CrushnPain, Honest Haloway

Fri June 15

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Scottish-based ONR. appeared on the music scene practically overnight after leaking his first single, "Jericho" through indie music label, Leftwing, before being signed to Capitol Records. With an understated confidence and maturity, he cites David Bowie and Arcade Fire as his musical inspirations. He has been featured in major publications such as the The Village Voice, Huffington Post, BBC Introducing, CLASH Magazine, Culture Collide, Alternative Press, Vents Magazine, and Lemonade magazine. Later this year he will be performing at Leeds, Great Escape, and on support dates with Mondo Cozmo. ONR. is currently working with producers Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag & Bone Man), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd) and legendary mixer Spike Stent (Massive Attack, Frank Ocean). His latest single "AMERICAN GODS" (released Feb 16th) was featured on New Music Friday, Young and Free, and Viral 50 UK playlists on Spotify, as well as Breaking Alternative, Best of the Weekplaylists on Apple Music. His debut EP will be released spring of 2018.
Washington DC-based producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Austin Gallas creates lush, genre-defying soundscapes that simultaneously evoke the bedroom and the dance floor.

CrushnPain has performed at a number of favorite DC venues including Black Cat, DC9, and Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, in addition to several house venues. Since forming in 2015, they have appeared alongside a diverse range of artists including Computer Magic, Lauren Ruth Ward, Crywolf, Half Waif, She Keeps Bees, and REIGHNBEAU, as well as local favorites like Paperhaus, Seán Barna, and Humble Fire.
Honest Haloway
Honest Haloway began as a solo passion project helmed by songwriter Tim Kratzer in a bedroom in Washington DC in 2010. In the early stages, the music was nothing more than a creative outlet where he could convey his wordless evocations into a collection of songs without the intent or expectations to produce tangible outcomes, let alone see the stage.

By 2011, Kratzer had recorded and released his debut EP titled "The Towns" featuring five new synth heavy songs that contained remnants of his previous band, The Vita Ruins, but with a more lush and melodic sound and a deeper level of intimate song writing influenced by his personal life. He soon translated the music into live performances and took the songs to the stage where he played dozens of shows over the course of 2 years during which the project developed into a full band with a rotating group of local musician friends.

Kratzer embarked on a hiatus in 2013, but returned with the intention of crafting a follow up album and began leaping forward musically and conceptually. He drew inspiration from his travels and began further experimenting with ethereal effects and developing various production methods. The result was 2014’s Perigee, which proved to be a smooth departure from his previous work delineating a much brighter and cleaner dream pop effect to the otherwise lyrically melancholy songs.

After 2 EP’s, several years of performing and opening for larger acts, Honest Haloway has now evolved into a 5 member band consisting of D.C. music veterans, Fico Lazzaro-Colon and Ed Barnabas (both of Cedars, and Ms. Director), Greg Balleza (The Vita Ruins, Incredible Change) & Paul Burgess (Yesferatu, incredible Change). The band is now working on recording their first full-length album. Together, the members have progressed and redefined the band’s essence by each bringing their own unique stamp to the guitar heavy songs on the new album, which are noticeably darker and more transient than those of previous works. Honest Haloway’s third album is set to be out in 2018.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001