Boat Burning + Jau Ocean in Washington DC, August 19

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On SAT 8/19, BOSSA presents an intimate evening of shimmering avant-psychedelia from the nation’s capital, featuring an extended set by maximum minimalists BOAT BURNING plus a rare set by JAU OCEAN, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Rick Irby (Paperhaus, Den-Mate, Wanted Man) with Davey Hoen on keys.

2463 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Melding elements of classical music and punk, Boat Burning is an experimental rock collective that explores “maximum minimalism,” an intricate hybrid of composition and improvisation for massed-electric guitars where simple passages played by multiple instruments –sometimes 70 or more– produce shimmering towers of densely-stacked harmonics. The result is majestic, evocative music combining the wide-screen sweep of classical with the sheer physical thrall of punk rock.

Boat Burning’s core ensemble includes guitarists
Andras Fekete (Triangle Rhysing: Music for Massed Guitars), Geordie Grindle (The Teen Idles, TONE), Jonathan Matis (DC Improvisers Collective (DCIC)) and Norm Veenstra (TONE); guitarist / keyboardist Robin Diamond (The Probes); and Mark Sherman on drums and percussion.


The solo project of Paperhaus’ Rick Irby (also Den-Mate, Wanted Man), JAU OCEAN features a morphing constellation of collaborators including (in this incarnation) DC music scene veteran Davey Hoen (FeelFree) on keys.

JO’s debut release ICECREAM DAYDREAM reveals a laid-back, near-hynotic ambience with neo-jazz flourishes, chill but always warm and inviting.