Jan 30, 7 PM
Jammin Java, 221 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
On Thursday, January 30th, Eskimo Bands DC will be throwing its second showcase, “Best of the DMV,” at Jammin Java in Vienna, Va. The newly formed collective is a self-proclaimed “gang for musicians, by musicians” seeking to bring artists under one banner for collective bargaining, community building, and the opportunity to play prime venues around the city.
“We got invited to share a bill at the Baltimore Soundstage, which we had no business being a part of since we had no fans, but after hearing how we sounded on a real stage all I could think about was, ‘How can we do that again?’ and Eskimo Bands DC was created in part as an answer to that question; both for us and for other bands with modest followings looking to get their foot in the door at venues.”
– Michael McDermott
The concert will feature six bands of varying genres and start at 7 PM. When asked what someone can expect from a night at an Eskimo Bands D.C. concert, McDermott replied, “From a music goers perspective, if everything goes right, it should feel like the party you’ve always wanted to be invited to – great live music, great food and beer at Jammin Java, lots of familiar faces, and a bunch of musicians hanging out and chopping it up while they are not on stage.”
Interested in finding out more? Below is a link to the Facebook event and Eventbrite tickets, grab one and get yourself out to Jammin Java on January the 30th!
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.