Friday 13 July 2012 at 8:30pm
227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, 22180, United States
Tel: (703) 255-1566
BUY TICKETS - $12 adv / $15 day of
On Passafire’s fourth album release, Start From Scratch, the Savannah, GA based Rock outfit is truly starting from scratch. Injected with energy from a new member (keyboardist Mike DeGuzman), a freshly formed band-owned label (FlameGuy Records) and a new producer, Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Meat Puppets), the band have made their best album to date. Trekking down to Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX, where Connor Oberst, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sublime and many more recently recorded, they expand their sound from their previous releases; deeply honing guitar tones, exploring synth sounds, and laying down tracks of Harmonica and Banjo. "We always wanted to have a good balance of organic and synthesized sounds and we finally had the chance to make that happen this time," recollects singer, Ted Bowne. Songs like “Dimming Sky,” “Lorelie, and the title track, “Start From Scratch,” exemplify this newly found balance.
Passafire was formed in 2003 by students attending Savannah College of Art and Design. Throughout the years they have become a perpetually touring band playing hundreds of shows a year with bands like 311, Pepper, Rebelution, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, The Wailers and many more. Bowne doesn’t mind the grueling schedule and adds, “Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there's always something to go see or do. If we didn't tour constantly, we wouldn't be doing as well as we are. That's a fact.”
FEED GOD CABBAGE
The DMV area has watched Feed God Cabbage blossom into an established group that is vital to the local music scene. The bands blend of music is unique combination of the punk/reggae genre and has distinguished the group as a local favorite. This four piece out of Lorton Virginia has continued to pack venues, rock crowds, and play some of the most incredible events on the east coast. FGC has shared the stage with many on-demand national acts including: SOJA, Tribal Seeds, HR, Ballyhoo!, and Passafire. Be on the lookout for more to come.
POOR MAN'S COPYRIGHT
Poor Man's Copyright has been together for many years now, conjuring and plotting ways to capture not only you, but your soul and rhythm. uniting through the music that vibes to your ears. They take the stage with complex rhythms and manipulated drops all while maintaining the genre of rock/reggae and cleverly adding ska/dub to the mix.
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