1353 H St. NE
Washington, DC, 20002
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Converge is a prolific punk-metal band formed in 1990 and after several singles, released their first full-length, Halo in a Haystack, in 1994. By 2000, with the release of their fourth full-length, Jane Doe, Converge were regarded as one of the most original and innovative bands to emerge from the punk underground. A quartet consisting of Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton and Ben Koller, the band also found time to lend out members to various side projects, including Kingdom of the Sun, Old Man Gloom and Kid Kilowatt (the short-lived band that also included members of Cave In). Known for intense live shows and extensive touring, the band played over 600 shows in ten years, making it possible for them to retain their cult status within the punk underground without the kind of commercial success that has vaulted other punk bands into the middle of alternative rock radio and press.
Jacob Bannon (Vocals, Lyrics, Visuals)
Kurt Ballou (Guitar, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Theremin)
Nate Newton (Bass Guitar, Vocals)
Ben Koller (Drums)
Jeff Feinberg (Guitar, Bass: 1991-1997)
Aaron Dalbec (Guitar: 1994-2001)
Damon Bellorado (Drums: 1991-1999)
John Digiorgio (Drums: 1999)
Erik Ralston (Bass: 1993)
Stephen Brodsky (Bass: 1997-1998)
Conceived in Iraq, the back of a van hurtling across the desert, Mississippi, and the leaf shrouded seclusion of a Mount Pleasant basement, GIVE has existed in one form or another for close to five years. We played our first show in November of '08, since then we have played many shows in many places. We've had three recording sessions, all with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA.