Tuesday 3 May 2011 at 7:30pm
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, 22180, United States
Tel: (703) 255-1566
Ticket Info: $12 adv / $15 day of
JARED EVAN grew up playing the drums, hoping for the chance to one day become the next Keith Moon. However, with his introduction into the world of Hip Hop during his early teen years he could not help but have his musical aspirations redirected. JARED's early years were filled with difficult personal issues and Hip Hop provided a fresh outlet as well as a new layer to his musical taste. JARED became heavily influenced by older seminal Hip Hop artists such as the Wu Tang Clan, Mos Def, The Roots, Kool G Rap, Tribe, KRS One, Pete Rock, Dj Premier and others. JARED soon began to fuse his new passion with his old. Taking musical cues from his rock influences such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Radiohead, Sublime, The Who and others.
JARED began to produce, sing and rhyme over new genre blending beats while introducing heavily melodic hooks to create classic sounding songs with groundbreaking undertones. Soon, others began to take notice. In 2008 at the age of 19, Jared won the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival's Spit 16 competition curated by The Source Magazine. JARED was invited to open the festival and his performance immediately caught the attention of attendees, MC's and the press. Matt Graham (now his manager) formally of The FADER magazine and now owner of BRND MGMT was one of those attendees. Off of the strength of his performance, JARED was invited to perform several shows including an opening gig for Lupe Fiasco in the fall of 2008.
At that point JARED returned to the studio to begin to hone his sound and complete his mixtape entitled "Radio In My Head". Upon completion of the first draft of the mixtape, Graham put it in the hands of his friend and Hip Hop superstar director, Rik Cordero. Rik said this about Jared after hearing the mixtape "JARED meshes Hip Hop lyrics, electronic and post punk influences with classic rock to create a truly unique sound." Rik and JARED immediately began to create visually stunning music videos to compliment Jared's provocative sound. These videos were then circulated to the top music executives and within weeks JARED had several major label offers.
In June of 2009, JARED decided to sign with Zone 4/Interscope. With the support of industry giants like Jimmy Iovine, Polow Da Don, Rik Cordero, Steve-O, Matt Graham and Jimmy Douglass, it appears that at only 20 years old, JARED EVAN will undoubtedly be one of 2010's most talked about artists.
After graduating from college, lead singer Benjamin Bradley realized what he had been born to do, sing. After solidifying the line up in June 2007 with lead guitarist Will Trenum and bass player Isaac Shields, ATL was created. Drummer, Jared Dumale was later added in February of 2009. The four piece from Washington, D.C. take pride on having a live show that is unforgettable as well as the work ethic needed to succeed. You will NOT find a harder working band or a more dedicated group of guys. Come to a show and see why they have developed a buzz.
2010 has been the year for Along Those Lines! They have been featured at the Millenium Music Conference, Launch Music Conference and played on the Main Stage at Shamrock Fest at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC where they shared the stage with Train, The Roots, and Steven Kellogg and the Sixers amongst many other local and regional bands. The band will be sharing the stage this summer and fall with 12 Stones, Tantric, Adema and Red amongst many other national acts. Following the release of their new CD "Somewhere In Between" on June 5th, the band will be hitting the road hard to promote the new album.
With shows lined up from Boston to Orlando and everywhere in between, the band has set its sights on dominating every music scene they play in! Their explosive live show will leave you wanting more and needing to get their CD in your hands. You're guaranteed to like what you hear so, come get addicted!
Nominations and Awards and Recognitions
DC101's Band To Bring In The New Year
Member Artist in Armed Forces Entertainment
SeeJoeRock.com Featured Band of the Month - May 2010