Don’t Miss: Sharkmuffin @ Above the Bayou, 7/20/15

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“First Date” by Sharkmuffin

The do-it-yourself scene for house concerts in DC has been exploding lately, bringing some good talent to town that we otherwise might not see so soon.

Case in point: Sharkmuffin, a female punk duo from Brooklyn, are coming by tonight to perform at Above the Bayou (2521 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC), the living space that is indeed above the Bayou (2519 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC), the New Orleans restaurant and bar at the border of Georgetown and Foggy Bottom.

Vocalist and guitarist Tarra Theissen and vocalist and bassist Natalie Kirch will bring their rapid-fire punk rock songs and surf guitars to DC tonight in the run-up to the release of their debut album, Chartreuse, due on August 7 via State Capital/Little Dickman Records. So far, they have released two Eps and a self-titled 7”. Check out the video above for the first single “First Date” from Chartreuse.

If you like what you hear from Sharkmuffin, check out their selections on Soundcloud and make plans to go to Above the Bayou for a free show tonight!

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NYC band Lost Boy? and DC trio Rom join Sharkmuffin tonight! No need to buy a ticket; simply come on down. (Donations of course are welcome for the bands.)

Sharkmuffin
w/ Lost Boy? and Rom
Above the Bayou
Monday, July 20
Doors @730pm
Free
All ages

Music Park: Exit Vehicles’ Album Release Party @ Rock and Roll Hotel, 7/3/15

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Exit Vehicles (Photo courtesy the band)

DC rockers Exit Vehicles perform at an album release party at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday, July 3, to debut their first album STAGES.

The band is streaming the new album on Soundcloud. Go listen:

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We at ParklifeDC caught Exit Vehicles at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Jan. 16, 2015, and we shared some thoughts:

“Hands down, the most memorable thing about DC’s Exit Vehicles is the sensation that you are literally seeing double as one of the Brothers Polon are performing on each side of the stage. The twins Brian and Adam are dead ringers for one another, and Brian is playing guitar and Adam is playing bass? Or is Adam playing guitar and Brian bass? (It is Adam on bass, I’m assured.)

Thankfully, frontman Brian Easley keeps you grounded. He displays a loose rock-and-roll spirit, and he’s comfortable chatting with the audience.”

We added that songs such as “Like a Record” and “Face Behind” (both on the new album) consistently give off a good groove while the guitars are shimmery and the drums are snappy.

Join Exit Vehicles for their album release party with openers Rom and TONE. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Exit Vehicles Album Release Party
w/ Rom and TONE
Rock and Roll Hotel
Friday, July 3
Doors @8pm
$12
All ages