Photos: Mardi Gras Carnivale @ The Black Cat
PJ Rey | Feb 11, 2013 | 1:00PM |

Mardi Gras this year came to Washington DC’s Black Cat, bringing in an evening of rock and roll, burlesque, sideshow talents and general mayhem.

They had not one, not two, but three of the most phantasmagorical musical acts from the area: Roots-rock favorite Norman Rockwell, gypsy-horn band Black Masala, and local blues legends Jonny Grave and the Tombstones. Oh, but let’s not forget about the ladies, dear hearts. Palace Productions was pleased to present the burlesque prowess of Glam Gamz and Cherie Sweetbottom. They teased, they amazed, and they left your jaws on the floor.

Hailing from Charm City, the night also brought he sideshow virtuosos of Moloch’s Midway and Cabinet of Infernal Mysteries. They had been working on a new lineup of incredible feats that are guaranteed gruesome and sure to shock.

And all of the night’s festivities were be hosted by Brandon Wetherbee BYT columnist and host of of You, Me, Them, Everybody.

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  •  Black Masala

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  •  Johnny Graves & The Tombstones:

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