Monday, April 16, 2012
Fresh off a nationwide tour and SXSW showcase, our friend Adrian "Hardkor" Krygowski returns to DC with a new album, Hope for Us, and an album release show at The Dunes on Friday, April 20. Hope for Us, recorded in Nashville with Ed Pettersen and featuring guest vocals from Garrison Starr, is another step forward for this unique talent.
A little less Vic Chestnutt and a little more Rodney Crowell, the album features a more fully realized and country-inflected sound. Adrian takes the listener along with him on a journey through his own personal growth, the failure of a relationship that doesn't work despite the best of intentions, and his path to reconciliation and redemption. He shares marvelous musical chemistry with Ms. Starr, their duet recalling the great country pairings of Conway Twitty and Dolly Parton or the aforementioned Crowell and Emmylou Harris.
Opening for Adrian will be our old friend Justin Trawick, as well as Wes Tucker & the Skillets. Doors are at 7pm, and tickets are $7.
Posted by Brian Flores at 2:12 PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
DC and Baltimore-based trio Bravenoise are kicking off their selection as an Earth Day Ambassadors with an Acts of Green campaign with the goal of offsetting the carbon footprint created in the production of their album and the corresponding tour. Their debut, Everything Was and Everything Will Be, is a sexy and cosmopolitan J. Robbins-produced affair that demonstrates the breadth of the band's influences, from The Police and Radiohead to Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto. Featuring both uptempo rockers like "A Night of Pleasure" and sultry ballads like "Come Onto Me", the album has something that will appeal to every rock fan.
The first stop in their Acts of Green campaign is the RAW: natural born artists Menagerie showcase at Cafe Asia on Thursday, April 12. Running from 8pm - 2am, the showcase features art, music, photography and fashion. The event is 21+, the attire is fashionable, and and tickets are $10 presale/$15 at the door. Don't miss it!
Photo courtesy of the band
Posted by Brian Flores at 12:22 PM