Shows We're Stoked For: Mittenfields, Case Conrad, King of Prussia, and Girafftermath at Velvet Lounge

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D.C favorite Mittenfields will be playing The Velvet Lounge on April 2nd, accompanied by rising indie rock acts Case Conrad, King of Prussia, and Girafftermath. Geographically speaking, Wednesday’s line-up is all over the place, with Case Conrad hailing from Sweden, King of Prussia from Athens, Georgia, and both Girafftermath and Mittenfields from D.C. The music will be no less impressive than their odometers.

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

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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Home Grown: A Q&A with holychild

Home Grown is WRGW’s new blog series on GWU-affiliated musicians. This week we feature holychild, an experimental pop band formed by GWU alumni Louie Diller and Liz Nistico.

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If there is a middle ground between Katy Perry and Bjork (or pop and experimental) in contemporary popular music, holychild is it. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, holychild’s most recent music video ‘Best Friends’ was premiered by MTV Buzzworthy who said it will be, “the song of the summer.” Shot in a time-warped wasteland called Bombay Beach, dancing girls, kids on bikes, and locals on ATV’s characterize the gist of this action-packed perspective on a part of Southern California most folks probably haven’t seen before.

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