I dropped by Sehkraft Brewing (925 N. Garfield St., Arlington, Va.) recently at the invitation of Michael Scruggs, co-owner and well-regarded DJ about town. This cozy new space in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington offers a tempting array of beer and some terrifically high-quality food. They will begin offering their own microbrews very soon.
Even more compelling: Sehkraft has a small yet admirable stage in the center of the restaurant, separating the bar area from the dining room. And it’s stood up a rather full performance schedule to keep that stage busy.
One concert coming to Sehkraft in the near future is folkpop quartet Golden Bloom, which is visiting on Thursday, Jan. 28, the day before their new record drops. The band consists of Shawn Fogel (vocals, guitars), Josh Cohen (guitars, keys, vocals), Matt Girard (bass, trumpet, vocals), and Justin Hoffman (drums), and the album is titled, Searching for Sunlight, to be released by Rhyme and Reason Records.
The band’s bright music caught the attention of Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, who so admires the band that he lent his backing vocals to their single “Want Love.”
Watch Golden Bloom perform for a One on One Session at City Winery New York on Sept. 10, 2015, including songs “Fall Out of Line” and “Want Love”:
DC American collective The NRIs open for Golden Bloom. Tickets are available at the door. But maybe I’ll see you at Sehkraft for a beer sometime before that date?