Joy on Fire, California Accent, and the Lost Civilizations in DC August 21

Come join Joy on Fire, California Accent and the Lost Civilizations experimental music project at Dew Drop Inn DC! Although nobody will be turned away, donations to help cover the travel expenses of Joy on Fire would be greatly appreciated! The event starts at 8pm; Dew Drop Inn DC is located at 2801 8th St NE and it’s 21+.

What if the world’s greatest punk band featured lead saxophone instead of vocals? What if America’s most interesting jazz trio featured a heavy metal rhythm section? What if you danced so hard, you literally jumped out of your own skin? JOY ON FIRE answers these questions and more! Originally formed in Baltimore, MD in 2009, JOY ON FIRE has since played up and down the East Coast, including gigs at Brooklyn’s Shapeshifter Lounge; SoWeBo Fest and Windup Space in Baltimore; The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia; and the The Pour House and Asheville Music Hall in North Carolina. Last May, the group hosted a month-long residency in NYC at SoHo’s The Cupping Room Cafe. Now based in New Jersey, JOY ON FIRE recently completed its second album of Led Zeppelin meets John Coltrane inspired “punk-jazz fuzz-rock,” entitled Fire with Fire.

Jon Harmon started writing the music that would become California Accent in 2012 following a move from Northern California to Washington DC. The debut album, Push!, is rambunctious and jubilant instrumental rock at it’s finest. Sun-soaked West Coast melodies coupled with explosive East Coast rhythms, weave through the urban landscape with a spontaneity that makes Push! a momentous listen all the way through. With Andrew Toy providing live support behind the drum kit, California Accent has shared the stage with some of DC’s most accomplished purveyors of math and experimental rock such as Show Pony, Kabob-o-taj, The Orchid, 3rd Grade Friends and Collider.

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and baritone sax) and T. A. Zook (omnibass/basscello). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Sam Lohman (drums) Larry Gomez (percussion), Patrick Whitehead (horns), Leah Gage (drums & electronics), Dominic Fragman (drums) and Emily Chimiak (violin). The project has been performing in the DMV region since 2008. Project co-founder Ted Zook is proud to be a Steinberger Artist. For this performance, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project will be joined by Jerry Busher; Heterodyne’s Maria Shesiuk on synth and vocalizations; Patrick Whitehead on quarter-tone flugelhorn and trumpet, and Doug Kallmeyer on bass and electronics.

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