This won’t be the band’s first time appearing on the Jammin Java stage, however; they were awarded second place in Band Battle #25 at the Vienna, VA venue. Since their inception in 2020, Shelly Star and the Galaxy have released two Wammie Award-nominated singles, participated in the first inaugural Fairfax Pride celebration at Old Town Hall, and, most recently, opened for NOLA funk band “Flow Tribe” at Pearl St. Warehouse in Washington DC.
“Asteroid Belt” is the latest interplanetary dance-pop single, released in November of 2023 by Shelley and her bandmates from Planet Glam. The track highlights musical influences which include Lady Gaga, The Killers, and ABBA. The layers build quickly, and the song is almost immediately in the pocket while maintaining its dynamics and also unveiling some new sonic elements along the way.
Attendees of the Feb 4 album release party are invited to join performers in wearing space-themed cosplay, uniting Shelly’s multidisciplinary talents of song, dance, and theatrics. While it’s unclear if “happy punk” band BUKO BUKO and DC’s Dreamy Pop Princess, Ari Voxx, will be adorned with the finest space age finery, it seems a likely scenario!Tickets are available on the Jammin Java website, but if you’re arriving by rocket ship you may wanna ask about parking.
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.
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.