Ocean Alley

Ocean Alley

Coral Benders

Sat June 23

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Ocean Alley - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Ocean Alley

On the back of releasing their 2nd Album 'Chiaroscuro' on March 9 2018, Ocean Alley will tour North America for the first time ever in May & June.

Oozing with cool and a pulsating bass line, their latest single ‘Confidence’ is the third single from their new album 'Chiaroscuro'. The title, traditionally related to the artistic contrast of light and dark tones, captures the underlying theme heard across the 12 album tracks – in both subject and sound they explore the power of duality, taking on alternate interpretations including right and wrong, control and surrender. From the hazy, hopeful tones on the paradoxical ‘Happy Sad’, to the wistful yet commanding howls on ‘Knees’, and warm, rich rolling guitars on lead single ‘The Comedown’ which was voted at #48 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2017, each song is drenched in equal parts distortion and dreaminess, pairing blissfully scuzzy riffs with intoxicating echoing vocals, to create the ultimate fusion of psychedelic reggae and laid-back surf rock.
Coral Benders - (Set time: 9:00 PM)

Formed in 2016 after a rained out Austin Psych Fest, the Coral Benders have crafted an original style of surf-drenched shoegaze that will leave you feeling like rock and roll is risen. Reminiscent of classic 60’s psych bent with heaps of guitar pedals, they’re loud quiet loud; weird poppy weird with reverb as tasty as a Rocket Pop on a hot summer’s day. After a year-long residency at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, the boys have honed the skills needed for an infectious live show and an original invigorating new album. Terra Foma, the Coral Benders’ debut LP, explores the potential implications of a society built upon harmless untruths
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001