THE NORTH COUNTRY + TOEBOW (NYC) + BORN DAD
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
Andrew Grossman-bandleader, guitarist and lead vocalist for DC’s The North Country-documents his search for widespread subjective truth through expressive, narrative-based songwriting, providing both context and personal color on the trials, tribulations and tiny victories of 21st-century adulthood. Blending polyphonic psychedelia, classic American songwritership and soulful indie-rock compositions, The North Country isa band with a distinct message and broad appeal. Think about a deep songwriting session between Elvis Costello, Andrew Bird and Jeff Lynne, mix in Songs in the Key of Life-esque horn arrangements, St. Vincent’s otherworldly progressions, and you’re on your way to understanding The North Country.
Toebow (pronounced tō-bō) is not only a band. It is a state of mind and a world of its own. The music is playful and lighthearted, yet also severe-a progressive cartoon rock soundtrack forged from the inner goofs of the human soul. Toebow was originally formed in 2013 by close friends and alumni of the defunct indie dream-pop group BOBBY (formerly active via Partisan Records) immediately following BOBBY’s sudden dissolve in late 2012. The personnel has evolved slightly over the years, and has included members of other noteworthy New York bands such as Uni Ika Ai, Dirty Projectors and Zula.
Born Dad is a gaggle of queer folks who live in DC. Born Dad’s music discusses identities and experiences that can be hard to find represented in ~mainstream music~. Their songs make people laugh, cry, dance, sing along, and donate money to awesome organizations.