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LiveNation Presents @ Songbyrd Music House
Caddywhompus with Technicians
Tuesday September 5, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
In a culture that praises overnight fame and craves an endless stream of hits, the difficult, awkward path known as The Long Road to Success always loses travelers. Why bother with unpaid gigs, cramped tour vans, sleeping on floors, and saving up for studio time when you can easily polish a song at home and let the internet sort out your fate? There’s no shame in the latter route, but there’s something ineffably sweeter about witnessing a beloved underdog mature and pick up steam in real time. Just ask the rabid fans of Caddywhompus, a band that, nine years into their career, has released their most important album.
Caddywhompus is the New Orleans-based duo of singer/guitarist Chris Rehm and drummer Sean Hart, friends who have known each other since kindergarten in Houston, Texas, and have played music together since middle school. They’ll cite early inspirations like Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Radiohead as soon as they’ll describe formative experiences with A Minor Forest, Don Caballero, and Explosions in the Sky. Grouper, the Caretaker, Vashti Bunyan, Roy Orbison, and Liz Phair sit side by side on their mixtapes. And the music Rehm and Hart write as Caddywhompus reflects their omnivorous musical appetites.
Washington DC’s Technicians are interested in destroying expectations. Their dark and unrelenting live show blends a patchwork of styles: punk, indie, metal, and arty instrumentals—to name a few. In April 2017, Technicians released their eclectic debut album Now That We’re Home—a unique take on the melodic post-punk the nation’s capital is known for.