Shows We’re Stoked For: TONIGHT! Drunk Tigers, Railsplitter, Sunset Guns & Collapser at The Velvet Lounge

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DC and punk go together like punk and lighting things of fire. Here in the nation’s capital we’re fortunate to have an abundance of local punk bands that are tearing up the scene and now you have an opportunity to go to a show!

Tonight, these four local groups are going to be playing at The Velvet Lounge on U Street as a part of their “February’s Eve Gala.” Drunk Tigers are a garage rock band who are promised to be “loaded and ferocious.” Railsplitter are a melodic punk group and if that name and description doesn’t already interest you, you need help. Sunset Guns are the foreigners of the bunch and they are an indie-punk group from Brooklyn and Collapser are another local punk group who claim Adventure Time, pizza and whiskey as their influences.

Come and support local (and one not local) groups. This is a 21+ concert. Entrance fee is $8 and doors open at 9 PM. Join the Facebook event so you don’t forget.

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A 2014 Message from the Music Director

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Every semester, WRGW is growing and transforming to suit new goals. Every year, we book more interviews, in-studio performances and ticket giveaways. 2013 saw visits from the Blank Tapes, Pickwick and DC locals The Petticoat Tearoom; trips to the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, CMJ and Mad Decent Block party; dancing at U St Music Hall for Le1f and Kate Nash at the 9:30 Club and features on GWU artists like Typhoon and Soundtrack to Sleep. Not to mention, we conducted interviews with DC locals GEMS, Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Baz of The Fratellis and country legend Jim Ed Brown. And that’s just bits and pieces.

For the 2013-2014 year, we wanted to connect more with the DC community and expand outside of our station basement (beautiful as it may be). One of the steps we’re taking is to support the DIY scene here in The District. For college students, venues like The Dunes, Comet Ping-Pong and local house shows offer us the opportunity to keep up with the best in new music– on a budget. So, keep an eye out for those features. And of course, we will continue to do ticket giveaways, DJ campus events and host our open mic nights at Baked and Wired in Georgetown. 

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