Ruse de Guerre
Castle of Genre, XK Scenario, The Firnats
1353 H St. NE
Washington, DC, 20002
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Ruse de Guerre
Hailing from the Washington, D.C. area by way of Reston, VA, Ruse de Guerre (a term meaning military deception) combines the dynamic sensibilities of alternative rock, the melodic intricacies of jazz and blues, the postmodern lyrical elements of contemporary indie and DIY punk, and a frenetic live energy rooted in the D.C.'s hardcore community.
In July of 2015, they played their first show opening for hometown heroes, RDGLDGRN. Less than two weeks later, Ruse de Guerre played their first ever headlining show at Jammin' Java and sold out the venue. Since then, the band has headlined some of the area’s most well-known venues such as Black Cat, DC9, and the Rock & Roll Hotel, and have embarked on two East Coast tours.
Their debut EP, "Empire", was recorded entirely analog at the historic Inner Ear Studio with legendary producer Don Zientara (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Foo Fighters, John Frusciante). It is now available on all digital music platforms everywhere & physical CD. In 2017, the band began working on their first full length project at WrightWay Studios in Baltimore with studio engineer, Drew Lamond (Jay-Z, Beach House, Mos Def, MIA, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez). It is currently scheduled for release in Fall 2018.
Castle of Genre
The Firnats are a mom rock band based in Richmond and Reston, Virginia. Formed in late 2015 by Sean Flanagan, The Firnats take inspiration from the doo wop pop groups of the 50’s, and the alt rock bands of the 90’s and 2000’s to produce their own unique brand of rock music. Since being created, the band has played everywhere from small college basements all over the DMV; to more established venues such as Rock and Roll Hotel and Black Cat in D.C, as well as Strange Matter and Gallery Five in Richmond. The Firnats recorded their debut album, “Fear Not”, completely DIY in producer Hapa Siuhengalu’s basement in Reston Virginia. The album was released in August of 2017 and now has over 10,000 streams on Spotify. They are currently recording a four song EP that’s set for release in late summer of 2018.