1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Poster Children was formed in Champaign, Illinois in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. They have released eleven studio albums, on various independent and major labels, and one feature-length film, “Zero Stars.” Known for their strong DIY ethic, the band members toured incessantly in the 1990s, driving their own van around the US and Europe, creating their own artwork and T-shirt designs, and operating their own record label. Poster Children were also pioneers in several forms of electronic technology relating to performance art, including enhanced CDs, webcasts, and blogs. The band will be releasing their 12th album, Grand Bargain!, in May 2018.
Teen Mortgage is a self described ’trash punk’ duo based in Washington DC, USA comprising of James Guile (guitar, vocals) and Ed Barakauskas (drums). They became active in January 2017 after James had moved from his hometown of Liverpool, UK to Washington DC. In this short time they have opened for notable bands Ron Gallo (New West Records), Ian Sweet (Hardly Art), Acid Dad, and Big Business (Melvins collaborators on Gold Metal Records) while promoting their debut EP “Strange Times” which will be available in cassette form courtesy of Wiener Records in August 2017.