The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Called everything from 'hillbilly-Pink Floyd' to 'folk-pop' to 'surreal Americana', New York's Slambovian Circus of Dreams "is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music." – Chronogram Magazine. A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls "Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana," their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with "Great songs and a whole lotta heart!" – DJ Meg Griffin, SiriusXM.
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following. "Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo's voice." – The Big Issue, Scotland, UK. Lead singer-songwriter Joziah Longo is joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), Bob Torsello (bass), and Felipe Torres (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul.
INFLUENCES/SOUNDS LIKE: Waterboys, Bob Dylan, Bowie, Cracker, Pink Floyd, The Decemberists, Incredible String Band, Leonard Cohen
It has been 20 years since Jonny Jingo, leader and driving force behind the DC-based popular Alt-Rock/Punk band compulsives, shared a stage with the members of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. 20 years of travels and adventures; finally the road has once again brought these old friends together. Compulsives headlined The Bayou on multiple occasions, while songs such as “Tragic Innocence” and “The Hunger” were played on radio stations around the world--including regular rotation in major markets such as Dallas and Chicago. Billboard gave “Tragic Innocence” a hearty thumbs-up in its review.
Jonny Jingo’s current musical project is Lumen Jingos: a melodic blend of original songs where folk, progressive, rock, and americana meet and greet. Imagine music and lyrics in the center of a triangle of influences from early Peter Gabriel, Gram Parsons, and REM. Heavily featuring 12-string guitars, fingerpicking, and compelling poetry and arrangements, Lumen Jingos offers organic songs, non-GMO certified.
Lumen Jingos released the EP “Tripple Epple” in May 2016, and will release the full album “Again” in October 2016. Jonny Jingo is an enthralling live performer who connects with audiences through stories of the road less traveled and songs from a different triangle: the imperfect percolations of body, mind, and spirit.
GA $25 | Premier $25 | Premier Plus $25
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service