Gypsy Sally's Presents
Bad Krohma, Cosmic Romp
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
A very hard three-piece rock band based in Washington, DC. Featuring gritty grooves, searing solos and booming basslines.
Bad Krohma is a concept. A revolt against musical mediocrity. A reaction to modern society. A burning desire to make a difference. A story of a struggle against the odds. A whirlpool of diverse musical influences.
Bad Krohma is all about the music. No bullshit. No compromises. No saccharine melodies. It will grip you, and not let go. It will set your pulse racing and leave you gasping for breath.
Bad Krohma speaks from the core of our beings to yours. We do not hide behind our music. In fact, our music brings to the surface the thoughts we all hide within. The music is our faces and minds. The music is who we are.
Bassist, vocalist Bandy has been brought up on Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam, idolizing the genius of Vedder, Page, Jones, and Bonham. He stands around at jam sessions mouthing spontaneous lyrics and melodies, turning jams into song writing sessions (though in winter the lyrics are highly limited to the world being cold!). Lead guitarist Apro swears by Pink Floyd, Dream Theater and Opeth, and while he honed his chops listening to John Petrucci and Roger Gilmour, he cannot resist drifting into his own solos while covering their songs. (Fluent at playing leads by ear to any chord progression, the only thing Apro struggles with is the physics of his secret desire to be both the band’s lead guitarist and drummer!) Having played together for ten years we have created a musical style that incorporates intricate arrangements and variations in time signature coupled with aggressive lead guitar and bass work. Work proceeds on our upcoming album with tunes that exhibit our myriad influences.
It’s time for you to see us. It’s time for the show to begin. It’s time for our concept, Bad Krohma, to be your band!
Cosmic Romp is a sonic blast of hip-hop, funk, rock, and space sounds. Based in Washington, DC, Cosmic Romp draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists, including: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, James Brown, Nas, and Outkast, into a unique blend that's unlike anything else in the DC scene.
Originally formed in 2014, founding members Eric Taylor, David Rothman, and Ben Trajtenberg all met each other playing Flashband showcases and discovered instant musical chemistry with one another. The band was a featured artist for the inaugural Audioteka Fest in 2017 and was featured on Song Po Radio on WERA 96.7 for an interview and in-studio performance (listen here: https://soundcloud.com/cosmic-romp/cosmic-romp-on-song-po-radio-on-wera-song-po-radio-ep-44-the-artists-of-audioteka-2017). Cosmic Romp’s music has also been played on WAMU 88.5 (http://bandwidth.wamu.org/tags/cosmic-romp/).
Cosmic Romp released its 7-song debut EP, entitled “Alien Funk”, on May 8, 2018 on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, etc. Cosmic Romp is: Eric Taylor on vocals, David Rothman on guitar, Joseph Wood on drums, and Ben Trajtenberg on bass.
$10 Cash at the Door + Fees
Tickets Available at the Door
Bad Krohma: Hard rock, Alternative
Cosmic Romp: Hip Hop, Funk, Rock
Tue, May 21
Wed, May 22
Thu, May 23
Fri, May 24
Sat, May 25