Washington DC’s The Deadmen, who performed at this year’s Tri State Indie Music Award in February, are releasing an EP! The release show is TONIGHT 3/15/14 at the Rock N Roll Hotel in DC. Word on the street is Justin Jones of The Deadmen hit it off with The Lawsuits at the Awards Show and worked up a killer show swap to bring them on board for this show! This is set to be a killer night of music. 551246_651323724892771_1016501425_n

Tickets & Info

Rock N Roll Hotel

Doors 7PM, Show 8PM – All Ages

Tickets HERE


The Deadmen

Josh Read, Justin Jones and Justin Hoben are each successful songwriters and artists from Washington, D.C. Together they are The Deadmen; a singular rock and roll band quickly transcending the sum of its parts. “I think we all have quite different writing styles, different ways of chewing the bone,” says Read. Although all three friends call the nation’s capital home and cut their teeth on the same DC stages, they come from uniquely different backgrounds. Whereas Jones and Hoben are originally from rural Virginia and New England respectively, Read hails from South Africa. “No matter how close circumstance seems, we’re all going through different things,” continues Read. This unique mix of backgrounds and experiences reflects their differing writing styles. Having recorded and performed as John Bustine, Hoben’s stark indie-folk is markedly different from Jones’ soulful rock or the soaring anthems Read creates with Revival. And yet the three compliment each other to stunning affect, painting an American landscape of clattering thunder, gentle rains and shards of light. “We’ve all known each other long enough that I don’t think anyone is worried about stepping on anyone else’s toes,“ says Hoben. “It’s kind of fun and challenging to find things to add to their songs that fit with them as songwriters and The Deadmen as a group.” The Deadmen | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

The Lawsuits

The Lawsuits have been described as a “schizophrenic mix of modern americana.” However, they don’t stop there – interweaving elements of reggae, 60’s pop flair, and 80’s anthemic refrains, woven together by highly literate lyrics.They play with an energy that’s infectious, charging through changeups and reveling in every solo, making the playing of each song look as enjoyable as it is to listen to. The songs are intricate and insightful in a way that recalls a time when music was more pure, but with a progressive and lighthearted style that is executed with apparent ease.
The band consists of songwriter and lyricist Brian Dale Allen Strouse, accompanied by Vanessa Winters’ alternately dancing and soulful vocals over the tight and powerful backing of Brendan Cunningham and Josh Friedman.