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all photos: Mike Danko and Bradley Portnoy

Kia kicked off the DC leg of the Soul Collective Tour on Thursday with Dave Nada and Ponytail (don’t worry, we were there to take photos of every single night so, keep your eyes peeled for Wale, Dan Deacon and inevitable MGMT madness-ed).

Every member of Ponytail has some sort of mystical quality. The drummer, can move mountains and boulders with the force of his drumstick, the guitarists can charm snakes with their climbing scales, and the lead singer- well she is the queen of the elf kingdom.

The last time I saw Ponytail was at Goldleaf- so to see them at this warehouse amidst a GIANT production was surreal.

Yet they clucked, chanted, cooed, and cawed their way through an empty warehouse- Molly’s bat-out-of-hell cartoon polyester t shirt and onstage seizures managed to draw the crowd close, away from the giant lazer-eyed robots and back-lit fleet of KIAs.

first up, some snaps by Bradley:

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and some by MIKE DANKO:

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