When the dust settles after the highly visual and cinematic live performance, the beat driven, feedback infused rock music lives on. With NAMES at the helm, the massive guitar solos, harmonized vocal arrangements, and tribal instrumentation takes lines that are often blurred but seldom crossed, and twists them into an electronic and mind altering frenzy.
MIKE OF DOOM (8pm)
“There’s an honesty to the decision to make overtly self-centered music. Modern lyrics, be they cased in pop, rock, or hip-hop, are largely personal and confessional, but the subject of the creator’s self is often shrouded by generalities and modesty.” – Washington City Paper
HIGH WAISTED (7pm)
Quirky 60’s garage rock is re-imagined from the nose of a surfboard, making High Waisted feel like a psychedelic lullaby. NYC surf rockers with pop sensibilities and an affliction for rock and roll. They’ve been called NME Magazine’s “buzz band to watch,” declared “the ultimate party band” by GQ and have received praise from Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and Paste.
The Coax (6pm)
The Coax is a psych-rock outfit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Heavily influenced by garage bands from the sixties and rock and roll bands from the seventies, their post-punk sound captured in studio is replicated live with a raw energy that is undeniable.
“A psych-pop gem with an undeniable propensity for kaleidoscopic dance beats, Raindeer combine New Wave elements with the new Baltimore standard. Electronic drumbeats set the foundation for the expansive sounds set forth by this vivacious quartet. Raindeer command your attention with rhythms that are impossible to ignore; it’s hard not to tap a toe or nod your head along to these powerful pop anthems.” – PASTE
Copes is an Alt-Rock trio that formed in 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Their debut album, Never Better, was released in March 2017. By citing influences such as Nirvana, Pixies, NOFX, Wavves, HUM and Car Seat Headrest, Copes successfully combines elements of 90’s Grunge, Punk, Surf, Garage and Stoner Rock with a modern Indie influence. The band is known for their high energy shows and DIY ethics. They often hand make their own merchandise in small runs and self-record and distribute all of their music.
TEEN MORTGAGE (3pm)
Teen Mortgage is a trash punk duo based in Washington DC. They have been performing since January of 2017. Since then, they have played with Acid Dad, Ian Sweet, Ron Gallo, Big Business and Surf Curse while promoting the online release of their debut EP, Strange Times, which will be available on cassette through Wiener Records in August 2017.
Venn is Jon Fetahaj, Holden Cihelka, and brothers Julian and Gabe Earle. After a year of playing shows and writing music, Venn launched in February 2017 with their self-titled EP featuring a danceable and addictive rhythm section underneath layers of guitars and dreamy, multi-dimensional production. In a live show equally blaring as it is fascinating, Venn performs with an undeniable energy. Fans of My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Joy Division are invited to witness D.C.’s loudest band.
COLD BEACHES (1pm)
Cold Beaches is a smooth, romantic, rock n roll band based in Chicago, IL, but from Richmond, VA. Brain child of Sophia Nadia, Cold Beaches has been touring US and Canada since 2015.
2ND FLOOR DJS (3PM – 3AM)
The Lothario is a DC native DJ/producer with a talent for blending many music genres, ranging from club or house music, to hip hop and open format. She earned her first residency in 2013, and in 2017 made her Tokyo debut. The Lothario continues to perform regularly and is currently working on an EP with her group named “The Borrowers.”
J CYD is a rising celebrity DJ. Formerly known as DJ Charity, she is passionate about music, CYD is a highly demanded Washington, D.C based DJ. She puts a touch on classic sounds crossed with vivacious beats. Her energetic open-format style shows her vast knowledge of music, which has been well received with clients that have endorsed her including Nike, Under Armour, Superdry, DKNY, Tory Burch, Lamborghini, MGM & Maserati.
Farrah Flosscett made her DJ debut in Washington DC in 2015, at a well known U Street staple for music – Velvet Lounge. She then continued on that path and spun for places like U Street Music Hall, 9:30 Club, and Vida Penthouse Rooftop. In addition to DC venues, she has also performed her sets for events in New York and Los Angeles, as well as for Broccoli City Music Festival. She currently has residencies at Velvet Lounge, Red Rocks, Fig & Olive and the W hotel.
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ROOFTOP DJS (1PM – 9PM)
Blinkhorn spreads positive vibrations across DC and beyond, both as a DJ/producer and as the Managing Editor of Blisspop. A DC native, his productions and DJ sets are a unique blend of house, disco, and techno that draw inspiration from the city and its people. While no two Blinkhorn DJ sets are the same, he brings energy each time he takes the decks.
Rewak is a PA-born, Brooklyn-based producer and DJ. His production credits include tracks with TT the Artist, Byrd, Conrad Clifton, IMAG, Shug, Dyson Alexander, and many more. His productions and mixes explore the area in between club, rap, and electronic music.
Noce is a 24 year old Producer/DJ living in Baltimore, MD. He channels his background in R&B and jazz to shape a dance music style that is catchy, groovy, and uniquely his own. Noce and his collaborator Adam (1/2 of Bête Noire) have shared the ticket with Darius, FKJ, Autograf, Goldroom, Viceroy, and more.
Cos BV is a Blisspop contributor, recording artist for 100% Silk, and ardent defender of Elastica’s 2000 album “The Menace”.