Six Pics: House Venue The Dougout Turns 3

By Michael Andrade


Sunday night, the Dougout celebrated its third anniversary — a long life for a D.C. house venue.

Atlanta indie-rock outfit Semicircle joined the lineup late after a cancelled gig at DC9. They shared the bill with a solid lineup of locals, including post-rock ensemble Polyon, a new band from Typefighter and Joy Buttons member Ryan McLaughlin; Witch Coast, which released one of the best D.C. EPs of 2014; pop-punkers Qualms, featuring members of Big Hush, Sad Bones and The Bowlcuts; and headliners The Obsessives, a two-piece indie-rock band worth paying attention to this year.

Despite blistering cold weather, eventual snow and a Super Bowl halftime performance from the talented Katy Perry, more than 50 people came out for the Dougout’s birthday. Maybe this time next year, they’ll be celebrating another one.


Semicircle at Dougout


Polyon at Dougout

Witch Coast

Witch Coast at Dougout

Witch Coast at Dougout


Qualms at Dougout

The Obsessives

The Obsessives at Dougout

  • Keith Mathias

    Awesome stuff!

  • witchcoast69-666

    wuttttt !