DC9 Nightclub Presents
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
With a collection of songs that web male-female vocals of couple Zahira Gutierrez and Cody Swann, as well as pop-infused percussion and string work, Wild Moccasins, a quintet of 20-somethings from Houston, TX, offer a sound that balances a musical guile beyond the band's years.
Wild Moccasins are perhaps best known in their native Texas for their uncanny ability to sell-out live shows. The mere release of their EP,Microscopic Metronomes & then Full Length, Skin Collision Past,actually resulted in some significant amount of press noting how they are one of the few local acts that have no trouble selling out a show.The explanation behind their passionate fan base can be found in the one aspect of Wild Moccasins that is most prevalent: their energy. The passion for music that all five members emit both in the studio and on the stage is one to marvel at.
The band was formed when Nat and Krys met during a show at Iota Café in Arlington, VA back in 2008. Nat and Krys quickly bonded over their love for the YYYs, The Cure, Sleater-Kinney and Death Cab for Cutie. Nat was slated to be the drummer while Krys would be the lead guitarist. However, it wasn't long before the duo realized Nat’s raw vocals was just what they were looking for.
The girls found their permanent drummer when Sam Campbell (Krys' old high school mate) re-appeared during the Fall of 2010, rounding their sound with her 90's pop punk influences.
The band was originally named "i want Astronaut", however after a short break, the band renamed themselves 'Company Calls', inspired by a song from DCFC referencing the band's desire to play together again.