Stone Driver w/ A Shrewdness of Apes & Irresponsible
Advance $10 | Day of $12
Doors 7:30 | Show 8
Stone Driver is an original rock band that was voted “Best Original Band” by the Washington City Paper in 2018. The band harnesses grunge, blues rock, progressive, and psychedelic influences to create powerful and soulful rock music that resonates with fans both on the stage and from the studio. In addition to writing, recording, and performing original music, Stone Driver continues to be actively involved in supporting multiple charitable organizations in the DMV community (Per Scholas, Lever Fund, Rolling Thunder, Joe Strummer Foundation, etc).
The band is currently working on their fourth full length album with Grammy award winner John Seymour (prior clients include Santana, U2, Alice In Chains, Jimi Hendrix, and the Dave Matthews Band). It is an explosive follow up to their prior critically acclaimed albums ‘Chasing Demons’ (2018), ‘Rocks’ (2017), and ‘Descent’ (2016) which are available on all major music carriers.
A Shrewdness of Apes
A Shrewdness of Apes started off with the collaboration of Ian Mabley and Dave Greek as an acoustic duo in late 2012. With the incorporation of their first drummer, Cesar Cotrina, in mid-2013, they named themselves after the collective noun for monkeys, which they thought represented their intricate, melodic yet heavy style.
They released their first EP (Alpha) in March 2014. Ian moved to DC in October 2014 during the production of the band’s second EP (Beta) and released it in January 2015. “No One Knows What It’s Like To Be Sober” quickly became the band’s most popular song. In DC, the band existed as an acoustic duo with Sumeet Mahal on bass until Jared Coffin was chosen as their new drummer in March 2017. The band released their first full-length album in May 2019 with new members Chris Sciotto and JR Franks.
Irresponsible is an Alt Rock band based out of DC whose hard work has landed them headlining shows at such venues as the 9:30 Club, Jammin Java, and other venues in the VA/DC/MD area. The band draws inspiration from rock legends and local musicians alike, always ready to grow and evolve. Formed in 2007, Irresponsible consists of Ryan Paladino (guitar/vox), TJ Rogers (drums/vox), and Michael Snodgrass (bass/vox). The band has released three studio albums, all of which are available on iTunes: Life | Art | Love (2010), Madam Maggie’s House for Wayward Boys (2011), and I’ll Have What I’m Having (2015).