Friday, March 10, 2023
Native Sun, Cinema Hearts, and Venray
NYC garage punk rockers Native Sun will be headlining at D.C.’s newest dive, The Runaway, with support from local bands Cinema Hearts and Venray, plus a special guest TBA.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, which opens at 8:30 PM.
Native Sun is fronted by Colombian-American songwriter Danny Gomez, along with drummer Nico Espinosa and bassist Justin Barry, who combine rock’s greatest elements to bring their timeless songwriting to the forefront. Their latest EP Off With Our Heads was recorded live-on-tape, and “the tracks burst with the kinetic energy of their live show but find Gomez singing about grief and his disillusionment with the world, while lovingly capturing the chaos, humanity, and sense of boundless possibility and potential for serendipitous moments of connection that make NYC a central inspiration for the band and the rest of the world.” With these rock’n’rollers, you’re sure in for a rowdy, yet welcoming can’t-miss show. https://nativesunyc.bandcamp.com/
Cinema Hearts is the indie power pop-rock passion project of D.C.’s own Caroline Weinroth. A former Miss Virginia contender, Weinroth crafts songs about the loneliness, frustration, and cut-throat drive it took to win, and then lose, on the glitzy pageant stage. These experiences are chronicled in her Your Ideal EP, produced by Bartees Strange. Her music is filled with haunting harmonies, striking electric guitar, and dreamy synthesizers, leaning into girl group, surf, and garage rock influences. Weinroth also works as a music teacher and leads workshops on guitar and audio for elementary/middle school girls with Girls Rock camps. http://www.cinemahearts.com/
Venray, stylized as venray, is D.C.’s two-piece garage rock/indie band that consists of Tyler Bergin and Christopher Peli, who have been playing together since high school. After experimenting with surfier, 60’s inspired songs, they now gravitate more towards heavier punk and grunge, and continue to bend the genres. Particularly impressive is their independent self-management, as well as designing creative artwork for their album covers and merchandise. Venray’s stage presence is unmatched, with songs that you will walk away with stuck in your head. The duo continues to break musical boundaries, so don’t go into this show expecting anything generic. https://venray.bandcamp.com/
Stay up to date for more upcoming events at The Runaway on their website.
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.