DC based indie rock solo artist Harness Flux (John Masters of Metropolitan and The Cheniers) just released a new single this week titled "Room Service." Check out the lo-fi gem below and get ready for 90's reminiscing in the layers of alt guitar and echoed vocals that could pass for a lost B-side Sonic Youth track that would go on to inspire the Strokes Is This It. Super seriously you guys. -Dawn
Soundbites is back at the 9:30 Club this Sunday May 19th! The annual benefit for DC Central Kitchen brings together some of our town's best restaurants, food trucks, bands, and a mixology battle! This year's entertainment line-up is Lee Fields and The Expression, Deathfix, DJ Will Eastman, The Razz, Kid Congo and His Kid Congo Power Hour, Richard Morel's Hot Sauce, and Batala. And get your free taste on with a variety of awesome flavors from Sticky Fingers Bakery, Bar Pilar, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, and tons more. Tickets are still available here for the awesome cause.
Our pals at 9:30 Club are offering one lucky Deli reader a pair of free tix! All you have to do is email us by 3 PM 5/17 and tell us your favorite track from any of the featured bands or your favorite DC Food Truck to hunt down. Please include your first and last name for guest list requirements. The winner will be emailed back.
With all the "bad" that has been going on lately, DC based blues pop rock man Josh Urban is setting out to search for more of the "good" in his own The Search For Good Tour. He will be hitting up cities up and down the east coast via train and inviting all artists to join him on his Urban rail tour. On the docket are performances at cancer clinics, hospitals, and Vet's homes, as well as on the street and in subway terminals.
'You can catch him on Memorial Day (5/27) with a show for the veterans in conjunction with the DC VA Medical Center, and later at an open street music jam in Old Town Alexandria, in Market Square, King Street, at 6:00 pm. The show is open to the general public. All local musicians are invited to participate the Market Square event, and everyone is encouraged to join the social media aspect of the tour to find the Good in DC.'
Popular Baltimore based jazz noise rock fusion band, Whoarfrost has released their new indie documentary Community Watch: HOARNFROST. This film, which was filmed and directed by talented local filmmaker Eric Smith follows Whoarfrost’s transition from performing solely as tight knit trio, to evolving into a version of themselves backed with a full horn section. The complete metamorphosis of this process was appropriately renamed, HOARNFROST.
The documentary shows Whoarfrost, over time and with coherent explanations from the original band members, Jon Lipscomb, Ethan Snyder and Tim Shaw, and the new horn section which is made up of uber proficient musicians, Tiffany DeFoe, Derrick Michaels, Jarrett Gilgore, John Dieker and Chris Pumphry who plays the keyboard, expressing how they all came together on the fateful night of October 18, 2012 to play their first show as HOARNFROST. The film also follows the band through the rehearsals and right on stage to the live performance of their second show at H&H Building in Baltimore on December 1st, 2012.
Community Watch: HOARNFROST is an impressive effort by Smith and Whaorfrost, because the film gives light to the inspiration and process of how bands and music scenes form. For more info about filmmaker Eric Smith, click here. For more info about Whoarfrost and Hoarnfrost click here. The full version of Community Watch: HOARNFROST is available on YouTube, and below. -je
German eletro producer Kris Menace recently teamed up with DC based electropop producer Black Hills to create the single "Waiting For You" from the vocal album Features. The remixes will be dropping on May 13. Black Hills said, "When I first heard the demos, I was immediately transported to the clubs’ bright lights and dark corners... Listening to it now, even, I can’t wait for what’s ahead!" Check it out below. -Dawn
Virginia Beach based band Holly Would have been making some noise in the DC area in the last year. Whether it was performing to a packed house at Jammin Java or getting played at a seemingly nonstop rate on DC101, they’ve been making a name for themselves in our area and the momentum isn’t likely to stop. On May 21st, they will be taking the stage at Jammin Java with another local sensation Burn the Ballroom, as well as other locals including No Blitz, Just Another Scene and Maybe Aviator.
Tickets are available via Jammin Java, but we have a free set to give out! If you’re interested, send us an email by 3 PM on 5/17 and tell us your favorite Holly Would or Burn the Ballroom song. Please include your first and last name for guest list requirements. The winner will be emailed. -Karl Dobias
DC based bluegrass infused indie rock band Turtle Recall are a full on party band taking over the DMV with a ton of gigs coming up in the next few weeks (check dates below.) Fans already know the impact they bring to everything from house parties to possible art openings (hint hint!) and have voted them our Band of the Month. We got a hold of the entire crew Guido Dehoratiis (guitar), John-Currie Hester (vocals/etc), Alex Penney (bass), Matt Kupferman (fiddle), Erin Girardi (vocals), Mike Dalianis (drums) to find out more about them. Here they tell us about a Ferris Bueller moment, how Taco Bell may be linked to their name, and a demand for more house shows. Now onto the interview...
Catch Turtle Recall live 5/10 at DC's Cause - The PhilanthroPub, 6/1 at the Herndon Festival, 6/6 at VA's IOTA, and 6/14 at Taste of Reston.
"If you know me, you know that I like nothing more than a high energy hip hop song that I can blare in my car with the windows rolled down. A-Class’ newest song "Polarcaps" (an unreleased track from his Deathsuit EP) is an excellent addition to the portfolio of this Baltimore based hip-hop artist. Turn it up; blow your speakers out." -Karl Dobias
Baltimore based electronic musician Dan Deacon has just released a new music video! The video for "Konono Ripoff Nº1" was released 4/29 and features members of the Baltimore art community with objects that are meaningful to them.
This video is awesome! It’s equal parts trippy, imaginative, and ingenious. Deacon’s energetic, fast paced song provides the perfect backing track to experience the images that are placed in front of you. (For the interactive experience download Dan Deacon’s app here.)
Dan Deacon will be at the 930 Club on June 12th with Animal Collective. -Karl Dobias