Gypsy Sally's Presents
Scott Pemberton Band, Psylo Joe
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Mantras, a five piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been
conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for over a
decade. The band’s music can be described with all types of varying rock and roll
terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each listener’s ear and, equally
important, their experience.
Since the inception of The Mantras in the mid 2000's, the band has been touring the
country and building a catalog of 4 studio albums and over 100 original songs.
Performing an entirely different set of music each night is an integral part of the
band’s direction and mission as well as the ability to truly improvise in between
orchestrated pieces. With eclectic influences of sounds from around the globe, The
Mantras create a musical escapade during each performance, giving every ounce of
emotion to their craft of expression and communication through music.
The Mantras are a family of rock; their closelyknit bonds can truly be felt by the
crowd while the band performs. This is a critical feature of their community. One
can easily tell that the musical pockets created by radical guitar riffs, gut checked
bass lines, screeching synthesizers, a complete projection light show and two
symbiotic drummers are no accident. The musical conversation on stage is simply
beautiful to watch. The feeling is not exclusive just to the members on stage,
however. The Mantras’ loyal fan base can testify to the reciprocation of love
between performer and attendee and in a scene where it is sometimes difficult to
stabilize a fan base and a consistent identity, The Mantras do just that. It has all of
the ebbs and flows, peaks and valleys and patterns of constriction and release that
can hook someone for life. Each show is a story. Each story is unique.
In addition to the collaborative element between band and fans, The Mantras have
shared the stage with some of the foremost titans of jam. Their most recent studio
release, entitled Jam Bands Ruined My Life was recorded at Umphrey’s McGee, axe
man Jake Cinninger’s home studio, where Jake is featured on two tracks. Shortly
after recording, The Mantras opened for and shared the stage with Umphrey’s
McGee members while performing the thumping single entitled, “Kinetic Bump.” In
addition, The Mantras have collaborated with members of The String Cheese
Incident, Tea Leaf Green, and Perpetual Groove among many others. The year 2013
saw The Mantras play over 180 shows, culminating in their annual Mantrabash
music and arts festival, held in the beautiful backcountry of Ferguson, NC.
Mantrabash stands as a testament to the loyalty of the fan base and the engagement
of The Mantras within their local, regional, and national music communities.
Attended by thousands, Mantrabash has become the landing spot for live music fans
from all over the country to enjoy the hard work and dedication of The Mantras in
addition to the other stellar musicians who appear over the 3 days.
Scott Pemberton Band
Scott is an emerging force on the festival circuit, with his wild approach to the guitar and nimble funky band he is immediately recognizable and undeniably original. He doesn’t use a strap, often plays the guitar like someone would play piano and performs with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift.
Pemberton's sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun.
The latest LP “Timber Rock” style has been very well received. He has placed #4 on Billboards Tastemaker Chart, #1 on Portland Pop Charts and has been making waves at clubs and festivals nationwide generating press headlines such as:
"The Bruce Lee of Guitar” - Tahoe Onstage
“A modern day Jimi Hendrix” - Chico Enterprise
“It’s not everyday someone can convey joy while digging deep” - Glide Magazine
“A stand out artist at this year’s High Sierra Music Festival” - Relix Magazine
Coming from Greenville,NC the psychedelic textures of Psylo Joe began back in Spring of 2014. Meeting at a local music venue called Peasant's Pub during open mic sessions, the band formed a relationship and started playing music together. Bryan and Matt formed the idea back in college playing with friends and had a barn that was called the "Silo" in the backyard of Bryan's college house where they held many parties. The first part of the name "Psylo" comes from the barn they started in, but spell it with a "P-s-y" to relate to the Psyches of the mind (Music moves our mind). "Joe" resembles that each person is just like you and I, average Joe's.
Psylo Joe is an improvisational band who explores divergent areas of music such as funk, rock, acid jazz, blues, and traditional. The band consists of Bryan (guitar, vox), Matt (Bass) George (guitar, vox), Hunter (saxophone), and Tom (drums). The band has taken their artistry all across North Carolina, and have developed a loyal and congenial following. Psylo Joe provides an elevation of the mind and soul, and is surely one of the most welcoming bands around
- Charlie ("Mr. Charlie") Powers
The most striking quality of A Peasant's Life is the band's ability to capture the energy of a live show on the album. They're all very in sync with each other when it comes to both energy and rhythm. Each member is comfortable pushing and pulling on the beat in various places and they all seem to know where the other players will be. It's this type of intuitive playing that defines their own sound and makes them such a great live show to see.
- Brian Swenk (Homegrown Music Network, Big Daddy Love)
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