1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Hoops, a Bloomington, Indiana based four-piece, conjures the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer nights - both in name and sound. Not named for the sweltering blacktop accompaniment, nor the waist-slinging hobby, but for hoop houses in the greenhouses where founding member Drew worked in high school. All told, Hoops began as Drew's solo ambient project. Over the course of 2014's (particularly sweltering) summer in Bloomington, Hoops naturally filled out into a four-piece lineup featuring; Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter, Keagan Beresford, and James Harris.
To date, Hoops has self-released three tapes which draw on influences such as Prefab Sprout and The Clientele. After playing occasional shows around Indiana, the guys slowly began taking weekend trips to nearby midwestern cities. Early adopters My Old Kentucky Blog and Gorilla vs. Bear were soon joined by the likes of FADER, Gold Flake Paint, NME and more in their praise of Hoops.
Still ingrained in the Bloomington music scene (Drew plays in Gum, Daguerreotype, Manneqin), their tapes are available to stream on YouTube - as well as other bands' tapes from around town. Hoops recently pressed "Tape #3" which contains all three tapes in one and is available to order by emailing the band.
Hoops self-titled EP is due out August 26th on Fat Possum.
Joy Again is a lo-fi recording project initially started by Sachi DiSerafino and Arthur Shea, from Philadelphia, turned full band with the addition of Sean Henry, Blaise O'Brien and Logan Burke.
After catching Shamir's eye, the XL Recordings artist decided he had to get involved and he now manages the band. Shamir describes the guys as "Extremely aware of the world around them, dangerously smart and super mature without leaving behind that playfulness that a lot of people lose once they start to enter adult life."
Joy Again recorded their debut AA single 'Looking Out for You / How You Feel' in the Red Bull Studios in New York with producer Caleb Laven this summer. The 7" Vinyl is limited to 300 copies and is set for release on Lucky Number/Mermaid Avenue on 15th January 2016.