Sep 12

The Joy Formidable + Tres Leches

The Joy Formidable,

Tres Leches,
Union Stage All Ages
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM

About the event

The Joy Formidable

The discography of Welsh alternative rock band the Joy Formidable consists of three studio albums, one live album, three extended plays and 15 singles. Their debut extended play, A Balloon Called Moaning, was released in December 2008, followed by their debut studio album, The Big Roar, in January 2011, which reached No. 31 on the UK Albums Chart, and produced the singles “Whirring” and “A Heavy Abacus”, which reached No. 7 and No. 25 on the US Alternative Songs Chart, respectively. Their second studio album, Wolf’s Law, was released in January 2013 and reached No. 41 and No. 51 on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200, respectively. Their third studio album, Hitch was released in March 2016. Their fourth studio album, AAARTH, was released on 28 September 2018.

Tres Leches

D’Alessandro and Mariscal, met in 2011 at Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival, and bonded over a shared love of international music, from the bands they had seen that night Nortec Collective and Starfucker, to the bands they hoped to and one day would see together such as The Replacements and Café Tacvba. After Ulises and Alaia tried out some instruments in a jam room visiting the Experience Music Project, Ulises declared he was determined to learn drums and start a band with Alaia, who was impressed by his commitment to the instrument. By 2016 the band would release their EP and begin gigging with standout groups like Tacocat, The Coathangers, The Blacktones, Songhoy Blues, Boogarins, Los Blenders and Y La Bamba.

Tres Leches’ debut LP, Amorfo, which translates to formlessness, celebrates th band’s love for creativity, cultural histories, chaos and an aim for artistic and physical survival through togetherness and expression. The 2018 full-length was reviewed by The Seattle Times as one of the best albums of the year, broke international presence through NPR, Noisey/Vice and Remezcla, performed at national festivals like Capitol Hill Block Party, Treefort and Upstream, and highlighted with a filmed in-studio performance on KEXP.

This show is at Union Stage

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740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20024