It's hard to believe that last night was my first show at the Black Cat all year but it was well worth the wait. Dead Meadow owned the back bar with their hour plus set of stoner metal standards. They played stuff from all their five or so albums and didn't slow down to banter, just extended jams. The solos were worth the $12 at the door and to close out their set they played "Sleepy Silver Door" for what seemed like ten minutes of masterful playing with the best drum solo I've heard all year. They are easily my favorite DC bred band.