Blaenavon, The Effects
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
From the increasingly fertile DIY scene of Louisville, KY, emerges White Reaper – an incandescent power trio who is ready and willing to blow out eardrums far and wide.
The band – formed by Tony Esposito (vocals/guitar) and twin brothers Nick (drums) and Sam Wilkerson (bass) -- combines sparkling hooks and fluid, fluttering rhythms to create psychedelia-tinged garage punk that make heads bob without sacrificing an ounce of sonic bite.
Having cut their teeth playing a number of raucous local and regional shows that left everyone's ears ringing and no pores devoid of sweat,the group is ready to unleash their eponymous debut EP -- a six-song blitzkrieg that traces the band's present and future. While dingy and jangly single "Conspirator" scratches the itch left behind by Jay Reatard, infectious stand outs "Cool" and "Funn" will undoubtedly make the ears of the Ty Segall/Oh Sees sect perk up.
Affectionately known as "Tony and the Twins," White Reaper has six tracks in their pocket, a few future surprises up their sleeves, a thunderous live show, and they're just getting started....
The Effects have Ian MacKaye's ear, and for fans of D.C.-style punk or post-punk, that's endorsement enough. Stacked with the bass player from Deleted Scenes and the vocalist from Faraquet, The Effects attribute much of their musical inspiration to our nation's capital, which also happens to be the city they call home. Though the group hasn't released a full-length yet, it's been releasing a single a month for a bit now... Drawing from all sorts of angular, jaunty D.C. acts like The Dismemberment Plan, Q And Not U, and even Fugazi, their sound consists of perfectly updated takes on the D.C. sound.