Loi Loi at Rock & Roll Hotel
with MUNDY, Nihiloceros, and Time is Fire
(you will get as much exercise as a zumba class and maybe some **birthday cake** afterwards!!!)
TIME IS FIRE 8PM – 830PM
NIHILOCEROS 845PM – 915PM
MUNDY 930PM – 10PM
LOI LOI 1015PM – 11PM
¨The Washington D.C. group highlights the universal power of women through sounds & visuals that elevate femme empowerment against all aspects of adversity.¨ – Impose Magazine
“Loi Loi is a great example of progressive, experimental music that represents D.C.’s tradition of pushing forward.” -DC Music Download
“Loi Loi is reminiscent of late 90’s Le Tigre meets Deee-Lite. Short blasts of pop-y, dance-y fun” – Brightest Young Things
Loi Loi is an electronic synth-pop trio of Kristie (vocals, keyboards, synthesizers), Pedram (guitars), and Tyler (bass and gaia synth).
Loi Loi’s inaugural EP, Viva La Vulva, was recorded at BLIGHT.Records in March 2017, six months after Kristie’s return from Spain to Washington, DC. Each track represents a brick in the path of Kristie’s exciting cross-cultural escapades, simultaneously chronicling the hardship she encountered transitioning back to her home in the United States, which was vastly different than when she had left in 2011. Today, Loi Loi embraces a somewhat economical setup but maximizes on a suite of atmospheric effects, original samples, and a multi-tiered song structure.
Nihiloceros is a Brooklyn-based Trash Pop trio. The group, who are currently on the Warped Tour and are SXSW alums, released their newest (self-titled) album, in December 2017. It’s pretty rad. The band loves making noise and playing shows with friends like White Mystery, A Deer A Horse, Grim Streaker, Darkwing, Ted’s Dead, Fat Heaven, QWAM, Fruit & Flowers and Sharkmuffin. They’ve toured all over the U.S. and Canada. They’ve also played CMJ, and Northside the past several years.
Time is Fire
Time is Fire is a band that could only come out of Washington DC. Rooted in DC’s post-punk scene but reaching out to embrace rhythms from across the world, the group summons a kaleidoscopic sound that knows no borders– a sonic blast of radio distortion from a country that doesn’t exist.
Fronted by an Iranian-born Sufi poet and backed by players steeped in punk, dance and experimental music, Time is Fire mixes pan-cultural rhythms, floor-shaking funk grooves and acid-laced guitar leads into a mind-expanding geopolitical dance party. It’s pretty rad.
MUNDY is a Washington, DC based band serving New Wave Soul. A Space glam look with a punk rock edge.
Body moving beats and soaring melodies, MUNDY will get you lifted and make you dance it out. Up-beat and visually engaging, MUNDY is a theatrical rock experience. Their songs take you on a trip through space and time, to a place where acceptance, passion, and joy are the only reality. We are equally made of stardust, together we shine.