“Lovely melodies and reverb-drenched harmonies abound; think Ecstasy and Wine-era My Bloody Valentine with a Smiths fetish. While there have been some wonderful moments scattered across this Brooklyn trio’s prior releases, this album is where the band pulls it all together and truly earns its place alongside top-tier early-’90s shoegaze predecessors like Lush, Ride, and especially Ian Masters-era Pale Saints (to whom the band most closely resembles). It’s a modern masterpiece of the genre.”
Indie pop trio Violens performs new album, “True,” [Slumberland Records] (release date: May 15) at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 4.
True finds the Brooklyn three-piece further amplifying their innovative songwriting with a palette of exquisitely crafted sound. The band’s music expertly blends percussive guitar work and silky harmonies, seeking the silver lining yet to be discovered between the sounds we know and love. With a wash of 90s sonic pop drawn from artists like Cocteau Twins and McCarthy and sitting pretty alongside contemporaries such as Deerhunter and Wild Nothing, Violens paint soft watercolor notes across their compositions, adding crucial emotional depth via layered vocal harmonies.
This will no doubt be one of the best indie rock performances in Washington DC of 2012.
Violens was formed in 2007 by Jorge Elbrecht (a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of the art company Lansing-Dreiden). Their debut album Amoral was self-recorded, self-produced, and is best understood as digital collage; a dark, guitar and synth-pop voyage of melodic and rhythmic collision.
Cinco de Mayo festivities kick off this Saturday Night at Ultrabar! We pull out all the stops with drink specials this time!
$6 Tequila sunrise and $6 Margaritas should get things started off right. Maybe you want to party in style? We have a great bottle special for you. $150 Stoli Vodka all flavors.
One of the best events in DC clubs is Ladies Night Saturdays at Ultrabar Nightclub DC! Featuring 6 Bars, 5 Floors, 4 Dancefloors, 4 DJs, there’s a party for everyone in the group!
Music Format – Main Floor: DJ Saam (Top 40, Mashups, Hip Hop) – Vault: Dj Ramzy (Prog, Tech, House) – Bedroom: DJ Mario (S. American + International) – Chroma: DJ Kid Lucky (Dance, Top 40, International)
Cinco de Mayo Drink Specials: *Till Midnight* $6 Tequila Sunrise $6 Margaritas
$4 Dos Equis all night
Bottle Special: $150 Absolut Vodka All Flavors
Age Requirement and Dress Code: Open to ages 18+, Proper ID and Attire is Required. Dress Smart. Guys: No shorts, boots, oversized tees, baggy jeans, tennis shoes, athletic wear, etc.. Girls: Keep it classy.
Ultrabar Nightclub in Washington DC was once a bank, and this is The Vault! In addition to a bar and dance floor, the Vault features a hall lined with couches, sunken chairs and intimate escapes in case you meet the love of your life on a Friday night!
The Race for Hope DC, a 5K course in the nation’s capital, is a fun and inspiring way to join forces in the fight against brain tumors by raising funds for research. It is one of the largest fundraisers in the country benefiting the brain tumor community and the proceeds support National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
Through generous gifts from individuals and company sponsorships, the Race for Hope – DC has raised more than $15 million in its history. Join thousands of runners and walkers supporting the brain tumor community on May 6 to participate in the 15th Annual Race for Hope – DC at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.
Register for the walk here or by joining us at Barcode on Sunday!
Today, there are an estimated 27 million slaves around the world, including within our DC Area communities. This new form of modern slavery, also known as human trafficking, has become the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world. Its perpetrators use powerful methods of force, fraud and coercion to exploit men, women and children through labor and sex trafficking operations.
DC SMS is an all-volunteer grassroots organization with over 850 members. They seek to help end modern slavery through community education and action.
With the support of their partners, sponsors, speakers, performers, walkers, and community volunteers, they were able to attract over 2,000 participants and raise over $100,000 last year. All funds raised will be distributed to anti-trafficking groups working to stop domestic and international trafficking. Please see our partners page for more information.
After an eye-opening first-year run, Identity Festival returns to Washington DC at Jiffy Lube Live. The 2012 edition features a potent line up of the world’s best electro, house and dubstep artists.
Those who attended Identity 2011 already know the utter madness that’s in store. With crazy productions for every artist and a rare US appearance by Eric Prydz, year 2 will no doubt build and expand on this successful festival tour.