Featured Shows of the Week! August 13
Diamandis released her first single (a double A-side single Obsessions/Mowgli’s Road) through Neon Gold Records on Valentine’s Day, 2009, closely followed by The Crown Jewels EP in June 2009. Now signed to 679 Recordings, Her first single with the label was Mowgli’s Road, released in November 2009. In January 2010 she reached #2 on the BBC Sound of 2010 poll list. This was followed by the release of her debut full-length studio album, The Family Jewels, in February 22 2010, and her debut American release, The American Jewels EP on May 25 2010.
Young Rapids is a four piece band from Washington, DC.
BIG Something is an alternative rock group with a BIG groove. A tight six-piece ensemble that brings arena sized grooves to every stage they play. This is funk, fit for the future, featuring crystalline synths, wailing saxes, and guitars that shred established musical boundaries. One listen will lead to many and you’ll realize you’ve discovered that BIG Something.
Dirty Projectors are an American rock band, consisting of David Longstreth, Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, Olga Bell, and Michael Johnson. They have released seven full-length albums.
Within a blink of an eye, it seemed as if Fire and the Wheel appeared almost out of nowhere into the D.C. music scene. With a full-length album and release show booked at the Black Cat Mainstage on May 19th right out of the gate, one would think this band has been playing for many years. However, Fire and the Wheel is a relatively new band-although the members of the group are far from rookies to the city’s scene.
Composed of former and current members of local bands Lightfoot (Ron Storhaug on trumpet and keys), Mittenfields (Brian Moran represents as the drummer), The Strange Loop (Joey Harrison handling lead vocals and guitar) and Loose Lips ( Donny Potter on the keyboard), the group is hoping to capture their next success with the conception of Fire and the Wheel.
Coming off alternately as hillbilly hipsters, Skynyrd-loving classic rock revivalists and an American Radiohead, sometimes within the same song, Kentucky’s My Morning Jacket parlayed big ambitions and a thirst for experimentation into a sound that caught on with critics, suburban dads, and hippies alike in the 2000s.
Band of Horses
This South Carolina-based indie-rock band’s swirling, dreampop-like musical backing, ragged Neil Young influences and tenor vocals initially drew comparisons to fellow Southern-based indie rockers My Morning Jacket. Multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Mat Brooke formed the group in Seattle in 2004 after their slow-core band Carissa’s Wierd broke up due to mounting financial problems.