Mystery Friends, War Twins
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Drawing on influences from new wave, synth-pop, and post-punk, Washington DC-based Mystery Friends makes moderately danceable rock music for a time when people need a reason to dance.
Mystery Friends is a band rooted in the Washington, DC-music tradition while forging its own path forward. Since forming in 2016, the band finds its sound from a variety of influences, but they all fit together like a weird, wonderful puzzle. The band has been likened to Chvrches and Talking Heads, among others, but never looks to copy someone else’s sound. Combining powerful vocals, angular guitars, woozy synths, and a funky rhythm section, Mystery Friends makes moderately danceable rock music for a time when people need a reason to dance.
Boston native Gaetana Brown is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a strong grasp for the indie-folk aesthetic. Her songs are flush with graceful simplicity and eloquence, comparable to the likes of Bob Dylan and Lou Reed. She is all about keeping her performances full of expression and personality that is sure to hit the audience straight in their hearts.