It began at a rusty DC dive bar, a near-uninhabitable structure turned oasis every Wednesday night through music. A sonic beacon brought four strangers together and transformed each of them and their sounds into something greater than the sum of their parts.
A bit of funk, a dash of rock, notes of pop, the occasional sprinkle of jazz; Something that reflected their open minds and open hearts, built on a shared love of the music and time spent together. In their most recent, aptly named EP, “Big Like What?”, they explore their intersecting musical pathways to create nostalgic sound with modern songwriting.
Ultimately, Big Like Bear is the product of a warm and welcoming DC music scene, with deep roots reaching from Ginny Hill’s Sauf Haus Open Mic, westward to Roofer’s Union, south to Pearl Street Warehouse and Gypsy Sally’s, and beyond. For four years, Big Like Bear shared many songs, beers, laughs, and cheers with supporters and new friends while rocking venues across the District. The band’s sound and souls alike were nourished by the community and the lifelong friendships made along the way.
In the wake of the pandemic, the four strangers are forging new paths and growing their roots across the country. But in the distance, that same siren of soul that brought Big Like Bear together five years ago is calling them back to DC. We think you’ll hear it, too…
RedHorizon is a DC-based alternative rock band started in late 2019 by singer Daniel Darling and drummer Michael Williams. Soon after, lead guitarist Jacob Freedland joined the group, while current bassist Frederick Nestfield was added in 2021.
Prior to the pandemic, the band had been picking up steam amongst venues in the local DC area. As live music comes roaring back, RedHorizon has continued to perform, consistently headlining and supporting shows with their own brand of “emotive arena rock.”
Their debut EP “Y” was recorded during the pandemic and released in late 2021. It is available on all major streaming platforms.
Born at the bottom of a bourbon bottle, KINDA EVIL officially formed in the spring of 2022 when heavy artillery drummer Christopher Peli joined the DC band formerly known as Dad Legs – Amanda Dove (vocals & guitar), and brothers Nolan (guitar) and Mason Henry (bass). Weaving a darkly potent blend of blues, garage, punk, and rock & roll, this four-piece gets the blood pumping with their electrifying stage presence, big hooks, soaring guitars, and explosive grooves, appealing to fans of The Dead Weather, Priests, and All Them Witches.
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