2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Like some kind of sonic Pulp Fiction, Bad Rabbits fuse futuristic R&B and post-rock for a slick one-two punch.
MTV Buzzworthy couldn’t have said it better, Bad Rabbits are “…a vibrant, horn-blasting, dirty bass funk-popping blast of throwback R&B charm…” . The multi-cultural Boston four-piece—Fredua "Dua" Boakye [vocals], Sheel Davé [drums], Salim Akram [guitar], and Graham Masser [bass], - confidently struts through genres with unrestrained swagger and a whole lot of attitude.
Bad Rabbits began drumming up a flurry of buzz in 2009 with their self-released EP, Stick Up Kids. Their sweaty, intense live shows solidified an impressive and devout following as they shared the stage with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, Deftones, Travie McCoy, T-Pain, GlassJaw, Common and John Legend and played the Vans Warped Tour.
Bad Rabbits made a splash in 2013 with their critically acclaimed debut album American Love and sold-out shows across the country. In 2014, they supported Allen Stone on a 20 city sold out tour, performed at all 42 shows of the Van’s Warped Tour, and headlined performances in the UK and US. In 2015, surrounding their UK performance at Wireless Festival, the band had tour dates in the US and UK supported by Hayley Kiyoko and others. Also in 2015, Bad Rabbits released 4 songs produced by multi-platinum superproducer, Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson, Blackstreet, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, R Kelly). The 4 songs premiered online; “Here to Stay” premiered on Yahoo, “How High” on ESPN.com, “Way With Words” premiered on Complex.com, and “Dilemma”
went directly to fans via Bad Rabbits social media.Bad Rabbits’ much anticipated sophomore album, heavily co-written by the Grammy-Award winning James Fauntleroy (Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Rihanna, Timbaland), was released in 2015. Bad Rabbits also collaborated with producers The Movement (Justin Bieber, Jesse McCartney), G’harah “PK” Degeddingseze (Chris Brown), Arthur McArthur (Drake, Dr. Dre), 1500 or Nothin’ (Jay Z and Justin Timberlake), and Sam Barsh (Aloe Blacc and Kendrick Lamar). Bad Rabbits has also released their most recent album “American Nightmare.” Bad Rabbits will be releasing their newest album “Stick Up Kids 2” in early 2017. With praise from the likes of Pitchfork, SPIN, USA Today, Vice, and MTV Buzzworthy,Bad Rabbits have surely made a name for themselves as one of the most compelling and eclectic groups to emerge on the music scene.
Based in the lazy suburbs of Maryland just outside of Washington DC, GUMP (Give Us More Power) are an alternative quartet, blending hip-hop with post-rock. With souls too tired for punk music yet too restless for a mellower hip-hop alternative, the members of GUMP acknowledge yet respectfully disregard the traditional genre boundaries set-up by those artists who came before them, as they try to fit somewhere in between.
Formed in late 2013, GUMP took some time to refine their sound and complete their debut EP 'Sleven', which was premiered exclusively via leading alternative music blog AFROPUNK. Gump was named one of 25 DMV Artists To Watch in 2016 by Brightest Young Things and their song “4 O’Clock” was one of D.C. Music Downloads Favorites Songs of 2016.
Stepping in to 2017, GUMP have begun work on their upcoming EP 'Beer & Wine', which is scheduled for an April release, with lead single 'War' out now.