Calm & Crisis, Plastic Nancy
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Alex Lahey hocked her beloved 1999 blue Corolla to pay for the recording of her debut EP. First single out of the boot was last year's Air Mail, introducing the airwaves to the Melbourne-based rock artist knack for melodic, guitar-driven hooks.
Most recently Lahey has set the music industry abuzz with the insanely catchy You Don't Think You Like People Like Me. From the attention-grabbing opening bars (those drums sound like an angry landlord thumping your front door on a Sunday morning), it flips the classic break-up line "it's not you, it's me" on its head. Upon release in March, YDTYLPLM was immediately added to rotation on triple j, started popping up on music blogs everywhere. It was then Pitchfork gave it Best New Track and got the rest of the world talking.
Lahey live show has set the Australia media and fans buzzing and 2017 will see her take that show internationally with UK and European Tour as well as showcasing at SXSW and a US tour. Couple that with her debut album bring on 2017.
"This rules. Killer songwriting, hook filled chorus, plenty of punch in the delivery." –Zan Rowe, triple j
"The opening riff is a taut study in Room on Fire-era Strokes, and her writing lands somewhere between the charming specificity of Courtney Barnett and the soulful, emphatic delivery of fellow Aussie rockers Royal Headache." –Jen Pelly, Associate Editor Pitchfork
Calm & Crisis
A three piece out of DC, Calm and Crisis delivers wild, dynamic live performances with an in your face attitude coupled with introspective lyrics and relatable stories. A perfect mix of punk and indie rock, this group doesn't shy away from stripping their music down to it's bare bones. Calm and Crisis never hesitates to push themselves or their audiences, embracing the spirit of what live music can be.