There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
On most December nights, seeing a band like Dagger Moon would be seasonably appropriate—their style of proggy doom metal evokes images of a snowy, barren post-apocalyptic wasteland. Basically, if the train in Snowpiercer had a stereo, it would probably play something akin to the local quintet. Unfortunately, the recent spate of unseasonably warm weather is more favorable to the second band on Black Cat’s Tuesday night bill, Scanners. The newish local trio’s style of Lemonheads-esque power-pop is a far cry from Dagger Moon’s sound: The former is perfect car stereo fodder for a breezy summer drive, while the latter’s music hits you like an air cannon to the chest. But even if the temperature does drop and the allure of staying home in the warmth becomes too overwhelming and power-pop isn’t your thing, there’s AirheadDC’s dance-y noise-pop sounds to entice you out of the house. Basically, whatever it is you’re into, this triple bill appeals to three vastly different musical sensibilities. Dagger Moon performs with Scanners and Airhead DC at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com.