It’s no stretch to say D.C. is much more of a punk-rock town than a power-pop one. John Davis first became well known for drumming in post-punkers Q and not U, but its clear from his band Title Tracks he loves the head-bobbing hooks of The Raspberries and their ilk. At the Black Cat Backstage last night, it was more than a little exciting to hear that peppy and melodic brightness from a local band. Things still ended on a punk note: Title Tracks topped off the evening with what Davis called a “D.C. folk song,” an absolutely scorching version of “Swann Street” by 3. Davis may never travel without a little Big Star, he still loves the fact that D.C. is home.
(Additional photos from the set can be seen here.)