AMERICAN TRAPPIST *CANCELLED*
with Milo in the Doldrums and Maryjo Mattea
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: // SHOW:
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Sunday March 29, 2020
Milo in the Doldrums is an indie rock band hailing from the sandy beaches of northern VA. Their end goal is to provide a new generation with sick avant grunge pop songs that both inspire youngsters to dream big and old ass boomers to light up and remember the good times of listening to Joe Walsh while avoiding eye contact with their parents. In other words, Milo in the Doldrums is a daily reminder to never give up, always have a goal to reach for, and never let the guy at McDonalds make you feel sad.
Bringing the songs to life on the records and the stage are Scott Manley, Joshua Hunter, and Eamonn Donnelly. Scott Manley (drums) moved to Washington, DC within months of Mattea in 2011. Prior to arriving in DC, Manley received a degree from Temple University in Philadelphia in orchestral percussion, attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and held down the beat for LA-based band, Moving Picture Show. Joshua Hunter (guitar), plays with Mattea in not one, not two, but three bands: Maryjo Mattea, Color Palette, and Endless Winter. He previously played guitar with dance-rock ensemble, Dance for the Dying (DC) and hard rock band, The Elegy Machine (Phoenix). Before re-locating to DC in 2015, Eamonn Donnelly (bass) was bassist for Chicago-based indie rock group, The Kickback. Donnelly's creative talents extend beyond the musical realm; he is also a gifted graphic designer and photographer.