NAH., Fractal Cat, FuzzQueen

Thu April 5

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


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages


Mary-eL is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia by way of Indianapolis who's injecting edgy rock and soul into the DMV music scene. This Jill-of-all-trades has hosted her own radio show, acted in short films, co-hosted local TV programs, is a highly sought-after studio session vocalist, and is well known for her energetic stage presence.

NAH. is a psychedelic indie rock band based out of Washington D.C. metro area. NAH. began in 2014, founded by singer-songwriter, Brendan Ra Tyler. His style of songwriting is introspective, yet relatable with an enduring message. He is accompanied by drummer Steve Rodriguez, violinist and electronic musician Kristina Marie, and guitarist Ian Dandridge. NAH. possesses a sonically expansive sound and visceral energy that that is certain to captivate a crowd.
Fractal Cat

Fractal Cat is a seven-piece psychedelic rock band bridging sounds from Chuck Berry to The Flaming Lips. Lyrics combining social commentary and mysticism ring prominently over swirling guitars, horns, strings, and multipart harmonies. The band released The Tower, its third album of all-original material, live in studio at WTMD Radio, Baltimore in early 2017—the station’s first ever album release party. In July, the album debuted at #14 on the Relix/ radio chart. That same month, Fractal cat hosted a sold-out Summer of Love 50th anniversary concert at Baltimore's Creative Alliance. In 2016, Fractal Cat was featured in the “Maryland Music” documentary presented by Maryland Public Television, and in 2014, it's single "Tryptide" made WTMD's top 14 Baltimore songs of the year. The group and its side projects share the stage with acts of all stripes, including Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, Dan Deacon, The Mantras, People’s Blues of Richmond, Cris Jacobs Band, the Rumpke Mountain Boys, and many more.

Forged in the glowing embers of Washington D.C. following the 2016 election and subsequent Women’s March, the members of FuzzQueen are entrenched in the thriving DIY community of the nation’s capital. While keenly aware of the inescapably political nature of their locale, they coalesce around issues of social injustice and feminine power while also reveling in a “seething tension” that serves to both mirror and confront the political climate through sonic exploration.

Following a stint in California, frontwoman Erin Frisby returned to D.C. with husband and bandmate Chris Stelloh. Reuniting with their longtime friend and drummer Ben Tufts, and adding the bass talent of Clinton Cole, the band shed their former Americana aspirations in favor of a more urgent, visceral project. Drawing from the energy of bands like Fugazi, Queens of the Stone Age, and PJ Harvey, FuzzQueen filters raw energy through compositional complexity and Frisby’s operatic training.

Although rooted in the current social climate, forthcoming single, Ribbons & Flowers exudes a more primeval energy. Deftly melding ideas of femaleness with environmental awareness, the song exists in the present but alludes to something more ancient. Combined with their affinity for community engagement, the band taps into a collective power that serves both to heal and embolden.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001