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All the local, lovely and loud you could ever wish for.
Fluorescence is a four piece psychedelic indie/rock band from Maryland, founded in 2020
"Luminous" Ep and "Strange Dreams" LP are now out on all streaming platforms.
Problem: Traditional "rock" groups try to generate excitement at live shows with loud guitars -- but, after 70 years dominating popular music, the guitar era is over and its graying progenitors, fussing about with their boutique amplifiers and eensie pedals, are in aesthetic crisis. Meanwhile, hip-hop production -- disruptive, innovative, incredibly exciting -- has already defined the 21st century, but the genre's reliance on canned backing tracks means live shows sometimes lack energy and spontaneity.
One solution: Light Beams, a D.C. trio that uses samples and a live rhythm section to write songs about staying positive. No computers. No set lists. No dudes staring at screens onstage making music that reduces you to staring at your screen offstage. Instead -- Voila! -- music that makes you move, makes you feel good and never, ever overstays its welcome.
Founded in 2015 by drummer Sam Lavine, bassist Arthur Noll, and sampler/vocalist Justin Moyer, Light Beams has risen from the ashes of D.C. bands both legendary and obscure -- and definitely too numerous to mention. "Self-Help," its first full length released on Don Giovanni records January 31, 2020, fuses its diverse influences -- abstract expressionist painting, Terminator X, 80s New York freestyle, Dischord bands, Sheila E. -- into a spicy melange of cross-genre innovention the band calls "BLOCK ROCK." Recorded at Solar Power Station, Moyer's sun-kissed studio in downtown Washington, and mixed (in yet another twist) by metal legends Brian McTernan (Battery) and Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour), this record dares offer listeners overstuffed on streaming services' offerings something that cannot be contained by any playlist. That is: something new. Like Jackson Pollock, they are nature.
Apocalyptic, electronic malfeasance from rural Maryland.
Making their debut the new musical project with Rivka, Adam Jeffery, Joe Martin and Paul Neidhardt. A One Two Punch of sonic tenderness for ear lids.
General admission (standing) is $10 per person.
Doors open at 7:00pm
Show starts at 8:00pm
- This is a standing show
- If you have accessibility or special accommodation issues, please alert our staff at the door
- 5 minutes before showtime, any unchecked tickets may be made available to our standby list
Date & Time
Fri, Jul 8, 2022 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM