Howe Gelb

DC9 Nightclub Presents

Howe Gelb

Wed June 19

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

$15.00

This event is all ages

Howe Gelb
Howe Gelb
One takes issuance with band bios. They often read as if the writer is trying to sell you on something. These days, bands are brands and the bio regards them as product instead of art, and as such, commerce lies in the eyes of the beholder:


Howe Gelb chose his own name as a child as he didn’t agree with his mother’s aesthetics. He was born with one good eye and has spent his existence negotiating a 2 dimensional plane. Although his drives his car like he plays guitar, he has never had a car accident and has driven across this country countless times in 2D. This allows some evidence to the way his brain must’ve augmented such particular ocular perspective and probably means he doesn’t see things like you do, nor you like he. In addition, he is often late due to an unofficially recognized disability connecting within tick and tock; the landscape of time and clock. That said, he has never missed a plane or mode of transportation, and never been late for a gig unless it’s in his hometown. However, this has nothing to do with such disability, but all to do with family errands and general degree of desert slouch.


He was born the year Elvis had his first hit. He died up around the bend at an as-of-yet undisclosed date.

He has recorded and released too many albums: Somewhere around 60 of them, which ironically is also the number of cycles in a guitar amplifier’s hum.

Here are the things you probably want to know about his work;

Howe, if that is his real name, was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. After the Susquehanna River rose up to swallow his home in 1972, he was sent to Tucson, Arizona to live with his father. He began recording in the mid 70s at NPR station WVIA under the invite of George Graham back in PA. PA are the initials to the state of Pennsylvania which ironically is what he will be singing through for the rest of his life. It should also be noted that the hurricane that initiated the destruction of his hometown in PA was named Agnes, and Agnes was also the name of his Navajo girlfriend procured directly after he had moved to Tucson
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
http://www.dcnine.com