Benefit: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia—feat. Drop Electric

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Benefit: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia—feat. Drop Electric

Drop Electric + Small Leaks Sink Ships + We Were Black Clouds
According to the Department of Justice, incidents of bullying, discrimination and hate crimes towards American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have dramatically increased over the past year. PHILIA: ARTISTS RISE AGAINST ISLAMOPHOBIA aims to connect people through music and the arts, to promote the ideals of civic love and respect across America. Philia includes a vinyl album and digital release followed by multiple live concerts. Proceeds from this show and the compliation album benefit Unity Productions Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit educational organization that specializes in combating Islamophobia.
Drop Electric’s music is a manic barrage of soaring vocals, heavy guitars, atmospheric textures, and tribal percussion, controlled by structured, dynamic songwriting. Their live show has been described as “epic” by NPR’s Bob Boilen and most aptly “…as if the listener has started to sleepwalk through a dark art house film” by the DCist’s Valerie Paschall. The band released its label debut on Lefse Records in October 2013 to critical praise. Gaining acclaim from NPR, MTVU, and The Washington Post, the band has had its music placed in the trailer for “300: Rise of an Empire” and has had its song “Empire Trashed” played as part of a movie premiere on the International Space Station.
Small Leaks Sink Ships is a four piece progressive art pop band currently residing in Portland, OR. Members consist of London Van Rooy, Judd Hancock, Jim Mandel, and Ryan Garner. The band merges synthetic samples and beats from scratch with the raw power of Acoustic instruments lead by a duo of distinct vocalists creating an eclectic and unique sound.
Loud. Massive. Bummout” – words often deployed in the attempt to capture the feelings evoked by the music of We Were Black Clouds. Born in 2011 from the disintegration of a previous band, original members Ross Hurt, Justin Horenstein, and Jimmy Rhodes set out to create instrumental music as nuanced and textured as it was powerful and energetic. They quickly established themselves as one of the most vital live bands in their home town of Washington, D.C., and have shared the stage with such notable acts as Deafheaven, The Dillinger Escape Plan, SUMAC, among many others.
// Out August 18, 2017 //
01 Mac DeMarco: “Don Juan”
02 Drop Electric: “Aisha And The Knife”
03 Heems: “Blade”
04 Hamilton Leithauser: “Song With No Name”
05 Khruangbin: “Ma Be Ham Nemiresim” (Googoosh Cover)
06 Fruit Bats: “Salamander”
07 Small Leaks Sink Ships: “Sympathetic Resonance”
08 Emel Mathlouthi: “Insanity”
09 The Dodos: “Mirror Fake”
10 Vetiver: “Lumiere”
11 John Vanderslice: “Karma Police” (Radiohead Cover)

August 27 2017


Date: August 27, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
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1811 14th St NW
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