Future Generations, Private Island
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
It’s fair to say Future Generations’ music contradicts the assumption that music always reflects the objective time and space in which its creators operate. When penning lyrics at Fordham University, songwriter/singer Eddie Gore shirked references to collegiate lawns, Jesuit lineage and other specific milieu of college life. Instead, he wrote tender refrains to an introverted struggle with finding individual meaning in an infinitely vast world (moving to New York City from Nashville will do that to you) and sharing those anxieties with loved ones.
“For me college was not so much about learning a specific trade or skill. It was more about discovering who I want to be and learning about life in general,” says Eddie. “I’m from the south. I’m from Nashville. It’s not a small town, but it’s not New York. That’s why a lot of my lyrics are about bigger things, kind of “life” questions.”
By the time graduation rolled around in the spring of 2015, Future Generations expanded to include bassist and fellow Fordham graduate Devon Sheridan, along with original members Mike Sansevere and Eric Grossman. With school in the rearview mirror, Future Generations spent its first few post-college months in Eli Janney’s (Boys Against Girls) Brooklyn studio, finishing a full-length record. Along with two tracks from the 2014 EP, “Polysun,” the band recorded eight new tunes for the eponymous debut.
On Future Generations, which was produced by Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Neon Indian), Eddie’s lyrical transfixions reveal an eagerness to burst forth from the confines of collegiate ennui, still pondering the same existential quandaries that unfailingly tend catch his imagination. And the fuel for his escape comes from a formulaic synthesis of soaring guitar hooks and pulsing synths. It’s the melody that usually comes first, and the group has happily relied on that recipe for almost five years.
“With “Stars,” I had a reaction (to the music) that wasn’t about one particular thing, it was about discovering something broad about yourself,” says Eddie. "You have people who come along with you and people who don’t. The melody made me feel that.”
As a result, Future Generations flaunts an ambitiously large scope for a band used to writing and recording in the cramped confines of college dormitories and email chains. While continuing to grow, the band added a fifth member, drummer Dylan Wells, and four of the five moved into an apartment near Prospect Park. The quintet toured the Midwest this fall with Savoir Adore and will continue to tour in support of the debut album in 2017.
Southern California based six-piece Private Island released their debut EP 'A Good Look' in the fall of 2014, which quickly caught the attention of the Los Angeles music scene, and has since been streamed almost 3 million times on Spotify. The bands sophomore EP, ‘Sunbreak,’ was released July 8th, 2016, highlighted by the single ‘Drugs,’ which hit #2 on Hype Machine.
Blending indie-rock roots with a hint of retro and funk, Private Island has been compared to the likes of Young the Giant and The King of Leon. The bands third studio release “Night Drive,” is slated for summer 2017. Private Island is Christian Lum, Tommy Nickerson, Cameron Anderson, Michelle Guerrero, Tim Barbour and Roger Mawer.
Darren Hart better known as Harts, is a musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer from Melbourne, Australia. He composes, produces and records his own music in his bedroom studio. Harts' music has been described as dance-oriented alternative rock and electronic indie, blending elements of funk, post-disco, psychedelic rock, soul, new romanticism, and blues.
More recently, Harts has become known for his Hendrix-like guitar playing and blend of Funk, Pop, Rock and Soul music, which has earned praise from wide range of musicians such as Prince, Nick Littlemore, André Cymone, Ross Wilson, Lars Stalfors and music industry such as Paul Lester, Tom Robinson, Matt O'Connor and Richard Kingsmill. His voice and music also bears resemblance to that of Lenny Kravitz.