9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall
Jared & The Mill, Cherry Pools
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is all ages
Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. Formed in 2003, frontman Leighton Antelman along with a different array of band mates released three albums and took to the road for their first headlining tour in 2008 in support of their record Illuminate.
After a brief hiatus in 2010, the band returned in September 2011 with a new song, and their album, Paint it Golden, was released shortly after in October of that same year. Lydia’s success has led them to tours such as the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and The Bamboozle Festival as well as extensive headlining and supporting tours across the US, Canada, and the UK.
In March of 2013, Lydia released Devil, produced by Colby Wedgeworth (The Maine, This Century), as a follow up to 2012’s Acoustics EP. The band toured in support of the record, then Lydia re-released Devil in a deluxe version shortly thereafter.
In September of 2015, Lydia released their latest full length Run Wild – coproduced by Aaron Marsh (of Copeland) and Colby Wedgeworth. The band embarked on a headlining run with support from Turnover, Seahaven, and The Technicolors. The band has earned press coverage by many reputable press sources over the years including Alternative Press, Absolute Punk, idobi radio, Guitar World, and more. Lydia’s most recent music video, for “When It Gets Dark Out” off of Run Wild, has been picked up by major media outlets MTV, AXS TV, and Yahoo Music to name a few. The band plans to continue to tour on the success of Run Wild.
Lydia is Leighton Antelman, Matt Keller, and Justin Camacho.
Jared & The Mill
We’re 5 best friends from Arizona. We love the desert, we love its mountains, we love our city, its people, and we love each other. We love long drives, early mornings, late nights, dive bars, carne asada Tacos at 3 am, dirty jokes, and asking each other what we think about things. We’re just as likely to get down on Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan as we are Van Halen, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. We love dogs, we love our van, we love playing music together, and we love you – it’s true. For the past few years, we’ve released records and pretty much always been on tour, hitting the road on our own, with fellow bands, and have been lucky enough to open for a few heroes. From living rooms and basement clubs, to theaters and arenas, we just love playing shows, and truly love being on the road.
Our fans (the pack) are our greatest priority – we love them, we really do, and we do our best to insure them that we can’t do this without them. Our message is one of acceptance, not in a circle sitting kumbaya bullshit way, but in a way of acknowledging that we all have shit we regret, we all have passions and opinions, and it’s up to all of us to filter through our flaws and our regrets to find ourselves and love one another. Don’t judge other people, do your best to have a good time in life, and care about everybody, like EVERYBODY everybody. Our shows are rowdy, you’ll break down your walls and realize you’re not in this alone. We hope you come to a show, make our songs apart of your story, and live the best fucking life you can.
Jared & The Mill