Jesse Dylan & The Scaredy Cats, Fort Gorgeous
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Those who know Jukebox the Ghost know that the songwriting contributions from Tommy Siegel, guitarist/singer, tend to be lyrically-dense and apocalypse-themed. His solo debut is due in 2019, a darkly funny and highly-danceable batch of songs about 21st century dystopia that conjure up comparisons to Elvis Costello, LCD Soundsystem, Dismemberment Plan and the Talking Heads.
Jesse Dylan & The Scaredy Cats
Jesse Dylan & the Scaredy Cats is the solo project of Jesse Dylan Kristin, drummer and founding member of indie/piano-rock tour veterans Jukebox the Ghost. Drawing inspiration from Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and influential melodic rock like Ramones & The Replacements, the debut full-length album by Jesse Dylan & the Scaredy Cats, titled "Social Skills", is as witty, pensive, and personal as it is effortlessly raw in its delivery.
Fort Gorgeous leader Billy Libby’s heady, introspective songs rise and fall on waves of emotion, their lyrics always searching for hard answers, their pop sensibility never forgetting the need for a strong chorus. Though the songs often wind their way through delicate, hypnotic arpeggios, Libby's songs always emerge with welcoming, heartfelt hooks. And though his contemplative lyrics and winding musical passages conjure up comparisons to brooding art-folk acts like Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens, the sequent hooks precede another message: Everyone’s invited in Libby’s voyage to The Bottom of the Sea.