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Wild Flag @ Black Cat

Wild Flag Performs at the Black Cat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of WIld Flag perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

I meant to get this up before I left for Austin, but there just wasn’t time. It’s a shame too, because this was perhaps the best show I’ve seen so far in 2011. I was never a big fan of any of the bands that the members of Wild Flag performed in in the past, so I went in to this show with no expectations. But I left absolutely gobsmacked at one of the best rock n roll shows I’ve seen in quite some time.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein of WIld Flag perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: Mary Timony and Rebecca Cole of WIld Flag perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: Carrie Brownstein  of WIld Flag performs at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Lights for this show were better than expected, good enough that I was able to freeze motion with some decent shutter speeds, never a given at the Cat.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: WIld Flag performs at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein of WIld Flag perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: WIld Flag performs at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Sadly I was unable to catch the band again at SXSW, but hopefully they’ll be back around again, after they get around to recording their debut album.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 10th, 2011: Mary Timony, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of WIld Flag perform at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. The band consists of former members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and The Minders and will record and release their debut album later this year.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Check out the full photo set below. As always, click on any image if you’d like to purchase a print.

Wild Flag @ Black Cat – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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