Maddie-Palooza feat. The Speaks

Maddie-Palooza feat. The Speaks

Wandering Lies, DJ Oz

Sat Apr 14

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

$20.00 - $40.00

Maddie is a force. She's fighting like a champ to beat cancer and we would love your help to beat this with her.

#BRAVELIKEMADDIE is the movement that we are coming together for to help her and her family get through this a little bit easier.

Please share with all your friends to pack UNION STAGE and make this a night Maddie and her family will not forget! We will help her dance, sing, and rock the night away with amazing performances by The Speaks, Wandering Lies, and DJ Oz!

100% of the proceeds go to #BRAVELIKEMADDIE. We appreciate your support and look forward to an amazing night!

Visit Maddie's GoFundMe page to donate and get updates on Maddie's fight!

The Speaks
The Speaks
A talented, and charismatic five-piece band from the Washington, DC area- The Speaks have shattered stereotypes, making believers out of naysayers, and acquiring legions of new fans every single step along the way. From winning every major music competition they’ve entered, to rocking crowds of 25,000+ people, to garnering over 5 million hits on YouTube and gaining major support from DC101 (one of the most influential radio stations in the country) – The Speaks became a staple of the DC metro area and an overseas sensation in Asia.

The Speaks’ amazing live performances and infectious sound have created a loyal and dedicated following within the local, national, and international music scene – with fans all across the world from the DC to Manila to Dubai. From their debut on DC101 in May 2003, their undeniable talent and hard working mentality has helped them extend their reach to a global scale. In 2005 The Speaks signed a distribution, production and publishing deal with Warner Music (Asia) with the album release in the Philippines. The band is notably remembered for their hit songs "High" and "Life's A Joke". The song "High" was ranked in the Top 40 in the Philippines (it was the no. 1 single for seven weeks), while "Life's A Joke" stayed on the Top 30 for almost 6 months in the Philippines in 2005. Their album, according to the Manila Bulletin, debuted and remained as number one on the Filetopia online radio station in the United Kingdom. The album, entitled This is the Time was a hit in Asia radio charts (including Magic 89.9's Final Countdown, and in the Top 20 of 97.1 WLS-FM), and the album's title track reached the Top 15 in the United States. Their music videos have been featured on MTV Asia and MYX. The Washington Post declared the band as one of the Top 5 bands in 2009.

The Washington, D.C.-based band won competitions such as the JAXX "World's Largest Battle of the Bands" (2003), the DC Hard Rock Café/SoBe "Ultimate Altitude Buzz" Battle of the Bands Finals (2003), and the DC 101 "Last Band Standing" competition (2004).
Wandering Lies
Wandering Lies
Wandering Lies is a female-fronted rock band based out of the Washington, DC Metro area. By combining their do-it-yourself work ethic, and unwavering dedication with a signature sound, singer Angie Pepa, rhythm guitarist Noli Conty, lead guitarist David Chaletzky, bassist Myk Menez, and Drummer Jason Brooks are paving their own road to success.

Their debut 5 song EP was recorded at the legendary Bias Studios (Dave Mathews Band, Chuck Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The O'Jays) in Springfield, VA, produced by Ken Barnum (33 West, Ballyhoo, The Pie Tasters), and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant, Ringo Starr, The Arctic Monkeys, Marilyn Manson).

Wandering Lies has been featured in Northern Virginia Magazine, Artists Reach, and Sea of Tranquility.

"The glory days of female-fronted Grunge and today’s more appealing Alternative/Rock efforts has made an epic crossbreed under a group collective called Wandering Lies. This band brings all the goods: exceptional songwriting structures, non-repetitive vocal rasps and lyrical outbursts, grungy and crunchy guitar riffs and Amp EQs, and apresence and sound that is the farthest thing from a letdown. If they stick to this signature sound, then they have no worries in the least. Because a band with a sound like Wandering Lies is a rare find, and a real gem of a discovery; and I can’t stress that enough." --- Justyn Brodsky, Artist Reach

There's a rare but rewarding treat for music scribes: Very occasionally we'll witness a garage band that actually grows into a remarkably mature act with a dedicated following and the potential to move into the big leagues. From the beginning Wandering Lies has worked relentlessly to perfect their craft – rethinking and reworking and refining their all-original tracks, yet never losing the passion and the raw emotion that was their genesis. The result is an act that must surely be on the brink of considerable commercial success. The style is a grungy, female-fronted, alternative rock. There's an organic 2-guitar / bass / percussion lineup with no keys and, mercifully, no electronica. At the heart of the music is front-woman and occasional third guitarist Angie, whose heart is unashamedly exposed on her sleeve and whose raw expressive delivery defines every track. Key to the instrumentation is a drum-tight rhythm section, offset with pleasing solos and fluid guitar work. It's a timeless classic sound yet Wandering Lies manages to keep it relevant to the modern era. The garage band has emerged from its chrysalis. The songwriting is solid, the EP is professionally engineered, the band's stage performances are impressive, and the sum of the parts is a rewarding listen that will please discerning music fans. Don't be surprised if you see Wandering Lies in a stadium near you sooner than later. -- Duncan Glenday, Sea of Tranquility
As a true student of music, DJ Oz believes that digging deep into music’s past will create innovation for music’s future. Formerly, one of Washington DC’s best kept secrets, DJ Oz has established himself as one of the premier DJs in the Mid-Atlantic region. Heavily influenced by the styles of Thelonious Monk, Gregory Isaacs, Led Zeppelin, The Police, The Brand New Heavies, as well as Gang Starr, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest and many others - DJ Oz has mastered the art of “rocking” a party with style.

With his expansive knowledge of all types of music, DJ Oz has been able to bring a new style of partying. One that seamlessly blends all genres of music, thus creating a sexy vibe that is unparalleled. His high energy style of mixing and cutting has made him a favorite of producers Rich Harrison and Dallas Austin, as well as celebrities Ryan Phillippe, Terrence Howard, Bill Maher, John Legend and even Prince Khalid Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

DJ Oz has established residences at two of Washington DC’s hottest and most exclusive hotspots, Fly Lounge and IndeBleu. At these venues, it is not unusual to see A-List celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, and Rosario Dawson grooving to DJ Oz and following him where ever he takes the party. DJ Oz has also established relationships with top retailers Up Against the Wall (Nationwide), Commonwealth (Mid-Atlantic), and Puma (Worldwide) by DJing special events and providing in-store music consultation services.

Recently, DJ Oz has introduced Afro-Latin rhythms, break-beats, and soulful house into his mixes in an effort to introduce Washington DC to a new sound. He has teamed up with Marimelj Entertainment Group (Marcus Johnson of Three Keys Music and Bob Johnson of BET) on various remix projects and production endeavors.

With mentions in the Sunday New York Times, Daily Candy (DC), DC Modern Luxury Magazine, and occasional guest DJ sets on WPFW (89.3 FM), the word about DJ Oz has spread. Even as his popularity increases, DJ Oz remains determined to be a trend setter while making his own mark on music. His innovative style, ability to blend old and new, and vision of music's future has made DJ Oz one of the most respected and admired DJs around.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024