Dismemberment Plan Reunion Kick-Off + Secret Show!

Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat
Dismemberment Plan @ Black Cat

I covered the Dismemberment Plan reunion tour kick-off at the Black Cat for SPIN, and it was a really fun show. Sold out, of course, and they played a stacked set, with a lot of attention to Emergency and I, their most revered album, as well as a lot of other tracks… They were totally together too, without any of the minor technical foibles at their secret preview show the previous week (more on that in a sec). Really cool band Bluebrain opened up, too…

I was also lucky enough to be able to shoot a secret, invitation only show at the Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA a week before the tour officially started… this was a great experience, 60 or so people crammed into a little cafe area, a feeling similar to what I imagine D-Plan shows in DC were like in the late 90s.

Dismemberment Plan Secret Show.
Dismemberment Plan Secret Show.   Dismemberment Plan Secret Show.

Jim Avett @ Iota.

Jim Avett @ Iota

This was my first time at Iota in Arlington, VA, I believe, nice little place. The show was nice and relaxed, not too crowded and Jim kept telling us stories about the songs so it felt like we were just all hanging out together, not at a show.

When I went back to my car, these guys were sitting on it and we joked around about how they were doing me a favor by cleaning that spot (my car is pretty dusty).

View the whole set | read the Washington Post review