THIS IS NOT A SHOW
Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Opin, Trading the Inside
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
THIS IS NOT A SHOW
After 100+ episodes on the air, Rusty's dreams of bringing the program in front of a live audience are coming true with This Is Not A Show - LIVE! Join Rusty for a live taping of a future episode of his radio show! There will be laughs! There will be questionable material! There will be many a "DRINK!" And most importantly, there will be sets from some of Rusty's favorite bands around!
Ed Schrader's Music Beat have made Rusty's current AOTY choice in 'Riddles,' an emotional and cathartic album record produced by Dan Deacon. From driving opening track "Dunce" and the soaring single "RIddles" to the disarmingly gorgeous closer "Culebra," Ed and Devlin unapologetically channel a personal pantheon of pop and rock gods while growing into the band - and people - they'd previously kept caged in side. Their appearance on an episode of the program back in March is easily one of the best sessions the show has ever done, equal parts fantastic performance and stand up comedy. (http://edschradersmusicbeat.bandcamp.com)
Opin formed from the ashes of the oh so underrated White Laces, a band Rusty championed ever since he saw them that one time in 2014. This Richmond four piece blends angular riffs and shimmery electronics to create some of the freshest dance jams around! In their short time together, they've already released a self-titled full length and this year's 'Drifters' EP which features their take on the Japanese festival staple, "Shinzo No Tobira." (http://opinband.bandcamp.com)
Trading The Inside hail from Rusty's hometown of Hanover, PA. Way back in 2009, Rusty had moved home from Boston and J. Douglas Barber had recently returned from a stint in Los Angeles. Fate brought them together one night in a bar that's no longer open (OK, it was mutual friends of Rusty's ex girlfriend.) They quickly realized a common love of music and disdain for their hometown would make for a lasting friendship. Self-described as "rough with rhythm," Trading The Inside's swirling wall of sound will be making their DC debut! (http://tradingtheinside.bandcamp.com)
This Is Not A Show is a weekly program hosted by Rusty Roberts, airing Fridays at 6PM WERA-LP 96.7FM in Arlington. Since premiering in January 2016, the show highlights new music, features interviews and in studio sessions, fun facts, and a drinking game listeners are encouraged to join in on at home. A portion of ticket sales will benefit WERA and their parent company, Arlington Independent Media. (http://www.facebook.com/notashowwera)
Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice are Ed Schrader's Music Beat from the fair city of Baltimore MD. In 2008/09 many had seen Ed "live" with just a floor tom, one light, plenty of jokes, and commanding voice. This era often left people with a sense that they had just seen a man unhinged trying to tell them something sacred in the form of a song, or something, they weren't too sure what they saw. After a few tours on his own, in 2010 Ed asked Devlin to help him expand the songs with his limited knowledge of the bass guitar. Now the "live" show is one guy playing a drum with a light shining, singing his ass off and another dude with a bass, in the dark laughing at the other guy's jokes. This era (which still continues) tends to leave people with that same fascination of the sacred unhinged but now it seems a little less scary, more familiar and they can can bring their dates to see this "cool band that you might not have heard of"
This union shortly brought about the release of Jazz Mind on Load Records which featured collaborations with Randy Randall of No Age and Baltimore sound gurus Matmos. Jazz Mind captured the raw and jarring "live" show with songs that seem equally loud and destructive, pensive and haunting. Since the albums release the duo have been touring non-stop through North America and Europe, by themselves mostly but have also been seen in opening slots with Dan Deacon, Future Islands and hardcore luminaries Ceremony.
Party Jail picks up where Jazz Mind left off with a greater focus on making the listener aware that Ed Schrader's Music Beat are not nut jobs who just play their best guess at punk. They wish to reveal that they are secretly a band that write pop songs, whether you know it or not.