April 2: Joywave with opener Night Terrors of 1927
This band from Rochester, NY is known for their indie sound mixed with an electronic flare. Their single, “Dangerous” found itself on top of the Alternative Billboard chart in 2014, and their collaboration with KOPPS on “Tongues” pushed them even more toward their fame. In fact, they even made their late-night TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers in the summer of 2014.
Their opener, Night Terrors of 1927 has toured with other Spot Night hits like Bad Suns, and they just finished up a successful tour that ended at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Their sound is pop and indie influenced, and you may recognize their hit song “Dust and Bones.”
April 9: Young Rising Sons
Young Rising Sons is an alternative band hailing from New Jersey. Lead guitarist Dylan Scott, bassist Julian Dimagiba and drummer Steve Patrick started off jamming together years ago in Red Bank, New Jersey. After watching Andy Tongren perform in a bar in New York City, they decided to approach him about being the lead singer of their band. The four men joined forces, pulling their musical influence from Queen, Rancid and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and created a unique sound that perfectly captures the personality of their band. Their debut single, “High,” is the perfect song for a hyped Thursday night.
April 16: Goldlink
This 21-year-old DMV rapper explains his philosophy with a quote from his SoundCloud: “The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.” His debut album, “The God Complex,” explores ideas of striving to perfection and the perfect idea of “God.” His sound has been described as soulful rap with an upbeat sound and provoking lyrics. He has some songs you just want to dance to, and some songs you just listen to and think about. This underground rapper has received positive reviews from popular music sites like Complex and Pitchfork, and he’s mustering more and more attention with every energetic show.
April 23: Jukebox the Ghost
This three-member pop group from D.C. has been touring around the U.S., wowing audiences with their energy and spunk. They have made an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, opened for Barenaked Ladies, and recently signed with Cherrytree Records. They are embarking on a 30-stop tour this summer.