“Wanted Man’s songs are about what we are, working people in America at a very strange time,” says songwriter Kenny Pirog.
Formed in Washington D.C., Wanted Man plays rock ’n’ roll music as it once was, yet as it has never been. Over three years Kenny Pirog (vocals, guitar), Anthony Pirog (lead guitar), Scoops (bass, ask him about his name, you won’t be disappointed), and Rick Irby (drums) have crafted a sound usually only heard in one’s imagination. The release of their self-titled album in 2016 (available on all streaming outlets) showcased the band’s abilities to play in many different styles, as well as address vast subject matters. “That was just the beginning,” says Pirog when, alluding to where the band’s music is going.
The new music, which will be available for viewing January 20th, takes place between here on Earth and cosmic fields. “Now, the lyrics are more relevant, there is more room for improvisation, the are stronger grooves, and Anthony is growing even wilder on his guitar,” says Pirog. Wanted Man’s music exists in order to make sense of what’s been happening as well as what can happen. “We are creating the world we live in, after all,” says Pirog.
Bottled Up is a Rock and Roll quartet from DC. Growing its roots from surf, new-wave, 70’s rock, and punk ethos.
“On their self-titled tape, D.C. five-piece Bottled Up offer surf and psychedelic garage rock through a post-punk filter, with drolly delivered lyrical references to PCP and LSD. While the detached vocals sound far away on “Higher,” the speedy three-chord instrumentation evokes a Nuggets outtake. Their tune “Binary Worm” sounds like an audition for a beach party film with its blend of fuzztone guitar and organ rhythms.” – Washington City Paper