The Most, Nah., Countdown From Ten
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Following the disbanding of Baltimore post-hardcore group Tooth & Claw in 2012, members Sebastian Ramos and Greg Chipkin found themselves with an overwhelming desire create something new; to manifest the same passion for music that had initially brought them together in a musical project that would demonstrate how they had developed personally musically in the time since Tooth & Claw’s breakup. Beginning with an initiative from each member to experiment with new sounds and push each of their individual musical abilities, Ramos and Chipkin recorded three instrumental demos under the name Body Thief, and by late 2013 had completed their lineup in with the addition of Walt Umana on Bass and Daniel Hawkins on vocals. The band began to play shows rigorously around Maryland and D.C., and quickly branched into Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey as well. By the winter of 2014, the band was scheduled to enter the studio with producer and engineer, Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail, Circa Survive) to record their debut album, Speak in Hibernation. Musically, Body Thief pairs the post-rock and post-hardcore tendencies of many of their greatest hometown influences with a well-developed musicianship and an ear for sprawling melodies and intense crescendos. On record, Hawkins’ vocals weave throughout the textured instrumentals of Chipkin, Umana and Ramos effortlessly; the highly complicated nature of the music itself doesn’t detract from its accessibility, and instead functions to bring the listener deeper into the captivating melodies and rhythms at play. Their live set replicates this energy, and delivers a totally unique experience for first-time listeners and longtime fans alike. The audience regularly finds themselves on the precipice of a musical tipping point, at which they can just as easily be brought into a frenzied chorus as they can an unpredictable groove.
The most is an eclectic math rock band from Southington, Connecticut. Their sporadic style utilizes genre blending changes and innovative grooves to take listeners on a melodic journey. Their goal is to bring orchestration and technicality back to rock and roll in a new and refreshing way, while keeping in touch with the rawness of unbridled passion that lives at the heart of their punk rock roots.
Nah. is a Washington D.C. based female-fronted alternative rock band that infuses psychedelic improvisation with indie-style creativity. They possess a sonically expansive sound and visceral energy that is certain to captivate a crowd. The band's motto, "Art is love; love is survival" transparently shines through their collective energy during each live performance.
The band began in 2015, founded by singer-songwriter, Brendan Ra Tyler. His style of songwriting is introspective and relatable with an enduring, honest message. He is accompanied by a talented crew of musicians including Austin-based poet, lyricist and singer, Emma Bleker; drummer Steve Rodriguez; guitarist Chris Smith; and synth/ keyboardist Zack Be. Nah. possesses a sonically expansive sound and visceral energy that is certain to captivate a crowd.
In 2017, Nah. worked extensively on recording an EP with acclaimed engineer, Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios (Bad Brains, Fugazi, Minor Threat, John Frusciante, Foo Fighters and more). Their debut EP, Social Meteor, was released in August at The Black Cat, in Washington, D.C. The EP is now available digitally via Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, YouTube, Bandcamp, and more.
Upon release of their new music, Nah. received accolades and press from several established music websites such as: Obscure Sound (US), Born Music Online (UK), Fancy Melancholic (UK), Velvety Music (Spain), Barrygruff Music (Ireland), The DCist (US), which led to their music successfully trending on The Hype Machine, a website that tracks trending music. Nah. is actively gigging and touring, supporting accomplished acts such as Grace Mitchell, Surf Rock is Dead and Kolars. They are scheduled to perform at several festivals this Fall including H Street Music Festival, Adams Morgan Day and Spaghetti Festival 15.
Countdown From Ten
We followed the trail of bread crumbs and this is where it led us; the southern city limits of Philadelphia. We play eerie, high energy music with uncommon rhythms and an abundance of grooves. CDFT is Ariel Golden (bass) Dan Getty (drums) and Cameron Davidson (guitar.)