Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys, Nick Cianci
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Since the release of the critically-acclaimed debut LP 'Live At The Heartbreak Hotel', DC via Pittsburgh based experimental artist Rob Stokes and his quintet have focused on consistency and showcasing vulnerability in the live setting. With a band comprised of Jesse Sattler (Saturday Night), Andrew Pendegrast (Sealab), Sam Catherman (Sealab, Ezra Mae & The Gypsy Moon), Sean Lescynski (Sun Cycle, Devilette) & SIR E.U. Stokes aims to bring out pure, untainted emotion; with each note emitting waves equal parts heartache & consequence.
"Topsy-turvy, achy-brachy love songs...”
“An album of fluid polyglot pop spiked with splashes of ‘Tropicalia, bossa nova, blues, punk and no-wave...”
- Washington Post
Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Kyle Duke is a rising artist in NYC's indie rock scene. Since moving to New York in 2015, Duke has been hard at work spreading his own DIY brand of psychedelic, guitar-driven rock to new audiences with the help of his live band The Brown Bag Boys. After the release of his first self-produced EP Snack Time in 2016 and its follow-up Aquatic Pop in 2017, Kyle began gaining more national and international interest through indie and college blog coverage as well as radio play on college and national public radio stations and tens of thousands of streams on Spotify. Kyle has since released a handful of singles that lean more into the heaver aesthetic of the punk and metal acts that he grew up worshipping, and continued to expand his cult following regionally and nationally with his high-energy, whimsical live set, captured on the EP Ohio Gets Wet, out June 20, 2018 on Bandcamp.
When an eight-year-old Nick Cianci saw Zack Mooneyham melt people’s faces with his prodigious guitar playing in The School of Rock, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life. For years, playing the guitar was an obsession for the young kid from Malvern, PA. But it wasn’t until he discovered the music of Jeff Buckley during his junior year of high school that he began to use the instrument for songwriting. At age eighteen, Nick enrolled in Tisch’s Recorded Music program where he’s spent the past four years writing songs and gigging frequently with his band. His debut EP, hi-fidelity depressed, is set for release in June 2018.
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