Ha Ha Tonka/Hoots & Hellmouth/Petticoat Tearoom; October 7, 2011; Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
The Rock & Roll Hotel was a pretty awesome venue with a secret upstairs green room that you needed a code to enter, and delicious food with vegan and vegetarian options that appeared magically from somewhere. The crowd was great and the vibe was electric. The only slightly suspect area was the dance club upstairs, though it probably pays the bills for the rock club since it was packed later that night. Local openers Petticoat Tearoom were pretty terrific despite their terrible name which seemed to be the result of finding the two sissiest words ever and putting then together. Their cover of Pure Prairie League's "Aimee" was memorable and inspired.
Ha Ha Tonka