One Way Out + Bluewreck + Uptown Boys Choir + Flowerbomb
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
One Way Out
"The guys really show their commitment to bringing back rock". This statement from music reviewer CeasarLiveNLoud pretty much sums up One Way Out. One Way Out is a young original rock band from Washington D.C. Their classic rock influences such as Led Zeppelin, and The Doors give them "a strong 70's vibe mixed with a modern songwriting style." Other artists that have inspired the band are The Eagles, James Taylor, and blues legends such as B.B. King and Muddy Waters.
On January 5th, 2018, One Way Out released their first EP, “Black & White”, which consists of four songs which were recorded at Mystery Ton Studios in September 2017. They returned to the studio in November-December 2018 -- this time at Ivakota Studios on Capitol Hill -- to record their first full length album. Their lead single "Who Are You" was released on February 8th, 2018, and a second single, "Coming Back" was released on February 22nd. One Way Out's debut album "Cosmic Beat" was released March 8th, 2019.
One Way Out plays shows all around the DC area, at venues such as Rock & Roll Hotel, DC9 Nightclub, MilkBoy Arthouse, and Villain and Saint. The band formed in 2012 with Josh Gaba (Lead Vocals), Jake Schaefer (Lead Guitar), and Giulio Iacoviello (Bass Guitar) being the three remaining original members. After a year, Geist Topping took over as the drummer, and in 2015, Ari Rubenstein (Keyboard) joined the group.
Hailing from the outskirts of D.C, is a psych rock/blues rock and roll band called Bluewreck. Consisting of Will Salzmann on Vocals,Kirti Pandey on guitar, Nathan Clary on bass, and Benjamin Caprio on drums. Bluewreck is hoping to provide good times, good jams, and some sonic voodoo along the way.
Uptown Boys Choir
When they aren't playing for a wide variety of other bands, DC-based bassist and songwriter Kevin de Souza, keyboardist Joel Hicks, guitarists Tony Porreco and Kate Potrykus, and drummer Ben Tufts perform their own blend of punk, pop, and Americana under the name Uptown Boys Choir.
Coming together in the Summer of 2015, from established solo projects in the DIY scene around Washington DC, Flowerbomb is the collaborative sound of Charles Scheider, Dan ABH, and Nat Brown on Rachel Kline’s songwriting. Rachel has been making music since her early youth and in her adolescence met Nat and Dan at The Lab All Ages in Alexandria, VA. The Lab is a community venue, studio, and practice space dedicated to fostering the growth of emerging DIY artists in the region where Rachel began booking her own shows. In 2013 she recorded and released her first solo album, Demons, with Dan at the The Lab. Charles was well aware of Rachel’s talent as a musician from her solo shows and joined the group from the vibrant DIY scene from across the river in Silver Spring, MD. When Rachel put the call out in early 2015 for band members it was only inevitable that these four would come together to make Flowerbomb’s alternative, shoegaze, power pop sound.
Flowerbomb is a compelling sonic space of authentic emotional release in the headphones, or a car stereo on long night drives, or the crowded and dimly lit basements and clubs they are known to play. Rachel’s honest and poignant lyrics ride the shoegaze waves that she and Charles blast from their guitars. Her vocal prowess and sincerity are most noticeable in the effortless juxtaposition of her naturally robust voice with moments of restraint and vulnerability. Alongside Dan's relentlessly ornate drumming and Nat's punk inspired bass lines, Flowerbomb is a complex bouquet of raw feeling and sound that commands your attention. They are a band that does not hold anything back. They have an undeniable musical chemistry in the studio and on stage which keeps audiences returning to their shows and their tracks on repeat.
Advance GA $12 | Day of GA $15
- Full dinner and drink menu available