This Saturday, April 12th, there is a REALLY important show at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Attend and this will most certainly be a night you'll be lucky enough to say you saw "that band" when their vibes were bubbling under the surface, on the brink of being popularly demanded. D.C.'s Olympia will be displaying the sound lessons they have learned not just from their own experiences (members include bassist Nick Barkley, ex-Fairweather Drummer Shane Johnson and Guitarist Peter Tsouras, and ex-Brand New Disaster vocalist, Phil Williams) but also from this city's rich musical history. Think Ted Leo and the Pharmacists-like alt, some times punk-rock guitar riffs and a fist pumping thrash that give slight appreciation to Minor Threat. The best example of this perfect marriage of past and present, progressive melodies and beats is the explosive and aptly titled song "M80" as well as the in-your-face "Olympia is a Motherfucker", both off of their 2007 release Emergencies. What's so promising about this band is that while they maintain a very clean, tight sound that never quite veers away from their initial intent- making quality rock music-the themes tend to have a wide spanning musical approach which gives them a mass appeal. Currently, Olympia are signed to New York based indie label, Equal Vision Records, who also house indie rock front runners like The Fall of Troy as well as Circa Survive (Circa Survive will actually be in Baltimore at Ram's Head Live on May 6th and they are opening for, gasp! Thrice! GO SEE THIS SHOW, also!!!) .
To wet your appetite a little, here is a Music video play list I've pulled together for ya! Enjoy- and don't forget: FEED A MUSICIAN! BUY THEIR CD'S AND/OR MERCH!!!
"Olympia is a Motherfucker"
Videos Courtesy Seeqpod
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