverage. We do have masks for sale at the front desk.
Ticket refunds for shows may be requested for medical reasons and in advance only.
This policy is subject to change without notice.
Black Cat DC, 1811 14th St NW, Washington D.C., United States