Don Zientara

Don Zientara

Jackie & the Treehorns, Nah.

Wed May 30

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


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Don Zientara
Don Zientara
Grew up in Rochester, NY. Had several friends in school who knew quite a bit about electronics and taught me to build/design/repair that sort of equipment.

Had old tape recorders all my life. Also wired them so that it was a sound reinforcement system. Experimented with electronic design and function.

Studied art at Syracuse University. BFA in 1970.

Attended graduate school at West Virginia University, majoring in painting and printmaking. Studied paper construction and restoration.

Was drafted into the Army in 1971. Lottery. Number one.

Signed up for electronics training. After basic training finished, was told there was a surplus of electronic trainees, but would I want to draw and paint portraits for the Army Recruiting Support Center (Cameron Station, Alexandria)?

Accepted the invitation to work there.

Applied for, and received a CO (Conscientious Objector) in 1973.

Went to work for the National Gallery of Art as an exhibits framer and paper conservator.

After about 5 years, became the NGA's audio engineer

Stayed there for another 4 years, then went on to work as studio manager, then on my own. Have been running Inner Ear Studio ever since.
Jackie & the Treehorns - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Jackie & the Treehorns
Rooted in the basic tenants of a power trio, but borrowing liberally from all styles of rock, Jackie and The Treehorns are an Alexandria, VA-based band that plays all original music. Formed in 2009 by Steven Rubin under the guise of an alter ego and his band, the concept might be tongue-in-cheek but the music most certainly is not.

The bands music covers a wide sonic palate while Jackie’s lyrics touch on subjects ranging from celebrity stalkers, serial killers, and hitchhikers to oddities such as UFO’s, deja vu, and ghosts. If Radiohead, Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Pink Floyd and others combined forces to form a supergroup, well, that would be pretty awesome. Since that’s not happening we can safely assume that the sounds of Jackie and The Treehorns will fulfill our desires.

Nah. is a Washington D.C. based female-fronted alternative rock band that infuses psychedelic improvisation with indie-style creativity. They possess a sonically expansive sound and visceral energy that is certain to captivate a crowd. The band's motto, "Art is love; love is survival" transparently shines through their collective energy during each live performance.

The band began in 2015, founded by singer-songwriter, Brendan Ra Tyler. His style of songwriting is introspective and relatable with an enduring, honest message. He is accompanied by a talented crew of musicians including Austin-based poet, lyricist and singer, Emma Bleker; drummer Steve Rodriguez; guitarist Chris Smith; and synth/ keyboardist Zack Be. Nah. possesses a sonically expansive sound and visceral energy that is certain to captivate a crowd.

In 2017, Nah. worked extensively on recording an EP with acclaimed engineer, Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios (Bad Brains, Fugazi, Minor Threat, John Frusciante, Foo Fighters and more). Their debut EP, Social Meteor, was released in August at The Black Cat, in Washington, D.C. The EP is now available digitally via Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, YouTube, Bandcamp, and more.

Upon release of their new music, Nah. received accolades and press from several established music websites such as: Obscure Sound (US), Born Music Online (UK), Fancy Melancholic (UK), Velvety Music (Spain), Barrygruff Music (Ireland), The DCist (US), which led to their music successfully trending on The Hype Machine, a website that tracks trending music. Nah. is actively gigging and touring, supporting accomplished acts such as Grace Mitchell, Surf Rock is Dead and Kolars. They are scheduled to perform at several festivals this Fall including H Street Music Festival, Adams Morgan Day and Spaghetti Festival 15.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001