Ring In the New Year at Union Stage and Jammin Java!

Looking to throw down with US and JJ this New Year’s Eve? We’ve got a great program at both clubs for music fans of all tastes and ages, and a reasonable ticket price to boot. Check out some info on the shows below, and make your choice.

Funk (with Soul) vs. Bluegrass
Starring: Aztec Sun, Bencoolen, Dirty Grass Players

A fun mix of funk, soul and bluegrass with some of DC’s finest players.

Since its inception in late 2012, Washington DC-based band AZTEC SUN has hypnotized the ears and feet of the District’s live music aficionados. No matter the scale of the venue, this ensemble maintains an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70’s Funk and Soul, Jazz, Afro-funk and Motown-era pop.

BENCOOLEN is a maximalist rock band that includes blues, funk, and soul influences in their sound. The band features soaring vocals, swift sax lines, and huge guitar tones.

THE DIRTY GRASS PLAYERS are an up and coming band with their own spin on bluegrass. They use traditional style vocal harmonies and mix it with a jammy improvisational feel to keep listeners on their toes.

Back to the 90s
Starring: Getchoo (Weezer), Dammit Josie (Blink-182), Dashing Bumpkins (Smashing Pumpkins)

Taking the nostalgia train to funtown.

GETCHOO , a tribute to Weezer is DC’s premier Weezer tribute band playing all of the hits and deep cuts from Weezer’s discography. Fans of self-titled debut “Blue Album” ( Undone The Sweater Song, Buddy Holly, Say It Ain’t So ), and Pinkerton won’t want to miss these guys in action.

Following their last performance at a sold out “Back To The 90’s” show, DAMMIT JOSIE is back! Dammit Josie will be performing your favorite Blink 182 songs spanning the band’s entire career, including “Feeling This”, “What’s My Age Again”, and of course, “Dammit” and “Josie”.

at James Madison University in 2005. They joined the tradition of Halloween cover bands at Harrisonburg punk/DIY houses featuring tributes to Black Flag and The Kinks.