Gypsy Sally's + LOCKN' Present
Road to LOCKN' ft. Disco Risqué, Firecracker Jam, & 49 Winchester
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Disco Risqué is a heavy funk band from central Virginia. Formed in late 2014, the band released their eponymous debut double album in November of 2015. Following that release the band went on to share the stage with up and coming greats such as Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Tauk, and People’s Blues of Richmond. Disco Risqué spent 2016 and 2017 playing shows and festivals throughout Virginia and the Atlantic Northeast, including Rooster Walk 8 and 9, Peace of Mind Festival 2016 and 2017, Threestival 2017, and a Saturday night closing set at Devil’s Backbone Hoopla Festival 2017. The band is currently recording their follow-up record, set to be released this summer, which will capture and reflect the growth, energy, and heavy-dancey sound the band has garnered on the road.
Firecracker Jam might be one of the only "Jam Bands" you will ever hear without a guitar. But, once the Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Swing and Bluegrass get thrown into a blender, put on high, you will be immersed into a world where Electric Mandolin, Bass and Drums can produce a big, high energy sound that is truly state of the art.
Firecracker Jam formed on July 4th 2013 with Billy Berger (Mandolin/Vocals) Mike Riley (Bass/Vocals) Kieth Keys (Keyboards/Vocals) and Dave Hanowitz (Drums/Vocals) It became clear right away, that with everyone's vast musical background, and unusual instrumentation, they had created a fresh new sound that is almost uncategorizable. To date they have played over 500 shows at venues and festivals in VA, NC, WV and D.C. including 2018 Rockn 2 Lockn winners, 7 appearances on local television and airplay on local radio!
"When talking genre, Firecracker Jam almost defies description!" (Suzanne Ramsey, Lynchburg Living Magazine)
Firecracker Jam seems to have found its niche in the music festival scene. With long improvised jams, positive lyrics and an upbeat groove, they are right at home on any festival stage.
"Our goal is to get people up dancing and moving to the music to create a symbiotic energy of positivity that sends everyone home feeling wonderful!" (Billy Berger, lead mandolin and vocals)
Ever heard a Mandolin sound like a Hammond Organ? With the use of live looping and an array of effects, Billy is able to create an infectious symphony of sound that satisfies all musical taste and age groups. Peppered with covers from groups such as Phish, Grateful Dead, Keller Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd (to name a few) and an array of Swing Jazz and Bluegrass standards, they are able to draw in just the right crowd to enjoy their dynamic originals.
Making their beginnings in the small town of Castlewood, Virginia, Maki 49 Winchester began as an acoustic folk trio & was well received into the region's strong culture of grassroots music. Combining the poetic & heartfelt lyrics of singer/guitarist Isaac Gibson with both traditional & modern influences, they quickly gained momentum & released their debut self-titled album on Tennessee based Gold Ship Records in the spring of 2014.
With an added rhythm section, the band has performed their hard-hitting songs & a melodic blend of high energy folk rock & roll on stages across the East including Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Mountain Music Festival. Weaving electric guitars & banjo melodies, 49 Winchester has stayed true to their Appalachian roots & the band's unmistakable realness shines through their in live performance.
Disco Risque: Rock & Roll, Dance, Funk
Firecracker Jam: Psycho Funk Grass, Jam
49 Winchester: Folk Rock
All online sales end at 5PM unless posted as sold out. tickets will be available at the door for purchase starting at 7PM.