Friday, June 4, 2010

The Lion Rocks Tonight!

Haven't made your plan for the night just yet? Check out Daddy Lion, who most recently appeared as part of our summer music series (videos to be posted soon) and support a good cause all at the same time. See details below:

D.C. bands are coming together Friday, June 4 at The Fridge to raise funds in support of The Whitman Walker Clinic. This will be the seventh in a series of benefit concerts that Jeremy Joseph, the event’s organizer, has been holding in DC for local charities since June of last year.

“This one promises to be the biggest yet.” says Joseph. “The Whitman Walker Clinic is very important and I’m happy to be able to help raise money for their crucial work.”

Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the show kicks off at 9, featuring local loves Mother, Daddy Lion, Foul Swoops, Stout Cortez, and a solo performance by Nate Frey of Last Tide.

The all-ages show, which costs $8 cash at the door, will be set amidst Perception Altar, the art of Jeramie Bellmay, The Fridge’s current exhibiting artist.

About the Whitman Walker Clinic: Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit, community-based provider of health care in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Through two sites in the District of Columbia, the Clinic offers primary medical and dental care; mental health and addictions counseling and treatment; HIV education, prevention, and testing; legal services; and medical adherence case management. Whitman-Walker Clinic is committed to meeting the health needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and people living with HIV/AIDS.

About The Fridge DC: Located on Barracks Row in the historic Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington, DC, The Fridge ( plays host to a variety of events; including magic shows, comedians, dance, acrobatics, sideshows, and poetry slams. Its mission is to foster creativity and community dialogue by serving as a conduit for expression through the arts and providing exhibition space to emerging and established artists

The Lineup:


Mother is a four-piece psycho-delic rock outfit distilled from members and associations of several DC bands including The Hard Tomorrows, Greenland, Casper Bangs, The Washington Social Club, The Dance Party, Bellman Barker, and Justin Jones and the Driving Rain.

Mother’s favorite color is green. Our favorite pastime is intergalactic breeding. Pleiades Ho!

Daddy Lion
Fuzzy indie-rock trio from DC releasing debut EP on 24 Hour Service Station June 8th on iTunes.

Foul Swoops
Noise pop from south arlington. releasing debut 7" on yeah gates records this summer

Stout Cortez
Stout Cortez (Justin Hunter Scott) is a one-man electronic pop artist working overtime to get you bumping and grinding. Influenced by 3am dance parties and tons of grimy hip-hop, his music is as emotive as it is danceable, as fun as it is cerebral.

Nate Frey (Last Tide) – Solo Set
Nate Frey is the front man for DC’s Last Tide. Heavily influenced by the shoegaze and slowcore scenes, DC’s Last Tide also draws from punk, experimental music, and post-rock, among other sources.

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