We Love Music: Sockets Records Showcase at Black Cat

All Photos: Paivi Salonen for We Love DC

Local label Sockets Records put on a showcase at the Black Cat back on January 28th. That makes this recap is terribly overdue – and if I did not so like all the bands and people involved so much, I would just let it go at this point. But I really do.


I love that this label is doing so much to curate a scene and sound that is both pop and accessible, but a creative and experimental brand thereof. One of the bands featured at the showcase, Buildings (just out with a new record, available direct from the label or on iTunes) is on my short list of favorite current DC bands and I was charmed by young band Cigarette who I saw for the first time.

I can only look forward to catching whatever this team puts out next, knowing at this point that I can reliably trust their taste. Anyone looking to tap into what is happening in local music would be well-served to skim through their catalog and attend any future shows bearing the Sockets brand.







Brittany has tried to leave DC, it just never lasts. She has lived in Chicago, California, and China – but she always comes back home. Brittany is a drinks, nightlife, and style correspondent for We Love DC. Between columns, you can find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or standing by the bar. Email her at brittany(at)welovedc.com.

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