Thank You Scientist

Thank You Scientist

Tomato Dodgers, Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers

Wed April 18

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

Thank You Scientist - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Thank You Scientist

Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.

With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist’s lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.
Tomato Dodgers - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Tomato Dodgers

Moxious groovesters nimbly sidestepping the ripe projectiles of struggle, in hopes of unearthing a fresh, funky future free of falling fruit.
Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers

Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers is an art-rock band from the outskirts of Washington DC. Genre-blurring and eclectic, their sound is equal parts finessed and handmade, beautiful and dissonant, psychedelic and dusty – melodic, lush, atmospheric, dynamic, and cathartically raw.

Recognizing that art has a unique power to transform, transcend, and purify, SC&S make music meant to move the heart and mind of listeners, to connect with the deeper and more ineffable truths of human existence: that there is beauty in ugliness, healing through pain, illumination in darkness, answers in mystery. Their shows are designed as immersive events, their recordings as sonic microcosms.

The Sleepwalkers are bassist Michael Stettes (Stettes), multi-instrumentalist Corey Thuro (Seneca), keyboardist Chris Mathews (Distant Creatures, Grave Nature), and drummer Andrew Baughman (Baughman Dynasty). They are led by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Sam Cooper, who writes nocturnal compositions dominated by themes of loss, love, time, and the cosmic experience.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001