Anonymous said: Hey, what are some other cool bands in washington dc right now?
Anon we don’t even know how to answer this question. We don’t even know what you LIKE! There is a lot of stuff we don’t even know about (so much secret music in dc), and it seems like a lot of new punk bands right now we haven’t even seen yet.
We’ll def forget some stuff but uhh in DIY/punk world: Coup Sauvage & The Snips are perfect, love Troll Tax, obsessed w/ The Deads demo tape from last Feb (Is it just me or PJ vox = Arthur Russell?? WOW), can we count Pygmy Lush? The Evens (duh), Max Levine Ensemble, Heavy Breathing, Spoonboy, Cigarette is always a treat, The Shirks, Midnight Eye, Big Hush, Teen Liver, Carni Klirs solo stuff, Dudes demo is soundtrack of my life, Coke Bust, Forty Whacks, The Plums, Jail Solidarity, Southern Problems, Fell Types, D.O.C. and all other Nolan bands, Nic Fits, Aloners, Joy Buttons, Laughing Man, Luke Stewart in general, Kid Congo Powers Hour, Gouge Away, Brenda, Foul Swoops is sort of like a brand new band all of a sudden, can’t wait for recordings. Check out new Deleted Scenes. Deathfix live is like, real good. Is Akris still a band? Did Ilsa move away? Is Violent Vibes on hiatus? Is Paint Branch playing? Half of us play or have played in Chain & The Gang. Young Trynas is potentially changing their name to Flashers and incorporating a secret dancer during sets (a Bmore band we must admit, but dancer might be from DC). $40FUCHSIA is another one we are biased about. All hail the secret order of Blood. Heard good reports on Pure Disgust. We would really like to see/play with Black Sparks. Escape-ism is really good, and funny. Ex Hex is apparently mind-blowing and recording a cover of “What Kind of Monster Are You?”
Last summer seemed like there were a bunch of sick teen girl bands, TEEN GIRL BANDS where did you go??? R.I.P. Hand Grenade Job, the very best DC band last year. We hope more people start doing weird bands. We hope more bands start doing weird things. We hope more bands. All that Future Times stuff is dope but I guess that’s a diff category (w/e) Oh and apparently Protect-U is doing a set next month at UHall so maybe we will finally get to see the magic live
HGJ won’t ever die