The Gimmicks are an alternative rock band from Washington, DC consisting of founding members Duncan McDonald (producer, drums), David McCallum (keyboard, guitar, bass), Christopher Peranich (vocals, guitar), and the newest member Matt Walter (bass). Growing up in DC, the band started when they played in their school talent show. Inspired by classic rock as well as modern pop music, The Gimmicks recorded and released their debut, self titled album, in the summer of 2017.
Civic Duty is a young band based in Washington, DC with a match lit under their asses. They have a variety of influences but prefer 60’s, 70’s , and 90’s rock and roll. Chief among their influences are Mac DeMarco, Nirvana, and the Beatles. However, Civic Duty tries to create something new when they are writing originals that anyone could enjoy.
In 2018, their close friend and frontman Raymond “Ray” McGavin tragically passed away after the release of their debut album “Funny Sad Songs”. After almost a year and a half of recording, Ray, being the genius and mastermind behind “Funny Sad Songs”, had narrowed down his large variety of originals to the 17 songs he felt were the strongest and most unique for the album. Although Ray will no longer be playing with Civic Duty, the remaining members know he would push them to continue recording music and playing whatever gigs they could get a hold of. Started by Mike Mullally, Ray McGavin, Zeb Dempsey and Brendan Lamb, Civic Duty is pursuing their dream to bring a sound to rock and roll that has never been heard before. It is their civic duty to do so.
Moran Street is an indie rock band from Washington, DC started by Alex Gomez (voice, guitar), Matt Walter (bass), and Aaron Douoguih (voice, keys) and completed by Max Minichiello (drums). The band formed at the beginning of 2018 and played open mics and shows promptly afterwards. They released a single on SoundCloud in September, titled “21 Moran Street”, the song which the band name is drawn from.