Editors' pick

Punk Rock Karaoke

Please note: This event has already occurred.
Punk rockers must find the usual karaoke nights so square. No element of danger. Too few studded collars. And how many times can one be expected to choose from the Clash or the Ramones? Thankfully, Punk Rock Karaoke at the Black Cat is like a Bizarro Karaoke: The people on stage belting out the Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat and Black Flag sport brothel creepers and full-sleeve tattoos, and announcing "This next song is by Sleater-Kinney" gets applause, not confused looks. Otherwise, it's just like karaoke at your local sports bar, with signup sheets and lyrics on TVs. There's a suggested donation of $8 at the door; Proceeds from this show benefit D.C. Books to Prisons. Arrive early to sign up for the ever-popular Fugazi tunes.