Gypsy Sally's Presents
Disco Risqué, Handsomebeast
We The People
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.
Handsomebeast — yes, one word — is a five piece band based out of Houston, TX. They are the founders of an irresistible genre dubbed by the pioneers themselves as space-rock-bump-n-grind, which incorporates elements of classic and indie rock with futuristic electrofunk and infectious pop. Handsomebeast’s volcanic live performances quickly commanded the attention of the Houston music scene as they have become one of the hottest bands in the city. With one EP (2015’s Sexy Face Reaction Time) and one album (2014’s Estilo Gacho) out, and another album on the way for 2016, Handsomebeast is poised to take the nation by storm.
We The People
We The People are delving deep with blending the raw elements of psychedelic, progressive-fusion rock. The Northern-Virginia based trio (guitarist/vocalist Cody Fowler, bassist Kevin Fournier, and drummer Zach Johnson) are like a big, funky bowl of soup. They intertwine genres - mixing together different ingredients like funk-jam with a little jazzy salt and pepper, and a hint of spicy psychedelic, topped with a little dance party garnish (because it's all about presentation) to serve to you, the perfect combination for the best ear pleasing, rump shaking, head banging, foot stomping bowl of soup that you've ever had.
The three have played separately in various projects throughout their musical career, but in 2015 the group solidified and found their niche with one another with the onset of their newest addition Zach, who at the time was attending Shenandoah University Music Conservatory. Their debut release with two singles, Collecting Dust and Clusterphunk, showcase the drive, dedication and musical creativity that started a fire that can not be put out. With that fire brought performances with numerous well known artists. We The People have performed at several festivals including their own personally thrown festival, LaLa Land.
"Scratch all of our plans and leave behind the lies, I know a place where we can hide." As of 2016 We The People took a defined period of time towards refining and recording in the studio to allow for a more raw drive to truly be brought to their performances. With this they were able to tap into a truly cohesive mindset which can be seen in the depth of their friendships as well as the depth of their music. "Listen, love, and repeat." According to Cody, "This has been a time unlike any other in our musical aspirations and dreams." Until the time comes they are steadily putting in twelve hour workdays to bring you an experience which connects and leaves you with a memory more than satisfying.
Advance $12/ Day of Show $14 + Fees
Disco Risque: Rock n' Roll/Dance/Funk
Handsomebeast: Indie Rock/Futuristic Electrofunk/Pop