City Paper is not for tourists
Full disclosure: Talk It’s Andrew Beaujon is the former managing editor of Washington City Paper. “Full disclosure” could also be a mission statement for Talk It, a trio featuring Beaujon on guitar, John Rickman on drums, and Emily Mitchell on keys. A description on record label Teen-Beat’s website points out that the band plays clean and is unencumbered by fancy effects. But Talk It is more than the sum of its parts. Both Beaujon and Rickman are alumni of Eggs, a 1990s Northern Virginia rock fixture. Talk It didn’t inherit that band’s brass players and jangle-pop sound, but it delivers something just as distinctive: unfiltered, just-the-facts rock, almost straight from the practice space. It’s all very ’90s. In fact, count on Talk It charging into full-on ’90s revival mode at the Black Cat tonight, where it will join forces with another minorly legendary D.C. indie trio from that decade: the great Lorelei.
Talk It and Lorelei perform at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com.