WRGW’s Pat Geiger was joined by Victoria Ruiz and Joey La Neve DeFrancesco from Downtown Boys for a phone interview in anticipation of their upcoming show at the Black Cat. A transcription of the interview is below. The full audio from the interview can be found here.
Originally from the DMV area, but based in New York, Andy Suzuki & The Method have been touring around the east coast for years now, slowly building up their fan base. I had the pleasure of talking to Andy before their show on Thursday at Ebenezers Coffeehouse, where we sat immersed in the seasonal ambiance of the venue’s twinkling Christmas lights.
Evan: Well, we met a long time ago at this music camp Day Jams. It was this weird rock and roll music day camp for little kids to go to. But recently, I was going to school at JMU and his significant other at the time was going to JMU and we met up and started making music after not really talking to each other for like 12 years or something like that. We’ve just kind of been doing this thing ever since.
After speaking with lead vocalist Leah Wellbaum and listening to their new album, Of Course You Do, we feel confident in recommending that you listen to Slothrust. Slothrust is a three-piece band that met while attending Sarah Lawrence College with Leah on vocals, Kyle Bann on bass and organ, and Will Gorin on percussion. The name Slothrust originated from Leah’s obsession with sloths and the band’s heavier, rustier music. Their sound is grungy with rebellious lyrics and vocals and they have a lot of personality and spunk. Check out the interview below!
Take a minute to reflect on all of the great musicians Britain has given the world: The Beatles, Ellie Goulding, Elton John, and Adele are just a few. The UK is also home to much of the current resurgence of house music. London born Berlin based DJ George FitzGerald is an integral factor in spreading this movement to the US. He’ll soon be headlining his first US tour, with a show at DC’s own U Street Music Hall.