Run River North

Run River North

Common Souls

Tue May 7

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Union Stage

GA $15 | Premier Plus $30

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Run River North
Run River North
The Los Angeles-based, indie outfit Run River North release sophomore album Drinking From A Salt Pond led by lead single “Run Or Hide.” The album lands at #6 on the Billboard Heatseekers’ chart and #3 on the Alternative New Artist Albums’ chart. Working with producer Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Deap Vally, HEALTH, Matt and Kim), the band leaves behind its familiar folksy roots to craft an ambitious rock album. The band performed the single for NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV’s Wonderland and lands Top 30 on the Alternative Radio chart. The band’s self-titled debut album landed at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Produced Phil Ek (Built To Spill, The Shins, Father John Misty), NPR writes, “Run River North stays the course – and finds success,” and Esquire hails, “Because modern folk this richly layered has a high degree of difficulty. And [Run River North] nail the landing.” The band has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, VH-1 “Big Morning Buzz,” CMT “Concrete Country,” Last Call With Carson Daly, and Emmy-winning PBS series Artbound. All this follows features with The Wall Street Journal, NPR ‘Weekend Edition,’ NPR ‘All Things Considered’ NPR ‘Here & Now,’ Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, Daytrotter, American Way, KPCC 89.3 Southern CA Public Radio and TeamCoco, the official website of Conan. Run River North is Alex Hwang (lead vocals, guitars), Daniel Chae (vocals, strings), Jennifer Rim (strings), Joe Chun (bass, vocals) and Sally Kang (vocals, keyboards).
Common Souls
Common Souls
LA based alt-R&B duo Common Souls combine blues and jazz into their dreamy, self-proclaimed "Electronic Sad Music" sound space. Comprised of vocalist & guitarist Ryan Yoo and keyboardist/drummer Nick Velez, they curate a sound influenced by artists like James Blake, Frank Ocean, and Gabriel Garón-Montano.

The two met at university and initially started collaborating for a school competition. They have since found their musical efforts validated by getting first place in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the electronic category for their single "Arizona" late 2015. Then soon after, released their first EP, Pyramid Lake. In all its tenderness, it makes complete sense that this work was written largely from the seclusion of a cabin in the mountains without cell service or Wifi. They are currently working on their second EP, taking another step further and evolving from their ESM sound space.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/