Live Nation Presents @ Songbyrd Music House
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
Live Nation Presents
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Like some kind of sonic Pulp Fiction, Bad Rabbits fuse futuristic R&B and post-rock for a slick one-two punch. MTV Buzzworthy couldn’t have said it better, Bad Rabbits are “…a vibrant, horn-blasting, dirty bass funk-popping blast of throwback R&B charm…” . The multi-cultural Boston four-piece—Fredua "Dua" Boakye [vocals], Sheel Davé [drums], Salim Akram [guitar], and Graham Masser [bass], - confidently struts through genres with unrestrained swagger and a whole lot of attitude.
Bad Rabbits began drumming up a flurry of buzz in 2009 with their self-released EP, Stick Up Kids. Their sweaty, intense live shows solidified an impressive and devout following as they shared the stage with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, Deftones, Travie McCoy, T-Pain, GlassJaw, Common and John Legend and played the Vans Warped Tour.
GUMP is an alternative-hip-hop/rock outfit based outside of Washington DC. With souls too tired for punk music, yet too restless for a mellower hip-hop alternative, the members of GUMP respectfully disregard traditional genre boundaries, as they sit somewhere in between.
Formed in late 2013, the band is fronted by DC rapper Uno Hype, drummer Zeeshan Shad, guitarist/keyboardist Ali Badalov and bassist Joey Pappas. The band's debut EP 'SLEVEN' was released in June 2016 via AFROPUNK and now on all available streaming platforms, gained additional support from leading music outlets and figures including Sway Calloway, Pigeons & Planes, Viper Magazine & Billboard, who called lead vocalist Uno Hype a "leading voice of the DMV".
With their new single "War" making rounds, GUMP are set to release their second EP 'Beer & Wine' in Spring 2017.