Songbyrd & Brooklyn Vegan Present
BASH & POP
2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
BASH & POP
When The Replacements ended their 33-show reunion tour in June 2015, founding bassist Tommy Stinson walked away with his head held high. Armed with a pocketful of new songs and a clean slate, he holed up in his home studio in Hudson, NY and played solo tour dates with a group of A+ players/friends backing him, including Luther Dickinson, Frank Ferrer, Cat Popper, Steve Selvidge, and Joe “The Kid” Sirois. They had more fun than humans should be allowed to have, and over the next year and a half they pieced together a brand new record. A BAND record.
Never one to hog the spotlight, the only logical thing to do at this point was to reanimate ‘Bash & Pop’, the band he started immediately following The Replacements first split in 1991. Fat Possum Records quickly signed the band and will be releasing its unknowingly-long-awaited sophomore album in early 2017.
It's sometimes easy to forget, but the rickety roller coaster of self-awareness can be fun as hell, especially if your friends are screaming alongside.
BRNDA - a serious band from Washington, DC with pop and post punk tendencies a la Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, New Order and Parquet Courts - has an uncanny knack for smiling in the face of real issues, including rampant overpopulation, the right to choose and the sliding spectrum of human sexuality. If you're going to obsess over the shit that gets you down, might as well put it over a dance beat, intertwine guitar melodies and throw in a few jokes about what it's like to sleep with Jesus Christ.