DC9 Nightclub Presents:


Distant Creatures

Thu July 11

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


This event is all ages

Bodega - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
‘The best critique is self-critique’ is the mantra of Brooklyn art rock unit
BODEGA. With wild minimalism and sharp wit, they revitalize the rock and roll
vocabulary under the influence of post punk, hip-hop, kraut
rock, and folk-derived narrative songwriting.

Still on the endless tour behind their debut LP ENDLESS SCROLL -
Ben Hozie (conductor, vocals, guitar), Nikki Belfiglio (art director, vocals, samples, hi hat),
Heather Elle (bass), and Madison Velding Vandam (lead guitar, producer) have recently
recruited Tai Lee (formerly a performer/drummer in the show STOMP) as their
new stand-up percussionist (original drummer Montana Simone has left to
pursue her painting and sculpture). The art rock group has written and recorded
a whole new batch of material w/ Tai (produced by Madison) that will be
released soon (form yet TBD). Audiences can expect teases of this
new material at the group’s shows this Winter and Spring.

On March 1 What’s Your Rupture records will release WITNESS SCROLL, a live album
recorded May 2018 at the Poetry Club (Glasgow) and the Lexington (London). Raw
and cathartic, the record showcases the spontaneous electricity of their live sets -
including extended renditions of live staples ’Truth is Not Punishment’
and ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle.’ Also on the disc is the new track ‘No Vanguard Revival’
and a re-worked version of ‘Stain Glaze’, originally a song by Ben and Nikki’s old band BODEGA BAY.

WITNESS SCROLL was mixed and mastered by Jonathan Schenke.
Distant Creatures - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Distant Creatures
Washington, D.C. is typically known for its politics and monuments, but beneath the bluster of the city’s talking heads, a group of artists and musicians called Distant Creatures are showing off a more sonically sensuous side of the capital. Distant Creatures are a five piece dreamy indie pop band led by charismatic Persian singer Mina Karimi’s poetic vocals and shimmering guitars. Playing together for three years, they have performed live regionally and have released a single and album so far with Appalachian Groove Records and Custom Made Music.
Venue Information:
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001