Cub Sport

Cub Sport

Redline Graffiti

Fri Apr 6

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

$13.00 - $15.00

Cub Sport
Cub Sport
Cub Sport are an independent pop group from Brisbane, Australia. In 2016, Cub Sport's break-out single “Come On Mess Me Up” caught the attention of The 1975's Matty Healy and scored Cub Sport an invitation to join the UK band for their 2016 Australian arena tour. The pop-ballad proved to connect similarly across Australia and landed a much-coveted spot in triple j's hottest 100 coming in at #24 after high rotation airplay and receiving over 4,500,000+ streams on Spotify and 400,000+ YouTube views.

Musical successes aside, Cub Sport are keen humanitarians. In mid-2016 band members Tim and Sam came out as gay and in a relationship. Alongside out-and-proud guitarist/vocalist Zoe, the band use their platform to speak out against homophobia and continually strive to develop and encourage a safe community on the band's social media channels as well as at shows. Cub Sport are now launching into the next phase of their career with their sophomore album, ‘BATS’. The group have cemented themselves as one to watch internationally, receiving glowing reviews from The Fader, Huffington Post, NYLON and i-D. Largely recorded and produced at home by lead singer/songwriter Tim Nelson, the much-anticipated follow up record displays a new side of Cub Sport. While still deeply rooted in pop, the new album indulges soul and R&B influences, making for Cub Sport's most honest, intimate and sexiest release to date.
Redline Graffiti
Redline Graffiti
Redline Graffiti is garage rock mixed with electronica and R&B. Named for a stretch of graffiti art that runs along Washington DC’s oldest public train line, the quartet’s sound has been described several ways by reviewers: “Somewhere between Passion Pit and Frank Ocean (Blisspop)” “Electro-rock newcomers (Dave Malitz, Washington Post)”, and band favorite, “Very cinematic sounding (Alexis Hauk, Washingtonian)”.

There is a certain house in the District of Columbia named Mousai. For nearly ten years, it’s served as a living space and creative haven for all manner of artist. Free ‘each one teach one’ style instrument lessons, subsequent jam sessions, and serving as a practice and recording studio for various acts based in DC, pretty much mean that the house is always breeding bands and solo artists. It is here where Redline Graffiti begins.

Drew Moten (bass, vocals), creator of the group recalls: “I started hanging out there in 2008, because my good friend, and guitarist, Ajene Harley was living there. It was just beautiful. Music all the time. It enveloped me. I took to playing bass and seriously songwriting from then on”. The eclectic milieu that is Mousai went on to bring classically trained jazz drummer, Dante Pope, and vocalist, keyboardist, programmer, and producer Donald ‘Donnie Mos’ Martin into the equation, the band fully forming in 2011. With their latest single, Junior June, a heartfelt and tumultuous homage to fatherhood, the band clearly takes aim at a larger market. The single is apart of their latest EP, The Drill, released on April 4th.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/