Editors' pick

The Mousetrap Britpop Night


Editorial Review

It's the end of an era at the Black Cat: The Mousetrap, D.C.'s longest-running indie and Britpop DJ night, is winding up after 11 years. Eleven years of spinning Belle and Sebastian, the Smiths, the Stone Roses, Pulp, Blur, Oasis, Suede - and plenty of non-cult hits, too. It was a groundbreaking DJ night, paving the way for countless other DJs to bring their CDs and records into rock clubs, and it was consistently packed, as it was again last month, for crowds who wanted nothing more than to jump up and down to "Girls and Boys" and shout along to "Common People." Take one last spin around the dance floor to "The Boy With the Arab Strap," courtesy of DJs Mark Zimin and Stereofaith.