An indie rock four-piece from Charleston, SC, Whitehall amalgamate the sounds of alternative and grunge rock with modern pop rock sensibilities for a universally appealing tone without losing its edge.
Imagine Nirvana without the angst, or Weezer without the ego, and you’re on the verge of beginning to describe the sounds of Whitehall, as heard on their newest album, Maizy, produced by Kevin
Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, White Reaper), and featuring their latest single, “Pull.”
Whitehall, consisting of members Paddy Mckiernan, Avery Greeson, Brennan Clark, and Davis Rowe, exhibits certain characteristics of modern pop-rock while maintaining a relaxed, loose feel. The result, found most recently on their 2023 11-track album, Maizy, is something that sounds thoroughly professional, yet indie, reminding listeners that rock and roll hardly requires dotting every “i” and crossing every “t.”
We imagine this approachability will inspire you to learn to play songs like “Pull” yourself from the comfort of your own garage. Similarly, we imagine the tone of the album reflects the band’s live dynamics, which you’ll be able to hear for yourself when the band’s extensive tour stops in Richmond on Sept 28, performing at Richmond Music Hall, and on Sept 29 in D.C. at Pie Shop.
The music video for the band’s latest single reveals extensive on stage and green room footage of the band on the road, highlighting Whitehall’s experience on the road since making their debut in 2015. Most recently, Whitehall provided direct support for Goo Goo Dolls in 2022, as well as a run with Arlie and The Sewing Club.
If you’re fans of DMV area rock band, Pretty Bitter, then you’ll most likely resonate with the indie rock character heard throughout Whitehall’s discography.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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