The Wldlfe

The Wldlfe

Sub-Radio, Marielle Kraft

Mon May 21

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

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Wldlfe - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
The Wldlfe
THE WLDLFE, from Indianapolis, IN, is an indie pop band for fans of acts such as Jon Bellion, The 1975, and Fickle Friends. The band is comprised of Frontman Jansen Hogan, guitarist Jason Boucouras, drummer Geoff Jones, bass player Jack Crane, and multi-instrumentalist Carson Hogan. THE WLDLFE produces cinematic pop using maximalistic production and an honest simplicity to their lyrics.

The band found their beginning in 2016 with their debut EP “New”. “New” was a grassroots success receiving positive reviews from indie music publications, receiving airplay on over 90 college stations, being featured in the MTV Spotlight Spotify Playlist and even receiving tweets from Hollywood A-Listers Abigail Breslin and Chloe Grace Moretz.

Their sophomore EP “ILY”, continued the forward momentum seeing the band featured in Local Wolves Magazine, featured in Spotify’s Indie-Pop and AP playlists, and opening for the popular indie band COIN.

Now with the release of “I Don’t Mind”, the first single off their upcoming full-length album, the band has marked a new maturity of sound with a fresh visual aesthetic to match it. “I Don’t Mind” is the first of several singles the band will release this year, all leading up to the group’s first full length release slated for the Fall 2018.
Sub-Radio - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Sub-Radio
Washington, DC’s Sub-Radio makes catchy, danceable indie pop that’s always expanding its boundaries. The sextet’s high-energy live performances and variety of outstanding vocalists have put them on the map up and down the East Coast. The band’s clean guitars, dancefloor rhythms, and powerful vocals have garnered comparisons to established indie pop acts like WALK THE MOON and MisterWives. Multiple songs have been recognized in national songwriting competitions, and Sub-Radio has gigged heavily across the region, playing at events such as Capital PRIDE, LAUNCH Music Conference & Festival, Celebrate Fairfax and Firefly Music Festival 2017. Following the success of their 2016 debut Same Train//Different Station, the band embarked on a series of monthly singles from April to September 2017. Their most recent EP Headfirst tackles the 21st-century struggle to define relationships and find a community from the offbeat perspective they’ve cultivated in their 10+ years of writing together.
Marielle Kraft - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Marielle Kraft
Sought for her honest lyrics and remembered for her catchy melodies, Marielle Kraft is a singer/songwriter currently based outside of Philadelphia in Delaware. Self-taught, she began playing guitar at 16 and soon writing songs that take shape as honest stories through comfortable arrangements, following suit to artists like Shawn Mendes, Chelsea Cutler, and Taylor Swift. Oftentimes these stories are ones that we all find a piece of ourselves in, yet are crafted in a way simply unique to Marielle's artistry.

Over the past few years, Marielle Kraft has self-released two original EPs, as well as a recent single, followed by the release of her first official music video in collaboration with Heuristic Films.

Her first EP, Today Tomorrow Someday (2014), is a novice project that navigates the search for new purpose, while still remembering your roots. Her sophomore live EP, The Gibraltar Sessions (2016), features a stripped down delivery of 5 original songs that seamlessly match clever lyrics of love, longing, and identity with refreshing melodies which many claim will "ring in your head for days afterward."

Her latest release, the indie pop single "How Far You Feel," has already collected nearly 200,000 streams across platforms. It seeks to understand the dichotomy of physical vs. emotional distance in relationships.

Marielle Kraft regularly plays at venues across the Mid-Atlantic, sharing stages with names as big as Fatai, The WLDLFE, and Betty Who. In Spring 2018, she was crowned Grand Champion of the Muzikarmegeddon Solo Singer-Songwriter Competition, and in June she delivered a Tedx Talk at Firefly 2018, discussing the vital art of honesty rooted in her songwriting.

Marielle's brand new single, Test Drive, was released on all platforms on August 25th, 2018.

“It channels harsh, cynical emotions and releases them in a way that is engaging, exciting, and meant to bring others together," Marielle says of the pop single. "The idea that this song of painfully breaking two people apart can become an anthem of moving forward with heads held high, for me, is the sweetest kind of break up retribution.”

Since leaving her teaching career to pursue a life committed to creating music in summer 2018, Marielle has announced plans to tour in different regions of the country and release new original music coming soon.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
http://www.dcnine.com